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A Second Big Growth Spurt

The Accidental Entrepreneur, A Hispanic Business Journey One fine day, an older gentleman (he was then my current age) called and said he wanted to talk to me about an idea to do TV commercial testing for the Hispanic
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Fill ‘er Up!

The impact of lower gasoline prices on small business Over the last six months, the price of gasoline has fallen for a record-setting 109 days in a row. On Monday, January 12, 2015 the national average for a gallon of
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Treat Vendors as Assets

Vendors and independent contractors can be critical to your small business success For many businesses, doing everything in-house simply is not an option. If this is true in your business, be sure to treat vendors and…
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Small Business, Smart Buildings

The technology mega-trends that are making smart buildings affordable for small businesses New code revisions are helping make zero net energy buildings a reality. The key components for reaching this goal are smart sensors and monitors;…
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STEM Benefits Small Business

Video- Tech visionary's insights on STEM and enhancements for small businesses. In this video episode Irving Wladawsky-Berger shares his depth of knowledge on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as related…
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Defining Victory

Is your business capable, challenged or lost? Jockey Jesus Lopez Castanon, riding Shackleford, crosses the finish line to win the 136th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. Photo: UPI In the first part of this
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Risky Business

Defining The Role And Tasks Of An Entrepreneur In a 1929 photo, Thomas A. Edison shows a new incandescent lamp, at left, while holding a replica of his first model, from 1879. Credit: UPI
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Lights On

A Solar Light Bulb Brightens Far Corners Of The Globe Martin Gonzalez holds a Nokera bulb in his store in La Mesa, Colombia. Cover photo credit: Courtesy Nokera Martin Gonzalez had been selling Nokero light…
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The Accidental Entrepreneur

Chapter 2 – Getting Started, The First Three Years I am a researcher, that’s who and what I am. And I am a Hispanic researcher, dedicated to bringing the voice of the Hispanic population to the people who need
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Keep a Business Eye on E-Workers

Protect Your Business By Telling Your Workers You're Watching Over the past 15 years, most work places have seen the introduction of  communications technologies including e-mail, voice messaging, and computers with Internet access.…
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The Customer Experience

 The best products marry technology and customer experience. Recently I went to an "innovation thinking" event at the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum, organized by my friend Jeremy Epstein (@jer979). It was a rare opportunity to get
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Burn The Ships!

...And Other Words of Advice From A Successful Entrepreneur (This is the second of an exclusive two-part series on Atlanta data services company Cloud Sherpas. See Part 1  to find out how the company went from basement hobby to Google
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Think Again

Your Business Plan Shouldn't Be A Static Document Planning is an ongoing necessity for small-business owners. Environments change, and the most successful entrepreneurs adapt by continually revisiting their original assumptions. Your…
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When Disaster Strikes

A Little Advance Planning Can Save a World of Trouble I will never forget that gut-wrenching Monday morning, back in the mid-1970s, when I drove into my company’s parking lot and saw the burned-out shell of a building. That was all…
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Virtually Real

The Web made it possible to start a business on a shoestring. The following article is provided by SCORE, a nonprofit association of business counselors who mentor small business owners across the U.S. For more
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Good Idea!

Now start creating your business plan and building a team. You’re ready to launch your own business. Congratulations! Having your own business has obvious appeal, one reason there are over 20 million single-person businesses in
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