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Building a High-Touch Business

Building a High-Touch Business

Are you creating a business built on hands-on customer relationships? If so, here are a few things to keep in mind. Working with a variety of entrepreneurs and ... »

COPPA: The Law Most Startups Ignore that Could Have a Big Financial Impact

COPPA: The Law Most Startups Ignore that Could Have a Big Financial Impact

Think the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the expanded revisions don’t affect you? If you are an app or website and you collect, share or s... »

8 SaaS Apps that Are Changing the Way We Do Business

8 SaaS Apps that Are Changing the Way We Do Business

Thanks to a growing selection of Software as a Service (SaaS) apps, the mundane yet tedious activities of any business strategy can now be automated. These apps... »

Why Now’s the Time to Sell Your Business

Why Now’s the Time to Sell Your Business

Anyone who knows anything about business knows that you buy low and sell high. Here’s why now just may be that selling-high time. I think it’s time ... »

3 Fundamental Shifts You Need to Make to Scale Your Business

3 Fundamental Shifts You Need to Make to Scale Your Business

Growing your business is fun — but if you stay stuck in fun, you’ll never get the scale that could make you great. It’s one thing to grow your... »

Case Study: a Bakery Comes Back From the Dead

Case Study: a Bakery Comes Back From the Dead

New owners rescued Awrey Bakeries and became local heroes. Now comes the hard part–making it profitable. It was an all-too-familiar story line out of Detr... »

Turn a Good Worker Into a Great Manager: 6 Steps

Turn a Good Worker Into a Great Manager: 6 Steps

It’s noble to promote from within, but irresponsible if it’s without preparation. Here’s what you should do. I’m sure this is familiar. ... »

Bootstrapping a Services Business: 3 Simple Steps

Bootstrapping a Services Business: 3 Simple Steps

My self-funded company was named one of the fastest-growing in the San Francisco Bay Area. And bootstrapping is even easier now. Sixteen years ago, I bootstrapp... »

The Ultimate Motivation for Any Team

The Ultimate Motivation for Any Team

Employees will always resist change unless they believe the company’s survival is literally at stake. Here’s how to make it clear to them that it is... »

Answers.com Buys E-commerce Solutions Firm Webcollage for $37m

Answers.com Buys E-commerce Solutions Firm Webcollage for $37m

According to information obtained by Geektime, Answers.com last week signed a deal to purchase Israeli startup Webcollage, a cloud-based software firm that allo... »

The Problem with Squeezing Employees Too Hard

The Problem with Squeezing Employees Too Hard

Pressuring your team to do more with less can lead to unethical behavior, warns a new survey. These are still tough economic times, which means business owners ... »

Turns Out, Uncle Sam Is a Beer Lover

Turns Out, Uncle Sam Is a Beer Lover

Here’s why the Small Business Administration is backing more microbreweries. Someone at the Small Business Administration is thirsty. Over the past three ... »

How to Have Better Conversations

How to Have Better Conversations

Procter & Gamble’s former CEO offers simple but useful tips for better discussions at work and elsewhere. A great deal of our lives is spent talking t... »

3 Ways to Spot a Liar

3 Ways to Spot a Liar

A new study out of Harvard offers tips on spotting a liar. They’re not what you see in the movies. It would be nice if every job candidate, negotiating pa... »

Creative Blogging Platform Jux to Close August 31

Creative Blogging Platform Jux to Close August 31

Creative blogging platform Jux is shutting its doors on August 31. In a blog post, the company revealed that its growth wasn’t “large or fast enough to attract ... »

GrubHub and Seamless to Become One Company

GrubHub and Seamless to Become One Company

Two online food delivery services, Seamless and GrubHub, agreed to merge, Bloomberg tweeted Monday morning. GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney will keep his title at the ... »

Why Warby Parker Opened a Retail Store

Why Warby Parker Opened a Retail Store

The future of retail is at the intersection of e-commerce and bricks-and-mortars, says co-founder Neil Blumenthal. When Warby Parker opened a flagship in New Yo... »

Did Marissa Mayer Pay Too Much for Tumblr?

Did Marissa Mayer Pay Too Much for Tumblr?

It’s all about the future at this stage in a company’s life. But to back out a $1.1 billion valuation for Tumblr, you have to be really, really opti... »

Big Data Tools Are Not Just for Big Business

Big Data Tools Are Not Just for Big Business

Not sure how to apply big data to your small business? Check out these tips and tools. I’ve written in the past that big data is a big deal, and in the wo... »

Yahoo: A History of Botched Start-up Acquisitions

Yahoo: A History of Botched Start-up Acquisitions

From Delicious to Flickr, Yahoo doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to start-up acquisitions. Can Tumblr break the mold? Founder David Karp m... »

Malaysia-Based Digital Content Firms Catcha Media and Says Announce $20 Million Merger

Malaysia-Based Digital Content Firms Catcha Media and Says Announce $20 Million Merger

Malaysia-based digital media companies Catcha Media and Says.com have announced a $20 million merger deal that will seem them combine to become one of the large... »

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