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    1. Main Street Morning: One BIG storm

      Main Street Morning: One BIG storm

      - Why does a blizzard turn your customers into irrational hoarders?

      - The House of Representatives gets a snow day.

      - The snowstorm shuts down some small businesses while at the same time pumping up the sales of others.

      and much more...

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    2. Small businesses increasingly turn to online lenders when banks bail

      Small businesses increasingly turn to online lenders when banks bail

      Soon after opening DJ’s Delights, a deli in the New Jersey shore town of Asbury Park, co-owners Ron Wendolowski and DJ Presto realized they needed to upgrade kitchen equipment. And they figured they could easily get a small business loan of about $6,000 dollars to do that.

      But when Wendolowski – who manages the books – tried going to a bank in 2010, he quickly found out it was going to be anything but easy.

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    3. Top 3 Small Business Tech Trends for 2015

      Top 3 Small Business Tech Trends for 2015

      Cloud, mobile and security top the list of technology trends in small business again for the coming year. But this is no business-as-usual report; these trends come with refined twists that pack a wallop. In other words, it's not just about using cloud and mobile; it's about data convergence and reimagined work. And while security earns intensified focus this year, it also comes with new mandates from some of your biggest customers.

      Here's what you need to know about cloud computing, mobile and security to stay on top of new business demands and opportunities in 2015.

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    4. Main Street Morning: A Texas-sized turnaround

      Main Street Morning: A Texas-sized turnaround

      - Texas is solely responsible for the 1.2 million-plus net U.S. job increase since 2007.

      - An expert explains how Ritz-Carlton’s secret customer service sauce creates indelible memories.

      - A recent TD Bank survey finds that most small business owners in Philadelphia are more excited than anxious for the year ahead. 

      and much more...

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    5. 20 Inspiring Quotes on How to Build a Successful Startup

      20 Inspiring Quotes on How to Build a Successful Startup

      Startups have always been hard. Even when you think you are putting in your best, it may not be enough to pull it off. Truthfully, most people fail. But don't give up on your dream just yet. If you really believe that you have something amazing to share with the world (and there is a market for it), go for it. Don't be discouraged by the number of times you have tried and failed, but be inspired by the number of people who have failed and bounced back as successful entrepreneurs.

      Here are some of the most important insights from amazing founders on building a great startup.

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    6. Our Nation's Top Military General Shares 13 Leadership Ideas

      Our Nation's Top Military General Shares 13 Leadership Ideas

      Recently Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin E. Dempsey shared his leadership vision with Syracuse University students (military and civilian). His ideas will supercharge your leadership growth.

      With an illustrious 40-year career, his techniques are not just for soldiers--they are for students and business people to integrate into their soul. Here are 13 ideas you can instill in your leadership style today.

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    7. The little-noticed role of trade in small business success

      The little-noticed role of trade in small business success

      While many think trade is the domain of big business, 98 percent of the 300,000 American companies that export are small and medium-sized businesses. These firms account for one-third of U.S. merchandise exports, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The number of small and mid-sized companies that export has nearly tripled over the past two decades.

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    8. Buyer Personas: A System for Identifying Your Ideal Customer

      Buyer Personas: A System for Identifying Your Ideal Customer

      Most small-business owners will agree that loyal and repeat customers are at the heart of their business, and that it costs less to retain customers than to acquire them. So how can you really get to know these customers and what they want? To help companies with this task of defining their ideal buyers, Tony Zambito created the much talked about buyer persona platform in 2002.

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