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    1. How to Compete With Copycats: 5 Tips

      How to Compete With Copycats: 5 Tips

      The drinking straw may not be the sexiest product in the world but globally it's a $3 billion market. In fact, according to David Rhodes, business development manager for Precision Products Group (PPG), every day in North America people use 500 million straws–99 percent of them plastic. The remainder–paper straws sought after by zoos, cruise lines, theme parks and environmentally-conscious cities such as Miami Beach, Florida, and Santa Cruz, California–is in itself a $30 million space.

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    2. 9 Surprising Traits of Truly Phenomenal Bosses

      9 Surprising Traits of Truly Phenomenal Bosses

      A handful go even farther: they're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also what you don't see them do. If you're a truly phenomenal boss, what your employees see is far from everything they get: 1. You forgive... and more importantly, you forget. When an employee makes a mistake -- especially a major mistake -- it's easy to forever view that employee through the perspective of that mistake. I know. I've done it.

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    3. How a 16-Year-Old Dropout Built a $7 Billion Fortune

      She's the most successful self-made female billionaire in the world, and comparatively few people have ever heard of her. Meet Zhou Qunfei, school dropout (by economic necessity), former factory worker--and founder and CEO of Lens Technologies, the world's leading manufacturer making touch screens for companies like Apple and Samsung. Zhou, 45, who grew up in a tiny village in China, lost her mother at age five. Her father was nearly blind after an industrial accident.

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    4. How Great Leaders Build Loyalty

      How Great Leaders Build Loyalty

      When I was 22 years old, my grandfather taught me one of the most important lessons I've learned about leadership. We had just grown our company to 6 people, and I remember I was scared out of my mind about how I was going to get my teammates to believe in me. I felt like I had no idea what I was doing, I was making all types of mistakes, and I worried about letting everyone down. Most of all, I wanted my team members to trust and stick with me through the journey.

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      Mentions: Amazon.com
    5. Entrepreneur Fran Craig just isn't the retiring type - Washington Post

      Some people count the days until retirement. When most people her age would be relaxing in sunny climes, this 72-year-old commands her own Loudoun County technology firm called Unanet, which creates specialized computer applications for companies that work for the government. Unanet sells Web-based products, such as employee time sheets, expense reports and time management programs that make it easier for a business to bill the government.

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    6. Ten best networking tips for people under 40

      Ten best networking tips for people under 40

      If you want to get ahead in this world, you have to network. But are you doing the best you can do as a mover and shaker? Marilyn Landis speaks with Brian Castro before one of the roundtable discussions at Thursday’s Dynamic Networking for Small Businesses Conference at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont, W. Va. Castro is a national ombudsman for small business who helps businesses follow regulations. If you want to get ahead in this world, you have to network.

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    7. How to Crush Your Competition

      How to Crush Your Competition

      As an entrepreneur, you're looking for all the ways you can be successful. It's only natural that you compare how you're doing to your competitors. In fact, it's tempting to focus a lot of your time and energy on your competitors. What are they doing? What can I do better than they are doing? How do I stand out from them? The trouble is, the more time you spend obsessing about your competition, the more you tend to lose focus and risk falling behind.

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    8. Why No One Sells Drive-Thru Filet Mignon

      Why No One Sells Drive-Thru Filet Mignon

      Narrow the target and go big. That's been my approach throughout my last decade at the helm of three different software and Saas companies. It sounds obvious, logical, even easy in theory: first know who your core customer is and then cater to that customer. After all, a restaurant that boasts "the largest variety of the best food at the lowest prices with the best service--and a drive-thru too! " is too broad to appeal to anyone effectively.

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    9. Four Ways Small Businesses Can Rapidly Accelerate International Sales

      Four Ways Small Businesses Can Rapidly Accelerate International Sales

      Cross-Border eCommerce is predicted to triple by 2018, with 130 million "major market" shoppers accounting for $307 billion in cross-border purchases--and that's only from the U.S., U.K., Germany, Brazil, China and Australia. In addition to their sheer size in numbers, cross-border shoppers are incredibly valuable customers, spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically.

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    10. 10 Ways Science Makes The Workplace More Productive

      10 Ways Science Makes The Workplace More Productive

      No matter what market your company might target, ultimately you're in the people business. Even as a freelancer with no true employees, I’ve found that the customer is always right, and you must make them happy. If you’re running a company, your employees are your most valuable resource, and it behooves you to get the most out of them. One way to do this is by hacking your workplace.

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    11. How to Stay Productive at Work During a Personal Crisis

      How to Stay Productive at Work During a Personal Crisis

      If you’ve made your career a top priority, you’re no doubt a pro at honoring your professional commitments and continually striving for excellence. You may have even made sacrifices to succeed in the workplace—like not calling in sick when you probably should have or putting your social life on the back burner to stay late and produce the best possible results at the office. But how do you keep those career ambitions on track then when a major life event suddenly rocks your world?

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    12. How to Go on Vacation for a Month--Without Missing a Beat at Work

      How to Go on Vacation for a Month--Without Missing a Beat at Work

      Nowadays, more and more people work from everywhere. Big companies like Netflix and Virgin have even adopted "unlimited vacation policies", to mixed reviews. Many feel this is a thinly disguised trick to get more out of workers and take away any semblance of a true holiday. For entrepreneurs and business owners, it's a little different. Not working on vacation is like seeing how long you can hold your breath--before long, you're right back doing the thing you need to survive.

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      Mentions: France
    13. 10 Emotional Challenges Only Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome

      10 Emotional Challenges Only Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome

      Entrepreneurs are privy to a rare set of experiences. Certainly many share the road to success and accomplishment. Standing at the top, however, has it’s own set of rules and responsibilities. Not everything in an entrepreneur's life is glorified. There are massive repercussions both good and bad to actions taken. There are many obstacles that only exist for the person in charge of the vision and the execution.

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    14. 8 Growth Lessons for First-Time Founders

      8 Growth Lessons for First-Time Founders

      Currently the co-founder and CFO of TheSquareFoot, Aron Susman began his career in the International Mergers & Acquisitions group at Deloitte in Houston. Most recently a Vice President with MDTech, a healthcare technology company, Aron oversaw the company's financial, accounting, and business development efforts. At the end of 2010 I was looking for office space for my old company, and the process seemed absurdly frustrating.

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      Mentions: Houston
    15. What Is Shared Hosting and Is it Reliable for a Business Website?

      What Is Shared Hosting and Is it Reliable for a Business Website?

      Imagine that you are trying to start up a website for your company and you want to consider your options. Well, you first should perhaps consider what you are going to do for the exact purpose of the website (whether that is marketing, actually selling products, or offering an online service). Then, you might want to consider some of the design elements of the website and how it might be the best thing for your particular clientele. Yet with all of this to consider, one question still remains.

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    16. 20 best apps for small-business owners

      20 best apps for small-business owners

      Between handling customer complaints, keeping track of employee work schedules and monitoring expenses, running a small business is hard work. If you’re looking to increase productivity and organization — or just make your life as an entrepreneur a little easier — a good app might be just what you need. To help you navigate the seemingly endless sea of apps out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites. These 20 apps can help you stay organized and on top of your small-business to-do list.

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      Mentions: Yahoo Apple Inc. MAC
    17. 4 Ways to Build a Company Employees Just Don't Want to Quit

      Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. When an employee quits, you don’t just lose the time, money and effort you invested in that person. According to an article published by Vocoli, you also threaten to overwork the remaining staff and lower the productivity of your team.

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    18. 5 Quick Steps That Will Help You Find Your Focus

      5 Quick Steps That Will Help You Find Your Focus

      There is a quote by Stephen Covey that I love: "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. " Essentially what he's saying is that we, as entrepreneurs, need focus. In order to get where you want, in order to be who you want to be, in order to live the kind of life you want to live and lead the way you want to lead, you need to be strategic and find that focus that will make it all possible.

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      Mentions: New York California
    19. 5 Things Top Executives Will Never Do

      5 Things Top Executives Will Never Do

      Every executive has his or her own style of leadership, and every executive has learned lessons about what works best for a company. But some behaviors will never result in success, no matter how many times you repeat them. Here are five things you should never do if you want to be an effective executive today. 1. Don't react impulsively. We've all shaken our heads at CEOs who fail to confront a problem and stick their heads in the sand.

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    20. 10 Things to Know About Microsoft Windows 10

      10 Things to Know About Microsoft Windows 10

      Quick, name some big tech news from this week. If you think it's how Apple is dominating the smartphone market (again), think twice. Or, maybe…ten times. That's right, Microsoft Windows 10 has hit the Internets (intentional misspelling, natch) and that means you should immediately go ahead and download it onto your laptop, right?

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    21. 10 Ways You Build (Or Damage) Your Reputation Online

      10 Ways You Build (Or Damage) Your Reputation Online

      When starting your company, you know that what Google says about you is more important that what you say about yourself (see related article, "Google Is Your Home Page"). Especially as a start-up, your reputation is highly fragile and having no name is a big disadvantage especially when taking on established players.

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      Mentions: Google
    22. Do You Know The 3 Assumptions That Will Derail Your Company?

      Do You Know The 3 Assumptions That Will Derail Your Company?

      Every company has a set of business assumptions that if found to be untrue will prevent your company from moving forward. As the founder or CEO, you best have a process or tool that you can utilize to uncover then measure these truths. These can be product or customer assumptions. I have personally captained at least 25 business ideas in my career. That is not including the hundreds of startups I have advised and counseled.

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    23. 8 Website Design Improvements That Will Attract New Customers

      8 Website Design Improvements That Will Attract New Customers

      Let's face it: your company isn’t going anywhere these days without a website. And with so many competitors online, a website is no longer just a calling card, it is the first point of contact for a potential client. The way to beat your competitors is not necessarily through SEO, social referrals, or even having the best product (of course, all three help). It's also about being able to communicate your vision to the people you want to engage with clearly, uniquely, and personally.

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