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Family Loss Fueled My Small Business Leadership Success
By Nicole Fallon | August 09, 2017

Dan Tarantin lost his father at age 13. To help his family, he got a job at a sub shop and learned the ins and outs of running a business ownership. Today he serves as CEO of HRI.

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Product Liability: Why Your Marketplace Business Needs Coverage
By Sammi Caramela | August 04, 2017

Selling on sites like Etsy might seem like a simple side project to earn extra cash. But without proper coverage, you could pay a hefty price for your hobby.

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Pardot
By Adam Uzialko | August 04, 2017

Pardot is powerful enterprise-level marketing automation software with a nimbleness and adaptability that makes it suitable for virtually any company in any industry.

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Small Business Snapshot: Attitude Apparel
By Nicole Fallon | August 03, 2017

The founders of Attitude Apparel loved sports, but noticed that the style and quality of popular athletic wear were lacking. CMO Matt Lawrence Davis shares the story behind the brand.

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Worker-Owned: A Guide to Starting and Running a Workers' Cooperative
By Adam Uzialko | July 31, 2017

The workers' cooperative model empowers worker-owners to influence business decisions and receive more equitable pay. Here's how to start and run one.

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Oracle Eloqua
By Adam Uzialko | July 31, 2017

Looking for a marketing automation platform for enterprise? We review the best of the best here.

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Stepping Up: How This Mother-Daughter Business Duo is Caring for their Future
By Nicole Fallon | July 29, 2017

When Donna Rea's husband/business partner lost his battle with cancer, their daughter Nicole stepped up to co-own their Caring Transitions franchise with her mother. Here's how they make it work.

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Small Business Snapshot: 4505 Meats
By Nicole Fallon | July 28, 2017

Ryan Farr founded 4505 Meats to change the way consumers buy and eat meat. He shares the story behind his business.

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What You Need to Know About Choosing a Retail Space
By Marci Martin | July 28, 2017

Thinking about opening up a retail location? Here's some advice for choosing your commercial space wisely.

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Servers to Sandwich Guys: How Two Brothers Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Restaurant
By Nicole Fallon | July 28, 2017

Restaurant servers David and Yoav Adir packed up their car and moved cross-country for a change of scenery. Eventually, they started their own sandwich shop, The Carving Board.

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How My Long-Distance Romance Inspired a Video Communications Company
By Nicole Fallon | July 25, 2017

Eric S. Yuan interest in video communications began with a long-distance relationship in college. After working for high-profile companies like WebEx and Cisco, Yuan started his own: Zoom.

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12 Businesses That Are Transforming the Travel Industry
By Sammi Caramela | July 24, 2017

These successful businesses were founded to make vacations as stress-free as possible.

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Baseball to the Boardroom: What I Learned About Business From My Dugout Days
By Nicole Fallon | July 21, 2017

Playing baseball helped Lukas Krause come out of his shell, and later landed him a spot with the Mets. His dugout days taught him valuable lessons for running a business.

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Food as Medicine: How Ethos Health Marries Organic Produce with Healthcare
By Adam Uzialko | July 17, 2017

Ethos Health is redefining medical care by combining professional physician care with an on-site organic farm that grows its patients' diets. Could the unique business model be replicated and...

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When a Midnight Dream Becomes a Business
By Nicole Fallon | July 13, 2017

Jordan Jones was inspired to start her "party for one" gifting business, Packed Party, by a dream she had. Here's how she turned a side hustle into an ecommerce empire.

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Small Business Snapshot: The Flame Broiler
By Sammi Caramela | July 13, 2017

Eating better changed Young Lee's life and restored his health. This inspired him to start his family-owned, healthy "fast-food" franchise, The Flame Broiler.

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Selling On Amazon? 4 Steps to Success
By Sammi Caramela | July 06, 2017

Amazon is a leading contender in the third-party marketplace industry. Here's how to find success by selling through the company.

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How to Become an Event Planner
By Sammi Caramela | July 06, 2017

Are you an organized creative with a love for planning parties? Event planning might suit your talents and interests. Here's how to thrive in the industry.

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The 10 Best (and Worst) States for Starting a Business
By Chad Brooks | July 06, 2017

A new study by WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to start a business in. See the top and bottom 10 states.

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How to Protect Your Trademark Internationally
By Business News Daily Editor | July 06, 2017

Everything you need to know about international intellectual property protection.

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I Sold My Possessions to Fund My All-Natural Cosmetics Company
By Nicole Fallon | July 05, 2017

Jacquelyn Quattro grew up using her mother's homemade natural beauty remedies. As an adult, she sold off her designer goods to fund her own all-natural cosmetics brand.

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Luxury Cannabis Dispensaries Are Shedding the Industry Stigma
By Adam Uzialko | July 05, 2017

Far from being cold and impersonal, today's dispensaries are adding a high-class, personal touch to customers seeking out medicinal cannabis for a range of health conditions. Read more.

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I Ditched the Office to Travel the World and It Made Me a Better Boss
By Nicole Fallon | June 30, 2017

Kari DePhillips of The Content Factory knew commuting would never be part of her company's culture. Here's why she and her remote team take "workations" around the world.

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Meet Measure, the Pioneers of Drones as a Service
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2017

Measure is pioneering the drones as a service space, which is making UAVs more accessible to companies that are hesitant to maintain their own fleet.

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15 Brands That Are Made in America
By Jennifer Post | June 27, 2017

Buying American-made products means supporting local economies and jobs. The following companies manufacture their products right here in America.

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14 Strange Etsy Shops You Won't Believe Exist
By Sammi Caramela | June 23, 2017

Everything on Etsy is unique, but not everything is traditional. These strange Etsy shops are proof.

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Baking Passion into Business: From Family Kitchen to International Bakery
By Nicole Fallon | June 16, 2017

Alon Ozery learned to bake pita bread in his grandmother's kitchen as a child. Later, he and his brother used that experience to launch an international business.

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Got Paint? Junk Entrepreneur Leads 2nd Franchise
By Business News Daily Editor | June 15, 2017

Brian Scudamore started and grew 1-800 GOT JUNK into a multimillion dollar company, but he thinks his latest venture, 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting, has the potential to be even bigger.

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The State of Finance in the Legal Cannabis Industry
By Adam Uzialko | June 09, 2017

Financing in the legal cannabis industry presents unique challenges, due to a fragmented market, varying state regulations and ongoing federal prohibition.

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Could 'Doing Good' Be Bad for Your Business?
By Chad Brooks | June 09, 2017

A new study finds that businesses implementing socially responsible initiatives hurts their bottom line.