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5 Startups That Are Changing the Conversation About Women’s Health
By Shannon Gausepohl | May 17, 2022

See how these five companies are making women's health products more accessible.

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Bouncing Back: 5 Big Companies That Recovered From Bankruptcy
By Dock David Treece | April 28, 2022

A financial crisis can destroy a business, but these five companies rebounded from the brink of bankruptcy. Learn how your business can bounce back too.

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Hometown Girl Turned Cupcake Diva
By Adam Uzialko | April 14, 2022

The founder of The Lucky Cupcake Company started her business during a terrible economy. Today, she's expanded beyond cupcakes and runs a successful bakery in her Pennsylvania home town.

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5 Business Tips from Albert Einstein
By Adam Uzialko | April 14, 2022
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Steve Jobs Biography
By Sean Peek | March 21, 2022

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revolutionized the computer industry. Read Steve Jobs' biography, quotes and an analysis of his leadership style.

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Founded When? America’s Oldest Companies
By Brittney Morgan | January 27, 2022

Despite wars and recessions, these 21 American companies have survived to stand the test of time. Learn what it takes to build a business that lasts.

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CEO of Cuts Clothing on Managing a Remote Team
By Sammi Caramela | January 25, 2022

Steven Borrelli, CEO of Cuts Clothing, shares how he manages a fully remote team.

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14 Strange Etsy Shops You Won’t Believe Exist
By Sammi Caramela | December 21, 2021

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

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Big Profits: 7 Companies Cashing In on Americans’ Obesity
By Chad Brooks | December 21, 2021

The "plus-size" market has expanded to include all manner of lifestyle and home products aimed at making life easier for those considered obese

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14 Great Examples of Socially Responsible Businesses
By Saige Driver | December 13, 2021
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Raising BuzzFeed’s Jon Steinberg
By Jeanette Mulvey | December 13, 2021

Parents of BuzzFeed president and COO, Jon Steinberg, tell us what it was like to raise a future tech star.

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The Entrepreneurist: Jordan Fliegel
By Adam Uzialko | December 13, 2021

Jordan Fliegel turned his passion of sports into a successful business, find out what you can learn from him.

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Meet the Man Who Keeps Microsoft Safe and Secure
By Jeanette Mulvey | December 13, 2021

The chief security officer for Microsoft outlines what companies should keep in mind when planning their overall security strategies.

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‘Shark Tank’ Judge Herjavec on Living the American Dream
By Adam Uzialko | December 06, 2021

Robert Herjavec has not traveled the usual path to success. Despite that, he has been able to head up several multimillion dollar companies while also becoming a television celebrity on "Shark Tank"...

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MBA Students Discover Secret to Fashion Startup Success
By Adam Uzialko | December 01, 2021

What's the key to running a successful fashion design startup? The perfect business partner.

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The Customer is Always Right at Stew Leonard’s
By Ned Smith | November 19, 2021

Stew Leonard's, a micro-chain of fresh food stores in the New York City area, is known for outstanding customer service. It all harks back to the Golden Rule, Says Stew Leonard, Jr.

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6 Fashion Startups That Put Customers First
By Nicole Fallon | November 12, 2021

Big fashion companies are often focused on setting trends, but these six direct-to-consumer startups are using data and feedback to put customer experience first.

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8 ‘Yogisms’ on Business and Life
By Adam Uzialko | November 09, 2021
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Dylan Lauren Turns Her Love of Candy into a Sweet Success
By Adam Uzialko | October 28, 2021

Find out what Dylan Lauren can teach your business.

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Insightly Founder Anthony Smith on CRM for Small Business
By Nicole Fallon | October 01, 2021

Anthony Smith, the globe-trotting creator of project management and CRM system Insightly, shares his insights into the world of tech entrepreneurship.

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20 Businesses That Make Gift Giving Easier
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 18, 2020

Gift giving at work can be tough. Use this gift guide to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list.

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7 Wedding Businesses to Help Couples Plan Their Beautiful Day
By Adam Uzialko | February 28, 2020

These companies help couples tie the knot with less of the added stressors.

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7 Ways a Business Incubator Can Benefit Your Online Startup
By Skye Schooley | September 10, 2019

Specialized business incubators can provide startups with everything they need to succeed, like recruiting, engineering, operations and tech platforms.

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Companies Founded by Amazing Young Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Post | September 08, 2019

These entrepreneurs have launched successful startups and learned a lot about the world of business and marketing – all when they were 18 or younger.

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Hey, Neighbor: Why You Should Be Greeting Your In-Store Customers
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 20, 2019

As brick-and-mortar stores continue to fade, Pet Supplies Plus focuses on developing the human element in its stores.

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Superior Customer Service Turns Crisis into Opportunity
By Adam Uzialko | January 16, 2019

These strategies can help turn a crisis into a positive situation, putting customers first.

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Staying Quirky With Quirk Books
By Andrew Martins | January 13, 2019

Quirk Books President Brett Cohen shares his small publishing company's determination to stay fun, grow smart and keep its identity in the face of success.

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GrandyOats Builds Impeccable Culture, Finds Success in Maine
By Bennett Conlin | December 06, 2018

By hiring the right people and embracing Maine's culture, GrandyOats built a successful small business for that community.

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How Mushy Blueberries Became a Multimillion Dollar Idea for This Single Mom
By Sammi Caramela | February 01, 2018

Looking for a better way to keep her son's lunch cold, Melissa Kieling got creative and sewed a freezer gel pack inside the lining of a lunchbox. The result? PackIt lunchboxes.

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How Life as a Mom Inspired a Business that Brings Families Together
By Sammi Caramela | January 10, 2018

Julie Burleson had pursued several culinary entrepreneurial ventures, but it wasn't until she founded Young Chefs Academy that she was able to marry her passions of family and cooking.