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Content is (Not) King, Content is Currency

I have a love/hate relationship with the idea that content is king. For starters, there are many examples of great companies, killer profits and expansive growth that do not have content. These companies may have advertising or even marketing, but true, narrative content they do not. With respect to Bill Gates, content is not king, content...
Unique
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The Importance of Being Unique in Small Business

I have a confession to make: I started my company not knowing exactly what I was going to do. OK, I feel better now that I got that off my chest. Truthfully, I spent a long time thinking about going off on my own, but not actually starting anything. I was frozen by the dreaded MFA_ and IGN acronyms....
Lessons from the Field
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Lessons from the Field (of Dreams)

Do you have a go-to film? That one you've seen so often you can recite every line (with the proper cadence and emphasis)? One that makes you laugh and cry as hard today as when you first saw it? I have 10 of these go-to films, one of them (and tied to the title of this article,...
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Run a contest: Win Customers (and more)!

How Running a Contest Can Generate Buzz for Your Business Need a creative way to promote your franchise opportunity? Why not give one away? That’s what we’re doing at SOLDIERFIT, a military-inspired fitness franchise headquartered in Maryland. We recently launched a contest that will award one U.S. military veteran with their own franchise location –...
Teenage Entrepreneur
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Keshia Ashe gives young girls ManyMentors in STEM

ManyMentors focused on giving opportunities primarily to middle and high school students Keeping young people interested and involved in science and technology is an important focus and one of the major goals of the ManyMentors organization. Co-Founder and CEO Keshia Ashe, 29, from Hampton Virginia, helped start the nonprofit organization because she saw a need...
Grow Your Business
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Sherrie Berry: Revitalizing The Skincare Industry

Changing people's lives by developing skincare products Looking at Sherrie Berry today you’d never know she was the victim of an accidental backyard explosion that burned her face, chest and arm less than a decade ago. The aforementioned experience, combined with her passion for creativity and an experimental cream given to her by an acquaintance...
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Makeup Artistry by Tracie: Putting Their Best Face Forward

Makeup Artistry by Tracie in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Most Glamorous & Savviest In Social Media Categories" Congratulations to Makeup Artistry by Tracie (you have just GOT to check out the website - awesome!), located in Miami, Florida, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100...
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My Bella Mia Boutique Keeps Princesses in Trendy Baubles

My Bella Mia Boutique in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Most Glamorous and Savviest in Social Media" Categories Congratulations to My Bella Mia Boutique, located in Cotati, California, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Most Glamorous...
Prototype
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Little Wonders Montessori: A Place of Inspiration and Learning

Little Wonders Montessori in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Greenest and Recession Busters" Categories Congratulations to Little Wonders Montessori, located in San Francisco, California, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Greenest and Recession Busters Categories. We...
Business Coaching
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Toni Nelson can Help You to “Rethink, Reinvent and Relaunch”

Toni Nelson is in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Most Innovative" Category Congratulations to Toni Nelson, Savvy Entrepreur, located in Placida, Florida, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Most Innovative Category. We caught up with business...
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City Maid Service Cleans Up the City!

City Maid Service in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Greenest & Most Innovative" Categories Congratulations to City Maid Service, located in New York, New York, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Greenest and Most Innovative Categories....
Business Book
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Bring your book idea to life with Write Your Book!

Write Your Book in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Recession Busters" Category Congratulations to Write Your Book, located in Saunderstown, Rhode, Island, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Recession Busters Category. We caught up with business...
Entrepreneurial Success
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iRock Resume Services Knows How to Sell People!

iRock Resume Services in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Recession Busters" Category Congratulations to iRock Resume Services, located in Dallas, Texas, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Recession Busters Category. We caught up with business owner...
validation
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How soon will Micromax become the next Samsung? A start-up story

Micromax: Local business gives Sony a run for their money Micromax started off as an IT company in 2000. Headquartered in Gurgaon, it was initially meant to develop embedded platform. By 2008, it started rebranding Chinese handsets and competed with international brands. It was only in 2010 that the company entered the mobile handset business,...
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Cheese Cake Delite: A “Tastefully” Done Entrepreneurial Endeavor

Cheese Cake Delite in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Yummiest" Category Congratulations to Cheese Cake Delite, located in Stockbridge, Georgia, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Yummiest Category. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur...
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The Welcome Committee

The Welcome Committee is in the Top 100 and the Top 10 of the "Most Innovative and Boomers Back in Business" Categories Congratulations to The Welcome Committee, located in Mooresville, North Carolina, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the "Most Innovative and...