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Just Released Report Shows Large Companies Out-innovate Start-ups by a Factor of Nearly 3 to 1

Outthinker, a leading growth strategy consulting firm, releases fresh findings from its innovation study showing how and why large incumbent organizations out-innovate smaller start-ups and are behind 22 of the 30 most transformative innovations of the last three decades.

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Culture is kind of a fad or a gimmick right now in startups. I've been spending some time over the last two years doing some consulting with small businesses and it seems like all of them that have been born in the last ten years have a foozball tabl

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Every business, no matter how large or small, must have a presence on social media. It’s a simple fact, given that almost 2 billion people use social media! While establishing a profile on today’s top networks is important, it’s even more impor

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$1,000 Small Business Grant: Applications Are Pouring In. Do not miss your chance!

Important News for Small BusinessIdea Cafe is pleased to announce the beginning of a new Grant campaign in honor of all forward-thinking businesses.

The 18th Small Business Grant will award $1,000 in cash, a total of $1,500 in advertising credits and tons of free publicity.

No matter whether your business idea is ground-breaking or a simple, but yet creative solution to an everyday problem, we would like to hear about it.

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Important News for Small BusinessAre you breaking the rules? Changing the game? Generally being brilliant? Then you may be one of the trailblazers who inspired others with ideas, leadership and accomplishment. This award is your opportunity for global recognition. Enter for your chance to shine!

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