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Holonis, Inc. and Diggen, Inc. Unite to Help Startups Pitch a Top Silicon Valley Investor at SXSW

As part of Startup Takeover, a competition of innovative startups hosted by Holonis, Inc. during SXSW, one participant, Diggen, will give three fast-talking entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch a top Silicon Valley Investor in the first-ever "Tweet to Founder Hotseat" competition.

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Clients Who Chronically Miss Appointments

Small Business ExpertTime is money and when clients miss appointments, it costs you. Donna Hall of The Right Answer presents some strategies to help you help clients be there. Don't miss today's

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Can This Idea Make it as a Business?

Here's where you can get & give frank feedback on career training and biz ideas. A great place to sharpen your biz brain! CyberSchmooz

How to Submit an Article to Idea Cafe

Now you can demonstrate your business wisdom by posting your own article in our CyberSchmooz forum! CyberSchmooz

Join the Buzz on the Perks (and Jerks) of Running a Small Biz.

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Are Surety Bonds a Good Idea for Your Business?

Is your business up to speed on surety bonds? If not, you might want to take a crash-course on them to better understand how they could impact your company one way or another. A surety bond differs from a regular bond in that it is a bond between thr

Workplace Safety Management - Hiring your First Employees

All businesses, no matter how small, have a duty as an employer to protect the health and safety of their employees. This means whether you are hiring employee number one or one hundred, you as an employer have a duty to proactively assess and manage

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Small Business Grant Success Stories: an Interview with Gerhard Guevarra

Important News for Small BusinessThis year IdeaCafe.com will turn 20 and we decided to do a series of interviews with past winners of our Grant program. There's a wealth of diversity among the business owners who won the grant over the years and we would love to share their stories.

They dream big - the sky is no limit to their bold ambitions. They light the way for others and we hope you'll be as impressed and motivated by their accomplishments as we are.

Registrations for the $1 000.00 Small Business Grant is in Full Swing

Important News for Small Business

Idea Cafe is excited to present its 16th $ 1,000.00 Small Business Grant aimed at helping businesses realize their full potential. This Grant is all about getting entrepreneurs to take steps toward living their dream and pursuing new heights.

So, if you've been thinking about applying for Idea Cafe's cash grant, it is time to act now and turn your thinking into action. Submit your small business idea for the grant competition NOW.

Get the details and register now at the Idea Cafe Grant Center.

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