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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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How to Issue Corporate Shares

Small Business ExpertPeter Hupalo explains how to issue and pay for your corporate shares and maintain corporate control as your small business grows. Fresh brew in

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Turning a Hobby into a Full-Time Job

A lot of people are forced to spend their lives in jobs they find incredibly boring and unfulfilling. No matter how harsh this seems, it is what pays the bills. Luckily, a lot of people are not content with this state of things which usually makes th

The Best Ways to Promote Your Business at Outdoor Events

One of the best ways to generate new business and build brand awareness is to attend industry events. There, you’re guaranteed to find a large group of potential clients, customers, and suppliers. However, you’re also going to be up against a lot

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$1,000 Small Business Grant: Applications Deadline Extended

Important News for Small BusinessThe application deadline for the 18th Idea Cafe Grant was extended till 9 Feb, 2017. This way we will give everyone one last opportunity to register for the Grant.

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.

Jan. 31= Your Deadline for 1099s

Important News for Small BusinessBy 1/31 you must mail Form 1099s to each independent contractor you paid over $600 to last year. 1099s are special magnetic forms you can't download online, so don't delay requesting them. Get the whole picture and step-by-step details in Idea Cafe's Small Business Tax Center:

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