August 19, 2013
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Profiles of Fun Entrepreneurs

For small business ideas, get inspired by Profiles of gutsy entrepreneurs who followed their dreams. You can, too!

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Whimsical Moon Herbs
Norfolk, VA

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Harmony Collections, Inc.
Grand Junction, CO

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VA Express
San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico

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Quick 'n' General Cleaning Service
East St Louis, IL

Shawn Smith
Shawn L Smith Realty
Katy, TX

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KittyVista LLC
Shirley, IN

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Murrieta, CA

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88% of Americans who Shop on their Smartphone Experience Negative Issues, with 30% Never Coming Back After an Undesirable User Experience

Mobile shopping becomes new competitive battlefield for retailers, as 33%of shoppers immediately defect to a competitor after a negative user experience.

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Digital marketing is a way of marketing that utilizes all things electronic—including television, radio, cellphones and of course, the Internet. The Internet is by far the biggest means of digital ...

The Job of an Effective Human Resource Department

As a business continues to grow, many owners will come to see their human resources department as the backbone of their company. This unique department will be responsible for some of the most ...

Protecting Your Employees: Five Safety Necessities When Managing A Business

The basic elements of safety are often overlooked in the rapidly buzzing world of the modern office; however, standard safeguards are intrinsically important to a productive work environment. Any ...

8 Reasons Your Company Should Adopt BYOD

BYOD is one of the biggest game-changers to hit the business community in recent years. With smartphones and other mobile devices saturating the mainstream consumer market, employees now using ...