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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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Small Business ExpertWhat kind of marketing mix works best for a new online business? Lillyvette Montalvo, a veteran biz coach, forks over some beefy advice on what to do and when.

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It is that time of the year that parents are starting their back-to-school shopping ritual. As the nation’s second-largest spending holiday, the back-to-school season offers incredible opportunity for retailers. It’s estimated that last year prod

It’s all about the Customer - Importance of Quality Customer Service

Taking into consideration the fact that it takes 12 positive customer experiences to make up for just one unresolved negative, it is evident you want to do whatever it is in your power to ensure that each and every client who comes through your door

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IdeaCafe is celebrating 22nd Anniversary. Get your treat.

Important News for Small BusinessWe're celebrating Idea Cafe's birthday in a big way... For our 22th anniversary we are partnering with DigitalOcto to bring some exciting gifts to fellow small business owners who need to boost their social media presence.

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Happy Birthday to Idea Cafe!

Important News for Small BusinessIdea Cafe is celebrating our Birthday! We've been live online since August 15, 1995! We've been gutsy, inventive and rebellious - just like you, our audience! So raise a glass for Idea Cafe... and for yourself! Have fun in your work, and in your life! Cheers!

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