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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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Start-up Advice for a Repair Biz

Small Business ExpertMark Bower -- our own Tool Time biz whiz -- hammers out strong advice for starting a home improvement biz. His handy tips work for all businesses in

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

Working alone at home? Looking for new ideas or ways to juggle work & family demands? Come on over to the Working at Home forum and see how others are dealing with the same issues. CyberSchmooz

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

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Today, you can find information about anything on the Internet. Therefore, consumers go online in search of businesses that are offering desired products and services. Search engines such as Google help them to find this information. By entering sear

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Social media is an effective tool for building a new or small business into one that is consistently growing and profitable. There are many different platforms that allow your company to take advantage of written content, videos and pictures to conn

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Voting Deadline Extended

Important News for Small BusinessThe voting deadline for the 18th Idea Cafe Grant was extended by two weeks. This way we will give everyone one last opportunity to vote for their favorite business idea. The winner will be announced shortly after voting closes on midnight, June 2nd, 2017.

So grab this opportunity and support your Business Idol.

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