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The Four Top Productivity Skills We Learned at Google

The team that ran online photo editor Picnik spent two years at Google, from 2010 to 2012.

Access Census Bureau Data for Better Business Decisions

The U.S. Census Bureau has made it easier for small businesses to access their wealth of data. Its director, John H. Thompson, shows off the Bureau's new tool for business owners to more easily access the data that will figure into their key business decisions.

What Are the Differences between Successful and Not-As-Successful Entrepreneurs?

Gallup's analysis of 2,500 U.S. entrepreneurs has found that higher levels of entrepreneurial talent significantly increase one's odds of business success.

States Working to Create IRAs for Small Business Employees

Approximately half of state governments are working to enable employees to participate in a government-sponsored, automatic-payroll-deduction Individual Retirement Account (IRA) if their employer doesn't provide a retirement plan for them. 

Choosing a Business Name: 5 Things to Consider

Don't forget to put these five points into the mix when deciding on a name for your business:

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Signs that You Need a Growth Strategy for Your Business

It takes diligence, imagination and planning to have a successful small business, but often business owners are so busy running their company that they overlook or neglect signs that business is sl

Chinese Multi-Billionaire Jack Ma Wants U.S. Small Businesses to Grow Profits Using Alibaba

Jack Ma, China's wealthiest man, says to U.S. small business owners that there's money to be made together through Alibaba, the company he founded:

Why Apple Maps Is a Leap Forward for Small Businesses

Apple announced at its developers conference on Monday that it would add public transit information to its Maps application. So? you may think. Didn't Google Maps have that years ago?

'Autopsy' Features Failed Startup Postmortems

A new website, auto.io, features failed startups along with the reasons for their failures in the hope that others can learn and grow wiser.

Additional Crowdfunding Campaigns Work Even Better If First Effort Was a Success

Small businesses that have successfully raised cash through crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have higher odds of meeting their cash goals as they successively return to the funding well.