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The danger when one client is 80% of sales
It's great if you've landed a steady, lucrative customer! But beware of devoting so much attention to that one client that you stop looking for new ones.
Startups emerge behind bars
The next great tech startup could come from an incubator at San Quentin State Prison.
Hot startup Coin has 3 big problems
Coin's splashy launch grabbed lots of press -- but the digital credit card has several big issues that could keep it from being a mainstream success.
Lady Gaga saves dying business ... for now
When Lady Gaga wore a teeth bracelet in her mouth recently, it jump-started sales for one avant garde jewelry business.
What's next for Blockbuster's empty stores
Blockbuster's closing signals the end of an era, but it also means there's a lot of retail space to fill.
How to successfully launch a second startup
Bob Diener co-founded Hotels.com in the '90s. When he launched Getaroom.com in 2009, the landscape had dramatically changed. Here's his advice on launching a second startup.
High tech 'old-fashioned' ice cream
Smitten Ice Cream in San Francisco is using a super cold liquid nitrogen 'Brrr' machine to make ice cream made to order.
Why 'do good' businesses are blowing up
For over 850 businesses like BlueAvocado, earning B Corp status sets them apart as companies that place a premium on doing well, while doing good.
Grow your small business the right way
For entrepreneurs, the goal isn't merely to expand -- it's to seek out new business that's truly worth your time.
Vet turns military training into $50M fitness company
Randy Hetrick was on a counter-piracy mission in Southeast Asia when he came up with the idea for TRX. Now, the company brings in $50 million a year.
Veterans flex muscles in moving company
Need a strong guy to move your stuff? Veterans work together to create a moving company in New York City.
French fry joint lures customers through Facebook
Ryan Smolkin started Smoke's Poutinerie with no marketing budget. Instead, he burned the midnight oil on Facebook and Twitter. Today, he has 60 stores and $28 million in sales.
Wal-Mart's next hot products
An Elvis-themed bedding set and a customizable silicone wristband received the most votes in Wal-Mart's contest to find the hottest new products in Americas.
IRS to fast-track small business audits
IRS rule change will shorten the appeal process for small businesses.
TOMS launches online marketplace
The famed shoe company is spreading its social good with a new online marketplace featuring products with similar missions.
Google's dreaded 'blacklist'
Small businesses are reeling from an increase in cybercrime, but a hacked website can have even greater consequences if Google lists you as 'infected.'
How do you handle bad online reviews?
It's not uncommon to receive a few negative reviews, but what's the best way to handle it? Don't call commenters punks, for starters.
Sex workers embrace Obamacare
Sex workers in the Bay Area hosted a "Healthy Ho's Party" to register people for Obamacare.
Why sex workers are celebrating Obamacare
For many sex workers, Obamacare will be their first opportunity for health insurance as adults. Laurie Segall reports.
Dogfish beer founder shares his secrets
Founder and President Sam Calagione discusses his unique story of starting and growing a thriving Dogfish Head brewery.
Want loyal customers? Build a culture of saying yes
Follow the lead of the tech giants, and treat your employees the way you'd want to be treated. If they feel supported, they'll be more inclined to say "yes" to customers.
How to survive a merger
Last year, cloud-based publisher Crowd Fusion merged with online marketing firm Ceros. The new company is thriving -- but it hasn't been an easy ride.
Sriracha factory too hot for neighbors
Residents of Irwindale, California, are claiming that the odor of a nearby Sriracha plant is causing them to tear up.
Which social network is best for your business?
Almost 75% of small businesses use social media, but do they use it correctly? Here's a rundown of the top 6 sites and how best to use them.
N.Y. lobster business claws back after Sandy
Superstorm Sandy hit Susan Povich and Ralph Gorham with nearly half a million dollars in rebuilding costs. But one year later, Red Hook Lobster Pound is back on its feet and business is booming.
Vying to be Wal-Mart's next hot item
These five products made it to the final round of Wal-Mart's 'Get on the Shelf' contest.
How data mining can boost your revenue by 300%
With details like age, gender and buying history, small businesses can better engage with their customers and dramatically increase sales.
Farming in the Egyptian desert
Faris Farrag says his small aquaponic farm in the desert is already cash-flow positive and he hopes to expand the practice to help feed millions in the water-scarce region.
Where manicures get more manly
John Allan's is not your ordinary barber shop. At this gentlemen-only grooming salon patrons get manicures, haircuts and shaves as well as hot towel facials and optional cocktails.
Ravaged by Sandy but back in business
Sandy devastated thousands of businesses in New York, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. But one year later, many of these businesses have come back. Here are 6 of their stories.
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