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3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn’s Company Pages

It's no longer enough to just drive traffic to your website, you need to engage your web visitors and create an online journey that leads them quickly to the content they're searching for. LinkedIn understands the need to engage their members so they recently released an updated version of Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/EGyDdlIYo4Q/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

Based in: Alexandria, Va. Founded by: Heath Hall and Brett Thompson Product: Barbecue sauce Shark Tank appearance: Sept. 13, 2009 Show highlight: The Sharks were skeptical when Thompson and Hall said they had 10,000 units of their sauce ready to go. “What if the 10,000 don’t sell?” cracked Kevin Harrington. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/gtz9lcHnKJI/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

  "For entrepreneurs — especially those just starting out — businesses succeed as much as they fail. I’ve seen this time and again as a mentor and entrepreneur. But statistics also suggest that the failure rate for new startups within the first five years is as high as 50 percent. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/6N-hi9d9LLs/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

  In May 2009, Jessica Mindell was all set to bake the first batch of gluten-free granola she would sell under the label of her new business, Jessica's Natural Foods. She borrowed her father-in-law's SUV and drove all the way from Birmingham, Mich. to Chicago, where two contracted bakers Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/4q_NgmSLiRw/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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Richard Branson Highlights 5 Altruistic Companies

  The band R.E.M. has a great song titled "It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)." I have often wondered if we should officially adopt it as the anthem of Capitalism 24902 — a new way of doing business that works toward the Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/lugW3cXYvlY/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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3 Ways to Generate Better Leads on Facebook

  In any marketing campaign, one of the best ways to get higher conversion rates and generate more leads is to segment your messages by audience demographics. This had always been difficult to do on Facebook, but the social network recently announced the rollout of a new targeting feature Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/qm38LmL8EzQ/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

  When Julie Owen bought Cocobolo Interiors in 2008, she set about adding more contemporary items to the Armonk, N.Y., shop. But with only 3,000 square feet, she struggled to figure out where to put her expanding line of furniture, lighting fixtures and accessories. Her solution: create sections within the Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/CbcvJyfwnIk/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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5 Underutilized LinkedIn Marketing Tools

When it comes to nurturing professional relationships and developing a community, LinkedIn is one of the best resources. But while entrepreneurs might already be aware of important features such as its custom groups or the Question and Answer section, there are a number of tools and features that the professional Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/4Ud-7xd-nuk/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion

Remember waking up before dawn to jump into the lake at summer camp? The hardest part was the moment right before you jumped, when you knew the water would be freezing cold but didn't yet trust that you'd acclimate. For would-be entrepreneurs who want to follow their passion but haven't Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/vkhUNa2ez_Q/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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The Creator of ‘The Best Sandwich in America’ Shares His Secrets to Success

Business is booming for Tommy DiNic's, a family-run sandwich stand at the Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philadelphia that was established in 1954. Its roast pork, provolone and broccoli rabe sandwich was recently crowned the Best Sandwich in America by Travel Channel Man vs. Food host Adam Richman. Richman toured Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/1MD5JAFdX-o/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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