The Insider: Business

12 Creative Ways to Get Customers to Open Their Wallets

Sometimes your potential customers need more than a nudge or a pop-up. They need nurturing, they need trust, and most of all, they need you to get your hands OUT of their pockets.

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Look Under the Hood: 3 Rules for Buying a Website

If purchasing a new website seems daunting, you're not alone. Matt Mickiewicz (of Flippa, 99designs and Sitepoint fame) shares three ways to make sure you're doing your due diligence first.

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The 5-Minute Rule for Finding a Business Mentor [Video]

Natalie MacNeil shares her "5-minute rule" for finding informal mentors to help nurture you in your career, your business and your personal life in this "She Takes on the World" video.

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What's Your Startup Actually Worth? 10 Tips to Figure It Out

Trying to put a number value on an early-stage startup isn't easy (and it's very subjective). Ten entrepreneurs offer their best tips for coming up with a number that makes sense, especially to potential investors.

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3 Rules for Startup Teams That Thrive on No Rules At All

In first grade, Ben Wagner pulled the fire alarm to prove a point about rules. As a startup CEO, he's on the other side of the rule making -- or not making. Here's what keeps his team moving forward.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Carlo Cisco, Founder and CEO of FoodFan

Carlo Cisco of FoodFan shares his thoughts with the YEC team about building a product customers will actually buy -- and taking your business to the next level, NOW.

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14 Ways to Keep Early-Stage Startup Costs Under Control

Starting a new company doesn't need to cost a lot of money. Fourteen entrepreneurs share their best tips for keeping company startup costs low during those early days of cash-flow crunch.

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How to Bootstrap Your Dream Business in 10 Steps

Building a successful business doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money. Here are 10 ways to build the business of your dreams, for less!

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8 Ways to Overhaul Tech Education for Today's World

With the growing needs of business and technology, it's vital THAT tech education change to keep up with the demand. Eight experts share their thoughts on what must change.

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How to Take Your Business From Scarcity to Abundance

What would happen to your business if you gave out thank you cards instead of business cards? Read how one entrepreneur went from scarcity to abundance doing exactly that.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Business' Online Learning Experience

Online education is becoming a popular way to reach more customers, build your audience and share skills. But if your business plans to offer a course or other e-learning experience, how do you make sure the information sticks?

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Lifestyle Business vs. Startup: 7 Things to Think About

Instead of building a startup or just another 9-5 -- and working harder than anyone else -- consider building a lifestyle business instead. Here's why.

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How Online Word-of-Mouth Marketing Is Changing

Social media should be changing who we do business with -- and who does business with us -- but it can be challenging to figure out how best to leverage it. Here's why.

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On Becoming an Entrepreneur: 3 Things I Wish I Knew First

Entrepreneurship isn't a traditional career, and you'll have to learn a lot of lessons on your own. Here are the three biggest things I wish I knew before I started my business.

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5 Reasons to Document Your Startup Systems Now

By having systems in place, you can more efficiently train startup employees not only in what has succeeded in the past, but also in which failures to avoid.

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Do You Want to Build a Startup -- Or a Small Business?

The difference between building a small business and founding a startup is not about money, or growth, or technology. It's about vision. What's yours?

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16 Must-Have Startup Gadgets and Tools

Other than their ever-on smartphones, which gadgets, tools and software help make these 16 entrepreneurs tick?

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7 Quick Questions to Ask Before Your Next Networking Event

Before you start hitting the industry conference or event circuit in the new year, make sure you're going for the right reasons -- and making a killer first impression, too.

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5 Steps to Turn Your Business Setback Into a Success

Entrepreneurship and failure go hand in hand. Main Street ROI co-founder Phil Frost shares his 5-step plan to turn your next mistake into a business breakthrough.

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What's Really Powering the Internet? (Infographic)

The team at Flippa.com put together an infographic based on their website sales demand vs. supply, revealing some interesting 2012 trends that could affect your business in the new year.

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