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Best Ways to Build Your Own Website

Apparently, there's this thing called a website and your business needs one. Here are a few ways to build a great site--and your brand--for free or close to it. Even if you’re a relative technophobe, you can build a basic website yourself. Two of...

How to Grow Your Business in 2013

What does it mean to grow your business in the 21st century? Entrepreneurs tend to spend a lot of time thinking about how to get started and how they want their companies to look when they're "successful"—whether that’s a big office or dozens of...

How She Raised $260,000 On Kickstarter

We spoke with Debra Sterling, creator of Goldieblox, a new engineering toy for girls. Sterling has raised over $260,000 (and counting) on Kickstarter.Academics (and sometimes parents) often wring their hands about how girls seem to drift away...

A Solo 401(k) Is Smarter

When I exited my magazine-editing job a few months ago to start a business as an editorial consultant, I knew the standard advice was to roll over my 401k into an IRA immediately. After talking with a few money-savvy friends, I opted to call...

Small Biz Does Good, Locally

As in most American towns, it’s hard to get around Cambridge, Maryland, without a car. But not everyone owns their own vehicle. So three years ago, LaAngela McCoy, 33, bought a cab with savings from her full-time job at a local bank, hired a...

Tips for Going Retail

Bag from Kaela Designs   How do you make that retail leap from selling your product on Etsy to having it carried in over a dozen boutiques? Ask the founders of Kaela Designs. Two years after the mother-daughter team launched their line of...

Do You Need to Like Your Employees?

Opposites attract. We accept this idea in dating, but in business, too, you need people who balance you out. Just ask these three entrepreneurs. April Rietjens Sedall, Personal Office Management “When we realized our more tech-savvy clients...

A Recipe for Survival

Before I had breast cancer, I had kidney cancer. They caught it early, removed my right kidney, and I went right back to work as a fashion-industry freelancer.  Three years later, at 56, I was diagnosed with (unrelated) breast cancer. This time I...

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