5 Reasons Why Doing What Others Do Turns You Into a Small Business Zombie + MORE

7 Characteristics of Highly Creative PeopleLooking to hire for creativity? Research says you should look for these traits (but, be warned, not all of them make someone easy to work with).Sure, it’s possible for everyone to nurture their creative side but honest observation shows that fresh ideas come more easily to some people than others. If you’re in the market for individuals to drive innovation at your business, how can you hire these naturally creative folks?A new Norwegian study has some suggestions…

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When you start a business, especially your first business, there’s an inevitable learning curve. You’ll make mistakes and some of them might cost you money. Here are six common mistakes new small business owners make and tips for avoiding them.

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The opinion generator site Thumb started as a search by one of Dan Kurani’s family members for the perfect anniversary ring.

“A relative shot me an email on my website and said there was a picture of a ring in it and said, ‘What do you think of this?'” Kurani told Upstart Business Journal.

The founder comes from a family of entrepreneurs which owed a chain of jewelry shops in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Zinnia Jewelry & Accessories…

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Small businesses have always had a unique challenge when it comes to growing and competing against the bigger and better established brands within their niche. Not stopping there, small businesses have to compete against what seem like never ending budgets and massive marketing and sales teams.
Fortunately, small businesses are quicker to adapt to new marketing tactics and can excel from being more nimble…

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I’m sure you have heard this advice: Follow the best practices. I’m not a believer in that advice. For me, do things others don’t; if you can’t, just copy the best practices and be sure to make them your own. Why am I such a rebel?

The answer to that question is simple: Doing what others do kills your creativity…

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A new spin on a tech necessity propeled Eastern Collective’s quick success.

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Starting a new business can be a daunting task under the best of circumstances. Starting a business in 2013 can be downright intimidating considering all the intangibles in the marketplace. Taxes, healthcare, employment, interest rates, consumer confidence and the list of well-known economic parameters in constant flux continues…

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A Look at Indy’s Innovators

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Forget the jokes about corn. Indiana’s capital city is quietly rolling out solutions for everything from tracking scientific data and charitable donations to juggling kids’ soccer schedules.

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