Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls' + MORE

Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls' + MORE

With the obesity epidemic spreading across the western world, it seems that the weight loss and fitness industries are poised for growth in 2013. In a recent report from Finance.yahoo.com, results from the American Council on Exercise fitness trend survey “show fitness professionals are experiencing more career opportunities than ever before, and obesity epidemic concerns have led both individuals and employers to collaborate with fitness professionals in an effort to inspire healthier lifestyles…

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Rita Gunther McGrath, author of The End of Competitive Advantage, explains how to identify and abandon a declining project, product, or business.

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Make It Your Business to Reduce Your Tax Load

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Among the many items that the self-employed contractor and small business owner have to think about, would be taxes. And once the word tax is mentioned, the anxiety level usually rises.
What can the small business owner and self-employed contractor do to reduce the anxiety and the tax load? Can you change some things you’ve done in the past to make 2014 a better tax year for your business?
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Ohio to Vote on Tax Cut for Small Businesses

– foxsmallbusinesscenter.com

The Ohio state Senate will vote this week on a tax cut for small business owners said to equal $1.4 billion over two years.

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Word-of-mouth marketing: control is futile

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Even today, marketers are still trying to control the conversation customers have about their brand. Give it up. With social media acting as a word-of-mouth jetstream, it’s impossible to make sure people are on “brand message” when they talk about you to friends and family. We can only hope to create products and brands that people want to evangelize and then join in the conversation…

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Personal finance expert and author Linsey Knerl tells AllBusiness.com about the best ways for home-based businesses to save money while building a fully functional home office.

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By Alex Chan – Example#1 A local Sales Manager goes a little bit crazy and ‘flies off the handle’ at her staff over some mistake that was made, and storms out of the room. A deathly silence followed … then a salesperson muttered- Well I guess our ‘Old Psycho’ didn’t get any sex last […

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Why Startups Need a Well Articulated Strategy (And How to Think About Yours)

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Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls'

– entrepreneur.com

The White House announces executive actions and legislative recommendations Tuesday that aim to protect innovators from frivolous lawsuits.

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Sean Percival's Rules for Accelerated Start-UpsThe ex-MySpace VP shares the unspoken rules investors go by when shopping for start-ups.To get their companies off the ground, many entrepreneurs have turned to start-up accelerators.But they aren’t for everyone, warns Sean Percival, a Los Angeles entrepreneur whose latest venture Wittlebee didn’t really survive the so-called Series A crunch…

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Okay – I’m impressed. Many are impressed. Finally, the future which we can only dream of when watching Mission Impossible is here, today.
Google Glass, although still a prototype and you had to compete with thousands other to get one and try it yourself (application for this has been closed, by the way…,) the conversation has started to heat up…

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Transparent businesses not only have more loyal employees, but better brainstorming sessions and more productivity.

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