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Should Bosses Crack Down on Office Romances?

8/02/11 at 6:30 PM

The majority of people admit to dating a co-worker at some point. But are these cubicle courtships a inevitable reality of office life or a recipe for disaster? We asked our Board of Directors to play Cupid. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: Could Your Business Suffer an Anthony Weiner Moment?

7/12/11 at 5:00 PM

A new survey reveals that the vast majority of businesses do not have formal policies regarding social-media activity. Continue Reading

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Corbis

Restaurant Bans Young Children

7/12/11 at 1:30 PM

McDain's in Monroeville, Pa., plans to close its doors to children younger than 6 years old, due to overwhelming customer complaints about unruly youngsters. Continue Reading

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Getty

Can You Afford to Run a Cash-Only Business?

6/29/11 at 12:30 PM

High credit-card fees and other hassles make it tempting to pocket all your company's money, but there are also a number of downsides to only accepting cash. A look at the pros and cons. Continue Reading

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What We Can Learn from Recession -- and How It Can Help Us Prosper

6/22/11 at 4:00 PM

Jennifer Hill, an attorney, entrepreneurial advocate and member of our Board of Directors, offers lessons from past recessions -- including the recent Great Recession -- that will propel us to growth in the future. Continue Reading

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Mike Tyson's Tattoo Artist Settles Hangover 2 Lawsuit

6/21/11 at 3:30 PM

The settlement for an undisclosed amount means Warner Bros. doesn't have to digitally alter the blockbuster hit for its DVD release. Continue Reading

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AP

Apple Sued By iCloud Communications for Trademark Infringement

6/15/11 at 6:00 PM

The latest to cry foul play when it comes to Apple's product names, iCloud Communications seeks unspecified payment for monetary damages and for "all profits, gains and advantages." Continue Reading

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Hiring Your First Employee: 5 Things You Need to Know

6/09/11 at 6:00 PM

A successful startup eventually needs more people to keep growing. How to hire your first employee. Continue Reading

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Is There a Right Way to Fire Someone?

6/08/11 at 3:00 PM

Sooner or later, every entrepreneur has to let employees go. But the tough task can also serve as a learning experience. Our Board of Directors weighs in. Continue Reading

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Questioning the SBA

5/26/11 at 5:30 PM

Armed with questions from our Board of Directors, we recently sat down with Karen Mills, administrator of the Small Business Administration, for a wide-ranging conversation about the agency and its work on behalf of entrepreneurs. Continue Reading

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Supreme Court Upholds 'Business Death Penalty' in Arizona Immigration Case

5/26/11 at 5:00 PM

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Arizona can sanction companies that hire illegal immigrants. Continue Reading

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Mike Tyson's Tattoo Artist Presses Ahead with Lawsuit Over Hangover 2

5/24/11 at 4:30 PM

S. Victor Whitmill's attempt to block release of the much-anticipated sequel fell short, but a federal district court judge will allow his case to move forward. Continue Reading

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2nd Ave Deli

Iconic Restaurant and Deli Battle Over Belly-Bulging Menu

5/12/11 at 12:30 PM

The Heart Attack Grill files a claim alleging 2nd Ave Deli's Triple Bypass Sandwich infringes on its trademarked Triple Bypass Burger. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: What's Your Formula for Success?

5/02/11 at 2:00 PM

New surveys reveal how many business owners have mantras, what it takes to convert leads into sales and why you may be a victim of bank fraud. Continue Reading

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Hiring Unpaid Interns: 5 Things You Need to Know

4/19/11 at 2:00 PM

Interns can be a valuable resource for small companies -- especially if they're working for free. How to ensure that your internship program complies with labor laws. Continue Reading

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