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It’s Official! Wrestling Entrepreneur Tweets She’s the New SBA Chief

Sorry, Sergeant Slaughter! Linda McMahon will be the next Administrator of the Small Business Administration. New Small Business Administration Chief Announced McMahon confirmed in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon that President-elect Donald Trump has selected her for the position. Honored to be appointed by President-Elect @realDonaldTrump to serve as head of @SBAgov advocating for our small businesses & entrepreneurs! — ...

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Lifesize Conference Camera Brings Your Whole Team into Focus

Lifesize, an HD video conferencing technology company based in Austin, Texas, recently announced the launch of an audio and video solution designed to address a common problem: enabling video collaboration in small office settings cost-effectively and with greater ease. The new Lifesize Icon 450 HD camera and phone system, paired with the Lifesize cloud-based video communication platform, is intended for use ...

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Shipping FedEx This Holiday? Here are the Key Deadlines to Remember in 2016

Come holiday season and everybody is going to get super busy. If you’re planning on using FedEx (NYSE: FDX) for shipping during this busy time of the year, it’s a good idea to keep all the important dates in mind. 2016 FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines Luckily, FedEx has already announced the last days to ship this year so your shipments ...

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9 Ways You Can Use Video to Elevate Your Brand Marketing Efforts

When it comes to recording content on or for social media, there are so many updates and options it can be difficult to decide which way to go. That’s why we asked 9 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “How are you using video in your brand marketing now and why is it effective?” Video Marketing Strategies Here’s ...

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You’ve Got to Ask Your Employees These 6 Questions

So often, being a leader is about having (or getting) answers.  We’re accustomed to being in charge and making critical decisions, and it’s easy to forget that one of our primary goals should be to aggregate knowledge.  We hire great employees, and if we don’t take to time to mine their valuable knowledge, we’re missing a colossal opportunity. So your ...

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How To Start An Awesome Trucking Business

You’ve finally done it. You’ve made the decision to stop working for other people. You’re ready to go out on your own. You want to make your own way. You’re ready to start your own trucking business. But it’s not easy, is it? Starting any type of business is risky. It has tons of challenges and difficulties. But you can ...

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Why Google is Going 100 Percent Green (Watch)

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is going completely green. The tech giant recently announced that it plans to pay for enough green energy sources to power all of its data centers and offices by this time next year. It’s facilities will still be hooked up to their regular power grids. So there’s not necessarily a way to check and see whether Google’s energy ...

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UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2016 Approaching Quickly

Christmas is a hectic time for everyone. It’s frantic for your business, it’s frantic for your customers. But if you plan it properly, Christmas can also be the smoothest and most rewarding time of the year. One thing you can have under your control is shipping. All you need to do is keep all the important dates on your mind. ...

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Why Don’t People Buy From Your Store?

Why don’t people buy from your store? Rather than your product selection, customer service or pricing, the answer may lie in your business’s online presence — or lack thereof. A recent survey, The Why Before the Buy, explored the factors that influence how consumers shop and decide to make purchases, and found some surprising conclusions. High prices are the number-one ...

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Squarespace Merchants Can Now Take Payments with PayPal Express Checkout

In its effort to give small business customers comprehensive web services, Squarespace has added yet another feature, the ability to take payments via PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) Express Checkout. Squarespace and PayPal Team Up to Provide Convenient Checkout Squarespace has taken do it yourself web design to a whole new level. Without knowing HTML, CSS or any other programming language, you can ...

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