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Build the team you’ve envisioned with these 5 hires: http://amex.co/1T5ZpHE
From the visionary to the numbers person, here are the players you should be recruiting for your entrepreneurial dream team.
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Get the latest stories, information, and inspiration with the refreshed OPEN Forum App. http://amex.co/1LoRLG2
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Have a story to tell? Learn how sharing it might help other businesses grow: http://amex.co/1T1eI4j
New businesses, especially women-owned firms, are springing up each day. But the journey to success isn't always easy. Here are 4 ways you can give back to the small-business community, just by sharing your own story.
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This #design firm stays fresh by empowering young employees. Read how: http://amex.co/1LgVJAo
Inson Wood has grown his architecture and interior-design firm over the past decade by nurturing new talent--and learning from them as well.
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Create a family leave policy that works for your #business and your team: http://amex.co/1Gj9fOr
With an increased focus on the paid family leave issue, this may be a good time to look at your own policy. Here are some points to consider.
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Could your data be a work of art? http://amex.co/1LghLTS
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Find out how one lobster shack got their sea legs with 15 new locations: http://amex.co/1T5XUJs
With 15 locations and growing, Luke's Lobster offers its customers Maine-caught seafood with a local, back-to-basics ethos.
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For a candy apple shop, off-season can mean 10 months. See how this one keeps the whole year sweet: http://amex.co/1gbAOTK
Can you imagine doing a year's worth of business in a couple of months? That's the reality at Tastee Apple. Here's how the founder handles the ebb and flow.
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What if your newsletters could consistently reach the right audience? http://amex.co/1LgUdyl
Email marketing can be an effective way to reach your audience--but you have to build a healthy list of email leads to reap the rewards. These tips can help.
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Learn how these entrepreneurs are using the food truck craze as a #smallbiz model: http://amex.co/1LgSg4U
The next generation of mobile retail trucks is selling everything from clothing to dog grooming to flowers. Meet some of the entrepreneurs behind the wheel.
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One woman’s mission is helping thousands of women succeed. Read her story: http://amex.co/1IZgIZ3
For-profit consulting firm Womenable has grown up to 15 percent each year by enlightening governments and corporations around the world about the power of women-owned businesses.
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