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Oil and Gas exploration in Texas is at a 25-year high, causing a large influx of capital into the state and perhaps proving to be a global economic game changer. Learn what it...
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John Arenmeyer
A new survey shows that California small businesses strongly support new fuel-efficiency rules. There's a good reason why they're so enthusiastic.
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Keith Girard
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It would be disastrous for Congress to use the solar company's failure as justification for abolishing or curtailing government-backed loans for startups.
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By Diana Ransom |  Filed In: Gasoline and Petroleum Products
Why this downturn is hitting small business harder than past economic jolts.
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It’s always good to reassess the bottom line. But especially when costs are rising and income is stagnant, you need to take a good look at where you can cut expenses.
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futuristic vending machines
Meet the next generation of vending devices, which feature biometric payment, iPod-like touch screens, digital downloads, solar panels, and improved efficiency.
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Put down the latest Top 10 list from Inc. or Wired. Get focused on the 3 things that will make your business stronger, better and more profitable. Get neurotic about it!...
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By Emily Esterson |  Filed In: Government Research Funding and Government Grants & Subsidies
To promote innovation, the U.S. government, and specifically the Small Business Administration, offers opportunities for small businesses to land government research financing.
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By Emily Esterson |  Filed In: Government Research Funding and Government Grants & Subsidies
To promote innovation, the U.S. government, and specifically the Small Business Administration, offers opportunities for small businesses to land government research financing.
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Use these guidelines to find the ideal bank for your business.
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For those who believe there are no real "new" ideas out there, we present these 10 innovative businesses that are truly thinking outside the box.
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By Don Sadler |  Filed In: Gasoline Prices and Oil & Gas Prices
Almost every business is in some way affected by fluctuating energy prices. Here are a few ways to deal with increasing fuel costs in your small business.
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By Kevin Morris |  Filed In: Turbine Mfg and Engine & Turbine Mfg
The owner of Urban Green Energy, an innovative wind turbine company, explains how his small business successfully expanded into the global marketplace.
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By Kevin Morris |  Filed In: Turbine Mfg and Engine & Turbine Mfg
The owner of Urban Green Energy, an innovative wind turbine company, explains how his small business successfully expanded into the global marketplace.
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By Don Sadler |  Filed In: Energy Efficiency & Conservation and Energy & Environment
Gas is the most obvious expense that rises with the price of oil, but there are many other costs that go up with crude. Fortunately, there are also many ways your business can...
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An energy audit is a relatively painless checkup on your company's energy efficiency, and it can help your business grow while reducing operational costs. Learn how to get started.
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An energy audit is a relatively painless checkup on your company's energy efficiency, and it can help your business grow while reducing operational costs. Learn how to get started.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising Your Business and Franchises
Yes, you can transform your small business into a household name — but there are 5 things you need to know first.
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By Barbara Goldberg |  Filed In: Public Relations and Marketing & Advertising
For your next business trip, be sure you have Skype, in case that next interview is one that could dramatically impact the future of your business.
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By Carol Tice |  Filed In: Insurance Coverage and Insurance Policies
Two small business owners on the Gulf of Mexico learned a little too late what disaster planning is really about.
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