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Holiday Invention and Design Successes and Failures

December 11, 2012

Every year, there's a new "It" product that everyone has to have. However, there are also countless holiday duds: ideas that seem to miss the mark but remain memorable for years. Here are some of history's best holiday season successes and failures. Read More

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Can Holiday Spending Lift Economic Doom and Gloom?

December 11, 2012

With the economy facing numerous challenges and a great deal of uncertainty about the short-term outlook for business, many companies are looking forward to the annual boost in holiday-related spending near the end of 2012. But will year-end holiday spending be enough to dispel financial doubts and enable business owners to ring in the New Year with cheer? Read More

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Keeping It Relative: Succession Planning for Family Businesses

December 11, 2012

Family-owned businesses come with an extra set of challenges, particularly when it’s time to pass the reins to a new generation. That’s why effective succession planning is crucial for any family-run business. Read More

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Scroogenomics

December 11, 2012

Consumer spending around the holidays provides a major boost to the economy, but gift-giving actually produces a surprising amount of financial waste. In Scroogenomics, author Joel Waldfogel explains why we might be better off buying gifts for ourselves and avoiding the process of "wealth destruction." Read More

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How Small Businesses Can Reinvent Themselves for 2013

December 11, 2012

The New Year is a great time for small businesses to strive for new goals. Faced with a challenging and competitive climate, economic uncertainty and problems stemming from the looming fiscal cliff, more owners are reinventing the way they do business for 2013. Read More

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U.S. Faces Tough STEM Road Unless Sweeping Improvements Are Made

December 11, 2012

A skilled and educated workforce is the cornerstone to promoting economic growth and increasing the innovation capacity of a company and even a nation. Yet it’s also the hardest asset to acquire, a growing mountain of data warns. Read More

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The Secret to Customer Retention for B2B Marketers

December 11, 2012

Holding on to your customer base and strengthening the loyalty of your key clients is a vital part of business success, and there’s a lot marketers can do to help in the retention process. Read More