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Best Places to Start a Business

New data offer insights into factors important to entrepreneurs and indicate why certain locations are more alluring for startups. Here are the most entrepreneur-friendly locations in the U.S. Thinking of starting your own business in 2012? According to new data, you may want to head to Texas or Oklahoma - especially Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio or Oklahoma City. A study published by...

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How an NLRB Measure Could Affect Employer-Employee Relations

An appeals court recently delayed a controversial measure that could require businesses to inform workers of their labor rights. If passed, what would the measure mean for employers and employees? In December 2010, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) began proceedings to require that private employers post employee rights in a location accessible to all workers. This movement was prompted...

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Early to Rise: Get More Done in the Morning

Not all of us are morning people, but hectic schedules sometimes force us to start work earlier than we'd like. Here are some tips to get the most out of those early hours. Some folks are able to spring out of bed in the morning and get right down to business, feeling fresh and alert from the moment they wake up. Others, however, have to struggle just to get anything done at the start of the day,...

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The Lean Startup

In The Lean Startup, author Eric Ries explains how the principles of lean manufacturing can be applied to launch a successful startup capable of withstanding extreme economic uncertainty. Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The "lean startup" is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. In The...

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The Climate Change Controversy -- Are Global Temperatures Really Increasing?

One of the most puzzling aspects of the global warming controversy is the divergent responses to the simple question: Have global temperatures been rising in recent years? Sounds simple enough, yet I keep hearing two very different answers. One side says yes, temperatures have continued to rise; the other side says no, temperatures have not risen for about the past decade. In its 2007 report, the...

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Are You Ready for BYOD?

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is sweeping across companies of all sizes, as increasingly more employees use their own laptops, tablets and smartphones on the job. The tablet revolution that began a couple of years ago with the debut of Apple's iPad will culminate in the tablet becoming the primary computing device for most users by 2016, according to analysts at Forrester Research....

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What Entrepreneurs Expect in 2012

Although entrepreneurs are generally optimistic about their own businesses, they have sent mixed signals about the overall economic outlook for the next 12 months, and are therefore proceeding with caution. In its 2011 Progress Report, published in January, the National Small Business Association reported that 66 percent of small business owners were expecting a flat United States economy in...

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Titanium Dioxide Coats Buildings, Structures to Help Them Stand Up to Smog Monster

Smog is an ever-present urban problem hanging over many large cities today, primarily the result of car and truck emissions combining with industrial fumes. These emissions react in the atmosphere with sunlight, taking on a life of their own and often referred to as "photochemical smog." In the United States, nine of the top 10 smog capitals are in California, with the Riverside-San Bernardino,...

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Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit Offers Green Roadmap for Small and Medium Businesses

If you're a firm looking to green your manufacturing operations, you can find a good starting point with the Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit offered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), made up of 34 of the world's most developed countries. In the Start-up Guide to the Toolkit, Andrew Wyckoff, director of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry...

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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. Export-Import Bank Reauthorized

Plus: Leading Economic Indicators Dip, Factory Output Rises and Jobless Claims Remain Flat. Leading Economic Indicators Dip in April The United States economy is "still struggling to gain momentum," although long-term trends remain expansionary, according to the Conference Board last week. The Conference Board's leading economic index (LEI) dipped 0.1 percent in April, marking the first decline...

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