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Paying for a cup of coffee on an iPad is mainstream in big cities, but the majority of small businesses — the backbone of our local economies — have not yet fully come online.

Paying for a cup of coffee on an iPad is mainstream in big cities, but the majority of small businesses — the backbone of our local economies — have not yet fully come online.

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3 Tips For Retail Marketers [0.20]

Posted on July 25, 2017, 2 p.m. by CopyPressed @ [source]

Michael Walton is a freelance writer at CopyPress, writing tutor, and novelist.

Product descriptions can be difficult because those writing the descriptions often forget that they shouldn’t just be describing the product — they need to be selling it.

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Almost half of U.S. internet users patronize fast food restaurants regularly, according to a recent study.

The study is part of an infographic from GlobalWebIndex.

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How to scale without adding overhead [0.18]

Posted on July 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m. by Garage @ [source]

Every business wants to grow, but you need to balance that objective with a long-term outlook to ensure that as you scale, you’re not adding unnecessary overhead. What is the ROI on everything you do on a day-to-day basis?

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David Friant is a poster child for STEM education. Little did 18-year-old David know that one decision — to earn a college degree in engineering — would open so many doors for him, including a passion project called The Cardboard Boat Book.

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5 takeaways from the best makeup blogs [0.28]

Posted on July 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m. by Garage @ [source]

Let’s cut to the chase: You love makeup and want to share it with the world.

Memebox does an incredible job of mixing up product features, letters from their staff, the science behind skincare and more to keep people coming back.

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When my partners and I launched Finicity in 1999, Google was 2 years old, Uber was not yet a concept and the dotcom bubble was about to burst. In just the past year, we’ve announced a new round of funding, new products and multiple major partnerships with top-tier financial institutions and fintech partners.

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London’s 5 Trendiest Concept Stores [0.27]

Posted on July 25, 2017, 1:16 p.m. by Noobpreneur.com @ [source]

London shoppers are rather spoiled for choice — so hip retailers are gaining footfall by creating unique concept stores that offer unforgettable shopping experiences.

Here are London’s five trendiest concept stores to get your creative juices flowing.

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Why Corporate Innovation is Harder Now [0.13]

Posted on July 25, 2017, 1:08 p.m. by Steve Blank @ [source]

I was at Stanford in the Graduate School of Business and was interviewed by Peter Gardner of StartGrid for his On The Road podcast.

BTW, it seems every podcast has a trick last question.

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A Refresher on Marketing ROI [0.11]

Posted on July 25, 2017, 1 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

Companies spend a lot on marketing communications. Marketing ROI (mROI) helps companies measure the return on investment.

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In 2011 state-by-state ranking, Nebraska came in dead last in venture capital deals with exactly zero. Their capital base is supplemented by philanthropy and partnerships with other venture capital organizations, and they work across the state in communities like Hastings and Norfolk as well as Omaha and Lincoln.

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Editor’s Note: In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and experiences on our hub.

Hoffman’s belief struck a chord with both Emmy Award winning producer and founder of Ambitious.com Greg Rollett and Entrepreneur‘s editor-in-chief Jason Feifer.

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Paul Krugman is an editorial writer for the New York Times and a winner of the Nobel prize in economics.

Krugman says that Obamacare actually works.

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The IRS can be tough on collecting income taxes, and even tougher where payroll taxes are concerned. The money is withheld from employee wages, and is supposed to be paid over to the IRS.

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I’m continuing my series looking at digital transformation trends in various industries. Today, I’ll discuss how digital transformation has revolutionized the automotive industry.

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