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"Steaking Acclaim:" How Outback Steakhouse Went from Down Under, All the Way to the Top
Sullivan Chris
10/1/2001
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Combining the allure and fun of an Australian theme with savvy advertising and PR, plus sports-related sponsorships led Outback Steakhouse to the top slotted brand in the steakhouse business, with over 700 locations globally.

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10 Promising Businesses to Start Today
Schweitzer Tamara Spiro Josh Lagorio Christine
5/24/2010
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Congratulations:  You have survived the recession. Now what? If you have ever had the urge to start your own business, now may be a good time to make a move.

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A Better Approach to Hiring
LaForest Sara Kubica Tony
6/4/2010
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With the recession lifting, returning to normal (even if it's a new normal) will take some time.  The economy is recovering, and business growth is beginning to resume.

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A Business Case for Formal Mentoring
Wayshak Corinne
10/7/2002
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Entrepreneurs can benefit from seeking to be paired for a fee with a mentor who provides guidance and support, says the author, who pursued such a formal mentorship upon the founding of her second venture. With new skills to learn in an operating company as opposed to her previous professional-services concern, this entrepreneur reports developing company-building tactics as well as respect for mentoring itself.

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A Formula For Sales Success
SittigRolf Andrea
6/1/2010
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Like every salesperson, I have a set quota I'm responsible for meeting each month.  The difference is, it's self-imposed since I'm my own boss.  Small-business owners might be happy to learn there is a formula to help you reach your goals consistently each month.

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A Funding Fix For New Businesses
Buckley Walter
3/25/2010
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I have spent the majority of my adult life investing my own and other people's money in entrepreneurs. That's why I know the U.S. has a serious problem on its hands.

Although the stock market has tentatively rebounded, funding for the one area in which America has a distinct competitive advantage--that is, new company formation--is in scary decline. That may be a familiar refrain by now, but that doesn't make the ramifications any less real. Or less dangerous.

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A Precious Source For Small Biz
Finneran Katy
1/6/2010
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Under the Immigration Act of 1990, the U.S. Congress set aside 10,000 annual visas for foreign investors looking for opportunities in America. Those carrots are coming in handy during what remains a debilitating credit crunch for U.S. entrepreneurs. Rather than wait a year or longer for other immigrant visas, foreign investors--through the so-called EB-5 program--can snag a slice of equity and a quick-and-dirty U.S. visa in just three-to-six months; plus, unlike other immigrant visas that might expire in a few years, the EB-5 flavor offers permanent residency. EB-5 minimum requirements: a $1 million investment from a lawful source in a new or existing commercial enterprise that directly creates at least 10 U.S. jobs. Investors can put up as little as $500,000 if the company is in a rural area or in a county sporting 150% of the average national unemployment rate. (Canada has a similar program, called the Canadian Business Immigrant Investment Program, though it doesn't impose any job-creation requirements.)

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A Tale of Two Recessions
Cook Nancy
6/4/2010
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The new national jobless numbers came out Friday morning with the umemployment rate falling from 9.9 percent to 9.7 percent - thank, in large part, to the 2010 Census that hired 411,000 temporary workers.

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A Vehicle for Friends Goes Far
Chuang John H
9/1/2000
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Founding a business was so much fun for three Harvard juniors that they did it several times--until they found something that worked. They begged, bartered and borrowed resources, with a little help from their folks. And, because they knew their industry and added value as managers, they grew their temp agency for Web professionals into a permanent, international leader.

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A Vision Beyond Virtual
Bourland Andy Handley Ann
12/26/2000
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Two hardworking entrepreneurs start an online publishing venture as a virtual company. They think they can communicate because they're wired. So, why are they always meeting at the local coffee shop? Profitable but inefficient, their business needs office space in order to grow beyond the launch phase--and, like parents, the founders have to get out of its way.

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