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  • For 25 years, the high-tech companies of Silicon Valley have been using Bon Appétit Food Management to serve healthy, and free, food right on the job.

  • How to Disaster-Proof Your Technology Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    The difference between getting back on your feet after a disaster may come down to the plan you have in place before storms hit.

  • When Customers Have Had Enough Innovation Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 8:32 AM ET
    Mobile World Congress

    Relentless, competitive improvement has its risks, and smartphone manufacturers had to learn this fact the hard way.

  • Likeonomics: It's Not About Being Nice Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 7:32 AM ET

    People like to do business with people and companies they like. Likability often trumps competence. The good news is that likability is not something you're born with; it's an acquired skill.

  • Too Many Start-ups to Survive? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund says Silicon Valley is flooded with entrepreneurs starting mostly crap companies and VCs playing the momentum game, hoping that the greater fool theory will end up playing out,” Lewis said.

  • U.S. Veterans, Afghanistan

    Hundreds of restaurant and service chains are offering incentives to help veterans open a shop — waiving franchise fees, reducing royalty payments and guiding them through crafting business plans.

  • If the Name Gets in the Way, Change It Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 12:57 PM ET
    Google

    Small and big companies alike, including Google and IBM, have undergone name changes. Here's how to gauge if a name change is right for your business.

  • Four Reasons to Stop Lording Over Your Workers Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:32 AM ET

    Instead of demanding your workers stay chained to desks, consider how to create more efficient, motivated employees.

  • Businesses That Cater to Extreme Adrenaline Junkies Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 9:24 AM ET
    Tandem HALO jumping

    Adrenaline junkies live on the edge — and often like to lean over it. And these days, there are plenty of businesses willing to court them.

  • Puzzling Picture on ?Jobs Foxes Experts Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 1:53 AM ET

    How is it that the numbers of employed people are rising and unemployment claims are falling, while the UK economy is contracting? The Financial TImes reports

  • Small Businesses Still Struggling To Get Loans: Fed Study Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 1:51 PM ET
    US $100 banknote and a compass

    Years into the so-called economic recovery, it remains difficult for small businesses to get bank loans. "I had great credit," says Allison O'Neill, founder of Bundle. "They were just like, we're not taking any risks on startups."

  • Lessons About Branding From 'Project Runway' Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 12:13 PM ET

    What allows an entrepreneur to take their business to the next level? Some takeaways from an unconventional source.

  • How to Send a Message To Stinky Colleagues Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:59 AM ET

    Beauty-product company G.B. Proudfoot is now offering a 'Deodorgram' service, anonymously sending a stick of its For Pits Sake! natural deodorant to any olfactory offenders in your life.

  • Why What Kind of Car You Drive Matters Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    BMW X5

    You may not think twice about your ride, but customers, investors, and employees are most certainly looking — and judging.

  • Signs That You're an Entrepreneur at Heart Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 10:18 AM ET
    Young Female Entrepreneur

    Some attributes of successful entrepreneurs are contrary to stereotypes offered by television and movies. Do you have what it takes to be a business leader?

  • Gov. Quinn: This Drought Makes Us All ‘Tom Joad’ Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    In Illinois, we’ve experienced the sixth-driest growing season on record. Of 102 counties, 100 are disaster areas, the state's governor addresses the issue of what's been done and what still needs to happen to help his state.

  • Sen. Pat Roberts: Don't Play Politics With Our Food Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:47 AM ET
    Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades.

    The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."

  • How a Vacation Turned Into a New Swimwear Business Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:56 PM ET
    Calaveras Swimwear

    See how an investment banker turned a vacation into a brainstorm session for a new swimwear company.

  • Are Small Businesses Punishing Groupon? Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    Businesses complain that Groupon didn't pay money owed to them in a timely manner, and that caused their businesses to suffer — but Groupon says the math that business owners are computing does not point to Groupon as the cause.

  • Retail Sales for Small Businesses Slows in July Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 3:04 PM ET
    Female Shoppers

    Spending at small retailers in the U.S. slowed in July from the same time last year, reaching the lowest growth level for the last 12 months, according to a new report.

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