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You Cannot Shrink Your Way to Growth

We all know what a failing business looks like. The atomosphere is gone, the place looks scruffy and employees look deflated. IBM has a long and storied existence. But is it a failing business? Following earnings results this week, some media are raising the alarm. Revenues were $92.8 billion in 2013, but are down for…

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Innovating Incubation

There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. So when your startup steps in to a crowded market, you run a real risk of being ignored. It’s why startups spend so much time differentiating themselves. Enter Pitchswag in to the crowded incubator space. There are lots…

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Smart & Smarter: Stand Out From the Crowd

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There’s a classic scene in the movie Dumb & Dumber where our two heroes chose unusual tuxedos. The joke there was they stuck out like two sore thumbs. But what if you want to, or have to, stick out from the crowd? It’s long been the norm at conventions to have attractive women in tight…

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4 Types of User Willing to Pay for Online News

There’s a lot of angst, anguish and apprehension in the newspaper business. Circulation is down and falling. Readers are old and dying. Revenue is being siphoned off by every upstart on the internet. And, to cap it all off, the internet also means news is available elsewhere for free. (There will be a number of…