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'Encore entrepreneurship' isn't for everyone — Q: Mr. Strauss - My husband retired from work a few years ago and is bored silly. He has gotten it in his mind to start a business. I don't like the idea. I think that such endeavors are for a younger generation and he would be better off mentoring young businesspeople.

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Website — Written on June 2, 2011 at 9:06 am, by Steve Strauss So I spent the weekend cleaning out the garage and pulling weeds, how about you? I know that my brother got his car serviced, and my wife cleaned out a closet (part of her nefarious plan to get me to do the weeding, no doubt!).

Strauss: Top 10 reasons to move to the cloud — As Late Show with David Letterman fades into delicious memory, let us note some statistics from that great show: ■ As of the last show on May 20, there will have been 6,028 broadcasts of Late Show. ■ The first guest was Bill Murray.

How to Think More Like an Entrepreneur — By Iris Dorbian. Being an entrepreneur requires determination, stamina, the courage to take risks, and the fortitude to withstand failure. Yet what's the good of having a dream if you don't think like an entrepreneur?

Blurred lines: Smartphones and home, work balance — Q: Steve - I wrote you late yesterday afternoon and haven't heard back yet. I would appreciate it if you would let me know one way or the other. Thanks - Brian A: I lost my iPhone this week. It was a weird experience, both good and bad.

5 Ways To Get Rid of Small Business Debt — by Iris Dorbian. According to statistics compiled by the Small Business Administration , about half of small businesses close within five years. Of the reasons cited, insufficient cash flow and debt are among those commonly listed. Clearly, for small business owners struggling to survive and stay financially afloat, getting rid of debt should be a top priority.

5 Keys to Working Efficiently & Effectively With Millennials — Here's how not to work with millennials: A couple of years ago there was a hotshot tech startup in Silicon Valley. The company made a cool product and received several rounds of successful venture funding until it was growing faster than the founders had ever anticipated.

Strauss: Small Biz 101 from 'Shark Tank's' Greiner — A couple of weeks ago, I moderated a panel discussion with Lori Greiner of TV's at the Staples store on 5th Avenue. Staples (with whom I do some work) is launching a line of Shark Tank products at select stores and online.

10 time-tested, affordable marketing ideas — As I'm sure you've heard, social media is a big deal! Social media, social media social media. And if we are not discussing social media, then we better be talking about mobile and pay-per-click because that's where the action is, right?

Sales & Marketing — It was not so long ago that, for small businesses especially, marketing was a bit of a toss up, and an expensive one at that. For starters, your options were few -business owners could choose from major media outlets like TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, as well as a few more obscure choices like billboards, direct mail, bus benches, and so on.
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