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WeddingWire

WeddingWire is helping engaged couples and wedding vendors find the perfect match

Do not tangle with Martha Stewart over table etiquette. That was the lesson Tim Chi learned in 2007. Chi had pulled together about a half-million in funding for his fledgling online wedding marketplace concept, WeddingWire, which was aimed at connecting engaged couples with wedding vendors. The site had shown some promise in its test city, Washington, DC, but it needed cash to scale.

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Marc Kramer

Highway to success: Anthony Bucci and RevZilla are picking up speed

In 2006, Anthony Bucci, Nick Auger and Matt Kull decided to build an ecommerce business with no venture capital funding, believing there wasn’t a good enough place to buy motorcycle gear online, and that there had to be a better way. The result of their bootstrapping, RevZilla, is already approaching 200 employees and $100 million in revenue.

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Family business

Infographic: The facts (and secrets) of family business success

It's often said that family businesses are the backbone of America's economy, and they certainly generate a significant part of the nation's wealth and jobs. What makes them so successful, and what lessons can they teach the rest of us?

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Maria Guida

A comfortable speaker is a better speaker: Planning your outfit and appearance for a big presentation

Your big moment is coming up soon: that important presentation when you’ll be speaking to a group of CEOs or other senior leaders. You have prepared superb content and rehearsed appropriately; you are ready to speak with authenticity, poise and power. Now, a big decision: What will you wear?

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Emissions

Mitsubishi’s emissions cheating: Lessons on transparency and the supply chain

This week, Mitsubishi became the second major automaker in less than a year to confess that its emissions tests had been fudged to make cars look cleaner than they actually were. For CEOs, there’s a clear lesson: Make sure your internal reporting and external supply chain stand up to scrutiny. But how?

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Hershey

Chocolate, beef jerky, salads: Hershey and the changing tastes of the American consumer

Hershey announced this week that it would start selling dried meat bars, following a decline in candy revenue. It’s the latest in a line of companies to attempt a strategic pivot as Americans embrace healthier eating habits. So is Hershey going the right way about a renaissance?

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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz and John Kasich have quit. Should you?

Ted Cruz surprised pundits this week by bowing out of the presidential race, following a loss to rival Donald J. Trump in the crucial Indiana primary. A day later, John Kasich, whose path to the nomination was even steeper, followed suit. What lessons does this hold for your own exit? When is the right time to quit fighting a losing battle?

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Trade secrets

How the new Defend Trade Secrets Act could help protect your intellectual property

President Barack Obama this week signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, a new law that will allow businesses to sue in federal court to seek compensation for stolen trade secrets — anything from proprietary code to a closely guarded recipe for fried chicken.

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