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Based out of Portland, Oregon, Dresslikeapirate.com is one of the world’s most popular theatrical costuming, pirate, theme wedding and roleplay garb sites. Shayna Vest, of Dress Like A Pirate.com, an Authorize.Net merchant, shares her story and business advice.

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Since 1985, the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) has worked with the city, local downtown businesses and other community organizations to help drive revitalization efforts in Statesville, North Carolina. These efforts have included a massive downtown streetscape improvement project, a downtown marketing program and over 20 downtown events to help attract visitors and citizens to help grow the local business economy. 

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Wedding season is in the air and Authorize.Net merchant Raymond Miller of My Wedding Reception Ideas shares his small business advice including what inspired him to start his business and what lead to its success.

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Setting up shop to offer your products or services online and using Authorize.Net to accept payments are great first steps towards attracting new customers for your business. Here are six ways to drive more traffic to your site, potentially increasing sales and online success. 

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Authorize.Net merchant Caruh Salon Spa in Seattle, Washington, has been voted one of America’s Top 200 Salons for 10 years in a row by Salon Today Magazine. We asked Chief Beauty Officer and Owner Cyndi DeSoto to share her small business advice.

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Today we celebrate America’s favorite summer food, best enjoyed at the ball park or on the grill on a hot summer day. Authorize.Net merchant, NorthStar Bison, makers of high quality, 100% grass-fed beef and bison hot dogs shares its story and business advice.

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July 17 is National Ice Cream Day! All month long, we celebrate a favorite cold and creamy treat perfect for those hot summer days. Authorize.Net merchant Yuengling’s Ice Cream shares its story of how America’s oldest brewery started making award-winning ice cream and gives their business advice.

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Marketing is often an intimidating prospect for small business owners. How do you know which marketing strategies will be the most successful for your product or service? While some marketing campaigns are complex, there are plenty of simple, easily implemented strategies that entrepreneurs can do themselves.  

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Since 2002, Mobile Home Parts Store has offered the largest online selection of products for all types of mobile home improvement projects. Based in Laurinburg, North Carolina, its founder, Pate Peele, turned his experience in selling mobile homes and his valuable relationships with mobile home parts distributors into a thriving retail business.

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Cashflow is important to any business, but it's especially crucial for small businesses that typically have less working capital to run their business with.

All too often, small business owners focus so much on sales that they let things slide in regards to getting paid on time. Increase the odds of being paid promptly with these simple tips.

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