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A Startup Idea to Cure Your Weekend Hangover Before Work

Hungover Londoners receive a break from their morning slog to work thanks to a small noodle company's free "hangover cure" pack and taxi ride.

Your weekends may be full of partying. Well, a small business' free taxi pilot program has sprung up in London recently, promising hungover workers a safe morning ride with a side of steamy noodles and a bottle of orange juice to beat back the effects of one too many.

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Small Business In Space: On NASA Contracting The Little Guy

NASA has a history of contracting small businesses to develop future technologies, ensuring not just the big R&D companies have a stake in tomorrow.

In developing the technologies of tomorrow, companies with large research and development houses definitely have an advantage over smaller firms—the top 10 private contracts awarded by NASA last year went to multibillion dollar corporations like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

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The Payoff of Paying it Forward

Paying it forward, outside of a personal act of kindness, is often used by small businesses to tie together communities, and it has its payoffs.

Six years ago, a novel idea sprung up in Berkeley, California: present restaurant-goers a free meal, paid by a previous customer, and then offer them the chance to pay for the next patron. "Paying it forward" was left entirely up to the customer. And after six years, customers kept on funneling money towards strangers' meals, propelling the small restaurant, known as the Karma Kitchen, to locations like Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

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How Google's Updated Search Gives Small Businesses an Edge

Google updates its search engine with Hummingbird, which gives small businesses a leg-up in the search results fight focusing more on content.

Before it marked its 15th birthday last month, Google announced it was tweaking its search engine algorithm with a long-overdue update, dubbed Hummingbird.

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