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4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

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When you feel down, try these tips to fight self-doubt and get back to running your business.
August 21, 2013 in Starting a Business

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
August 20, 2013 in Starting a Business
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

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Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

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The innovative cosmetic e-commence site, Birchbox is many things. For consumers, it's a chance to sample new products for a small fee and to replenish products they already enjoy, and for the founders, it's a platform that connects consumers and brands.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost

Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost

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Virool gives businesses a self-serve, social video advertising platform to help get the kind of exposure that only a viral hit can bring.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

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The Melman siblings opened several bars and restaurants to revitalize their father's 42-year-old hospitality company Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to appeal to younger clientele.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

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Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

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Cinnabon president Kat Cole skyrocketed through the corporate ranks and got her MBA without having a bachelor's degree. Her secret sauce, she says, is to see the positive and the possible.
August 20, 2013 in Success Stories

With Its Eye on High Schoolers, LinkedIn Announces University Pages

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Wanting to expand its reach and get users hooked at a younger age, LinkedIn announces a new service targeted towards prospective college students.
August 20, 2013 in Starting a Business
4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

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Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.
August 19, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)

How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)

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Ask the right questions and be prepared and you'll avoid screwing up on a pitch that's big for your business.
August 19, 2013 in Startup Basics
Keys to Success: Overcoming 5 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back

Keys to Success: Overcoming 5 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back

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Here's how to move past your personal obstacles and get your startup idea off the ground.
August 19, 2013 in Startup Basics
College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

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Instead of boring slides with bullet points and clip art, Big Fish creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers.
August 17, 2013 in Success Stories
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

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Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.
August 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

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To find success, you'll need to make a serious commitment to starting up -- even if it's just a side gig.
August 16, 2013 in Startup Basics
Step Aside, Bottled Beer: Cans Return to the Spotlight

Step Aside, Bottled Beer: Cans Return to the Spotlight

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Brewers are finding financial and environmental benefits to using cans over glass bottles.
August 16, 2013 in Starting a Business
5 Steps to Get Your Product On Store Shelves

5 Steps to Get Your Product On Store Shelves

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Focusing your time and resources when trying to get your product to retail is a challenge. Here are five top priorities.
August 15, 2013 in Retail Center
How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

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The fundamentals of business plan writing remain the same, but there are some crucial changes these days that you should keep in mind when crafting your plan.
August 15, 2013 in Your Business Plan
How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

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The best place to purchase stock for your retail store is most likely at regional market centers. Find out how to work these wholesale showrooms.
August 15, 2013 in Retail Center
The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

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The U.S. is home to six of the top 10 startup ecosystems in the world, but some surprising cities are upping their game with notable strides in funding, talent, trendsetting and more.
August 15, 2013 in Starting a Business
No Games: Zynga's New CEO Shakes Up Management

No Games: Zynga's New CEO Shakes Up Management

Social gaming company Zynga announced the departure of three senior executives late Tuesday as the company undergoes a broader restructuring.
August 15, 2013 in Starting a Business
The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

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These U.S. metro regions have the highest ratio of tech startups compared to the national average.
August 14, 2013 in Location
Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

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There are other more productive ways to come up with business ideas. Here are five effective alternatives.
August 13, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Make the Most of a Summer Internship as an Aspiring Entrepreneur

How to Make the Most of a Summer Internship as an Aspiring Entrepreneur

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As a student entrepreneur, a summer internship is no excuse for making zero progress on your business. Here are some tips to keep you on point.
August 13, 2013 in Startup Basics

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
August 13, 2013 in Starting a Business
In Growing Pet Insurance Sector, Fido May Get Better Health Care Than Humans

In Growing Pet Insurance Sector, Fido May Get Better Health Care Than Humans

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The pet insurance sector is growing fast, as startups and even Wal-Mart have entered the $500 million business.
August 13, 2013 in Business Ideas
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