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Before You Bring a Co-Founder on Board, Ask These 5 Questions
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Before You Bring a Co-Founder on Board, Ask These 5 Questions

Our expert this week discusses how entrepreneurs can test out a potential partner before going all in.
Tom Gimbel
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Tom Gimbel.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Tom Gimbel.

Our expert this month is looking to take your questions on hiring, culture, employee development and retention.
Andrea Huspeni
To Keep Your Brand's Social Engagement Strong, Focus on These 3 Questions
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To Keep Your Brand's Social Engagement Strong, Focus on These 3 Questions

When you have the brand right and everyone in your company is breathing into it, you can use social media as a way to keep the authentic engagement going.
Mel Carson
The 4 Pillars New Brands Must Communicate to Their Audience
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The 4 Pillars New Brands Must Communicate to Their Audience

Simplicity is key in any branding strategy. Overthinking and having too many internal considerations can expose your external brand perception as muddy and disjointed.
Mel Carson
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Mel Carson.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Mel Carson.

Mel Carson, the man who has helped big-name brands like Microsoft and Alaska Airlines with their marketing and branding efforts, is looking to take entrepreneurs' questions this month.
Andrea Huspeni
Stand Out From the Crowd: 3 Ways to Put a Spotlight on Your Company
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Stand Out From the Crowd: 3 Ways to Put a Spotlight on Your Company

When your company and another one has similar offerings, here is how to differentiate yourself.
Kip Tindell
Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?
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Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.
Kip Tindell
The Importance of Culture When Starting Up
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The Importance of Culture When Starting Up

With most startups just concerned with surviving, how important is culture?
Kip Tindell
Determining Early Employees Compensation and When to Scale Up
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Determining Early Employees Compensation and When to Scale Up

Our expert, serial entrepreneur, author and CEO of The Container Store, Kip Tindell discusses what to consider when paying early employees and when to expand beyond the early team.
Kip Tindell
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kip Tindell.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kip Tindell.

Our expert this month is Kip Tindell, the CEO and founder behind The Container Store. As a long-time entrepreneur, he knows a thing or two about what it takes to run a company and is excited to take founders' questions.
Andrea Huspeni
The Importance of Entrepreneurs Building Their Personal Brand
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The Importance of Entrepreneurs Building Their Personal Brand

Public-relations expert Sabrina Horn discusses why founders should not just focus on building up their startup brand.
Sabrina Horn
The Best Way to Market a Niche Company
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The Best Way to Market a Niche Company

To get the word out about a specialty business, entrepreneurs need to understand their audience and then get to the places where they get their information.
Sabrina Horn
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Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.
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Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.

Expert Sabrina Horn talks about the importance of gaining customers, keeping them happy and having proper procedures in place during the first few years of launching a PR firm.
Sabrina Horn
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Sabrina Horn.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Sabrina Horn.

Our expert Sabrina Horn is looking to answer your questions about PR, marketing, social media and general entrepreneur inquiries.
Andrea Huspeni