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Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine
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Entrepreneurs can enlist employees, customers and other partners when it comes time to offer programs that give back to the community.
April 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
On Becoming That Truly Inclusive Leader

On Becoming That Truly Inclusive Leader

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In a global economy, openness to new diverse ideas is critical for staying competitive. Embrace a method to cull the best ideas from your team and put them into action.
April 9, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

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An overview of how companies are raising money with crowdfunding, what categories are hottest and what the future holds for this new and innovative finance tool.
February 19, 2014 in Financing
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

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Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
February 11, 2014 in Financing
American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

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The American Heart Association is using crowdfunding to find innovative technologies that can assist in improving cardiovascular health across the U.S.
February 5, 2014 in Inventing
Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

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These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you.
January 20, 2014 in Inventing
Creating a Banner Ad Worth Clicking on

Creating a Banner Ad Worth Clicking on

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Dispop sources click-worthy banner-ad proposals from a network of designers.
December 3, 2013 in Advertising
Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

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On-demand car service Uber has teamed up with GM and Toyota to provide drivers discounts on car purchases and friendlier financial terms.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

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Want to attract stellar employees? Don't boss them around. Here’s how to manage without, well, managing.
November 22, 2013 in Managing Employees
McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

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The San Francisco-based publishing house known for its snark and devilish sarcasm has challenged the idea of what it means to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign.
November 6, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

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From sites that allow you to negotiate directly with lease owners, to apps that offer real-time reports on traffic, these tools take some of the stress out of driving.
November 1, 2013 in Shipping Center
This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

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Users of Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible can raise money for their venture using the online-only currency.
October 28, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

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Danae Ringelmann decided that she had to democratize the way that money gets distributed. Everything else hinges off her commitment to solve that one problem.
October 25, 2013 in Leadership
Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

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Indiegogo's co-founder Danae Ringelmann talks about two blockbuster campaigns that made our Top 100 list, the platform's biggest 'failure', and what success really means in the age of crowdfunding.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

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There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

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More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
October 23, 2013 in Financing
FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

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The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
October 2, 2013 in Innovation
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

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The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
August 19, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

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Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.
June 26, 2013 in Financing
Crowdsource Your Next Delivery

Crowdsource Your Next Delivery

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Thanks to some new startups, you might be able to tap the crowd for your next delivery. But should you?
June 13, 2013 in Shipping Center
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

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CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
June 4, 2013 in Financing
GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software

GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software

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The online hosting service makes it easy for millions of developers to create and share software projects.
May 23, 2013 in Apps & Software
3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

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Even experienced business owners can fall into counterproductive habits. The premier episode of CNBC's new small business reality show aims to solve them.
May 15, 2013 in Financing
Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

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CNBC announces a new television show called 'Crowd Rules' where business owners compete for $50,000. The money is awarded based on an audience vote.
April 15, 2013 in Financing
3 Ethical Ways to Boost Positive Online Reviews

3 Ethical Ways to Boost Positive Online Reviews

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A look at the strategies some entrepreneurs are using when generating and making the most of their customers' comments.
April 10, 2013 in Marketing Ideas

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