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Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

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The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
December 17, 2012 in Innovation
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

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The Small Business Administration invested more than $1 million to support entrepreneur participation in a growing ecosystem of 'smart grid' technology.
December 13, 2012 in Innovation
5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

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Having these types of people around to ask advice of and bounce ideas off can be essential to business owner's success.
December 10, 2012 in Startup Basics
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

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Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

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When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom.
December 5, 2012 in Startup Basics

Want to Make Key Industry Contacts? Tap Into Local Resources

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Student entrepreneur Franco Capurro on how he managed to attract a top-notch board of advisers.
November 1, 2012 in Grow Your Business
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

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Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
July 20, 2012 in Startup Basics
How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

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In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.
July 11, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Are Young Treps Nurtured or Born?

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Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry talks about his family of entrepreneurs and asks the question: Can young entrepreneurs be cultivated?
June 17, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Daddy, I want to be an Entrepreneur!

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As starting a business is no easy task, it might be difficult to embrace a child's decision to follow in your footsteps. But you should try. Here are 8 ways to encourage your little ones.
June 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

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Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
June 7, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Are You Coachable?

Are You Coachable?

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If you aren't open to feedback and new ideas, it could be what's keeping you and your business from long-term success. Here's how to be more coachable.
June 1, 2012 in Growth Strategies

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'SharkTank'

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Even as the shark infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
May 24, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
10 Things Colleges Don't Tell Young Entrepreneurs at Graduation

10 Things Colleges Don't Tell Young Entrepreneurs at Graduation

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A college degree can give grads confidence and poise. But it won't guarantee business success.
May 12, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

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A look at how advisors can help you more than any business book ever could.
May 11, 2012 in Startup Basics
8 Ways to Make a Reverse Mentorship Work for You

8 Ways to Make a Reverse Mentorship Work for You

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In a constantly changing digital workplace, it pays to team up with younger colleagues to glean tips on social media, mobile apps and more.
April 13, 2012 in Business Ideas
A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

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For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.
April 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

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Finding a mentor when you're just starting up, can make all the difference. Here are eight tips for finding one.
January 26, 2012 in Startup Basics
What I Learned About Entrepreneurship from Richard Branson

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship from Richard Branson

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For young entrepreneurs, having a mentor -- even one you've never met -- can mean the difference between running a successful business and just dreaming about it.
November 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

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Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
November 14, 2011 in Startup Basics
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How Can I Make the Most of a Mentor Relationship? (Video)

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, shares tips for building a successful relationship with a business mentor. Part of our Coaches Corner series.
October 26, 2011 in Business Management
Cherie Blair Launches Program for Emerging Entrepreneurs

Cherie Blair Launches Program for Emerging Entrepreneurs

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The U.K.'s Cherie Blair aims to help the 'missing middles' -- female business owners in developing nations who need help in scaling their growing companies.
October 7, 2011 in Business Management
Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

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Here's how to nab the right mentor and get the most out of the relationship. Plus, five resources to help you start your search.
June 7, 2011 in Startup Basics

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