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How Women Entrepreneurs Differ From Men (Video)

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Women have tended to think the smaller the business, the more manageable. But that's slowly changing, says Nell Merlino, Count Me In founder.
October 10, 2012 in Starting a Business
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How to Make $1 Million in Revenue (Video)

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Do your market research and have a big vision, says Nell Merlino, founder of Count Me In. And learn to deal with failure.
October 8, 2012 in Grow Your Business
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Nell Merlino on Growing Small Businesses (Video)

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Business advocate Nell Merlino says greater access to capital and new streams of revenue would help America's entrepreneurs.
October 3, 2012 in Grow Your Business
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Changing the Startup Landscape for Scientists (Video)

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Professor Steve Blank talks about I-Corps, the National Science Foundation's incubator program for scientists who want to turn inventions into profitable companies.
September 28, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Steve Blank: Inside the Lean StartupPlay Video

Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup (Video)

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The professor who popularized the "lean" movement describes his Lean LaunchPad course.
September 26, 2012 in Grow Your Business
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Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make (Video)

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Sure, you might be good at starting a business. But what about building one? Here are some common blunders -- and how to avoid them.
September 19, 2012 in Growing Your Business
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Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business (Video)

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From up-selling to unbundling, professor Steve Blank outlines lean strategies for growing your customer base.
September 14, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing AgainPlay Video

Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again (Video)

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The old ways of doing business no long apply, says professor Steve Blank. Entrepreneurship is exploding among those who grok that.
September 11, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Dealing with Isolation as a Solo EntrepreneurPlay Video

Dealing with Isolation as a Solo Entrepreneur (Video)

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Bundle's Allison O'Neill talks about the challenge of working from home, and having no one around for brainstorming. Hear her solutions, plus expert tips.
August 20, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Video: How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1Play Video

How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1 (Video)

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When Caroline Ceniza-Levine quit her day job to start a business, she needed to have revenue coming in immediately. Hear how she did it.
August 6, 2012 in Money Basics
Video: No Money for Ads? How to Win CustomersPlay Video

No Money for Ads? How to Win Customers (Video)

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Allison O'Neill, owner of children's retail shop Bundle in New York, partners with about a dozen similar small businesses to compete against the big players. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
July 30, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: How to Create Pre-Launch BuzzPlay Video

How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz (Video)

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Marissa Lippert used a Kickstarter campaign and social media to create excitement and a customer base for her brick-and-mortar shop, Nourish. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
July 11, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Techie Networking for WomenPlay Video

Techie Networking for Women (Video)

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From Silicon Valley to New York, the tech world is disruptive, innovative and mostly male. Startup entrepreneur Amy Yazdian of I'm In The Kitchen tells how she fit in.
July 2, 2012 in Starting a Business
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Juggling a Startup and a Baby (Video)

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More high-profile female entrepreneurs are showing they can start a successful company -- and a family. Here's a look at one fashion designer trying to do both, plus expert tips.
June 25, 2012 in Women's Center
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Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You (Video)

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As a startup entrepreneur, Amy Yazdian felt she had little leverage to demand perfection from her staff. Hear how she learned to get employees fired up, plus expert tips.
June 12, 2012 in Starting a Business
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How to Stop Working 24/7 (Video)

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SixFigureStart's Caroline Ceniza-Levine found a way to take weekends off -- and still bring in target revenue. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
June 4, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: How to Negotiate. . . as a Business OwnerPlay Video

How to Negotiate. . . as a Business Owner (Video)

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Regina Angeles had to learn a new way to close deals when she started her own recruitment firm. Hear her best tips for negotiating.
May 29, 2012 in Starting a Business
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How to Get Low-Cost Legal Services (Video)

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The secret? Persuade lawyers that your scrappy startup will one day be a paying client, says serial entrepreneur Mark Hirsch.
May 14, 2012 in Starting a Business
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How to Deal With Copycats (Video)

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If you're first to market, it's not unusual for others to rip off your product. Hear entrepreneur Michael Aiello's story, plus tips from Pinterest investor Brian Cohen on handling knock-offs.
May 7, 2012 in Starting a Business
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How to Create Buzz on No Budget (Video)

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Local Bigwig's Ray Madronio turned to big players in his industry to get free marketing help for his startup. Hear how he did it, plus expert tips.
April 25, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Starting Lean: Selling a VisionPlay Video

Starting Lean: Selling a Vision (Video)

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Mark Hirsch of CreativeWorx tells how he used prototypes to win clients, plus tips from experts on using 'minimum viable products' to test the market.
April 18, 2012 in Marketing
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Ray Madronio needed help when he started Local Bigwig, a short-term housing company, but lacked the budget for staff. Here's what he did, plus more hiring tips.
April 12, 2012 in Hiring Center
Video: Three Ways to Get a Niche Product into RetailersPlay Video

Three Ways to Get a Niche Product into Retailers (Video)

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After inventing a wallet that keeps people's credit-card data safe, Michael Aiello of DIFRWear faced a dual challenge: Educating customers about his unusual product, then getting retailers to sell it.
March 27, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Three Ways to Make Your App Stand OutPlay Video

Three Ways to Make Your App Stand Out (Video)

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Andrew Cohen of Brainscape makes dozens of educational apps. The trouble: Customers couldn't find them in Apple's App Store. Here's how he boosted sales.
March 19, 2012 in Apps & Software
Video: Three Ways to Pick the Best Software for Your StartupPlay Video

Three Ways to Pick the Best Software for Your Startup (Video)

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Jeff Giesea and Ben Zhuk, founders of Best Vendor, didn't want to make a costly mistake by investing in the wrong project-management software for helping improve their workflow. Here's how they narrowed the field.
March 13, 2012 in Apps & Software

About Project Grow

TODAY'S STARTUPS, TOMORROW'S REALITY

The tech start-ups of today aren't just launching new businesses, they are transforming lives. This drive to constantly push boundaries will change how industries evolve and serve their customers. We showcase the minds unafraid to push beyond their own limits and turn ideas into reality, reinventing how business gets done in the process.