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Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

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The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.
July 19, 2013 in Success Stories
3 Simple Questions That Can Derail Your Reputation

3 Simple Questions That Can Derail Your Reputation

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Reaching out for help is a good thing, as long as you remember to respect other people's time, relationships and expertise.
July 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

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In his new book, business professor Daniel Isenberg says if people think you're crazy, you're onto something.
July 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings

Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings

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San Francisco startup 42Floors makes the process of leasing an office for your growing company simple.
July 16, 2013 in Business Management
How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

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Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
July 15, 2013 in Startup Basics
How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea

How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea

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Just days after going on sale, a tiny startup's product sells out. Here is how a drinking lid for Mason jars turned into an instant moneymaker.
July 14, 2013 in Business Ideas
Startup Offers a Digital Take on Art for Your Home

Startup Offers a Digital Take on Art for Your Home

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PIxeled app lets users send images and animation to framed displays on their walls.
July 13, 2013 in Apps & Software
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

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A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.
July 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

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Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.
July 11, 2013 in Startup Financing
Video: Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech StartupPlay Video

Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup (Video)

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Today's fin-tech companies are shaking up Wall Street. We ask three graduates of New York's FinTech Innovaton Lab about their best advice for starting up.
July 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
South Dakota Tops List of America's Best States for Business

South Dakota Tops List of America's Best States for Business

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The Mount Rushmore State ranks as the top state for business in 2013, according to a CNBC analysis.
July 10, 2013 in Starting a Business
Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

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As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.
July 10, 2013 in Business Ideas

The College Question for Entrepreneurs Gains Momentum as Costs Surge

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Regardless of whether interest rates on certain student loans stay inflated, the high cost of college must be met proactively. Here are some tips for tamping down on your education debt-load.
July 10, 2013 in Starting a Business
Find the Right Hires for Each Stage of Your Startup

Find the Right Hires for Each Stage of Your Startup

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From your business partners to full-time staff, here is what to look for at three critical stages of your startup.
July 8, 2013 in Hiring Center
AlleyNYC Founder on Running a Co-Working Space and Getting in

AlleyNYC Founder on Running a Co-Working Space and Getting in

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To find out how to catch the eye of the hottest co-working spaces, we chatted with Jason Saltzman of AlleyNYC.
July 8, 2013 in Starting a Business

Where to Find a Community If You're a Solopreneur

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No entrepreneur is an island. From incubators to co-working spaces to networking events, support groups for fellow business owners are springing up across the country.
July 5, 2013 in Starting a Business
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

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Disabled veterans often find the return to civilian life difficult, especially when seeking jobs. Now, a university program thinks it has the key to their independence: turn them into entrepreneurs.
July 4, 2013 in Starting a Business
Video: Fin-Tech Startups Take On Wall Street's Pain PointsPlay Video

Fin-Tech Startups Take On Wall Street's Pain Points (Video)

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Five years since the crisis, opportunities in financial technology are plenty. We talk to three entrepreneurs who have grown their startups in New York's FinTech Innovation Lab.
July 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting

Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting

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The CEO of Virgin has seen a lot of challenges in his career, but perhaps none as big as becoming a dad. Here he discusses the similarities between parenting and running a business.
July 1, 2013 in Lifestyle
The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

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With online sales growing, more entrepreneurs are breaking into ecommerce. Here's a look at this thriving industry.
June 28, 2013 in Sales

5 Tips for Getting Acquired

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CEO of angel investment group Angel Capital Group Rachael Qualls provides young entrepreneurs insight into how to position their startup for acquisition.
June 28, 2013 in How To Start a Business

Are You Ready to Start Up? 3 Tips Before You Launch

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Prior to jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, you need to be 100 percent ready mentally, physically and financially.
June 28, 2013 in Starting a Business
Video: How Fin-Tech Startups Are Disrupting Wall StreetPlay Video

How Fin-Tech Startups Are Disrupting Wall Street (Video)

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Entrepreneurs working in financial technology are helping banks grapple with everything from Big Data and cybersecurity threats to the growing number of customers using mobile and social media.
June 27, 2013 in Startup Basics

How Startups Should Formulate Financial Projections

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VC Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what investors are looking for in a startup's financial projections.
June 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

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NYU recently unveiled its accelerator Launchpad, hoping to help young entrepreneurs with their ventures.
June 25, 2013 in Starting a Business
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