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To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures

To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures

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Having a good company culture can keep your company and employees healthy.
January 28, 2014 in Startup Basics
Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'

Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'

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Make sure your product is something that your clients need to have, otherwise your revenue potential will be low.
January 15, 2014 in Startup Basics
The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

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It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is?
January 14, 2014 in Startup Basics
Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

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These ladies have found success getting money for their companies. Here's how they did it.
January 13, 2014 in Startup Financing
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

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A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
January 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies
4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

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Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
December 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
Startup Founders: Be Your Own Salesperson

Startup Founders: Be Your Own Salesperson

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No one knows a product better than the person who thought it up. Who better to deal with customers?
December 16, 2013 in Startup Basics
Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

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Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious.
November 4, 2013 in Leadership
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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A life-saving app, indie art and music gets crowdfunded, a step-by-step guide to building a better brain, how to manage your managers, why the emerging-markets craze may be over. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
October 25, 2013 in News and Trends
Step Aside, San Francisco: New York-Based Companies Expected to Steal the IPO Show

Step Aside, San Francisco: New York-Based Companies Expected to Steal the IPO Show

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As investor appetite improves and the Big Apple's tech scene continues to mature, analysts expect New York City to become a hub of tech IPO activity in coming years.
October 16, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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In the category of epic role reversals, the New York Daily News makes big companies pitch to startups and other need-to-know stories from this week.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends

Video Chat: It Ain't Just for Long Distance Relationships Anymore (Infographic)

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With more businesses turning to online video interviews, here are some tips on how to put your best foot (or face) forward.
September 17, 2013 in Grow Your Business
6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Celebrate all things entrepreneurial at Denver Startup Week, the Be Great Fest promotes LA startup ecosystem, practice your public speaking at Impact Hub, unleash your social media super-powers at the Social Media Strategies Summit . . . This week's notable news and startup events.
September 16, 2013 in News and Trends
What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

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Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.
September 10, 2013 in Finding Customers

Startups Mine 'Big Data' Too

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Though popularized by giant web companies Amazon and Netflix, startups are increasingly getting into the algorithm game -- hoping the practice not only cements life-long customers but also added sales.
September 5, 2013 in Starting a Business

This Startup Wants Your Water Filter to Be Beautiful

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Tapping into the water-filter market, startup Soma explains how it is looking to turn the business on its head.
September 4, 2013 in Starting a Business

4 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Take Labor Day Off

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Planning on skipping Labor Day fun to focus on your startup? Here are four reasons why you shouldn't.
September 2, 2013 in Starting a Business
How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

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Execution is everything in entrepreneurship. But often your state of mind -- or perhaps more accurately, how you think -- will help determine what products or services you'll create and industries you'll disrupt.
August 30, 2013 in Startup Basics
Billabong's Wipeout: Surfwear Brand Now Worthless

Billabong's Wipeout: Surfwear Brand Now Worthless

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Over the past six years, Billabong has erased billions of dollars in investor value. Its latest year-end financial report delivers the worst news yet.
August 27, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
August 20, 2013 in Starting a Business
Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

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Real-estate information powerhouse Zillow said it will buy StreetEasy for $50 million and also announced a secondary stock offering.
August 19, 2013 in News and Trends

The 10 Types of People You Meet at Conferences (Infographic)

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Looking to best allocate your networking time at conferences? Check out the 10 people you meet at conferences.
August 16, 2013 in Grow Your Business
U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have the U.S. government in a tizzy. Here's our deep dive on what recent developments mean for digital currencies.
August 14, 2013 in News and Trends

How This Car-Sharing Company Is Growing Up, Fast

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In the sharing economy, customers are your sellers, buyers and inventory. While efficient, the model may attract unwanted questions from regulators, as many startups are beginning to learn firsthand.
August 14, 2013 in Profiles

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