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3 Tips to Improve Sales Conversations for Faster Growth

3 Tips to Improve Sales Conversations for Faster Growth

The best sales pitch is mostly listening to your customers. Hearing what they don't like is just as valuable as learning what they love.
Know Thy Customer: 3 Tips for Success From a $285M Company

Know Thy Customer: 3 Tips for Success From a $285M Company

Understanding customers, defining a clear business purpose and building the right team is crucial to a startup's success.
IP Uh Oh? Is Your Startup Really Ready to Go Public?

IP Uh Oh? Is Your Startup Really Ready to Go Public?

There are 7 big challenges you should be aware of before you attempt to take this major step.
How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name

How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name

Essie Weingarten, the entrepreneur behind the wildly popular nail polish line, grew her childhood passion into a multimillion-dollar brand.
How This Wildly Popular Web Series Made It Big

How This Wildly Popular Web Series Made It Big

The creators of 'Submissions Only,' a comedy web series that airs on BroadwayWorld.com, have struck a sweet spot with audiences well beyond the theater world.
New Dating App Startup Aims to Be the 'Thinking Person's Tinder'

New Dating App Startup Aims to Be the 'Thinking Person's Tinder'

A seven-man UK startup is looking to change the face of online dating with Loveflutter, which prizes personality as well as looks.
5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day

5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day

Successful leaders cultivate effective daily habits to provide them with that extra advantage.
Keep It Down! 5 Business Lessons From a Competitive Eater.

Keep It Down! 5 Business Lessons From a Competitive Eater.

A life of stuffing himself taught this founder some insights on patience, goal setting and adaptability.
The Professional Dilemma: Passion or Pay?

The Professional Dilemma: Passion or Pay?

These two entrepreneurs took risks and left the corporate lives behind. Now, they don't have to make that choice.
How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there.
Four Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Fitbit

Four Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Fitbit

Why FitBit's "quantified self" approach works for businesses too
Stop Fixing Women to Act Like Men

Stop Fixing Women to Act Like Men

The authors of 'Gender Intelligence,' out this month, argue companies should recognize the value of thinking differently and blend the talents of men and women -- at all levels of leadership.
Everything is Big in Texas, Including These 6 Startups

Everything is Big in Texas, Including These 6 Startups

These Lone Star State companies cover things from senior care, Bitcoin and blogging.
Are You Cut Out for a Sales Gig at a Startup?

Are You Cut Out for a Sales Gig at a Startup?

If you want to get a job selling, would you be a better fit at a smaller or a larger company?
Why Startups Should Still Care About Things That Don't Scale

Why Startups Should Still Care About Things That Don't Scale

Valuable insights can come from the little things that don't help a company grow.
How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind.
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
How This Tech Startup Is Renovating the $12 Trillion Commercial Real-Estate Industry

How This Tech Startup Is Renovating the $12 Trillion Commercial Real-Estate Industry

By digitizing age-old processes, View The Space has revolutionized the way that commercial real-estate owners and brokers conduct business.
Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial

Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial

Digitally-minded startups are taking to TV to raise their profiles and reach new users.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
17 Absentminded Mistakes That Will Cost Your Business Big Time

17 Absentminded Mistakes That Will Cost Your Business Big Time

Distracted by daily tasks and critical goals, most entrepreneurs let seemingly unimportant issues slip through the cracks.
Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

There are four areas you have look into to see if you're ready to scale. If not, you risk losing it all.
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Q&A With Whisper CEO Michael Heyward: We Are Your 'Stranger on a Train'

Q&A With Whisper CEO Michael Heyward: We Are Your 'Stranger on a Train'

The CEO and co-founder of Whisper offers an in-depth look at how he launched the anonymous confessional app and why he believes all the secrets shared are real.
Like Other Parts of Your Business, Creativity Needs to Be Cultivated

Like Other Parts of Your Business, Creativity Needs to Be Cultivated

Here are 4 ways entrepreneurs can foster a culture where new ideas more easily bloom.
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