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Reality TV Show May Hit Too Close to Home in Silicon Valley

Reality TV Show May Hit Too Close to Home in Silicon Valley

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A new Bravo show that follows startups through their growing pains is riling the high-tech hotbed. A look at what may be behind all the griping.
July 13, 2012 in Lifestyle
5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

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Reid Hoffman, investor and co-founder of LinkedIn, and Ben Casnocha, entrepreneur and author, share valuable tips on cultivating and seizing make-or-break opportunities.
June 19, 2012 in Starting a Business
5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

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Starting up isn't always going to land you fame and fortune. But, if you're lucky, you will control your own destiny. Before you start up, consider the truth about common myths.
June 6, 2012 in Starting a Business

Young 'Changemakers' Have Chance to Win Money for Social Ventures

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For budding social entrepreneurs, here's your chance to get noticed -- and land some start-up cash.
June 5, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

What Do Etsy, GroupMe and Stamped Have In Common? An Eye on Design

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Forget coders and engineers, some companies are touting their designers' acumen as what really helps them stand out.
May 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

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Rather than wait for Zynga to scoop up your young gaming company, crowdfunding may be the next best thing.
May 4, 2012 in Starting a Business
Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe on Social Media and the Verge Culture

Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe on Social Media and the Verge Culture

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A discussion with Karmaloop's founder and CEO Greg Selkoe on how innovative techniques and practical thinking helped his company thrive in today's ever changing fashion marketplace.
April 27, 2012 in Starting a Business
How to Shop for a Business Incubator

How to Shop for a Business Incubator

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Incubators can be a great way to get a fledgling business off the ground -- but beware of marketing gimmicks that capitalize on eager entrepreneurs.
April 23, 2012 in Starting a Business

What to Do When Friends Want to Be Co-Founders

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One of the toughest challenges a young entrepreneur may face is turning away friends who want to join their companies. Here are some options.
April 23, 2012 in Starting a Business
How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

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Millions of people have tuned into an 11-minute video of entrepreneur Caine Monroy's cardboard arcade creation, but how did that video catch on when so many others don't? To figure it out, we asked the experts to give us their best viral-video tips.
April 21, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

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Small businesses employ a lot of people, so policy makers invest in resources that help start new companies. But more resources should be allocated to helping existing business stay afloat.
March 22, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

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Small businesses create most of the jobs, we've often been told. But is it true? See which two types of businesses have been adding jobs, according to new data.
October 28, 2011 in Startup Basics
How to Estimate Startup Costs

How to Estimate Startup Costs

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Get an idea of how much money you'll need by creating three quick lists and making a few educated guesses.
September 20, 2011 in Your Business Plan
How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

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A new strategy for an online hand-me-downs company targeting moms helps raise an infusion of cash from venture backers.
September 11, 2011 in Financing
Five to Follow on Twitter for Startups

Five to Follow on Twitter for Startups

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Sometimes in business it actually helps to follow the crowd. Here are five tweeters to follow if you're just getting started up.
May 11, 2011 in Starting a Business
How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

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Five tips for young hopefuls to consider before hanging their own shingle.
April 28, 2011 in Startup Basics
Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

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Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.
April 13, 2011 in Starting a Business
The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying

The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying

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A new study finally answers the question: How many entrepreneurs were afraid to even apply for a loan during the recession?
April 8, 2011 in Financing
A Competition for Your Startup

A Competition for Your Startup

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The Start-Up, Boot-Up business plan competition promises $75,000 to one outstanding start-up.
March 24, 2011 in Starting a Business
SXSW's Customer Finding Tools of Tomorrow

SXSW's Customer Finding Tools of Tomorrow

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SXSW shines a spotlight on firms that can help business owners connect with customers. Here's a look.
March 22, 2011 in Finding Customers
The Unasked Question: Should You Open a Business?

The Unasked Question: Should You Open a Business?

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Entrepreneurship can be an expensive and thankless 24/7 endeavor that few people wind-up succeeding at. See if you're ready.
March 21, 2011 in Starting a Business
Parting Thoughts on SXSW Interactive

Parting Thoughts on SXSW Interactive

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South by Southwest Interactive may be over, but the lessons learned will carry on -- at least, until next year.
March 17, 2011 in Starting a Business
At SXSW, Chief Shoe Giver Extols Social Entrepreneurship

At SXSW, Chief Shoe Giver Extols Social Entrepreneurship

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Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, explains why starting up a social venture is a good business strategy.
March 17, 2011 in Starting a Business
The Dailies at SXSW, Part Four

The Dailies at SXSW, Part Four

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SXSW in Austin may be the place to go for networking opportunities, but it's also good for a quick dose of inspiration.
March 16, 2011 in Starting a Business
At SXSW, A Startup for Startups

At SXSW, A Startup for Startups

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For small businesses, landing funding has rarely been more difficult. Here's how one company is aiming to make it easier.
March 15, 2011 in Financing

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