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Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results
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Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results

Even wonder why Google's own products and services appear at the top of search results? See how that could change if lawmakers get their way.
Mikal E. Belicove
The State of Venture Capital in 2012
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The State of Venture Capital in 2012

For young companies looking for venture investments in the New Year, finding capital may be daunting but not impossible.
Peter S. Cohan
The Key Question Inventors Don't Ask Before Seeking Funding
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The Key Question Inventors Don't Ask Before Seeking Funding

Wondering what makes investors back an invention? The new History Channel show 'Invention USA' points out a key factor that can make the difference in landing funding.
Carol Tice
The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga
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The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

It's been a banner week for Zynga with its long-awaited IPO. But there was a time when its founder was criticized for proposing a free-gaming business model.
Carol Tice
How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers
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How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers

Warby Parker donates a pair of eyeglasses for every one it sells, a "one-for-one" model that's helped the ecommerce business blow through sales targets.
Colleen DeBaise
A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012
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A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

Use this list of free -- or almost free -- tools to turn your business idea into a reality in the new year.
Catherine Clifford
Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt
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Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt

Mark Highland's Organic Mechanics is blooming.
Margaret Littman
How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions
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How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions

Four entrepreneurs find more than pocket change in their couch.
Gwen Moran
Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY
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Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

New York recently beat out rival Boston for the number two spot for venture capital accumulation. Here's what makes the Big Apple more appealing.
Peter S. Cohan
Five Simple Rules for Building a Blockbuster Brand
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Five Simple Rules for Building a Blockbuster Brand

The entrepreneurs behind Fresh cosmetics share the roadmap they followed in creating a successful brand from scratch.
Rosalind Resnick
Toy Maker Makes a Difference in Honduras
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Toy Maker Makes a Difference in Honduras

Tegu puts toys to work to build a better future for homeless kids.
Gwen Moran
How an Ex-Ballet Dancer Succeeded by Thinking Outside the Barre
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How an Ex-Ballet Dancer Succeeded by Thinking Outside the Barre

When Hollywood called, a former New York City Ballet dancer turned to the web to keep her back-home fitness clients on track.
Jennifer Wang
To Make Business Planning Less Daunting, Let's Call It Something Else
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To Make Business Planning Less Daunting, Let's Call It Something Else

We need new vocabulary for business planning. Just don't call it a 'business plan.'
Tim Berry
That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs
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That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Ten business lessons from top musicians, actors, comedians and other high-profile celebrities.
Kara Ohngren Prior
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