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5 Facts About Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's Often Controversial Co-Founder
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5 Facts About Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's Often Controversial Co-Founder

Insights into the life and style of the ephemeral messaging app's controversial co-founder and CEO.
Laura Entis
Which Crowdfunding Method Should You Choose for Your Startup? (VIDEO)
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Which Crowdfunding Method Should You Choose for Your Startup? (VIDEO)

It depends on the stage of your business. Crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw breaks it down.
Laura Entis
Will Work for Praise! How Waiving Your Fee Will Grow Your Business.
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Will Work for Praise! How Waiving Your Fee Will Grow Your Business.

The willingness to be paid in testimonials and referrals is good strategy when casting about for your first customers.
Jacqueline Whitmore
How BentoBox Is Ending the Era of Badly Designed Restaurant Websites
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How BentoBox Is Ending the Era of Badly Designed Restaurant Websites

The company, which has built a platform for restaurants to create and manage their websites, recently graduated from Techstars New York City and is in the process of raising its seed round.
Laura Entis
With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'
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With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'

For years, co-founders Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe shunned outside investment. But when they were approached by the show's producers, the timing was finally right.
Laura Entis
10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs
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10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs

The founders and co-founders of Techstars' graduating class share their favorite productivity hacks.
Laura Entis
Sick of Working for Someone Else? Here are 3 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job.
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Sick of Working for Someone Else? Here are 3 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job.

If you want to go out on your own, there are a few things you must do before you dive in head first.
Nick Ruiz
10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last
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10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.
Anthony Scaramucci
12 Ways to Find Inspiration
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12 Ways to Find Inspiration

Founders and co-founders from Techstars' latest graduating class reveal where they turn when searching for new ideas and solutions.
Laura Entis
From an Extra Bedroom to 20 Stores and Counting: How Kendra Scott Created a Multimillion-Dollar Jewelry Empire
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From an Extra Bedroom to 20 Stores and Counting: How Kendra Scott Created a Multimillion-Dollar Jewelry Empire

In 2002, Kendra Scott started a business selling handcrafted earrings door to door. Last year, Kendra Scott Design took in $75 million in revenue and is opening new locations across the country.
Laura Entis
From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup
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From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup

Frederick Hutson shares advice for entrepreneurs with untraditional backgrounds who are seeking VC funding.
Laura Entis
4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur
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4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur

It takes passion to leave a steady gig for the uncertainties of your own business but making the move successfully requires some level-headed strategy.
John Rampton
Why Now Is the Best Time to Start Your Own Business
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Why Now Is the Best Time to Start Your Own Business

The rebounding economy, low interest rates, less expensive technology and the state of regulation are all fair winds blowing in favor of new small-business owners.
Cindy Yang
Former Apple CEO John Sculley: You Learn From Your Mistakes, Not Your Successes
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Former Apple CEO John Sculley: You Learn From Your Mistakes, Not Your Successes

Failure hurts, but it often provides an invaluable learning opportunity.
Laura Entis