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The Rise of the Fat Start-Up:


Modern capital markets have since unlocked far grander opportunities for tech entrepreneurs. They are blessed with essentially unlimited access to money, and ideas that once seemed too expensive, too ...


What Employers Should Know About Generation Z:


David Stillman and his Generation Z son, Jonah Stillman, have written a book to help sort out the generational gap between younger people. They discussed their book, Gen Z At Work: How the Next Generation ...


10 Qualities That Will Make You An Entrepreneur Idol:


To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don't have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Some people, and some entrepreneurs, have that something extra that you can't quite put your finger on, like ...


Why Having a Location-first Marketing Strategy Pays Off:




How to Close Deals Without Coming Off as Salesy:




Profit Mastery now offered online for only $195 through September 30, 2017. :


The Montana Small Business Development Center network is proud to announce our Profit Mastery course is now offered online, at a $700 discounted rate! Profit Mastery is an internationally-acclaimed and ...


Etsy learns it's hard to be a B Corp and be publicly owned:


Etsy's management practices, including its certification as a B Corporation and its spending on employees' comfort, left it vulnerable to activist investors who recently forced out the CEO. Etsy may ...


Startups: 3 strategies for talking about your competitors:


A startup pitch session Image Credit: hatoriz / Shutterstock.com Learn how AI is changing the way marketers and product innovators engage and convert at MB 2017, July 11-12 in SF.50% early bird ends ...


Start Up on the Right Foot -- Build a Customer Advisory Board:


"We were able to email 10 of our customer advisory board members, give them mockups of the new feature and invite them for an hour of usability testing -- we threw in Amazon gift cards as a reward -- ...


Why Your Strategic Plan Will Never Succeed:


We all want to achieve results through a clear strategy that is successfully executed. But this doesn't always happen. You can have the best strategy in the world, but if you can't execute it, you won't ...


How to Start a Business That's Radically Transparent (and Why You Should):




Getting Your Idea Going: How to Validate a Business Idea the Right Way:


It's all about that early validation. The good news it doesn't take too long and it's generally free. By Wil Schroter Full Story: https://www.startups.co/articles/getting-your-idea-going-how-to-validate-your-idea Many ...


Venture capitalists fresh out of college are changing the rules: Not your dad's industry anymore:


At first glance, Clancey Stahr looks like any other 23-year-old eager to make his mark on Silicon Valley. But this baby-faced Stanford graduate is already managing $55 million of other people's money. Stahr ...


This business boosted sales 25% after finding the right social media partner:


The couple got invited to join the Facebook Small Business Council http://facebook.com/business/e/smb-council , a networking organization that dishes out advice and education on how to get the most out ...


How Debt and Taxes Can Make Smart Entrepreneurs Rich:




How to Patent Your Business Idea: A Step by Step Guide:


Throughout history, ingenious and innovative ideas have been copied, or outright stolen. Guglielmo Marconi is credited with inventing the radio, even though it originated from Nikola Tesla. Nowadays it's ...


24 Podcasts That Will Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur:


At IdeaMensch, we're obsessed with learning. The more we learn, the more we realize how much there's still to learn. We're always searching for better ways to digest actionable information and apply it ...


Early-stage investment is important but no substitute for business acumen, networking:


Entrepreneurs around the world will tell you the safest way across the startup Valley of Death is with a canteen full of investor dollars over each shoulder. There are numbers to back that up. ...


Why Ford lets employees work in pajamas:


"It's not that I don't want to be in Palo Alto, I love California," she says. "But when I came out here, it opened my eyes to different possibilities." Automakers in Detroit are offering unique perks ...


How do you hire for passion or curiosity? Here's one question to ask:


When I was a young professor, I invited a very successful entrepreneur to speak to my class. One of the questions was, "How did you learn to hire the right people?" His response: "I made a lot ...


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses - Deadline to Apply - May 12, 2017:


This is a great opportunity for business owners gain access to tools and support to take their business to new heights. In professional workshops at Babson College scholars will learn from some of ...


New businesses blossoming in Montana thanks to business loans from the Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation:


A northwest nonprofit corporation is breathing new life into Montana's small-business scene, thanks to an infusion of small business loans for in-state entrepreneurs. The Missoula-based Montana ...


How to Transform Business Using Technology:


Digital transformation is all the rage. Tech-driven business innovation is happening all around us. But how do game-changing technology investments get implemented in real life? Where are examples of ...


Is Pay Transparency Right For Your Company? We Asked A Few That Tried It:




Your Business Idea Will Change. Here's How to Deal With It:


Sometimes, the path you take is one you never planned for. Something almost always comes up that forces you to change course. It could be an obstacle, or it could be an unexpected opportunity. Either ...


Marketing is in everything we do:


A business or organization can make an investment in their marketing and advertising, but it is ultimately a waste of time and money if your employees don't buy into your brand, if your customer service ...


7 Strategies For A Low Entry-Cost Sustainable Startup:


If your dream has long been to start and manage your own business, there is no time like the present to get started. The cost of entry is at an all-time low, working from home through an Internet website ...


This Swedish Politician Wants To Give Workers A Paid Sex Break:


Do you want to be able to go home in the middle of the day to have sex with your partner without getting in trouble at work? Well, maybe you should consider moving to the town of Overtornea in Sweden. Andrea ...


When Building a Diverse Workforce, Hiring Is Just the Start:




Podcast: What Entrepreneurship Can Teach Us About Life:


Wall Street Journal contributor Stephen Hicks says we all can apply the entrepreneurial approach to our own lives. That's because we're born with the ability to take risks, think creatively and challenge ...

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