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The Five New Forces In Innovation Strategy:


"Companies and government organizations are discovering that innovation activities without a defined innovation pipeline result in innovation theater. And an innovation pipeline needs to be driven with ...


Antsy about entrepreneurship? 6 reasons your 'non-business' self is ready:


Many people feel like they'd like to start their own business -- maybe they have a great original idea, or they can see a way to do something better than what the market currently has to offer. Yet all ...


Consider "stay interviews" to keep your best people:




Here's what holds back women entrepreneurs:


Sexual harassment is one of the many obstacles women entrepreneurs face as they try to grow small businesses into bigger enterprises, as pointed out in a new report. The report titled "Tackling ...


14 Ways Modern Entrepreneurs Can Achieve Business Success:


In today's modern marketplace -- crammed with competitors, fickle consumers and e-commerce decisions -- it takes more than initiative, drive and passion to achieve success with a new business. Entrepreneurs ...


MSU nanotech resources available to Montana manufacturers:


Finding single molecules of impurity where rust could take hold in steel. Shaping silicon and other materials on a scale invisible to the naked eye. Making reflective coatings that interract with light ...


How to Pitch Your App to Investors:


Successfully pitching your app idea to investors and convincing them to fund your startup is not an easy task. Nevertheless, various strategies exist that can drastically enhance your ability to create ...


Premoney vs Postmoney - Which is a Better Technique for Negotiating?:


When negotiating your next fundraising round, should you talk valuation in premoney terms or postmoney terms? Premoney is the valuation before the investment, employee stock option pool (ESOP) expansion, ...


9 Beautiful Questions Will Validate Your Innovation:


The entrepreneurs I see are always talking about "disruptive innovation" ideas, but the plans I read are more often linear extensions of a current hot offering, like one more social network with the best ...


10 Traits of Entrepreneurs Who Built Billion-Dollar Companies:




How to Present a Perfect Innovative Pitch:


If you want to win, you need to be smart. As a pitch presenter, you're ought to not just capture the attention of your prospects but also win their hearts. In today's marketplace, innovation is highly ...


Sexual harassment: Survey reveals how widespread the problem is at startups:


More than 50 percent of 869 startup founders who took the survey have been sexually harassed or know someone who's faced this problem in the workplace. By Queenie Wong http://www.siliconbeat.com/2017/12/06/sexual-harassment-survey-reveals-widespread-problem-startups/ *** ...


6 Trends Generate Huge Data And Startup Opportunities:


A tidal wave of valuable data is surging from the Internet and connected devices today, and the volume is growing exponentially each year. It's enough to drown any business which tries to fight it or ...


3 Signs It's a Smart Time to Sell Your Online Business:




The Strategic Decisions That Caused Nokia's Failure:


Nokia's mobile phone story exemplifies a common trait we see in mature, successful companies: Success breeds conservatism and hubris which, over time, results in a decline of the strategy processes leading ...


10 Top Revenue Models Drive Viable Businesses Today:


This may seem like Business Fundamentals 101, but the market changes rapidly, so I thought it might be useful to share what I see as the most common revenue models being used by businesses today. As an ...


How I Beat Math Phobia--and Became a Better Entrepreneur:




An Entrepreneur With Autism Finds His Own Path:




Petting zoos at the office are the latest perk for stressed-out employees:


Chris Delaney typically unwinds from his job at Discovery Communications by taking leisurely weekend drives or flipping through stacks of vinyl at used record stores. But on a recent midweek afternoon, ...
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Closing the Opportunity Gap for Native American Entrepreneurs:




Make Your Startup Better - Tell better startup stories:


Learning the intricacies of storytelling can help you maintain your audience's attention when discussing your startup, writes Nathan Kontny, CEO of Highrise. One key thing to keep in mind is that interesting ...


The hidden costs of a soft-skills deficit in middle management:


"Advancement in a position is based on the candidate's performance in his or her previous roles, rather than performance in their current role." -LJ Peter, 1968 LJ Peter's enduring principle of ...


4 Steps To Prepare Your Business For A Required Pivot:


You will be pivoting your business in your lifetime, whether you are a new startup, or a mature company like Motorola or IBM. You can count on it and plan for it, or you wait for the next survival crisis ...


Project Entrepreneur annual venture competition expands to help more women entrepreneurs build scalable companies:


Since launching in 2015, Project Entrepreneur -- a media partner of Mashable -- has trained more than 1,200 aspiring entrepreneurs representing 131 U.S. cities. Its annual venture competition has yielded ...


Elon Musk's brilliant email rule at Tesla:


This means looking beyond individual achievements and key performance indicators, which takes courage, insight, and emotional intelligence. It means making yourself available to hear as many voices as ...


SEC to regulate crowd-funding:


The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to regulate crowd-funding activities in the country to protect the investing public from the abuse of fund-raising innovations typically designed for ...


How a Comedy Website Came to Sell Wine to Survive:




How Firms Can Help Employees Make Better Retirement Choices:


Retirement savings plans have been in the news lately as Republicans eyed limits on the maximum pretax 401(k) contributions as a way to fund the cuts outlined in their tax proposal. The 401(k) plan ...


Branding Your Big Idea:


So you've got a brilliant idea, a show-stopper, and you're ready to light the world on fire? Well, not so fast. First you've got to give that genius of yours a winning look. After all, we don't go to ...


5 Strategies for Building Early-Stage Momentum:


Anyone who's starting a business has no doubt been informed of this scary statistic: More than half of all startups fail to survive past year four. Unless your goal is to get rich in less than four years ...

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