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The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

Health care and technology industries are booming in the United States, but which specific jobs are expected to grow over the next decade? Using projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on job growth from 2012 to 2022, we’ve identified the fastest-growing jobs in America. There’s something for everyone, with at least 10 jobs that don’t require any education ...

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How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

It’s time to care where — and how — your clothes are sourced. At least that’s what Soraya Darabi, 29, and Maxine Bédat, 30, co-founders of Zady, believe. And, while their company won’t launch until next month, the ecommerce site has already garnered a fair amount of media attention. Perhaps it’s the timing of the launch, just months after the ...

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A Dorm-Room Startup for Dorm Rooms?

If you’ve ever gone shopping for dorm-room supplies, here’s a startup you’ll appreciate. Dormitup.com is a Dallas-based online retailer that sells customized dorm accessories packages — with comforters and extra-long sheets and shower caddies — to incoming college freshmen. The aim is to “revolutionize†college-dorm shopping by providing freshmen with a lower-cost, hassle-free experience — with the ability to customize the ...

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Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

In his new book, Smart People Should Build Things (HarperBusiness, 2014), the “recovering lawyer” and founder of Venture for America Andrew Yang offers up his opinion on how our country can rectify our current economic problems – have smart people build things. His book delves into an innovative model on how entrepreneurs and our youth can launch small businesses and ...

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Don’t Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for improvements in existing products. That said, the biggest issue for most founders is finding these painful problems and matching them with the best ...

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8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital

Entrepreneurs will often have amazing business ideas, but they put them on hold due to a lack of capital. They assume that their idea will never get far off the ground unless they have major funding behind them. It seems that every day there is a new startup receiving millions of dollars from venture capital firms, but what you don’t ...

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Validate Your Business Idea — Quickly — With These 5 Steps

Do you have a business idea? Of course you do. Why else would you be reading this article? If you are like most aspiring entrepreneurs, however, the problem comes in the immediate stage following your “ah-ha” moment, when the idea lingers as a passing thought or a series of sticky notes in a journal until the enthusiasm passes. Then, a few months later, ...

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How This Car-Sharing Company Is Growing Up, Fast

Call it a modern coming of age story. FlightCar Inc., a startup car-sharing service founded by three teenagers, has gone from concept to a bicoastal, venture-backed, 35-employee business in less than 18 months. Meanwhile, the startup that lets car owners rent out their cars while they’re away, became one of the latest “sharing economy” companies to become embroiled in a ...

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7 Actionable Steps to Craft a Lean Business Model

Having big dreams — like running your own business or turning your idea into a company that can change the world — is pretty ambitious. And it’s only possible if you build your startup on top of a solid business model. Let’s face the facts. You may think you have a clear business plan and a great business idea, but in reality, you ...

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What’s The Value of An Idea?

It’s fairly common to hear folks in “Startup Land” state that ideas are “a dime a dozen.” Most of us are taught to think that it’s all about execution, the ideas are a given. There’s some truth in this logic. For every good idea you hear about there are usually a handful of other teams chasing the same concept. Innovation ...

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