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4 Ways Being an Entrepreneur Has Changed Me

I wrote a list for Entrepreneur a few years back on the reasons why you should start your own business. It ended up being the most popular post I’ve ever written. Now I wonder, what was I thinking? When I wrote that article my company was just taking off. I was excited, heading into the future with blinders on and a ...

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10 Accelerators Helping Startups Grow to the Next Level

The increasing number of startups is related to more than the economy growing again. It’s a chicken-and-egg scenario. It’s unclear which came first, the rise in startup accelerators or the number of startup founders looking for help. What we do know is that there are new accelerators and incubators popping up around the world to help these startup founders develop their ideas ...

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This First-Time Novelist Wrote About Startups, and Learned Some Vital Truths About Entrepreneurs

The startup world, with its penchant for outlandish perks, overblown valuations, inscrutable jargon and big egos talking about disrupting industries and changing the world, is ripe for satire. Doree Shafrir does just that with her debut novel Startup. The story follows three central characters: Mack, a high flying young founder of a mindfulness app; Katya, a reporter for a tech ...

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50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s stressful and pretty much demands your complete focus. On the plus side, it can also be a fulfilling experience professionally and personally. Here are 50 tips on how to make your business come to life: 1. Do a self-inventory. Not everyone has what it takes to start a company. ...

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5 Tips for Managing the Digital Workforce of Your Startup

Just when you think you’ve got a grip on today’s tech evolution, you look up to find the modern-day workforce — including the most effective ways of leading it — has changed as well. Today’s business managers are dealing with a double revolution. There’s a digital transformation changing how we work and an influx of generational young’uns who think, act and expect ...

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Vote for the Next Big Food Company at FounderMade Food

Have a new food and beverage product and want to connect with the people who will take your brand to the next level? Then you need to be at FounderMade’s Future of Food Summit. FounderMade, a consumer discovery platform and event series, is bringing their popular Future of Food Summit to Hudson Loft in downtown LA on Saturday, April 8th. ...

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The Female-Founded Companies That Get Funded (Infographic)

While more and more women are becoming founders and CEO, we still have a ways to go for gender parity in business. In 2016, approximately 3,033 U.S.-based companies secured funding (seed, series A and series B). Unfortunately, only 16 percent of these companies had at least one female founder. Not only that, but only 8 percent had a female founder ...

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Never Underestimate Just How Stressful a Business Partnership Can Be

Years ago, a true-crime television series, City Confidential, took viewers on a weekly trip to an American city and recounted a murder there. It was notable for the resonant, ironic narration by the late Paul Winfield and for the time spent showcasing the personality of each city. This mini-travelogue provided an interesting contrast with the darker content that inevitably followed. An episode that ...

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New Recycling Process Turns Waste Plastic Into Oil

The world is facing a growing environmental problem with plastic, which is slowly filling up our oceans. Only a very small percentage of waste plastic gets recycled, and while a caterpillar may help in the long term, we really need a quick fix to responsibly deal with the material. That fix looks likely to come from a British company called Recycling Technologies (RT). As ...

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The End of the Startup Era: 5 Ways to Save Your Business From Acquisition

The end of startup economy is here. How many developing companies have to be absorbed by the giants to prove it? Since 2001, Google has acquired 200 startup companies. That’s more than its 12-per-year acquisition goal. Likewise, Facebook, after a series of striking swallows, continues to terrify Snapchat by mimicking its features, stroke for stroke. As a whole, the implications ...

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