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Advice - Fear of failure is often cited as a reason for not starting a business, and it appears to be well-founded. A quarter of all new businesses in the U.S. fail in their first year, and 44 percent have called it a day by the end of the...
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Advice - This month’s NY Enterprise Tech Meetup offered something different. There were usual  company presentations, but they were followed by a special keynote. Jason Lemkin gave a great talk on hiring (and firing) a good VP of sales for...
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Accelerators -   New York is a fashion town. Actually, it’s a fashion capital in a $1.2 trillion industry. Since it’s also a technology hub and home to many of the major fashion brands and retailers, it was only a matter of time before...
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AlleyTalk - Laura Stevens has the results of a new survey in which customers indicated they often add products to their online shopping cart or can wait...
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AlleyTalk -   We hear about the Steve Jobses and Jerry Yangs who first led the charge in the brave new world of tech. Let’s not forget that they didn’t do it alone. What about the people who turned their backs on traditional industry...
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AlleyTalk - Have you ever gotten a parking ticket because the sign was too confusing? Well, one designer has, and she’s started a one-woman crusade against confusing street signage. Her weapon? A deceptively simple sign of her own. Designer...
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Inside the Code - Make an app that texts you every time Brad Pitt tweets. Image credit: CC by p22311919 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OTHER 16 THINGS AWESOME YOU CAN DO WITH RUBY  
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Advice - I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder who dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur. I hasten to tell them that every job move is fraught with risk, but the move from employee to...
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Advice - The number one reason brilliant companies with stellar products and services fail is that they run out of money. They have rousing press. They have fervent customer acceptance. They revel in month-over-month increases in traffic and...
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AlleyTalk - NYC Big Apps is a competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design and business to solve the city’s toughest challenges. And the competition in Brooklyn was pretty tough. Industry City hosted the “People’s...
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Advice - In 2011, I went from working at a restaurant making $2.17/hour (plus tips…) to launching one…then two…then THREE successful, profitable businesses with literally no startup capital. How did I do it? Did I come up with the next...
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Cool Tech - The $99 Netatmo June Bluetooth bracelet monitors UV rays and alerts you when you might be at risk of sunburn.  Joanna Stern heads to the beach to see...
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AlleyTalk - With the growing popularity of on-demand services like Uber, Instacart and HandyBook, Button is launching the acquisition and retention platform built for the mobile economy. And the company is poised to help propel these businesses...
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Advice - It’s a fine line between promoting a business, good, service, or brand tastefully, and obnoxiously shoving unwanted and unnecessary information into the faces of your audience. We’ve all seen those companies posting incessant and...
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AlleyTalk - Edwin Goodman has been a successful entrepreneur nearly all his life, spotting talent early on in major companies like Apple or Staples, and it all started within the family. His business career began at Bergdorf Goodman, the renowned...
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