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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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Advice - Right now, startups are feverishly hiring in order to scale up their businesses, but could we in fact be doing it all wrong? While many startups expound the virtues of being lean, once the VC money train rolls in, it is off to the...
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AlleyTalk - How many times have you gone out to eat, all good, and then you waited forever for the waiter to come around with the check? Good news! Cover is a mobile payments startup that allows restaurant patrons to pay for their meals...
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Cool Tech - An exoskeleton is helping disabled individuals walk again. Simon Constable meets with ReWalk CEO Larry Jasinski and U.S. Army Sgt. Terry Hannigan, who...
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Advice - Some people are not cut out to be entrepreneurs. This is a good thing: if they were, the business world would be chaos, with everyone trying to do their own thing. So what about you? How do you know if you should be running your own...
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AlleyTalk - The CEO of viral app Yo, which has gained over 1 million users in four days, has denied that the app is a gimmick and outlined plans for its future. Or Arbel, co-founder and chief executive of Yo, which allows users to simply send...
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Advice - Amazing ideas can spring from the most mundane events. A few months ago, my lawn mower broke. I decided it was time to hire a landscaper to help me whip my yard into shape. As many people do, I grabbed my laptop and began searching...
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Business - In my view, entrepreneurship has always been the ultimate embodiment of capitalism and quite synonymous with free enterprise. Yet I find that more and more young entrepreneurs are uncomfortable with the term “capitalism,” somehow...
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AlleyTalk - While one entrepreneur might differ from the next, there is one thing they all have in common: the need for capital. With no shortage of Venture Capitalists and Angels, how do you know whether or not you are working with a winner? Over...
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