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Advice - If you’ve gotten far enough in building your  business to think about raising investment, then you’ve worked very hard and survived some near-death experiences. It’s been a tough road and you should be proud of the progress...
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Resources - Recessions tend to drive people to entrepreneurship. Those who might never consider starting a business will do so if they can't get a job. As the United States economy gets stronger, a smaller percentage of the population is...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Resources - Tech workers are demanding more money from potential employers, according to a semi-annual survey published Friday. Dice.com, a tech-focused employment website, surveyed 737 recruiters and hiring managers across the country to...
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Advice - While many business challenges are common for all founders, there are unique lessons that female entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn. Here are several essential lessons I've learned as a successful female entrepreneur and...
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Advice - When I first started my business at age 25, I thought that success would happen the following week and shortly after that, I’d be sitting with Oprah and having her ask me questions about my amazing, world-changing website. I...

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