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How A 14-year-old Turned E-Commerce Entrepreneur (With His Entire Family)

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:52:00 -0400

They say you shouldn't go into business with your family, right? Well, the entire family at Delano Bats begs to differ.


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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: 'We're Still In A Startup Funk'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:44:00 -0400

News and insights for business owners from around the Web, including how a seemingly perfect family business succession plan went wrong.


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As Founder Faces Possible Jail Time, An Inside Look At LydianCoin, Paris Hilton-Endorsed Cryptocurrency

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:42:00 -0400

Why buying a LydianCoin may be no different from pre-paying for a hamburger.


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Even New York's Hard Nosed Tax Enforcers Can't Resist A True Paris Love Story

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:09:00 -0400

How a Colgate-Palmolive CFO married his high school sweetheart, retired and moved to Paris to be with her, and convinced New York he was domiciled (for tax purposes) in France, despite maintaining a penthouse apartment in the Big Apple.


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What Are Microservices? - Part 1: An Interview With Matt Miller Of Sequoia

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:48:00 -0400

Matt Miler is a Partner at Sequoia Capital and an authority on the topic of microservcies. In this, the first of many in a series I'm referring to as "What is___?", which will cover AI, virtual reality, robotics, blockchain, and many other topics, I ask "What are Microservices?"


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Deliveroo Is Now A $2 Billion Business

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:46:00 -0400

Having just raised another $385 million, it needs all the help it can get to build a profitable business.


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Three Elements Make Your Live Video Irresistible To Viewers...But You're Not Using Them

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:15:00 -0400

Livestreaming is growing but the quality isn't always top notch. Here's how to ensure your content and strategy keeps the viewers sticking around.


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Will Peace Talks Really Help Colombia's Economy?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:12:00 -0400

Colombia, Latin America's fourth largest economy, is a country that is experiencing dynamic growth in some sectors but is still characterized by immense inequality and deep seated social divisions. The country now faces some new opportunities but also a long list of challenges.


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15 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Starting Out

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Invest in the right people, and be wary of overspending on unintuitive software.


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How A Mascot Can Help You Build And Develop Your Brand

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Building trust can be difficult in an online market, but having a friendly mascot as your brand representative can help your customers better connect to your business.


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When IRS Can Collect Taxes From You Owed By Someone Else

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:54:00 -0400

It's bad enough to pay your own taxes, but at times you can be forced to pay someone else's. Here's how IRS pursues these claims.


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Second Time Around - Tech Entrepreneur Nick Halstead On How He Raised $8m In Seed Funding

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:38:00 -0400

UK data startup InfoSum has raised a further $5m in seed funding, bringing the total so far to $8m. Founder Nick Halstead's track record has played an important part in attracting substantial early investment, but as he explains, raising money is never totally straightforward.


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How To Get Your Product Into Celebrity Hands

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:30:00 -0400

Sarah Shaw teaches entrepreneurs how to get their products in the hands of celebrities and on the pages of major media —everything she learned after landing her handbags on red carpets attached to more than 70 A-list celebs.


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Three Things Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Communicating Their Ideas

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:10:00 -0400

Having worked on over 200 presentations with companies such as Oracle, Dentsu, and Nike, Eugene Cheng, co-founder of HighSpark, offers his insights. If you know how to avoid these 3 common pitfalls, your audience will remember your presentation.


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Ron Shaich: Panera's Success Comes Down To These 3 Things

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0400

I spoke to Ron Shaich about how Panera bread gives back to the community, how he overcame his biggest challenges while growing Panera, his innovative management style, and his best advice.


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Three Reasons Everyone Needs A Portfolio Career

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Learning to diversify your career the same as you would a financial portfolio is critical, says Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You. Broadening your skill set, expanding your experience base, and raising your income and earning potential are all clear benefits of doing so.


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PODCAST: Want To Be In The Room Where It Happens? Find Opportunities To Be Of Service

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Entrepreneur and investor Jason Scott believes that when you get individuals with diverse backgrounds in one room, magic happens. Jason shares how studying Biology at MIT led him toward building communities, why he’ll always dance hip-hop and why networking can be an opportunity to be of service.


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How One Woman Is Challenging The Status Quo In International Aid

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:39:00 -0400

From Kathmandu, Rita Thapa is proving that local ownership of aid—with women at the helm—works.


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BoxFox Aims to Help U.S. Retailers Sell Their $250 Billion in Surplus Inventory

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:30:00 -0400

BoxFox aims to fix this problem through a unique online marketplace that connects retailers with bulk buyers of surplus stock (like Amazon and eBay).


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Who Will Train Tomorrow's Lawyers and How Will They Learn?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:15:00 -0400

There's a gap between what the marketplace expects lawyers to know and what they learn in law school. Lawyers in early and mid-career must mind the gap, too. How and why did this occur and what can be done about it?


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This Space Entrepreneur's Business Can Offer Actual Shooting Stars On Demand

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:42:00 -0400

This article is part of a profile series where I speak with space entrepreneurs and others connected to Asia to find out more about their businesses, and Asia’s role in the space technology sector. To read more, click here.


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The U.S. IPO Market Is Broken -- U.S. Startups Will Now Look To Asian Exchanges

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:14:00 -0400

The U.S. IPO market is broken, which has created a backlog of attractive tech-enabled growth companies that can benefit from going public in APAC.


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How Startups Are Trying To Overcome India's Healthcare Challenges

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:17:00 -0400

As Health Care Industry is projected to grow by 17% (compounded annual growth rate) by 2020; startups are attempting to overcome problems such as poor health infrastructure, low levels of insurance, and rural vs urban disparity that are plaguing health services in India.


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Make Tough Decisions By Seeking Excellence, Not Perfection

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:54:00 -0400

Failure to make tough decisions by any CEO could lead to, well, failure. But the impact of avoiding the tough calls is more treacherous for a small business CEO.



These Industries Generate The Lowest Profit Margins

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:56:00 -0400

The growing economy has generally meant expanding profit margins for businesses in recent years, but the profit picture isn't ideal for all industries. See the industries with the lowest profit margins from @Sageworks


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Los Angeles Is An NFL Town! It Just Needs Some Football Fans To Move There

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:43:00 -0400

The Los Angeles Chargers had their home opener in a small soccer stadium that holds just 27,000 people. Yet they didn’t sell it out. The stadium was loud, but those cheers were coming from Dolphins fans, which confused everyone, including Phillip Rivers. Cartoon by Rob Tornoe.


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Highest Paid Actress Emma Stone And Billie Jean King Talk Courage, Equality, Battle of the Sexes

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:13:00 -0400

As the movie, Battle of the Sexes, plays in theaters across America, Billie Jean King and actress Emma Stone, who portrayed King, talk candidly about courage, equality and having a voice, during a panel discussion with co-director Valerie Faris and Shonda Rhimes in New York.


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Antoine Blondeau's Sentient Technologies: AI For The Unknown Unknowns

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:46:00 -0400

Seintient’s AI technology helps businesses solve the problem of the unknown unknowns. Sentient' co-founder and Chairman, Antoine Blondeau positons Sentient as having created the largest and most powerful intelligent system in the world to transform how businesses tackle complex problems.


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The 4 Types Of Marketing Roles In Tech

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:17:00 -0400

To better understand the types of marketing positions that exist in tech, I reached out to Kate Bullis, Managing Partner at SEBA International, who explains the tech industry, why the marketing role is different in tech, and how to enter the tech marketing world.


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