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10+ Ways to Fund Your Start-Up

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Starting up a new company can be daunting.  It can seem impossible to get the money.  You may have this fantastic idea and no way to bring it to life. Has this ever happened to you? The truth is there are many ways to fund your start up or idea.  Here are 10+ ways to […]

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Written by Ja-Naé Duane

October 21st, 2010 at 9:35 am

5 Unique Traits of Great Small Company Employees

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANYBLOG. As many of you who regularly visit this blog know, my life mission is relatively straightforward: to stop small company owners and managers from running their companies like big ones.  And nowhere is it more tempting for entrepreneurs to emulate their larger counterparts than during the hiring process, where […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

October 20th, 2010 at 6:38 am

Top 3 Things to Consider When Starting a Business

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Make sure your new business is off on the right foot. Ramon M. Gonzalez, Esq. discusses the top three legal concerns for startups and entrepreneurs. Did you know we have a whole library of videos, including more tips from attorneys? Check out all our legal videos. Every Monday, we post a video from our Lawyer […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

October 18th, 2010 at 6:42 am

4 Reasons Your New Business Will Thrive in a Bad Economy

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANYBLOG. Over the past six months or so, all of us have spoken to at least one friend or relative who is considering starting a business.  Some have been laid off, others have experienced cutbacks or pay cuts, and the rest are simply unhappy with their current situations.  But regardless of the […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

October 11th, 2010 at 11:30 am

Three Inspiring Entrepreneurs in the News

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When building a new venture, it can be helpful to look to others who have successfully maneuvered the entrepreneurship path. You can study which of their strategies worked and which didn’t and also invest yourself in their personal stories, drawing inspiration from all they have achieved. Here are three inspiring entrepreneurs who have been in […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 7th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

5 Ownership Mistakes That Kill Small Company Growth

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANYBLOG. At some point in the past 12 months, all of us have heard a friend, relative or co-worker say ”I should start my own business!”  The basis of their claim is usually that they are ‘idea people,’ and obviously idea people always make GREAT small company owners . . . right?  Not […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

September 28th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Advice for Entrepreneurs: One Sentence. 10 Words or Less.

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We asked our 8,000 Facebook fans what ONE piece of advice they would give first-time entrepreneurs. The rules were simple: one sentence of 10 words or less. (A few of them cheated, but we let it slide.) Here’s a sample of what they had to say: Get paid for everything. Endurance! Keep putting money back […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 30th, 2010 at 9:04 am

Innovator in Chief – Allan Hoving

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Allan Hoving is an Innovator in Chief. He migrated to the Web from magazine publishing a decade ago and has worked with Google, Microsoft, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Mediapost, and others. Allan founded PayCheckr.com; TheFrequency.tv; and the PodPoster iPhone app. He holds a Master’s degree in Interactive Communications from Quinnipiac University. Allan has gotten two […]

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Written by Allan Hoving

August 5th, 2010 at 8:21 am

Entrepreneur Interview with Brian Lee, LegalZoom Co-Founder

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Serial entrepreneur and LegalZoom co-founder Brian Lee talks about his startup experience in a TWIST interview with Jason Nazar, co-founder and CEO of Docstoc.com. Lee tells the startup stories of LegalZoom and his latest venture, ShoeDazzle—everything from inspiration and funding to marketing and hiring. What advice does he have for other entrepreneurs? What were the […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 15th, 2010 at 7:44 am