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Why YOUR business will FAIL

Why YOUR business will FAIL | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Stop chasing business ideas, your business idea will fail if it does not solve a problem for your customer. Netflix solved a problem by creating on-demand TV and film.
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#Entrepreneurship - Personal Health And Successful Entrepreneurs #brand

#Entrepreneurship - Personal Health And Successful Entrepreneurs #brand | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship.Don’t let poor personal health rob you of your business.You can take steps today to maintain or improve your well-being.
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A first-time entrepreneur describes the moment he realized his startup's mission - Business Insider

A first-time entrepreneur describes the moment he realized his startup's mission - Business Insider | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
To be successful, know your mission.
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How Europe is producing 'super startups' - VentureBeat

How Europe is producing 'super startups' - VentureBeat | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
With increased talent, funding, and government support, Europe’s tech entrepreneurs are no longer second best.
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Techstars Lands In Detroit

Techstars Lands In Detroit | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Detroit has a new resident: Techstars. The noted startup accelerator is today announcing Techstars Mobility, a program designed to advance young mobility and..
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6 Months Before A Startup Dies, Most Founders Get Straight-Up Delusional - Business Insider

6 Months Before A Startup Dies, Most Founders Get Straight-Up Delusional - Business Insider | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
It's called the "final pinch."
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4 Lessons In Entrepreneurship I Learned From Working So&Called Dead&End ... - Fast Company

4 Lessons In Entrepreneurship I Learned From Working So&Called Dead&End ... - Fast Company | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
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This High-Tech Startup's Story Starts in Iraq

How Nic Gray turned his experience as a gunner in Operation Iraqi Freedom into a high-tech startup.
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Incredibly proud of my friend Nic. His story is amazingly inspirational and the company he is building is as strong as he is.

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Could Fallout from Aereo Ruling Have “Chilling Effect On Startups”? - Xconomy

Could Fallout from Aereo Ruling Have “Chilling Effect On Startups”? - Xconomy | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
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Could Fallout from Aereo Ruling Have “Chilling Effect On Startups”?
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Aereo's legal war ended in the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, but other startups should be wary.
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Five Things I Learned In My First Year of Entrepreneurship - Lifehacker

Five Things I Learned In My First Year of Entrepreneurship - Lifehacker | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Five Things I Learned In My First Year of Entrepreneurship
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In October, I created an online business that would teach entrepreneurs how to get started with online video.
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The happiest entrepreneurs in America - CNBC.com

The happiest entrepreneurs in America - CNBC.com | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
The happiest entrepreneurs in America
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American female entrepreneurs are a happy bunch, and among the most content and active among 24 developed economies, according to a new global report released earlier Wednesday.
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This is how millennials want to be managed

This is how millennials want to be managed | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Also known as Generation Y, the 80 million people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s began entering the work force nearly 15 years ago.
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Manage your time more effectively with these four tips

Manage your time more effectively with these four tips | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
To ensure that you don’t become a victim of lost time, sales expert Colleen Francis offers her top tips to keep you on track
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The New Salesperson & the Way of The Centaur

The New Salesperson & the Way of The Centaur | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
I frequently get asked the question whether I consider myself a Sales Guy or a Marketing Guy?It's a difficult question for me to answer without a bit of background. A History LessonMy first job out of college was an Account Executive for a b2b long distance company. Yes, kids, businesses used to have to pay for long-distance phone calls, and it was a lucrative business.Young, hungry and naive I was sent out with my pitch book, a box of business cards and a suit from the Men's Wharehouse. My sales manager Duffy (yes that was his real name) would kick me out of the office by 9AM and I was expec
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The Most Important Entrepreneurship Advice From a Serial Entrepreneur and ... - Huffington Post

The Most Important Entrepreneurship Advice From a Serial Entrepreneur and ... - Huffington Post | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Christopher Michel (Twitter: @chrismichel) is a writer, explorer, investor and a serial entrepreneur who has has started and also invested in a number of companies.
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110 essential resources for creative freelancers and small business owners | Creative Boom

110 essential resources for creative freelancers and small business owners | Creative Boom | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
It’s here. Creative Boom’s recommended 110 essential resources for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs, because 100 wasn't quite enough. When w...
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Product Hunt Thrives As a Startup Showcasing Startups - Entrepreneur

Product Hunt Thrives As a Startup Showcasing Startups - Entrepreneur | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Product Hunt is blowing up right now. We talked to founder Ryan Hoover to find out why.
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Steve Blank Challenges Federal Government To Lean Entrepreneurship - Forbes

Steve Blank Challenges Federal Government To Lean Entrepreneurship - Forbes | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Steve Blank is known for informing entrepreneurs that, “The safest bet about your new business is that you’re wrong.” He contends, “A startup is not about executing a series of knowns.
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A Guy Who Sold His Startup For $200 Million Has Simple Advic... - Business Insider

A Guy Who Sold His Startup For $200 Million Has Simple Advic... - Business Insider | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Stay alive.
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Entrpreneurship vs. Impact

Entrpreneurship vs. Impact | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
My mother works in sales at a major department store. She has worked in retail for over 25 years - she enjoys it and helps provide an income for our family. She is a saleswoman, and an excellent on...
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Can $1.5 Billion Transform Social Entrepreneurship?

You might think of $1.5 billion as just an oversized venture fund. In the world of impact investing, it's much, much more. (Can $1.5 Billion Transform Social Entrepreneurship?
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What five startups did to improve their company culture - Sandglaz Blog

What five startups did to improve their company culture - Sandglaz Blog | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Startup company culture is more than fussball tables and free lunches. It's about making team members feel valued, and offering them ways to increase their engagement with the work they do.

Via Bobby Dillard, Stepped Leader
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, June 20, 2014 2:57 AM

Think we have the 'random desk shuffle' nailed already but book me up for a 'workation' straight away ;)

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Young women raise big bucks for startups - CNNMoney

Young women raise big bucks for startups - CNNMoney | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
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Young women raise big bucks for startups
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Immediately after graduating from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in economics, Ghafourifar founded her first startup, Entefy, with her older brother Alston.
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