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    1. Spinning a Yarn: 5 Ways to Weave a Story Around Your Startup

      Spinning a Yarn: 5 Ways to Weave a Story Around Your Startup

      Spinning a Yarn: 5 Ways to Weave a Story Around Your Startup To get noticed, match your great product with an eye-grabbing narrative. Image credit: undrey | Getty Images Watch Now November 2, 2016 So you are launching a new enterprise communication tool (Slack) carshare platform (Uber) or location based dating app (Tinder). Great.

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    2. Three Pillars of the Most Successful Tech Products

      Three Pillars of the Most Successful Tech Products

      By Nir Eyal • 10/24/16 9:08am Ninety-two percent of startups fail within three years If you’ve started a tech company to make a lot of money, chances are you’re bad at math—or simply delusional. Statistically speaking, your odds of a big-time payday are somewhere between zero and almost zero. Ninety-two percent of startups fail within three years . Only one percent of apps in the Apple App Store are financially successful.

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    3. Brit App presents "JustSeen," a New Take on Photo-Sharing, Introducing Collaborative Visual Storytelling

      October 24, 2016 at 08:31 AM EDT Brit App presents "JustSeen," a New Take on Photo-Sharing, Introducing Collaborative Visual Storytelling PRWeb Rather than simply posting the occasional, somewhat random photo, JustSeen advocates visual storytelling, where every photo forms part of a greater story, building a deeper visual narrative. In today's digital drive-thru, the speed and nature of visual consumption has altered the core objective of photography.

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    4. How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Innovation in Emerging Markets

      How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Innovation in Emerging Markets

      How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Innovation in Emerging Markets Oct 20, 2016 Innovation Content There was an idea that caught popular attention a few years ago: basic, affordable products from emerging markets for use in their home countries could eventually move up and disrupt global markets.

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    5. What to know when you’re starting a business

      What to know when you’re starting a business

      Published on: October 19, 2016 | Last Updated: October 19, 2016 1:33 PM MDT Sarah Watchorn, a CIBC business adviser, calls a business plan essential to obtaining financing. Wil Andruschak Share Adjust Comment Print Got an idea for a small business but you don’t know where to start? Well, business adviser Sarah Watchorn with CIBC has some advice to start you off on the right foot.

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    6. 3 Ways To Take Your Business From Start-Up To Success

      3 Ways To Take Your Business From Start-Up To Success

      3 Ways To Take Your Business From Start-Up To Success By Oct 18, 2016 SHARE You hear more about how to start a business than how to grow it into an asset of value. Clive Butkow, the CEO of GroTech, a South African venture capital firm that supports technology start-ups, provides his insights on how to take your idea or product and grow it into a sustainable, successful business. They say that eight out of ten new businesses fail in their first 18 months of operation.

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      Mentions: Technology business
    7. Purdue-related startup creates experience capturing platform that could replace, improve traditional survey tools

      Printer-friendly version Tyler Grant, software developer, and Louis Tay, Purdue psychological sciences professor, discuss data retrieved by Tay's new web and app-based platform that gathers more detailed information from conventional survey tools. Tay has founded Expimetrics to develop the platform, which can be used to generate more accurate responses to surveys using real-time, location-based, multimedia and tracking functions. (Purdue Research Foundation photo) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.

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    8. Why did Twitter suspend Geofeedia over ACLU surveillance report?

      Why did Twitter suspend Geofeedia over ACLU surveillance report?

      After the American Civil Liberties Union released a report showing that Chicago-based startup Geofeedia had been contracted by multiple law enforcement agencies to conduct social media surveillance, Twitter announced Tuesday that it had suspended the company's access to commercial data for developers. While police contend the service can help them spot problems in real-time during large gatherings, the ACLU says the software can be easily used to track peaceful protesters and other groups.

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    9. DMOS' Susan Pieper Named Finalist for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

      DMOS' Susan Pieper Named Finalist for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

      DMOS' Susan Pieper Named Finalist for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business JACKSON, WY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/12/16 -- DMOS, an innovative company that creates light-weight, pro quality, packable tools, today announced it has been named a 2016 Stevie® Award finalist in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run worldwide.

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    10. Ten Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

      Ten Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

      By Tomas Laurinavicius • 10/12/16 9:31am Coming up with an idea for a business it’s not the hardest part, execution is. Not everyone is destined to become the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, but applying an entrepreneurial mindset to your work can work wonders even if you work in a large company or are a freelancer with a steady client base. You might already have a set of strong digital skills but polishing them and adding a few more can take you to the next level.

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    11. A Paperboy Explains The Keys To Success In Business | Business

      A Paperboy Explains The Keys To Success In Business | Business

      (Before It's News) Creating a new business is not rocket science. Whether you are starting a paper route, or commercializing a complex technology, the same basic principles of success apply. I found this illustrated well in a new book I just finished, “ A Paperboy’s Fable ,” by a young entrepreneur and writer Deep Patel. It doesn’t take a superior intellect or big credentials to succeed in business.

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    12. 12 dumb mistakes even smart entrepreneurs make — and how to avoid them

      12 dumb mistakes even smart entrepreneurs make — and how to avoid them

      No matter how much you prepare, there’s just no way to know what you don’t know when you launch a business. The smartest, savviest, most successful entrepreneurs make mistakes that, with the benefit of hindsight, are pretty foolish. That's because, even with the most diligent and thorough preparation, there are bound to be challenges that a startup founder isn't expecting in the moment. That's pretty much what an entrepreneur signs up for.

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    13. Escape from the tech hype machine: Meerkat's founders look beyond livestreaming

      Escape from the tech hype machine: Meerkat's founders look beyond livestreaming

      Escape from the tech hype machine: Meerkat's founders look beyond livestreaming 0 Share What's This? Then Meerkat and now Houseparty CEO Ben Rubin and Wired reporter Jessi Hempel during the DLD Conferences in New York. By Patrick Kulp 2016-10-06 14:00:00 +0200 Several months ago, an app called Houseparty quietly appeared in the Apple and Android stores under the name of developer "Alexander Herzick."

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    14. A road less travelled to succeed as a startup

      A road less travelled to succeed as a startup

      By Farhad Manjoo

      ATLANTA: The typical startup fairy tale goes something like this: You begin with young entrepreneurs from Stanford or Harvard who have come up with some novel idea for disrupting restaurants or dog-walking or whatever else.

      After creating a prototype, the guys (they are almost always men) enter startup boot camps like Y Combinator , recruit a group of early investors, and perhaps launch a Kickstarter with a slick video.

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    15. 6 Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Crowdfunding Campaign

      6 Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Crowdfunding Campaign

      6 Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Crowdfunding Campaign Image credit: Getty Images | Donald Iain Smith Watch Now October 7, 2016 It’s all about the money. When it comes to getting a new product off the ground, raising money for a cause, exploring growth opportunities for your small business and building your brand, crowdfunding offers a nontraditional way to reach non-conventional investors.

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    16. YouTube Emerges as Major Requirement for Businesses' Digital Testing Plans

      YouTube Emerges as Major Requirement for Businesses' Digital Testing Plans

      October 05, 2016 05:30 ET YouTube Emerges as Major Requirement for Businesses' Digital Testing Plans Perfecto's Digital Test Coverage Index Cites Competing Resources as Vital to Global Testing Strategies, With YouTube Recognized as Most Used for Media and Entertainment Apps BOSTON, MA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 5, 2016) - Perfecto , the leader in empowering enterprises to deliver high-quality digital experiences today joined forces with App Annie to announce the latest guide for developing digital test strategies, called the Digital Test Coverage Index . The index, which combines Perfecto's exclusive enterprise data with current market usage data now ...

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    17. 5 Reasons Why Facebook Is Still A Considerably Underestimated Company

      5 Reasons Why Facebook Is Still A Considerably Underestimated Company

      I believe that most investors do not understand Facebook properly. Facebook is a highly innovative founder-led company that is still in its growth stage. Moreover, Facebook is the most profitable company in its peer group. As the company is at the leading edge of technological innovation, new revenue streams could come from almost anywhere.

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    18. 10 Bootstrapping Tips to Turn Your Idea Into Reality

      10 Bootstrapping Tips to Turn Your Idea Into Reality

      10 Bootstrapping Tips to Turn Your Idea Into Reality Image credit: Shutterstock.com Watch Now October 5, 2016 The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur's book Finance Your Business . Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes The majority of startups are founded without capital injection from venture capitalists or angel investors.

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    19. 10 questions social investors need to ask

      10 questions social investors need to ask

      Investing for social good is an attractive prospect. One that appeals to both our sense of altruism and pragmatism. So it is no surprise that social investing has been making headlines and attracting record amounts of capital in recent years. So how can investors get involved? Like any investment there are certain risks to consider and with social investing investors must be concerned with social impact as well as the standard financial, and operational risks.

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    20. What I learned from running my own business - The Globe and Mail

      What I learned from running my own business - The Globe and Mail

      Five ways to prepare children for leadership Two of my friends and I started a marketing consulting firm while in university with lofty ambitions and a solid business plan, but without a strong grasp on our day-to-day financial fundamentals, which is all-too-common among young entrepreneurs.

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    21. 4 Phases of Market Research to Ensure Success

      4 Phases of Market Research to Ensure Success

      4 Phases of Market Research to Ensure Success It's not enough to make a great product. People have to want it. Image credit: Shutterstock Watch Now October 4, 2016 Failure is almost a rite of passage in the startup space, with nine out of 10 new businesses crashing and burning. Tellingly, 42 percent fail because they created a product no one wanted to buy.

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    22. Top Tips For Tech Start-UPS

      Top Tips For Tech Start-UPS

      Top Tips For Tech Start-UPS The most successful business owners are those who know their market... Fri, Sep 30 2016 12:02:27 Start Up Britain, the government backed campaign to boost has certainly made its mark on the UK, with over 500,000 new businesses being launched each year since 2011. As British business booms, aspiring entrepreneurs are jumping on the bandwagon to leave the rat race and be their own boss. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to business start-ups is funding.

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