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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. Meet the Women of Fortune's 40 Under 40

      Fortune’ s 40 Under 40 list is here, and it’s the most gender diverse yet. While we’re still not at parity—the list has 16 women, which makes it nearly 40% female—this year’s ranking is a step up from last year’s, which had 14 women. The women on our list are as diverse as women in the workforce in general: There are tech product whizzes, finance gurus, and media moguls-in-the-making.

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    13. Branded Emojis Coming to Messaging Apps

      Branded Emojis Coming to Messaging Apps

      0 COMMENTS A new tech product from startup Emogi is offering a glimpse into how data-rich messaging apps might make money from brands. The ad technology company said it is launching a product called Wink that advertisers can use to present branded emoji and GIF options to people through the text fields on messaging app Kik, which touts 300 million users.

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    14. How to Start a Small Business When You Have...

      How to Start a Small Business When You Have...

      How to Start a Small Business When You Have Virtually No Money Antonio Martin Sotelo / Getty Images By Alyssa Gregory Updated February 24, 2016 . In a perfect world, we would all have unlimited capital to fund our dream businesses, never having to worry about money. That is not reality. Most of us have to be a little creative when it comes to finding the money needed to start a business. The good news is that it's possible to start a small business with very little financial investment.

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    15. How This Digital Agency Drives Revenue from Social Media

      How This Digital Agency Drives Revenue from Social Media

      Facebook Flipboard 0 0 SHARES You might’ve heard the advice that your call-to-action should have one job, your email subject line one job, your blog post one job. Focus , with online marketing, is key. Turns out focus has a wonderful effect on building a business and driving results. Gather Social , a digital agency based in Nottingham, UK, takes this focused approach with every new client they bring on.

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    16. The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders

      The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders

      The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders Posted Advertisement The CrunchBase Women in Venture report is the third study in our ongoing analysis of women and their participation in the startup ecosystem. Previously we reported on the steady increase in the number of women founders and the universities that produce them . In this study, we looked at two new questions.

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    17. Funding for female founders increasing. But what do we mean by “founder”?

      Funding for female founders increasing. But what do we mean by “founder”?

      From The Gender Wars Desk Call me a cynic when it comes to women’s issues, but VCs love nothing more than “hacking” a problem. For those of us who don’t strut around in hoodies that typically means “a quick fix.” A way to solve the problem without actually solving it. And becoming an industry more welcoming of women and minorities is a big problem.

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    18. Military Style “Dog Tags” Bear Medical Data Through Technology; Bikers Get 'Em First

      The Riders Registry, a startup company, uses Kickstarter to launch a U.S. campaign for their new product; a military style dog tag with personal medical data using a QR code provides much needed information to first responders when an emergency arises. (PRWeb January 21, 2016) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13169764.htm

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    19. Northwestern University Professor Creates Startup to Help Primary Care Practices Thrive Using Data Science

      Northwestern University Professor Creates Startup to Help Primary Care Practices Thrive Using Data Science

      Recently, I asked Northwestern University Assistant Professor and Founder of PRIMR, Dr. Nicholas Soulakis, to tell me how he plans to use data science to innovate health care. Dr. Soulakis is a public health scientist whose research focus lies at the intersection of epidemiology and informatics; he is particularly interested in understanding the expanding, data-rich environment created by health ...

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