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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 90 days ago

We’ve come a long way since the early days of e-commerce. Back when AOL was king, the major challenge of online retail was simply convincing people that the Internet was a safe place to shop. People have become savvier over the years, replacing their vague uneasiness with more specific concerns ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

You’re about to meet an entrepreneur whose success I’m amazed by, but I don’t understand. Garrett Gee created Scan,a simple iPhone and Android app that allows you to scan bar codes and QR codes. When you scan one of them it’ll show you relevant information. In this interview you’ll hear ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

Do you know those sorority and fraternity shirts that college students wear? How much money do you think an entrepreneur can earn by making and selling them? You’re about to find out. Melanie Duncan is the founder of Custom Greek Threads, a Greek clothing company that specializes in customized fraternity ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

How did a musician who used to collect food stamps build a million dollar business? Mike Tecku is a co-founder of Strike a Pose Photo Booth which makes photo booths that are easy to assemble so guests can have fun at weddings and other events. The photo booths are sold ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

Networking events are intimidating, especially when you don’t know a single person in the room. “I went to an event in San Francisco…and I literally was ignored,” says Susan RoAne, author of How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections In-Person and Online. “I felt like ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

This is the story of a woman working 120 hours a week at a job she wasn’t interested in, who had an idea so good that she quit her investment banking job a week later. Yunha Kim is the founder of Locket. You know how your mobile phone’s lock screen ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

Tim Moxey didn’t like how sugary sports drinks were, so he created a drink that was better suited to athletes like him. Nuun, the company he founded, makes a simple, self-dissolving, sugar-free electrolyte tab for athletes on the go. If you’re a long-distance runner, for example, you might carry one ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 90 days ago

Three years ago I spent a lot of time looking at SaaS business intelligence companies. I loved what I saw in the demos: easy data connections, slick looking graphs, powerful drill down tools and custom dashboards made the tools look like no-brainers. And then I began my diligence calls. All ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 110 days ago

Some people assume that all Bitcoin advocates are motivated by a libertarian political agenda. That is certainly not my agenda. I’m a lifelong Democrat who supported Obama in the last two elections. I think the Federal Reserve plays an important function, and I don’t agree with people who think inflation ...

Happy New Year’s Eve! 2013 has been a very special year for me. In addition to working with some amazing people, traveling to great events and having fun with my family, I wrote a brand new book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together that I ...

Any professional journalist will tell you that maintaining an objective point of view is a critical part of telling an accurate and interesting story. Boston Globe reporter Billy Baker maintained this principle when he went in search of an interesting story about someone on the #19 bus line in Boston. ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://onstartups.com 123 days ago

There are many articles and blogs claiming to have THE list of things to do to find the perfect technical cofounder - as if it’s that easy to find a cofounder in general. From my purview at FounderDating, however, one of the most important and least-discussed (in the press, at ...

Much to the Internet’s amazement yesterday, without any prior buzz or warning, Beyoncé dropped a brand new album straight to iTunes, complete with 10 brand new videos. <> Post by Beyoncé. She said:   “I see music. It is more than just what I hear. When I connect to something, ...

A mentor once told me that the only way you truly know what your values are are when they are violated. Like when a key partner betrays your trust. Or when you try a new marketing strategy that makes you feel disingenuous. Or when you are encouraged as a kid ...

I have always been a huge fan of underdogs. Josh Shipp started his life without a safety net. Abandoned at birth by his mother, he spent most of his youth bouncing between foster homes, growing increasingly disillusioned and angry. He finally landed in a home with a family who gave ...

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