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from http://mixergy.com/ 183 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 ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 183 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/ 183 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 ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 183 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 ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 183 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 ...

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from http://cdixon.org 204 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. ...

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from http://onstartups.com 217 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 ...

You know that moment, when you are looking around the table at your family and friends who are clutching their silverware in anticipation of the steaming, delicious food that sits on the plate before them? If you are in a Navajo household, this pause is a good 20 minutes while ...

It is hard to imagine life before the web. If I have to do anything — make soup, download a Mod in Minecraft for my son or get someone to haul away trash from my garage, the first place I go is Google. After scanning past the sponsored links (why ...

I have been preparing for this moment for a very long time. After writing and publishing Escape from Cubicle Nation, I had no idea if there would be a future book, or what it would be. Over time, ideas came slowly, like whispers from a far away room. Then they ...

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