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7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs

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The world needs new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs create jobs, lift the standard of living, usher new technology into society, and keep competition alive in the marketplace. Starting a business is difficult, and it’s crucial that the next generation has as much … Continue reading

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5 Traits That Make an Entrepreneur Attractive to Investors

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Boris Wertz, the founder of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Version One Ventures, meets 25 startup founders a week, but only invests in about 10 the whole year. Wertz, whose portfolio includes mobile analytics firm Flurry, online clothing startup Frank & Oak, andcrowdfunding site Indiegogo, … Continue reading

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Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements

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For everything in life, you need a plan, right? The same can be said for business. Every business, whether a startup or a full-fledged, profitable organization, needs a business plan. To know where you are going, you have to know … Continue reading

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5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder

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One of the things I love about the culture at Buffer is the emphasis on working smarter, not harder. Our team is all about getting plenty ofsleep, exercise and recreation time so that our time spent working is as productive as it can be. Working … Continue reading

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Build and Manage Great Teams

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No one does anything worthwhile alone, and that’s why we all want–scratch that–why we all need–to build great teams. But is team-building an art or a science? Great question–one I asked Gregory Ciotti, a Customer Champion at HelpScout, a company that provides email support software for … Continue reading

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5 Startup Naming Rules From SXSW

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If SXSW Interactive is any indication, and it usually is, then this is the age of the startup. It also means this is the age of the unfortunately named startup. We’ve all come across a company’s name that’s missing all its vowels, … Continue reading

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