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How to Scale Your Start-up

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You’ve identified a problem worth solving and created a viable product that meets customers’ needs, but how do you accelerate growth with limited resources? In a recent article, we told the story of Brightbox, a New York City–based start-up that provides secure phone-charging stations to … Continue reading

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The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking

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Belief is contagious. It wins supporters. It’s self-fulfilling. Here’s how to get there when nagging, negative thoughts are holding you back. After a flurry of emails in response to my blog post on passion, I reached a disheartening realization: Passion is … Continue reading

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How to Be Profitable From Month One

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Scott Weiner is a self-described “Android nut” who has always upgraded to the latest and greatest smartphone. When he traded in his previous phone for the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus in late 2011, he loved everything about it. Except for … Continue reading

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Why You Should Give Your Business Plan To Your Most Skeptical Friend

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The first step to launching a startup is creating a business plan. Whether it’s used to pitch investors or just as a roadmap, the best plans are flexible and have weighed all the inherent risks. They’re also conservative and passionate … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Pitching Your Business in 2 Minutes

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Doing a two-minute investor pitch can be incredibly daunting. Here are tips to hone your pitch and get the next meeting. Two minutes. You probably wait longer for your coffee at your local shop.  Two minutes can seem like a … Continue reading

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Is Bootstrapping Right For You? How to Decide

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A serial entrepreneur helps you decide if you should bootstrap or if you should seek venture capital. Is a big chunk of change worth an arm and a leg? In other words: Should you try to bootstrap your growth or … Continue reading

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