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How This Retailer Reaches All-Important Indie Influencers

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In 2000, when many of the early dot-coms were imploding, Greg Selkoe created an e-commerce site that was years ahead of its time. Its focus? “Verge Culture,” a convergence of hip-hop, pop art, skateboarding and electronic music subgroups that often followed small … Continue reading

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9 Misconceptions About Starting Your Own Business

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The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Nine of its members shared some of the biggest misconceptions people have about building a company. Question: What is your favorite lie that … Continue reading

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14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in ’14

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Whether they’re battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who’ve been through it before typically face a certain amount of uncertainty. That’s why it’s critical that they learn … Continue reading

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Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here’s the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

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Doing something because you have to is very different than doing something because you want to. Not to say that being driven into a corner doesn’t produce results. But chasing a dream from a position of strength is a more … Continue reading

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The Power of Storytelling As A Strategic Business Tool

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Storytelling is all about winning hearts and minds. Whether the audience are customers, employees, investors, the board of directors or other stakeholders, the end goal is the same: you have to persuade them to your way of thinking. Storytelling is … Continue reading

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How the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Stereotype Is Killing Entrepreneurship

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It wasn’t until my company had more than $1 million in revenue that I had the critical moment of clarity: I wasn’t pretending to be an entrepreneur. I actually was one. Until then, I’d considered myself an imposter. So much of the … Continue reading

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