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    Pitching Investors With Customer Motivations Won't Work
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    Pitching Investors With Customer Motivations Won't Work

    When pitching to investors, entrepreneurs always seem to start with a customer pitch, then add a slide or two about the business. In reality, they... More »

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    Leading Your Startup Team Through the Trenches

    As leaders, it’s our responsibility to orchestrate our team’s activities to achieve desired outcomes. Many of us macro-manage to unlock our... More »

    Why Isn't Access to Credit for Small Business Improving in 2015?
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    Why Isn't Access to Credit for Small Business Improving in 2015?

    The economy is improving. Consumer confidence, although still volatile, has returned to pre-recession levels and business confidence has rebounded to... More »

    The Smithsonian and Kickstarter Partner Up to Preserve Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit
     

    The Smithsonian and Kickstarter Partner Up to Preserve Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

    A bunch of small donations is proving one giant leap for the Smithsonian.Last week, the museum partnered with Kickstarter to launch its first-ever... More »

    3 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs to Make Strategic Decisions
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    3 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs to Make Strategic Decisions

    Making decisions in your business, especially with so much riding on that decision, is tough. Do you follow your gut? Your friend’s suggestion? The... More »

    Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000
     

    Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000

    Venture capital investments in young companies hit $17.5 billion in the second quarter of this year, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture... More »

    The 4 Finance-Related Areas Where Businesses Need the Most Help
     

    The 4 Finance-Related Areas Where Businesses Need the Most Help

    Q: What are the first repairs you make when hired as CFO?A: Despite every business owner’s belief that no one can operate their company quite like... More »

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    Simple Recipe for an Entrepreneur’s Success

    To achieve success as an entrepreneur, it takes Ambition, Commitment, a Plan, and a Product people will pay for. If you have the first two, you can... More »

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    4 Ways to Keep Your Original Startup Mission in Sight

    Julia Haines’ article “The Ritual of Lean” recently got me thinking about how all the buzzwords, rituals and competition surrounding startups (or... More »

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    What Entrepreneurs Should Do After They Sell Their Company

    As an entrepreneur, you may eventually be fortunate enough to build up your company to the point at which you are able to sell it for a considerable... More »

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