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    Startup Marketing Essentials: #6 How to Write a Press Release
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    Startup Marketing Essentials: #6 How to Write a Press Release

    The workhorse of public relations is the press release. Written in the form of a conventional news story, a press release alerts the media to an... More »

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    5 Great Startup Events for Rookies and Gurus Alike

    Taking the leap from a more structured environment to freedom and responsibility of entrepreneurship isn’t easy. When I think back to the day I made... More »

    10 Strategies for Curbing Your Startup Stress
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    10 Strategies for Curbing Your Startup Stress

    When I started my company 12 Labs, I initially struggled. But once I learned how to be productive, I was able to grow my app to 450K+ downloads, a... More »

    8 Secrets to Credible Startup Financial Projections
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    8 Secrets to Credible Startup Financial Projections

    Entrepreneurs often ask me why investors expect financial projections for a new startup even before the product is built and while the market is... More »

    Stop calling it Silicon: A Business Rockstars Minute
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    Stop calling it Silicon: A Business Rockstars Minute

    Because Silicon Valley, founded around the first big semiconductor companies, became a hub of startup and entrepreneurial innovation, especially... More »

    Inventive Entrepreneurs Should Explore Patent Protection
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    Inventive Entrepreneurs Should Explore Patent Protection

    When an entrepreneur’s efforts to launch a small business include an invention, seeking patent protection may be in order. This is not always a... More »

    Becoming a Cottage Food Producer: Get Ready to Learn the Rules
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    Becoming a Cottage Food Producer: Get Ready to Learn the Rules

    [NOTE – for the purposes of this article we are following the regulations and rules for cottage food businesses in California. Most US states now... More »

    Food as a Cottage Industry
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    Food as a Cottage Industry

    Before the Industrial Revolution, when the greater part of the world’s population was engaged in agriculture, cottage industry was a common hedge... More »

    How to start a business in 7 days
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    How to start a business in 7 days

    Recently I had the opportunity to join John Lee Dumas on Entrepreneur on Fire, a top business podcast. It was a ton of fun!At the end of every show,... More »

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    How Entrepreneurs Can Turn $100 (or Less) Into $100,000 (or More)

    You can’t just make a wish, blow on a seeded dandelion, and expect your business to grow. That’s what I usually tell entrepreneurs launching their... More »

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