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Would You Work for a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur?

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Mallory Kievman's hiccup remedy has garnered support from Startup America and the University of Connecticut business school.

Why the 'Internet of Things' Nabbed $1 Billion in VC in 2013

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Investor enthusiasm for smart hardware and gadgets is running high, and the time might be right for you to start a business.

How to Get Your Employees to Give You Their Billion-Dollar Ideas

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If people are hoarding their best innovations, you''ll need to change your company''s culture. Is your company innovation-friendly? For some reason.

Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas

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This low-cost option from B. Each customized box (which can include a personalized message) costs $7.99 plus shipping. plus shipping

Feb. 28, Stamford, CT: HBS Event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

Cost: $20 Members of HBSCT and/or HBS Angels of NY; $30 Non-members & Guests. Angel investing Connecticut HBS Alumni AngelsI hope you can join us 6:30 pm EST, February 28th in Stamford, CT for a HBS Alumni Angels event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices. Click here to make a reservation. moms). How to source great deals.

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Why (and how) you should let your customers do the advertising for you

Duct Tape Marketing

My company was profitable, but I was constantly stressing over the daily fluctuations in advertising cost. loved that little computer.

Lessons From Porsche's Customer-Service Fail

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If you can find a Porsche 911 for rent, the cost can easily exceed $290. you would probably say Tesla. You would be wrong. The difference?

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Before a Crisis Hits, Create a Customer Service Action Plan

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The fallout from the recent spate of data breaches shows the importance of preparing to handle upset customers. Which channels will be open?

Paid Sick Leave Laws? No Problem, Say Small-Business Owners

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and Connecticut already had sick leave laws. Nearly 47 percent of 251 companies surveyed said the law hadn''t affected costs. Only 6.5

Turning 40

Will Price

True to form, at 14, I left London for boarding school in Connecticut. I've come to believe that greater risks lie in not finding out what you are truly capable of, in seeking safety at the cost of possibility, and in thinking that there will one day be a "good time" to take a chance. Today, I am 40. My oldest son, Jack, is 11.

Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy

Mike Michalowicz

Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Receipt-Bank – Software and service to make the gathering, storage & processing of bills, receipts and invoices as easy and as cost effective as possible for businesses. Also Available On. Show Summary. Our Guest. Show Links.

6 ways startups can improve sales lead generation (without selling their soul)

The Next Web

You’re trying to find the right fit for what you sell, in a way that will benefit your customers more than it costs them to buy from you.

Best 3 Gifts You Can Give

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The horrible events in the quaint and quiet community of Newton, Connecticut last week have been weighing heavy on everyone's mind.

Pricing experiments you might not know, but can learn from

We make do with guesstimates and a vague recollection of what things are “supposed to cost.”” Extra Lucrative Conversion Advice. Services.

Episode 108 : Rolling In The Dough With Paul Finney and Marcie Hanhart

Mike Michalowicz

Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut’s Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Receipt-Bank – Software and service to make the gathering, storage & processing of bills, receipts and invoices as easy and as cost effective as possible for businesses. Also Available On. Show Summary.

An SEO Crash Course For Entrepreneurs


Not only will unclear navigation compromise your SEO rankings, it will also cost you conversions when visitors find your website. The Basics.

Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)

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The next morning, on the train back to Virginia, hung over, somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, I get a call from Paul. That sucked.

Youngstown: Shrugging Its Rust Belt Reputation

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Paul Cusson, chairman and founder of Inc. 5000 company Northern States Metals, says Youngstown, Ohio is poised to change manufacturing forever.

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We are the greed we protest against #occupywallst

This is going to be BIG.

Firemen alone in 2010 cost the city nearly a billion dollars in pension payouts, and those numbers only reflect worstening numbers across the board.

Minnesota's Minimum Wage Hike and Why It's Important

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Minnesota follows Connecticut and Maryland in raising state minimum wage. Mark Dayton announced plans to sign the bill Monday afternoon.

Memo to Mitt: Fix Your LinkedIn Page!

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Halpert, managing partner of Connect2Collaborate in Fairfield, Connecticut, disagreed. Here's their analysis. What is he doing wrong? Mark W.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

Connecticut. Low Cost Franchises. Connecticut. JAIRO PUENTES asks… Q: What is the best way to cut Medicare and Medicaid costs and provide affordable healthcare to most Americans? Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva.

Thinking of Starting a Business? Take to the Seas as a Cruise Specialist

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Cruises have long appealed to both the cost conscious and the adventurous. There''s a cruise for that. Overall, in North America 17.2

Is This Paradise for Entrepreneurs?

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For a Mediterranean island about the size of Connecticut, Cyprus certainly produces an outsize number of graduates. In terms of web development.

What CISPA Could Mean for Start-ups (and You)

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But at what cost? The proposed bill aims to fight cyber attacks by giving the government access to customer data. What is CISPA? We check in.

Small Agencies Cash In On Obamacare Ad Blitz

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Most of the beneficiaries of the boomlet in Obamacare advertising are small, entrepreneurial marketing shops. Here, a sample of the Obamacare pitches.

The Rise of the Robotic Workforce

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There are competitors to Roomba, but even today, they don't work as well as our first one did, and they cost more," he says. The video ended.

Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand

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Forty-nine years ago, at the age of 17, Fred DeLuca used $1,000 of a friend's money to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Smaller Companies Seek Super Bowl Ad Boost

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The commercial marks the real end to Shatner's 14-years as the Connecticut company's spokesman. Is $3.5 million for 30 seconds of fame worth it?

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

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They hope to open new Connecticut locations this year. Tomorrow's big business may be today's dorm room invention. spot on iTunes. million.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M


and Singapore at significantly higher prices and presumably would be open to sourcing lower-cost parts. Sponsor. GeoInvenio. Discuss.

The Forecast for the Weather Prediction Business: Hot and Crowded

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Right at this very moment, Adam Grossman is working on one of them from his home in rustic Willington, Connecticut. Most weather apps cost money, enabling developers to bootstrap indefinitely without having to take funding. The tech industry has warmed up to weather apps, but predicting the forecast is not an easy business.

What the Natural Gas Boom Means for U.S. Manufacturing

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While some of that labor-price gap is closing, other costs related to shipping and now energy are swinging in favor of U.S. manufacturing.

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Both Sides of the Table

He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital. Awesome.

7 Things You Need to Know Today

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Time to Hire a Pro Penalties related to employment taxes cost businesses $4.5 A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. TechCrunch 2.

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Ownership Matters


At 1/12th the cost, 1M/1M provides far more value.". One of them is: Ownership Matters. second is: You WILL get rejected by VCs. That's okay.

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Alekstra To Disrupt Everything You Hate About Your Mobile Carrier


A Finnish company is quietly laying the groundwork to disrupt a trillion dollar industry by providing better services for only 10% of the cost. On top of this flexibility, Alekstra will be able to offer phone and data services for 10% of the current cost by cutting out the unnecessary waste. 700 000 billing errors. Smooth operator.

Serving Greens for Green: The Little Salad Shop

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They estimated it saved them up to $15,000 in labor costs. The juniors were living in off-campus housing for the first time. when he was 12.

Can a Smartphone-Based Ultrasound Raise $4 Million?

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It's not clear to me how Zar and Chutani will have enough profit margin to cover the cost of training, which is very important. link].