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The Best Job in Stamford Connecticut

Steve Blank

K&S Ranch Publishing has an exciting opening for a Book Traffic Coordinator living near Stamford, Connecticut. We need someone who can help get our library of entrepreneurship books into the hands of the startup founders and students who rely on them. Maybe it’s a position for you or someone you know? Web savvy.

Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund

David Teten

Bridgewater uses these codified rules for recruiting, training, and most important, managing the firm’s culture. Photo credit:  Prayitno  .

Why I Started a Business: 5 Unusual Founder Stories

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For these founders, launching a company was about a lot more than just becoming their own bosses. The new company would force her to do that.

October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut

David Teten

I’ll be a panelist at a HBS Club of Connecticut/HBS Angels  Venture Capital in Connecticut  Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception on October 18.

Finding Your Co-Founders

techcrunch.com

The number one question you all asked after reading my last blog post about starting a business from scratch was “how do I find my co-founders?&# And therein lies the problem in finding co-founders for that startup you’re dying to launch. Having trouble meeting folks you think would be good co-founders? Classic.

Get More Done: 18 Tips for Telecommuters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

That''s according to Patti Hill, founder and managing director of Austin, Texas-based Penman PR. Working from home is great on so many levels.

7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In his post-football life, he''s been founder and managing director of Axum Capital Partners, which owns Wild Wing Cafe. Want to help choose?

Entrepreneurs, Don't Just Create Products or Services?Create a Legacy!

Small Business Force

Why do folks flock to a store like Stew Leonard's in Connecticut? My Dad was a builder. But for many entrepreneurs that is not enough.

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

David Teten

Karen Bantuveris, Founder and CEO of VolunteerSpot. She is the Founder and CEO of Volunteer Spot an online coordination app that facilitates volunteering. Angel investing Connecticut HBS Alumni AngelsClick here to make a reservation. Karen Bantuveris, CEO of VolunteerSpot ( ff VC and angel-backed startup with 2.5m moms).

4 Good Reasons Why Small Businesses are Dropping Health Insurance

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As of April 8, Connecticut''s marketplace had sold plans to just 78 businesses, covering a total of 330 people. Here''s why. Here''s why: 1.

Raising Funds to Help People Raise Funds

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Founders Fund is added to the round. Seth Bannon wants to reinvent the way nonprofits do business. June 2011: Bannon wins a prize.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

We raised $280 million. If you want to understand how the VC industry is changing there is a great primer in the link. Was it hard to raise the fund?

Tumblr Is New York's Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Connecticut-based Indeed, a job search site with a big Manhattan presence, was acquired by Japanese company Recruit Co. billion.

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

The Next Web

Another challenge for startup founders is to sell in a way that feels natural, comfortable and authentic to who they are. Do your research.

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

Duct Tape Marketing

George resides on the Connecticut coast, where he enjoys photography, his family, and starting new businesses. loved that little computer.

Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Spread some holiday cheer in the office. Here are eight unique gift ideas that won''t break the bank. Want to spread some holiday cheer in the office?

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

and Connecticut already had sick leave laws. The laws have been enacted in seven cities and the state of Connecticut. Portland, Ore.

Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy

Mike Michalowicz

He is co-owner and Director of Operations of Maximum FX Salons Spas in Austin, Texas and Founder of MotivePoint. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. He is co-owner and Director of Operations of Maximum FX Salons Spas in Austin, Texas and Founder of MotivePoint.

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea

YoungUpstarts

By Jonathan Barsade,  founder and CEO of   Exactor. This is why taxes are the ultimate DIY snare for business owners. should  be a DIY process.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.

'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

CP+B co-founder Alex Bogusky is an investor and partner. Fueled by a renewed enthusiasm for items sourced and produced in the U.S.--and The U.S.

A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. I got in the game to explore.

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

online.wsj.com

Consider Daniel Dreymann, a founder of Goodmail Systems Inc., a service for minimizing spam. And companies that didnt survive might have closed their doors for reasons other than failure, for example, getting acquired or the founders moving on to new projects. Connecticut. Connecticut. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. SEARCH.

Youngstown: Shrugging Its Rust Belt Reputation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Paul Cusson, chairman and founder of Inc. We ask Paul Cusson, chairman and founder of Inc. Here's what he had to say. And it showed.

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The Sandwich That Ate the World

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

At 17, Fred DeLuca used a family friend''s $1,000 investment to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1974, we began franchising.

Is This Paradise for Entrepreneurs?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

Memo to Mitt: Fix Your LinkedIn Page!

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Huh. "A bit weak," said Maciej Fita, founder of Brandignity.com in Boston. Here's their analysis. What is he doing wrong? Mark W.

Meet the Start-up Sending Newtown Messages of Hope

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While we spoke--unbeknownst to the three of us on the phone--a tragedy was ravaging the quiet, middle-class town of Newtown, Connecticut.

America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market

YoungUpstarts

But the trouble is that they don’t get organized often enough, and even if they do, traveling to find them can be quite a hassle.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

Both Sides of the Table

Such was my recent meeting with Seth Sternberg, founder & CEO of Meebo. “But Mark, isn’t it one big time suck?&#. Awesome.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The founder of the world's largest fast-food chain discusses how he learned to scale his company, and what's different about business in 2013.

The Forecast for the Weather Prediction Business: Hot and Crowded

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Right at this very moment, Adam Grossman is working on one of them from his home in rustic Willington, Connecticut. Grossman and Dark Sky co-founder Jay LaPorte aren''t meteorologists by any stretch, but they''ve come to understand enough of the data to toy around with ways of presenting it. 19 in the App Store when it launched.

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

ReadWriteStart

In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut.

It's Not Just Twitter. Why IPOs Are Back

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The initial public offering, once the ultimate validation for company founders, is in fashion for the first time since the dot-com bust.

The Art and Science of Corporate Icons

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Design experts weigh in on a cookie company's cartoon mascot. Meet Skeeter--the only squirrel in the world who's allergic to nuts. The Experts Say.

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

ReadWriteStart

One of them is: Ownership Matters. second is: You WILL get rejected by VCs. That's okay. It's important. Sponsor. EduMark. Business Intelligenze.

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Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. Joe Bliss thought the worst was over. Now, in the summer of 2010, sales were finally back.

The Rise of the Robotic Workforce

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Famed roboticist Rodney Brooks is back with a breakthrough invention that could revitalize American manufacturing and automate millions of jobs. alone.

Alekstra To Disrupt Everything You Hate About Your Mobile Carrier

ArcticStartup

After a stint as a Director at Nokia, Toikka is the founder and CEO of Helsinki-based Alekstra. Alekstra now has about 12 large customers onboard, such as McDonalds, G4S, the state of Connecticut, and others. Toikka recalls that everyone argued over the minute price, but the devil was in the details. 700 000 billing errors. trillion.