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How to Kickstart Your Company's Idea Market

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The reputation of "idea markets" for driving innovation is growing. But what do they look like in practice?

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

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

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Karen Bantuveris has 15 years experience as a consultant in customer centric- leadership development, marketing strategy and business process design. 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.

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.

America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market

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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.

Get More Done: 18 Tips for Telecommuters

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Meagan French, marketing consultant with San Francisco-based Meagan French Marketing , likes to work out of coffee shops. Use the cloud.

6 Sales Lessons From the Election

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The recent election teaches important lessons about what really works in sales and marketing. This election was particularly rife with them: 1.

7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win

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Recently, he became a partner in Keel Vodka , a "premium light spirit" with the least calories of any vodka on the market. Want to help choose?

Global Spending on Mobile Advertising To Reach $18 Billion in 2014

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Improving market conditions will cause spending to increase to $41.9 by 2017, a Gartner report predicts. billion by 2017.

Lending Club vs. Prosper

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They obviously read the market well and the consumer requirements were well understood simultaneously. Whether you are a borrower or an investor, you obviously want to make a choice that augurs well in the long haul, offering you outstanding interest rates. Lending Club holds an edge over Prosper but only in terms of volumes. Blog & Gro

Can’t Decide What Business to Start? No Problem, We’ll Tell You

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And, what about marketing yourself as environmentally friendly? Every month over 1 million people visit Bplans. Coffee Shop Business Plan.

Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas

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You might already know that the cupcake market is hot, but here''s my prediction: pies sold over the Web could become the next big (sweet) thing.

4 Good Reasons Why Small Businesses are Dropping Health Insurance

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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.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Principal Investigator: Yu Lei University of Connecticut. We now know how to reduce customer and market risk for new ventures. SmartMenu.

Best 3 Gifts You Can Give

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

How To Start A Startup – For Busy People

YoungUpstarts

Lecture 19: Part One: Sales and Marketing. by Andrea Martins, co-founder of GreenSocks. Not that I fell in love with Sam himself.

Is This the End of Silicon Valley?

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So far, Startup America has launched in six regional centers: Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Florida.

How Our Startup Got Featured on CNN

Vinicius Vacanti

We reached out to him and he explained via email that he had unsubscribed because he lived in Connecticut and didn’t think he would be able to use the New York deals we were recommending. Tags: customer development process marketing product management Traffic Bumps via Chartbeat. Listening to Our Customers. Were We Just Lucky?

Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy

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As a leader in marketing systems and Internet lead generation through social media platforms, MFX has been recognized by Salon Today Magazine, Modern Salon, Strategies Magazine, and Austin American Statesman. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Also Available On.

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. Sell to the right companies.

'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover

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The online market, dubbed the Made Collection, offers American-made products from agency clients and other companies, including Otis James's ties.

A Win for California's Chef Entrepreneurs

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Alabama, for example, has a limited cottage food law, allowing residents to operate home-based bakeries or process foods for farmers’ markets.

Crowdfunding? Rule No. 1: Bare Your Soul

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But Day, who founded the business in Stamford, Connecticut, in 2008, doesn''t plan to hit up banks, VCs, or angels. Lots of it. The good news?

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Small Businesses Behind the Big Game

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The company plans to expand to college football and other markets. Here's a look at four of them. Willis started his own decal company in 1999.

Serving Greens for Green: The Little Salad Shop

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Seven of the shop’s 12 employees are Yale students and two are from nearby Southern Connecticut State University. when he was 12.

An SEO Crash Course For Entrepreneurs

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robust group of marketing and search-news websites will keep you even more in tune with SEO. by Braden Becker. The Basics. Industry Websites.

The Sandwich That Ate the World

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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?

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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.

My Guild Guitar Is Stuff That Works

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My Guild Guitar Is Stuff That Works This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This is a new Sunday series that I’m calling Stuff that Works.

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

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Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail: Designing An Implementation Process

YoungUpstarts

by Lewis Robinson. Every business venture needs a solid plan to gain success. If no plan is in place, your venture has minimal chances of succeeding.

Silicon Valley Moves to New York

Brad Hargreaves

If you’re living in NYC and working in a hot startup in the area, not so much. Anonymous Sure, and people going to New York fly into EWR and JFK.

Memo to Mitt: Fix Your LinkedIn Page!

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Worth their weight in gold," said Dan Wehmeier, social media manager for The Screamer Company, a creative and marketing agency in Austin, Texas.

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. What do you think? ”

Pricing experiments you might not know, but can learn from

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Extra Lucrative Conversion Advice. Services. About & Contact. Guest Post Guidelines. RSS |. Oct 31, 2011. How much to charge? Does it really work?

Broken Hearts and Broken Minds

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The government weaponry is no competition to anything available in the civilian market these days.  I mean, who is going to say it’s okay for Joe Blow to own a nuclear missile or a armored tank? father mother parenting connecticut shootings gun regulation Israel mental health mental illness Switzerland Whitehouse.govProbably not.

Looking For Millionaire Customers and Investors? Head to Maryland

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in 2013, according to a new report by New York-based research firm Phoenix Marketing International. About 6.15 million U.S.

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.

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This is going to be BIG.

Sure, blame it on the food companies, and yes, they're undoubtedly using underhanded marketing tactics to sell us, but who is doing that?

It's Not Just Twitter. Why IPOs Are Back

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A hot market for initial public offerings and a wide range of relatively mature fast-growth companies should make this fall a big one for fundraising.