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. Briere first met Kievman at the 2011 Connecticut Invention Convention, which was held at the University of Connecticut. These UConn MBA students are!

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

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Those trends include the pervasive use of smart phones, more extensive and faster network coverage, a greater ability (and interest) in crunching sets of big data, and the cheaper cost to mass-manufacture certain essential components, such as sensors and accelerometers.

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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. Speakers: - Bob Dahl, HBS Alumni Angel, formerly head of Global Healthcare for the Carlyle Group.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Here are some of the final Lessons Learned presentations and team videos: Akara Solutions: Flexible, Low Cost Cooling Technology for LED Lighting. Principal Investigator: Yu Lei University of Connecticut.

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Startup Lessons Learned

Most simulcasts are free, although some charge a small fee to cover their costs. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total.

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. I write this from a small village in Baja, where I am celebrating the milestone with my wife and best friends. 40 is an iconic birthday and an occasion for reflection.

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. So far, few small businesses have signed up for group health insurance through the new exchanges created by Obamacare. Here''s why.

Pricing experiments you might not know, but can learn from

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We make do with guesstimates and a vague recollection of what things are “supposed to cost.”” The book Smart Pricing suggested that successful pay what you want programs are characterized by: A product with low marginal cost. Extra Lucrative Conversion Advice. Services.

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. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary.

How Technology Helps You Stay Relevant

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Connecticut''s Chris Runyan is the owner of six GameXChange franchises, which sell, purchase, and trade new and used electronic gaming hardware, software, and accessories. Small business owners across the U.S.

An SEO Crash Course For Entrepreneurs

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Not only will unclear navigation compromise your SEO rankings, it will also cost you conversions when visitors find your website. by Braden Becker. You’ve put time, effort and investment into your startup. It’s about time people know about it.

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. Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut's Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary.

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. Enter Nick Murray, a Connecticut-based Porsche-enthusiast who saved for five years to buy a Porsche 911 , and his tale of woe ( viewed on YouTube nearly one million times ).

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Before a Crisis Hits, Create a Customer Service Action Plan

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It''s not only the actual data breaches that will cost these retailers customer loyalty in the long run, though--it''s their delayed disclosure and lack of proactive communication. The fallout from the recent spate of data breaches shows the importance of preparing to handle upset customers.

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

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and Connecticut already had sick leave laws. And the National Federation of Independent Business says when you add government-mandated sick leave to the minimum wage increases that are happening in some states, it equals rising labor costs for small businesses.

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

The Next Web

Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing , an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.

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

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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. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney. Student Journal. Virtual Stock Exchange. WSJ Classifieds. WSJ Classroom. WSJ Radio.

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. Today, we are sending humble notes of encouragement to the families in Connecticut. They cost nothing.

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

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I didn't know who Paul Graham was, but after the talk I said, "Hey, Dr. Graham," and told him it would be worth the cost of buying him a drink if he'd listen to us talk about our start-up.

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.

Youngstown: Shrugging Its Rust Belt Reputation

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5000 company Northern States Metals, a full service aluminum extrusion and extruded products company with locations in West Hartford, Connecticut and Youngstown, Ohio, to offer his thoughts on the pilot program and the reinvention of Youngstown. Paul Cusson, chairman and founder of Inc.

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

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and Singapore at significantly higher prices and presumably would be open to sourcing lower-cost parts. In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut.

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

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Minnesota follows Connecticut and Maryland in raising state minimum wage. Minnesota''s measure isn''t as ambitious as Connecticut or Maryland, which recently passed laws to gradually boost their minimum wage to $10.10 We can choose to go the low-cost, low-tax, low-wage route.

Memo to Mitt: Fix Your LinkedIn Page!

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Halpert, managing partner of Connect2Collaborate in Fairfield, Connecticut, disagreed. We asked 16 social media experts and LinkedIn gurus to size up the Romney campaign's organizational and candidate LinkedIn profiles. Here's their analysis.

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. What happens when a flood of highly educated, entrepreneurial young people return from studies abroad to tiny Cyprus? The answer offers a trickle of optimism.

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. Demand is soaring Five years ago, Norwalk, Connecticut, travel company Tauck offered no specialty cruises. Cruising is booming, and tourists need help planning increasingly exotic getaways.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

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. Although both parents are educators, his father a professor and his mother the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, they did not teach him business.

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.

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

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At 1/12th the cost, 1M/1M provides far more value.". And Bill Gordon, who is working on pulling together the Stamford Innovation Center in Connecticut with Patty Meagher and Ed Petner, emailed me, saying: "We have spent a week going through your curriculum.

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Small Agencies Cash In On Obamacare Ad Blitz

Inc Startups

But from Connecticut to Hawaii, other states are going full-steam ahead to promote their exchanges with slick marketing campaigns that would make a Madison Avenue proud.

Alekstra To Disrupt Everything You Hate About Your Mobile Carrier

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A Finnish company is quietly laying the groundwork to disrupt a trillion dollar industry by providing better services for only 10% of the cost. Their services optimize company's rate plans so they aren't buying features they don't need, and they offer features like Ratemizer, an automated phone bill analyzer that lowers costs due to billing mistakes. Alekstra now has about 12 large customers onboard, such as McDonalds, G4S, the state of Connecticut, and others.

The Rise of the Robotic Workforce

Inc Startups

At $22,000 each--less than the price of a minivan--it could easily pay for itself in months, saving a company $30,000 a year or more in labor costs per robot. 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.

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. 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.

Smaller Companies Seek Super Bowl Ad Boost

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The 30-second spot reportedly cost less than $400,000 dollars to make, and will air in only four major markets (racking up not all, but a sizeable portion of the nearly 172 million anticipated Game-Day viewers). Is $3.5 million for 30 seconds of fame worth it?

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

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Gabrielle Palermo, along with fellow Arizona State University students James Tyler, John Walters, and Susanna Young, are the co-founders of G3Box , a company that designs low-cost, modular, and mobile medical clinics made from recycled shipping containers.

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. If I could go the rest of my life without getting caught in the rain, I would.

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. Marlin Steel has benefitted from the recent natural gas discoveries through lower costs and increased business prospects. The U.S.''s

The Smart Grid Debacle and What to Do about It

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Super-low cost. Utilities must deliver the reduction at the lowest cost per kWh. It’s going to be less costly (and, I suspect, more effective) to do this via cheap prize mechanics rather than deploying yet more costly hardware. Found at stopsmartmeters.org.

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. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. Boston''s Booming Boston startups secured more than $1.2

Serving Greens for Green: The Little Salad Shop

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They estimated it saved them up to $15,000 in labor costs. At first, the shop struggled to keep its operating costs down and hit the desired gross margins. Seven of the shop’s 12 employees are Yale students and two are from nearby Southern Connecticut State University.