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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. If this sounds like a job for you — or a friend or relative living in or near Stamford, Connecticut — send your resume to Terri S.

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

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Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates , the world’s largest hedge fund, is a man after my own heart. Alternative Assets Connecticut Contributed Articles ff Venture Capital Financial Services Fund Management Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds Investing Management

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Why I Started a Business: 5 Unusual Founder Stories

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For these founders, launching a company was about a lot more than just becoming their own bosses. Read on to find tales of founders who were driven to success by a whole lot more than the typical "I need to put food on the table" scenario.

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. The third panelist, Douglas Roth , is also heavily involved in the Connecticut venture capital space through Connecticut Innovations (CI).

Finding Your Co-Founders

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. If you happen to be in school now, you’re in the most fertile place possible to meet your co-founders. The Plaxo founders also met in school, which is also where Mark from Facebook met his co-founders.

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? This comes directly from Sir Richard Branson, the founder himself, who started Virgin Atlantic in response to his own bad experiences with various international carriers. My Dad was a builder.

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

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Karen Bantuveris, Founder and CEO of VolunteerSpot. She is the Founder and CEO of Volunteer Spot an online coordination app that facilitates volunteering. As the Founder and Principal of Radiance Learning, she worked with leadership teams at clients including Silicon Graphics, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Tenet Healthcare and Stanford Univeristy. Angel investing Connecticut HBS Alumni Angels

Get More Done: 18 Tips for Telecommuters

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Catherine Waldron, education specialist, with Enfield, Connecticut-based language curriculum company QTalk Publishing , agrees, and says she showers and dresses for work every day. That''s according to Patti Hill, founder and managing director of Austin, Texas-based Penman PR.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

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You can usually find 2-3 investors per location but it’s not uncommon to see VCs in: Boston, NY, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, St.

7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win

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After exploring several franchising opportunities, he decided against it and invested $750,000 of his own money to start Launch trampoline parks in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The same habits elite athletes learn on the field can help you become more successful.

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

Duct Tape Marketing

George Ryan is a serial entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Hatchwise , a community of tens of thousands of graphic designers and writers who have created over a million amazing designs and company names since 2008.

Raising Funds to Help People Raise Funds

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Seth Bannon always loved politics, and in 2010, the 26-year-old Harvard junior spent the summer working on the Connecticut gubernatorial campaign of Ned Lamont. ” Founders Fund is added to the round. Seth Bannon wants to reinvent the way nonprofits do business.

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

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Connecticut-based Indeed, a job search site with a big Manhattan presence, was acquired by Japanese company Recruit Co. Tumblr was the result of an exit its founder, David Karp , was a part of in 2006. Who needs Silicon Valley?

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea


By Jonathan Barsade, founder and CEO of Exactor. For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month. Jonathan Barsade is founder and CEO of Exactor, Inc.,

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

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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.

Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas

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Three Babes Bakery is a bit of a misnomer: the company is operated by two co-founders who used Kickstarter to finance their business in 2011 and rented out underutilized local kitchens in California. Spread some holiday cheer in the office.

Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy

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

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

Consider Daniel Dreymann, a founder of Goodmail Systems Inc., 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. Breaking Up (With a Co-Founder) Is Hard to Do. For Twitter Founder, Its Hip to Be Square Inc. WSJsmallbiz : Breaking Up (With a Co-Founder) Is Hard to Do: [link]. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live.

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

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and Connecticut already had sick leave laws. Research in Connecticut, whose sick leave law went into effect in 2012, shows a minimal financial effect. The laws have been enacted in seven cities and the state of Connecticut. May 13, 2008 Connecticut: Jan.

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

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But when I arrived at my dorm at the University of Virginia, Steve [Huffman, Reddit co-founder] was playing Gran Turismo 2, and I was like, "Hey, what's up?" The next morning, on the train back to Virginia, hung over, somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, I get a call from Paul.

'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover

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CP+B co-founder Alex Bogusky is an investor and partner. Rather than create a traditional agency site, the co-founders created an e-commerce store. American manufacturing has a new artisanal image--and a new ad agency from the creative team of Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee

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Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. The Meetup was the brainchild of Marc Plotkin, a co-founder of DecisionDesk, a Brooklyn-based digital services start-up.

Youngstown: Shrugging Its Rust Belt Reputation

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

America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market


“I was raised in the country and had the pleasure of jogging past and interacting with farmstands every morning growing up,” explains Todd Greenfield, founder and president of Stonington, Connecticut-based America’s Farmstand.

The Sandwich That Ate the World

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The founder of the world''s largest restaurant chain explains how Subway became ubiquitous, and why surpassing his biggest rival came as something as a letdown. At 17, Fred DeLuca used a family friend''s $1,000 investment to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

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Such was my recent meeting with Seth Sternberg, founder & CEO of Meebo. And I’d recommend them to any talented startup founders out there.&#. He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital.

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. There's a web developer on ever corner," says Loris Stavrinides, the British-educated founder of Oniric Creative Studios.

Memo to Mitt: Fix Your LinkedIn Page!

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A bit weak," said Maciej Fita, founder of in Boston. Halpert, managing partner of Connect2Collaborate in Fairfield, Connecticut, disagreed.

Meet the Start-up Sending Newtown Messages of Hope

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Last Friday, I hopped on a routine reporting call with Duncan Seay and Jeff Caden, the founders of Evergram--a messaging platform founded in 2011 that allows a group of users to send video, audio, or written messages to one recipient.

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


In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut. After hosting three live roundtables and being on stage for six to seven hours a day last month during my trip to Pune , I almost lost my voice.

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


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.

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

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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. 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 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. 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. Other developers, like Contrast founder David Barnard, prefer to outsource the data gathering entirely.

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.

Alekstra To Disrupt Everything You Hate About Your Mobile Carrier


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. A Finnish company is quietly laying the groundwork to disrupt a trillion dollar industry by providing better services for only 10% of the cost.

It's Not Just Twitter. Why IPOs Are Back

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The initial public offering, once the ultimate validation for company founders, is in fashion for the first time since the dot-com bust. billion, according to Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.


The Art and Science of Corporate Icons

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In June 2011, three months before launching Skeeter Snacks in Westport, Connecticut, the co-founders hired freelance designer Alex Adams to determine exactly how a quirky creature like Skeeter should look. Design experts weigh in on a cookie company's cartoon mascot.

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

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Weiss, who now is a finance professor at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, advises entrepreneurs to seek loans from community banks rather than large institutions, at least when your borrowing needs are relatively small. After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk.

The Rise of the Robotic Workforce

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Budnick is president of Vanguard Plastics in Southington, Connecticut, a 30-person injection-molding firm that makes parts on contract for medical-equipment makers, automotive companies, and other manufacturers.