5 Traits of People Who Build Lasting Companies
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5 Traits of People Who Build Lasting Companies

Story provided by Inc.com –  Over the last 13 years of writing about tech companies, I’ve picked up a few things about what it takes to start a company–and build one that lasts. Often entrepreneurs initially are motivated by pure adrenaline and the insatiable desire to start something from nothing. The ones that last, however, are the founders … Continue reading

How to Get Funded on Kickstarter
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How to Get Funded on Kickstarter

Story provided by Businessweek –  Question: My company is contemplating a Kickstarter-style fundraising campaign. I’ve seen these kinds of things fail too often. How can I maximize my chances of reaching my goal? Answer: You’re smart to plan ahead and do the best job possible on your crowdfunding campaign. According to data from Kickstarter.com, one of the oldest and … Continue reading

Are You a Small-Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? The Difference Is Important.
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Are You a Small-Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? The Difference Is Important.

Story provided by Entrepreneur –  Small businesses are the backbone of this country. They create jobs, come up with new ways of doing old things, and help keep money in the local community. Without small businesses, we’d be in a bigger economic mess. Among those of us with small businesses, there’s confusion between the terms … Continue reading

H&R Block Founder Says Being Denied A Big Loan Was The Best Thing That Happened To Him
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H&R Block Founder Says Being Denied A Big Loan Was The Best Thing That Happened To Him

  Story provided by Business Insider –  The company that would become H&R Block, the world’s biggest tax preparation business, started with two brothers going door to door on Prospect Blvd. in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1947, Henry and Leon Bloch were asking residents if they were in need of any of 50 services, from bookkeeping … Continue reading

How to Build the World’s Best Board of Advisers
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How to Build the World’s Best Board of Advisers

Story provided by Inc. –  You have your doubts about advisory boards. I get it. You picture people who don’t know your business sitting around your conference table offering platitudes at best and inane comments at worst while all the time you’re thinking “my time could be so much better spent building the company.” If you’re picturing a … Continue reading