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10 Things Grumpy Cat Is Thankful For

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Another Thanksgiving, another opportunity for sugary-sweet declarations of gratitude that happen exactly zero times during the rest of the year. Who do these humans think they’re fooling? Here are 10 things Grumpy Cat is genuinely thankful for: 1. “People eating so much that they pass out and leave me alone.” – Kelly Wilkerson, cofounder of… Read more »


Closing Your Early Sales: The Power of Secret Pricing

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When you’re looking for early sales, you’ll notice that each customer wants to wait until someone else bites. They give you positive feedback, and appear as if they’re going to go through with the deal. Then, as you start getting close, they ask to wait until you have other customers on board. This can be… Read more »


5 Habits That Can Trigger Your Anxiety

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I suffer from anxiety. I sometimes feel that dread and agitation in my chest associated with an unidentified danger that only exists in my mind. I start to worry about the future and things that have not happened (but they could) and forget to enjoy the moment. This is something I deal with, and so do… Read more »


How to Optimize Your Day for Productivity [VIDEO]

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Have you mastered the truly productive day? Even if you have, have you been able to make a habit of that? For many of us, there are just a handful of days throughout which we are able to make the most of the time afforded to us and accomplish most (if not all) of each… Read more »


Failure Happens: 5 Warning Signs for Startups From Entrepreneurs

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The lure of Texas-sized riches has uncovered the hidden entrepreneur in many souls. Success stories are highly publicized but there is a wealth of knowledge that can be extracted from failed startups as well. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, The DEC, a non-profit to promote entrepreneurs and startups,  held their first event on Celebrating Failures, dubbed Fail… Read more »



8 Ways to Promote Your Business as a Leader in the Field

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Clear values, innovation, pricing strategies, passion, and branding are all key attributes that will help to transform new and existing businesses into trusted household names. Yet without excellent leadership skills, a business can quickly crumble. Read on for 8 simple ways to promote your business as a leader in the field. Strong Values Strong values… Read more »


Why You Should Worry About Your Web Host’s Hardware

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Have you ever thought about the hardware that your web host uses? Do they frequently upgrade their hardware to keep up with the modern demands in the web hosting industry? Do they keep their customers informed about planned upgrades and why they are doing them? No? Maybe it’s time to find a new host! Why… Read more »


The Market Is Ready: 3 Companies That Have Revolutionized Old Products With New Tech

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We’re living in exciting times, contrary to the forecast of some economists. We routinely hear mixed messages about the health of the economy, but in terms of innovative, tech-based entrepreneurship, things couldn’t be better. In the past few years, hundreds of new opportunities have appeared for businesses with an ability to capitalize on widely available… Read more »


Optimizing Customer Acquisition Channels: Rocketship.fm Interview with Mattan Griffel

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Startup founders everywhere are most interested in customer acquisition and activation, so the Rocketship podcast reached out to Mattan Griffel of One Month, which is a company that provides 30-day online video courses in Web & iOS Development, Growth Hacking, and more. Griffel also has a background that includes running a growth hacking agency and helping several startups… Read more »


Winners Announced for The DEC and Comerica’s Inaugural $50k Business Pitch Contest

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After 5 months, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) and Comerica’s inaugural $50k business pitch contest came to an end. Here’s a timeline of the competition: June 12, 2014 – Contest announced In the inaugural year of the contest more than 130 applications were received from local entrepreneurs and start-ups across North Texas. July 1st –… Read more »


How To Get Hired When All Odds Are Against You

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Getting hired in a tough economy is always hard. Life can be unpredictable, and the curveballs sent your way can seem endless: jobs are lost, startups fail, family situations get strenuous, skills become irrelevant. When all odds seem stacked against you, there is a way to get your career and life back on track. I’ve… Read more »


Here are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages

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This past summer, we looked at a ranking of the of top programming languages by growth, popularity, and job demand. Those rankings – compiled by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum found that Java, C, C++, Python, and C# are the top five programming languages in the country. In an entirely new ranking… Read more »