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How to Launch a Startup Without Quitting Your Day Job

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More and more people are dreaming of becoming entrepreneurs, attracted to the innovation, creativity, and flexibility this route offers. Are you one of them? If so, then you need to understand one of your options: starting up without quitting your day job. With this approach, you will have the continuous investment to continue your business. Moreover, you will be able… Read more »


How to Level the Playing Field Using a Startup’s Advantages

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In any field, starting up a new business while surrounded by established giants can be a daunting task. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of software development, where—in today’s modern information age—you are essentially trying to set up shop right next door to the existing, well-established alternatives. Your physical location, as a software… Read more »


UMBC Students Compete for a Chance to Launch a Startup in the Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition

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The Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition (CBIC) is open now for University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) students who aspire to become entrepreneurs. Both undergraduate and graduate UMBC students can apply by submitting a competitive and realistic 3-5 page technology-focused business plan by March 6. The CBIC is a next-level competition designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs… Read more »


Pitching For the Stars: Women 2.0 Showcases SpaceX COO and Startups Ready to Blast Off

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Yesterday hundreds of female entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the tech community converged for Women 2.0’s eighth annual conference in San Francisco. The conference kicked off with a keynote by the inspiring female COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, a former mechanical engineer who joined SpaceX in 2002 as their seventh employee and is now responsible for day-to-day operations…. Read more »


2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

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Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals. Awareness and confidence in the legal startup arena is growing.  This is in part… Read more »



9 Dirty Secrets of Crowdfunding: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

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The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. “If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.” - Benjamin Franklin Since its emergence, crowdfunding… Read more »


How to build a quality startup team in a competitive market

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It can be a challenge for startup to attract and retain quality employees. It can be even more of a challenge for startups in areas such as Silicon Valley, New York and other tech hubs, where the competition is fierce and the candidate pool is limited. As the founder of a company that’s working to… Read more »



12 Sites to Help You Crowdfund Your Dreams

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As the global financial crisis crashed the world’s economy, crowdfunding emerged as one of the new ways to fund projects. With the overwhelming popularity of social media, people started using public forums to crowdfund their projects. Crowdfunding has been implemented successfully to accomplish nonprofit social projects, and startups are now implementing this approach for financing business… Read more »


Does “Growth Hacking” Actually Work for B2B Startups?

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A couple of weeks ago, I chatted with a co-founder of a content management SMB looking for a growth hacker with tech skills. So I asked, you mean a VP of Marketing with a data-driven mindset? And it got me thinking. Where did marketing’s latest buzzword – growth hacker/hacking come from? How does it apply for… Read more »



10 Tips for Finding the Perfect PR Agency for Your Startup

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The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. My inbox sees more pitches than Barry Bonds in his prime.  This comes with the territory… Read more »



Co-working Spaces – Are They Right for Your Startup?

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Tired of working alone at the local coffee shop? Maybe it’s time to rent a co-working space. It’s a great way to meet fellow freelancers, entrepreneurs and other solo workers. According to Forbes, The Bureau of Labor “estimates that by 2020, about 65 million Americans will be freelancers, temps, independent contractors and solopreneurs, making up… Read more »