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7 Tips to Improving Your Networking Skills

For any entrepreneur, developing your networking skills is critical for success. Unfortunately, not everyone is completely comfortable jumping into a crowd and shaking hands. But with the right set of tips, you’ll be the talk of the town after your next networking event. …

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5 Ways to Succeed Without Being an Early Riser

You’ve heard the cliché, “The early bird gets the worm.” Fortunately, this cliché is nothing more than a fairytale. There are plenty of people that are up by 5 a.m. and aren’t producing as much as their coworkers who get up at 8 or 9 a.m. It’s …

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How Technology Is Saving The World’s Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. In fact, a report released by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) found that 19% of the Earth’s coral reefs are now dead, with rising sea temperatures and seawater acidification to blame. The declining coral…

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New $3.5M Tech Hub Will Give Midwest Startups a Boost

A $3.5 million grant has been offered by the National Science Foundation to fund a new ‘I-Corps’ node among four midwest universities. Researchers at the universities involved — the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, …

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Answer the Call: NYC Wants You to Make It More Efficient

New York City has just issued two Calls for Innovation: the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI) wants your help. Specifically, the city needs ideas on how to reduce the demand for and costs of electricity and…

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10 Sales Tools for Growing Startups

Growing your business is all about gaining attention of potential users, converting them into leads, and then nurturing those leads through your sales funnel. At the same time, you want your satisfied customers to be loyal and to spread the word about the product…