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Introducing QuickMVP, A New Tool for New Ideas — Not every idea can be a real business. My granfather used to say, "If I had a dollar for every idea I had, I would be rich, and that would be some business." We all have ideas, and tons of them. So what is it that gets us to take our ideas to the next level?
Aug 01, 2014

A new tool allows you to cheaply validate whether your startup idea will work via @SaltzmanJason @AlleyNYC

Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves — For many product makers, getting onto the shelves of a big-box store is a pipe dream. But a contest launched today by office-supply store Staples and crowdfunding platform Fundable is making it possible for one lucky entrepreneur to do just that.
Aug 01, 2014

For product makers, getting onto the shelves of a big-box store is a pipe dream. Here's a way: cc @Staples @Fundable

An Ode to Transparency — Advice can be a great thing, but sadly the average entrepreneur receives so much that he or she must become an expert in filtering out the information that simply won't work. But there is one piece of advice that is worthwhile that works across all industry sectors and types: Have regular, relaxed companywide meetings where members of the team can receive important updates, hang out and wind down together.
Aug 01, 2014

"Honesty and ideas running freely can help companies build toward the ideal of transparency." by @Wix CEO

Be You, It's What True Entrepreneurs Do — Entrepreneurship is a vast field. Despite so many people in the world claiming the title of entrepreneur, the reality is that it is a uniquely individual job description that requires your own parameters for success. Since it's your life and journey, why would you be anything but yourself?
Aug 01, 2014

"If you’re feeling the pressure to alter your individuality, here are 3 reasons to remain who you are." @matthewtoren

5 Easy Ways to Make Philanthropy Part of Your Company Culture — As an entrepreneur, it can be very hard to find time in your schedule to give back. You're struggling at a work-life balance, or figuring out the next step to propel you to success. When are you supposed to volunteer?

Don't Miss the Digital Transformation in Luxury Brand Marketing — While nearly every industry across-the-board, from banking to real estate to automobiles to retail, suffered debilitating cuts in their growth trajectories with the financial crisis of 2008, one industry did swimmingly well, against all expectations.

5 Lessons From Silicon Valley for Developing Business Hubs — Silicon Valley is a touchstone of innovation. Dreamers, investors, even government leaders flock there, hoping to capture the insights or methods that have made the magic happen in the unparalleled tech and business hub. But it's one thing to collect the seeds of Valley magic and another to make them take root.
Aug 01, 2014

"It’s one thing to collect the seeds of Silicon Valley magic and another to make them take root." by @barbbq

Improv and Comedy Can Infuse Companies With an Inventive Spirit — Entrepreneurship doesn't have to be about big egos, stuffy board meetings, solemn faces and high-strung, apocalyptic attitudes. From time to time, Google, Unilever and Liberty Mutual have employed a fair amount of comedic talent, according to The Boston Globe . On the surface, business and comedy could not be more different.

Stress, Anxiety, Loneliness: How This Entrepreneur Lost Himself and Bounced Back Stronger — Brian Bordainick remembers when he snapped. He was in the process of building what is now a $16 million trendy data-driven dining startup called Dinner Lab. Many would have loved to trade spots with him. Things were happening fast. But he wasn't able to focus in conversations.
Aug 01, 2014

Being an entrepreneur can lock your life into a very intense, 100 mph go-mode. But, it's risky to stay there 24/7.

Jul 31, 2014

RT @CatClifford: The founder of @DinnerLab remembers that moment when he snapped. There's a really unsexy side of entrepreneurship.

Jul 31, 2014

RT @angusloten: How Dinner Lab's Brian Bordainick dealt with an "out-of-reality sensation" of running a $16M #startup, @CatClifford

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