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Lessons This Startup Learned: They Raised $2M [After 150 VCs Turned Them Down]

Lessons This Startup Learned: They Raised $2M [After 150 VCs Turned Them Down]

by Hollie Slade | shared from Forbes The Muse is a job search website that wants to inject some oomph into a lengthy and often dispiriting process. Using video interviews and photos to give users an insiders’ view of the companies they’re applying to, The Muse offers an alternative to the generic black and white listings on LinkedIn LNKD -0.4% or Monster. Led by Kathryn Minshew, an ex-McKinsey consultant turned entrepreneur, The Muse recently raised ...

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Wow! From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire

Wow! From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire

by Matt Villano | shared from Entrepreneur.com Skeptics say social media hasn’t existed long enough to produce experts. Clearly, those folks haven’t met Shama Kabani. The 26-year-old wrote her master’s thesis for the University of Texas at Austin about Twitter–when it had only 2,000 users, not the 175 million it has today. She hosts a web TV show about technology. Her 2010 book, The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to ...

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These 8 Careers Are Worth the Price of College Admission

These 8 Careers Are Worth the Price of College Admission

by Dawn Dugan | shared from Salary.com Is College Still Worth the Money? Maybe. As the cost of education continues to skyrocket and job prospects remain less than robust in a tough economy, the answer to the question, “What are you majoring in?” seems more important than ever. There’s no getting around it. Education is expensive. A four-year degree at a public university costs, on average, $37,343, while an education at a private ...

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How to Confuse Your Customer and Lose a Sale

How to Confuse Your Customer and Lose a Sale

by Michael Wheeler | shared from Linkedin My friend Paul Ehrmann has had a fascinating and fulfilling life as an actor/screenwriter. He’s not famous, but he’s worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Roles come in fits and starts, of course. When things were slow, he paid his rent by taking other jobs, including at one time, being a car salesman. Paul being Paul, the cars that he sold ...

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The Strand: How an 86-Year Old Bookstore Uses Technology

The Strand: How an 86-Year Old Bookstore Uses Technology

by Hunter Walk | shared from Linkedin Strand Bookstore in NYC is one of the largest independent bookstores in the US. Bookstores are a generally challenged retail sector as ecommerce and ebooks have resulted in many local shops closing their doors. Yet the Strand is still strong, adapting with their customers and utilizing social media to connect with their community. Lilly Wyden from the Strand shares how: Q: The Strand is a pretty ...

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5 Big Steps Toward Faster Global Growth

5 Big Steps Toward Faster Global Growth

by David Malpass | shared from Forbes | Interest rates have been held near zero for so long they have begun to seem normal. But that’s a delusion. It’s no more possible to run a market economy on free credit than it would be to run one on free gasoline or free labor. It works for the government and the well-connected but not for the rest, especially small businesses and new ...

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