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    How These College Dropouts Built a $14M Firm in Just Over a Year

    by Julie Bort | This story originally appeared on Business Insider. Since September, an app called Wigo — the brainchild of 23-year-old college dropout Ben Kaplan — has become the hottest thing on college campuses. Wigo helps college kids find out where their friends are going to meet up and party (or meet up and study, …

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    Review of Top 10 Early-Stage Venture Capital Deals Last Year

    by Tanya Benedicto Klich | It’s common for the largest deals to come from bold-faced names, as we saw with Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox and others who expanded in 2014. However, last year’s most interesting developments came from some of the youngest companies. Tracking deal activity at these smaller firms can act as a window into which sectors are poised to grow and how both the funding cycle and …

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    5 Visionary CEOs and Their Key Traits That Every Leader Should Master

    by Chuck Cohn | Aspiring CEOs often view the work of visionary leaders such as Elon Musk and Alan Mullaly and promptly place them on a pedestal. You may believe that the leaders you admire are smarter, luckier or more creative than you, but the traits that make them wildly successful can be honed over time. …

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    6 Hot Tips to Dominate in the B2B Market

    by Christina Demarais | If your business depends on selling your products or services to other companies, you understand the brutally competitive nature of the B2B market, comprised of deep-pocketed customers constantly chased by vendors. While penetrating this space is difficult, a few smart strategies can help. Take it from Noam Inbar, vice president of business development at Forter, an …

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    Can Starbucks as a coffee brand win over tea?

    via Marketing-Interactive | Since its inception in 1971, Starbucks has grown from a small coffee shop in the heart of Seattle to a global empire, encapsulating over 20,800 stores in 62 countries. It has conquered the world of coffee and now sets its eyes on breaking into the $90 billion global tea market with the …

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    What Employers Think Of Online Degrees

    Some employers have negative perception about the online degrees but this perception is changing rapidly. In 2013 a report found that many of the human resource managers and other company executives thought of online degrees as unaccredited programs which offered a degree to anyone who had sufficient money to pay. They called the online degree …

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    The Incredible Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

    by Jamie Pennington | There is no amount of lipstick that you can put on the problem: You need capital. And if you are like most entrepreneurs, you need capital quickly. It’s the people who have known you the longest who will likely be the first to bet on your success. Nonetheless, it is still tough …

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    Why the Millennials should be your Core Target

    via Marketing-Interactive | Adventurous, connected and always on the move, the Millennials (aged 16-34) have become priority number one for the entire travel industry. By 2020, they’re set to account for nearly half of the workforce, and are already on track to outspend the baby boomers by 2030. The Millennial generation will form the core …

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    What Drove 2014′s Eye-Popping $44.7 Billion in VC Fundraising

    by Tanya Benedicto Klich | In 2014, venture capital firms raised a total of $44.7 billion from investors, a 67 percent jump from the year prior and the highest amount raised since 2007. We asked PitchBook, a Seattle-based data provider for the venture capital markets, to break down what drove last year’s confidence in these investment opportunities. …

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    4 Options for Raising Capital From Friends, Investors

    by John Boitnott | If you’re thinking about raising funds for your startup (known as a security offering in the U.S.) you had better get at least somewhat familiar with the regulations involved. The Federal Securities Act governs how you raise a round, and has a say in your “securities transaction communications” – such as U.S. mail, telephone …

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Business Travel & Leisure

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    Book Review: The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide

    by Sheryl Kayne | Looking for a book to soothe your single travel status? Here’s a book that every single girl needs to read: The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide, by Stephanie Lee, published by Indie Travel Media Ltd, 2010. As you’d expect from the title, Lee is a traveler herself and she …

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    3 Reasons Why Travel Doesn’t Make Women More Interesting

    It’s a well-worn cliché that travel provides a cornerstone for masculine development. This blog’s creator and many other like-minded quality writers have shown us that getting out of one’s comfort zone is a necessity for a man to grow into himself. There is a reason that ROK’s travel archive is bursting with stories of picking …

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Money | Success

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    Want Angel Investors? Here’s What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)

    by Catherine Clifford | If you’re seeking funding from angel investors, you have to know where to strike. Angel investors are most likely to back Internet, health-care and mobile technology startups in their own backyard. That’s according to data on angel deals completed in the first three months of 2014 and collected through a partnership between …

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    5 Questions the Right Investor Will Ask You

    by Miles Jennings | There’s no doubt that finding someone interested in investing in your business can be tough. In fact, raising money can feel like trying to scale Mount Everest with your hands tied behind your back. To make it even harder, you also have to find the right kind of investorfor your business. You …

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    The One Simple Tool for Transforming Your Relationship With Investors

    by Will Ford | Venture capitalists poured an eye-popping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies in 2014 — the most since 2000. The 2014 total was up 61 percent from 2013 and was more than double the total invested in 2009. But once new businesses have secured funding, how can entrepreneurs foster a strong ongoing relationship with their …

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Retailing Tips & Trends

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    The New Way of Thinking About Time

    by Jill Krasny, via Inc. | In late 2010, Contently co-founder Shane Snow worked every day from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on proving the viability of the company’s nascent online publishing platform. But, as Snow found out, cramming more than a week’s worth of work and meetings into an already jam-packed seven-day schedule is next to …

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    Are Brands Really Turning Customer Complaints into Valuable Insights?

    by Ambrish Bandalkul | Customer complaints are supposed to be a great way to find out what your customers actually think of you. Yet why does it so often feel like businesses are tone deaf? Ahead of our Customer Experience conference, we spoke to Reshel Chan, senior customer service manager at iconic Singaporean travel agency Chan Brothers Travel to …

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