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  1. For Students, By Students. Tips From a Young Entrepreneur [Interview with Alex Hoffman]

    by Published in Entrepreneurship, Startup, Tips & Tricks on

    Alex Hoffman, co-founder and principal of Dormestics, a student-run storage company, sat down with us to talk about starting a business in college. Here’s what Alex told us: Life presents opportunities – take them! Google is your friend College businesses should be cool, practical, and affordable Lessons learned while building a business will follow you forever

  2. Strategic Partnerships (Don’t Worry – It’s Just People Helping People!)

    by Published in Small Business, Startup on

    Strategic partnerships – what a uniform, institutional, and uninspiring phrase! Kind of conjures up images of flickering florescent lights in cramped offices or an overly chlorinated public pool – either way, it’s unpleasant. Luckily, at its core, the strategic partnership is really just about people helping people. “Strategic alliances can deliver significant benefits to startups […]

  3. 5 Communication Solutions for Small Business Owners

    by Published in Startup, Tips & Tricks on

    Whether you’re reaching out to customers or confirming details with a trusted staff member, communication is the lifeblood of any business. You already send emails and make phone calls, but you might be surprised at what other kinds of tools are available to help make that communication easy and effective. Check out our list of […]

  4. Beyond Money: What Motivates Your Employees?

    by Published in Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Brands, Startup on

    Sure, people like fancy cars and designer shoes, but a paycheck isn’t enough to keep today’s employees happy and fulfilled. In fact, most workers say that positive feedback from a manager or other leader is what gets them going. “Many entrepreneurs believe that digging into their pocketbooks will help drive employee engagement, but the reality […]

  5. Three Companies With Clever and Cool Monetization Models

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    Companies can offer the best customer support, resources, and opportunities, but they still need to make money. If you’re running an early stage startup, you need to figure out how to make the jump from product to profit. That means selling, networking, and finding viable customers. “One of the most popular questions for startups online […]

  6. The Good, Bad, and Indifferent on the ‘Work From Home’ Debate

    by Published in Startup, Virtual Office on

    Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, recently announced that the company’s employees must shut the doors to their at-home offices and bring their briefcases to the headquarters. Ever since, the ‘net has been buzzing with opinions, surveys, and questions about working from home. We have a lot of customers, friends, and employees who work from home, […]

  7. 6 Ways Coworking Spaces Promote Community and Collaboration

    by Published in Entrepreneurship, Events, Startup on

    Hopefully by now you’re familiar with the many benefits of coworking and collaborative work spaces. If not, be sure to read our post, “8 Perks of Coworking Spaces for Savvy Entrepreneurs.”  If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to join a coworking space, or if you can’t afford a full throttle membership, […]

  8. Part 2: Is a Degree in Entrepreneurship Really Worth It?

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    In part 1 of our “Is a Degree In Entrepreneurship Really Worth It?” series, we interviewed two alumni of university entrepreneurship programs.  We wanted to better understand how their Alma mater contributed to their success as a business owner plus uncover any regrets.  To give you some more insight into the value of university entrepreneurship […]