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Who Will Save the Economy? Scale-Ups or Startups

Last week, the Washington Post article, "More businesses are closing than starting. Can Congress help turn that around?" grabbed my attention. My response was whether or not all the startup support power laid in the hands of our nation's policy makers.

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Taylor Brown
on October 08, 2014
Top of Mind's 5 Must-Read Articles in Entrepreneurship

Last week tax season finally ended, as I'm sure most of you are still trying to forget. I was pretty sure I couldn't stand the sight of any more numbers for the time being, but then I came across an article with numbers I actually cared to take note of--the amount of money an entrepreneur would have to earn to make the equivalent of someone working a job for someone else.

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Thom Ruhe
on April 22, 2014
Two's (a) Company, Three's a Crowd?

When considering the optimal number of founders for any new entrepreneurial adventure, the calculus extends well beyond simple formulas seemingly supported by observations of startup cohorts within specific industries. Famous technology twosomes that come to mind include David Packard and William Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple, Paul Allen and Bill Gates of Microsoft, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google. In these examples, it is widely observed that these buddy teams complemented each other well in the early formative years of their companies.

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Thom Ruhe
on July 30, 2013
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