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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Kander Diana
11/15/2012
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At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund.  The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece.  Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.

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Online Sites Promote The Art of the Barter
7/23/2010
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Swapping services between entrepreneurial ventures may not be new, but it is big -- with current reports showing 400,000 firms generating $9 billion of bartering activity in the U.S.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Is It?
7/23/2010
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What's the difference between flirting and harassment? What kind of behavior is actionable under the law? Case law is still evolving, and standards may vary, but having a clear policy at your office can help you avoid problems.

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A Cautionary Tale About Partnership
Fox Richard
7/22/2010
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This entrepreneur thought he had built in adequate legal protections to ensure his partner in a new venture would not get full control of the business. When the partner was ready to sell the company, however, the entrepreneur discovered he didn't have the leverage he needed to stop the company's sale.

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A Paperless Way to Track Receipts
Spero Les PhD
7/22/2010
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Les Spero tells the story of business operations challenges he once faced that led him to create technology to help businesses like his become more efficient and profitable.

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Dilbert is Right, Says Gallup Study
7/22/2010
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Only 31 percent of employees are engaged at work, and 17 percent are actively disengaged.

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Shared spaces give startups room to grow
Dalton Alyssa
3/26/2010
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With the recent opening of Ottawa’s newest co-working space, the city might be seeing an emerging trend towards shared offices.

Currently, there are two co-working spaces: Freedom Café, which opened last month, and the Code Factory, which opened in May 2008.

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Where did my job go and will I get it back?
Pauly Frank
10/15/2009
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Job seekers need to be competent in three areas in order to compete in the global work market. These are Communication- the ability to learn and unde

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Outsourcing Your Contact List
Moffitt Colleen
1/26/2009
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This entrepreneur and her partner outsourced its contact list to save time and money in designing and sending out an electronic newsletter. She cites three service features that made the cost affordable, the process easy, and the impact on their business remarkable.

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Entrepreneurial Outsourcing: Operating Like the Big Guys
Kauffman Mason
9/1/2007
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Mason Kauffman launched his first company with himself as the only employee. He quickly embraced outsourcing as the savior that would allow him to leverage his core competencies. He knew that's how his company would grow. Along the way he learned a lot about the ins and outs of outsourcing. He shares some of those lessons here.

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