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Staying Current
Thom Ruhe
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Chasing an entrepreneurial dream can be an all-consuming effort. Particularly in those crucial early days of a startup, founders seem to eat, sleep and breathe their businesses. But this heads-down mode is not without its drawbacks, one of which is neglecting to stay up on current events—particularly the happenings that can impact the entrepreneurs who are inadvertently paying no attention to them.

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Startups: How to Build Something People Will Buy
Wendy Torrance
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"No business plan survives first contact with customers," Steve Blank says. What? Isn't the point of planning that you maximize the likelihood of success in the marketplace? Well yes, but perhaps not the kind of planning you might be thinking about. A business plan conceived on paper, powered by a great idea or invention, enhanced by research on the size of the market and a customer profile, has great potential. But it also has a crucial flaw.

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Starting Up: Doing It Wrong; Doing It Right
Fleury Marc
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A technology entrepreneur loses his shirt on his first company, regroups and starts a second, and lives to advise others about how to get it right.

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StartX: Training ground for Stanford's best and brightest
OConnell Brian
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Academia is getting ever more aggressive about helping entrepreneurs get a running start. An emerging crown jewel could well be Stanford University's brand new StartX.

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Start-Up Business Plan Checklist
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This tool will help you identify areas in your start up business plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.

Spotlight on Scalability
Sandberg Sheryl
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares her trilogy of ideas for a successful start-up and a fulfilling career. Her thoughts include building an enterprise with scalable vision, building personalized, scalable products, and the ability to scale your own connections and capabilities.

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Speaking at the 18th Annual Congress of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN) in Fez, Morocco
Ruhe Thom
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People from 30+ countries, speaking multiple languages, sharing diverse cultures, coming together around one theme – entrepreneurship. So it was recently when I had the opportunity to address the 18th Annual Congress of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN), in Fez,...

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Speaking as a Performing Art

Making a presentation that will engage an audience is the goal of most entrepreneurs who are pitching to investors, selling to customers, or motivating employees. If you put these fantastic fifteen tips to work, they will put you on the road to public speaking success.

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South Dakota Top Policy Environment for Entrepreneurs
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According to the latest index from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, South Dakota has the most entrepreneur-friendly policy environment in the U.S. The U.S. Business Policy Index evaluates each of the states on 46 policy measures with an emphasis on taxes, regulatory burdens and government spending.

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Solving Problems Makes a Great Business
Chien Chi Hua Rosensweig Dan
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In conversation with KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers his perspective on the evolution of the online media and advertising industries. Additionally, Rosensweig encourages entrepreneurs-to-be to "bet on the inevitable" as they explore their passions and the growing future of online services.

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