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The Rise of the 'Homepreneur'
Tozzi John
7/23/2010
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More than half of all U.S. businesses are based at home. These companies often are dismissed as quaint hobbyist ventures, but new research suggests that's a mistake.

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Women Entrepreneurs just need to add business skil
Thomsen Mogens
1/25/2009
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Several studies has shown that a women entrepreneurs are better skilled than men. Skilled in the way that they have more factual knowledge about their product or service than men normally have.

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Helping Young Entrepreneurs Avoid the Icebergs
Thomas Peter H
10/1/2004
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A profile and a video tell the story of how entrepreneurship mentoring organizations have been a large factor in Peter Thomas' success, and how he in turn generously gives back his time and financial support.

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Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley
The New York Times
4/19/2010
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Candace Fleming’s résumé boasts a double major in industrial engineering and English from Stanford, an M.B.A. from Harvard, a management position at Hewlett-Packard and experience as president of a small software company.

But when she was raising money for Crimson Hexagon, a start-up company she co-founded in 2007, she recalls one venture capitalist telling her that it didn’t matter that she didn’t have business cards, because all they would say was “Mom.”

Another potential backer, reports Claire Cain Miller in The New York Times, invited her for a weekend yachting excursion by showing her a picture of himself on the boat — without clothes. When a third financier discovered that her husband was also a biking enthusiast, she says, he spent more time asking if riding affected her husband’s reproductive capabilities than he did focusing on her business plan. Ultimately, none of the 30 venture firms she pitched financed her company. She finally raised $1.8 million in March 2008 from angel investors including Golden Seeds, a fund that emphasizes investing in start-ups led by women.

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You Can't Take That Away From Us
Tatelman Barry
3/15/2002
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A culture of fun and respect for customers and employees pervades this family-owned furniture business that has been sold to legendary investor Warren E. Buffett, writes the author. Culture is what can't be taken away, even after a company is sold, as both the author and his brother are still actively involved, he notes.

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Startup to Tap River's Energy
Tait Stephen
4/7/2010
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A startup energy company has received federal and state approval to install a device in the St. Clair River that will create electricity from the flow of water. Vortex Hydro Energy, which has exclusive rights to commercialize atechnology patented at the University of Michigan, will install the device in July. It will be north of the Blue Water Bridge on Dunn Paper's property at 218 Riverview St., Port Huron

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"Steaking Acclaim:" How Outback Steakhouse Went from Down Under, All the Way to the Top
Sullivan Chris
10/1/2001
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Combining the allure and fun of an Australian theme with savvy advertising and PR, plus sports-related sponsorships led Outback Steakhouse to the top slotted brand in the steakhouse business, with over 700 locations globally.

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The Entrepreneurial Time System T
Sullivan Dan
12/1/2003
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A strategic overview of time management for entrepreneurs is delineated in this article by the co-founder of a consultancy that advises on the matter.

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Technology Innovator Helps Women Transcend the Ginger Rogers Principle
Strom Bernee D L
4/1/2005
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Serial entrepreneur Bernee Strom started her career as a math professor and still considers teaching and mentoring important ways to give back.

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Thinking Through Your Business Plan
Stiles George
3/1/1999
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A formal business plan, often considered an anathema to entrepreneurs who fancy themselves "do-ers" rather than thinkers, enables clear thinking, clarity of purpose and a benchmark against which ventures can measure success. Included are a list of do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs new to (or bewildered by) the essential planning process.

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