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Dominique’s Desk: Building your team
Dominique Pahud
6/17/2013
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People are the most important asset for any entrepreneur. In fact, more than 65 percent of startups fail due to founding team issues.

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Dominique's Desk: Design thinking
Dominique Pahud
7/26/2013
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Design thinking can be helpful to an entrepreneur in all phases of development -- from ideation and business model validation to customer development and growth.

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Dominique's Desk: The players in your entrepreneurial orbit
Dominique Pahud
8/5/2013
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The diverse ecosystem of entrepreneurship is exciting. But it can also be overwhelming, given the many stakeholders an early-stage entrepreneur interacts with during the first few years alone.

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From massage therapy to hospital wellness startup
Parmar Arundhati
5/3/2011
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Rachel Swardson started with the idea that newborn babies should not be the only ones who get fussed over upon delivery. Now, 14 hospital customers later, an in-hospital massage therapy service for postnatal women has expanded to a hospital wellness service across clinical areas and genders. Read about this entrepreneur's healthcare business plan will move forward.

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Entrepreneurs can expect some negativity, remorse when selling a small business
Pogorelc Deanna
3/8/2012
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For an entrepreneur, selling a small business can be a stressful time. Here's what to expect, including disapproval from others and seller's remorse.

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31Projects
Reifschneider Jon
10/1/2010
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31Projects connects social enterprises, nonprofits and entrepreneurs working to creating a better world with skilled students & young alumni who want to help.

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Get In the Ring: The Sweet (Startup) Science
Jonathan Robinson
8/30/2013
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We're looking for a champion. A courageous entrepreneur with shoulders broad enough to bear the hopes and dreams of the entire country across the Atlantic to represent America at a global contest of pitching pugilism.

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Coming Soon To A Community College Near You: A New Mentor For Startups
Jonathan Robinson
10/17/2013
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If you've been paying attention to our work at Kauffman for a while, it should come as no surprise to you that we're committed to making community colleges a front door to entrepreneurship. In particular, we see tremendous potential in these schools to support innovative, high-growth, technology-based startups in their communities, whether their founders are students, researchers, experienced entrepreneurs or full-time professionals preparing to take their first leap into entrepreneurship.

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Casting A Wider Net With Community Colleges
Jonathan Robinson
1/30/2014
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Innovation Fund America (IFA), our program delivering high-impact education, coaching and pre-seed funding to scalable, technology-based startups via community colleges around the country, has quietly been having a big couple of months. It's a complicated and demanding program to launch and it's taken nearly a year and a half to get to this point, but we're excited that IFA is now open for business in two communities--and we're really just getting started.

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Just what exactly are we trying to stimulate?
Ruhe Thom
4/1/2009
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Question: What written document is so expensive that it comes out to about $4,800,849 per word?

Answer: With approximately 177,052 words and a price tag of around $850 billion dollars, it is the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – a.k.a....

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