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US Gov Wants To Spread The Wealth With Open Competition For $200M In Early Stage Investment

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The Obama Administration’s plan to spread the country’s wealth around has made its way to struggling technology entrepreneurs. This past Tuesday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications for the $200 Million “Early Stage Innovation Fund.” The new fund will allow venture funds to augment privately raised capitol with...
US Gov Wants To Spread The Wealth With Open Competition For $200M In Early Stage Investment

The 'startup visa': Why Canada made it a priority & why the U.S. should too

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This is a guest post by Boris Wertz On Thursday, March 28, Canada announced that a new startup visa program would begin accepting applications. Governments can be notorious for slow change, especially in the eyes of entrepreneurs who move at an incredibly fast-pace. But Canada’s federal government moved impressively...
The 'startup visa': Why Canada made it a priority & why the U.S. should too

6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

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Guest author Anthony Smith is CEO of Insightly. You may have read a lot of articles last year about why the so-called "freemium" model doesn't work for most consumer-oriented companies. And it's true; offering a base-level product for free to gain visibility and marketshare and then converting a subset of...
6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

How Startups Are Key To The Economic Recovery

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Justin Moore, the co-founder and CEO at Axcient, a data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity platform. Despite the promise brought by the latest round of successful IPOs and rallying public markets, the news continues to be filled with headlines around the...
How Startups Are Key To The Economic Recovery

Meet The First 15 Startups From Northwest Arkansas-Based Accelerator The Ark Challenge

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Incubators, incubators, everywhere! Yes, even in Northwest Arkansas! Earlier this year, we wrote about The Ark Challenge, an incubator/accelerator launched in Arkansas with the support of non-profit Winrock International, as well as the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Today, the program is graduating its first...
Meet The First 15 Startups From Northwest Arkansas-Based Accelerator The Ark Challenge
Understanding the IP Wars

Obama Wins The Election! Here's His Technology Agenda

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Barack Obama has won the election! What does this mean to the future of innovation and the technology industry? Based on Obama’s record and statements released during the campaign, here’s what technologists can look forward to: Strong support for high-skilled immigration reform: The Startup 2.0 Act is most likely the first...
Obama Wins The Election! Here's His Technology Agenda

Why Every Startup Founder Needs a Mentor - And How to Find One

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Why does founding a startup sometimes feel like the loneliest journey on the planet? Yes, you may be surrounded by family and friends who want to support you emotionally, but do they really understand what you’re going through? The answer: Find yourself a mentor. No "Yes Men" Surrounding yourself...
Why Every Startup Founder Needs a Mentor - And How to Find One

SBA Finds Entrepreneurs Aren't Saving for Retirement

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While creating a profitable company may provide for a comfortable retirement, that's no way to plan. And many entrepreneurs, perhaps believing their businesses will be their retirement, don't plan sufficiently for their retirement. That's the finding of two reports recently released by the Small Business Administration. Saving for Retirement: A...
SBA Finds Entrepreneurs Aren't Saving for Retirement

Weekend Reading: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, by Mike Michalowicz

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While this week's entry in the Weekend Reading series is an established book from 2008, it is still a highly touted read for aspiring entrepreneurs with little time and resources that are looking to get a business started. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-It-Like-It-Is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business,...
Weekend Reading: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, by Mike Michalowicz
Microsoft's "Skype In The Workspace" - Like A Video-Based Quora

eBay Contends that Sales Tax Proposal Will Hurt Small Businesses

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A new bill introduced to the Senate this week, which would finally require Amazon and other online retailers to pay local sales taxes, has one major objector: that’s eBay. The company’s opposition to the proposal is a little surprising since the bill itself would not substantially change the way it...
eBay Contends that Sales Tax Proposal Will Hurt Small Businesses

Mr. President, Here's A Tax Plan To Build A Whole New Class Of Investors

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If President Obama were to accomplish one thing in his next term, it should be to lower significantly the unemployment rate. At a current 7.8% (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) roughly 12.2 million people in the U.S. are without jobs. The economy matters. People are happy when...
Mr. President, Here's A Tax Plan To Build A Whole New Class Of Investors
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