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The Path Redefined — Lauren Maillian Bias $2,000 Contest to Elevate Your Worth

By on April 21, 2014 in Growing a Business
The Path Redefined — Lauren Maillian Bias $2,000 Contest to Elevate Your Worth

An amazing colleague of mine — Lauren Maillian Bias — has just written a book about her entrepreneurial experience, and it is the motivation behind a contest designed to awaken the full potential of entrepreneurs and small business owners and elevate their worth. The book is titled The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on […]

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Falcon 9 Doing the Hard Stuff

By on April 18, 2014 in Business Smarts
Falcon 9 Doing the Hard Stuff

As a lover of anything to do with space flight, it was gratifying to see SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lift off today, carrying 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station. After a month of delays, the Falcon’s third mission is on its way. Whether you want to admit it or not, SpaceX gives […]

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43North — Buffalo’s $5 Million Business Idea Competition

By on April 14, 2014 in Starting a Business
43North — Buffalo’s $5 Million Business Idea Competition

Okay. So when I think about a place to start a new business, my mind doesn’t automatically jump to Buffalo, New York. I mean, Buffalo is a beautiful place and all, and they do have those terrific chicken wings and those amazing waterfalls nearby, but along with Minneapolis, I think Buffalo is consistently one of […]

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You DO Have Competition

By on April 11, 2014 in Starting a Business
You DO Have Competition

After another week of hearing budding entrepreneurs claim that they either have no competition or that their competition is essentially irrelevant, I felt I had to bring back a post I did in 2012 because it’s a topic that never grows cold.  Whether you’re a scientist with the temporary monopoly of patents you want to […]

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Hacking for Healthcare

By on April 5, 2014 in Starting a Business
Hacking for Healthcare

I have always thought that problem-solving skills are some of the most important skills you can have today—probably because there are so many problems. But, seriously, people who can take apart a problem, get to the crux of it, and develop an elegant solution are in high demand. So, it’s no wonder that the software community, […]

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Peter Drucker’s 5 Most-Important Questions

By on April 2, 2014 in Starting a Business
Peter Drucker’s 5 Most-Important Questions

As every entrepreneur knows, there are plenty of ideas and opinions — good and bad — about how best to focus your organization’s resources and efforts for success. Some years ago, management guru Peter Drucker wrote an intriguing little book titled The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. In just […]

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