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How SparkFun Bootstrapped Their Way From $2500 To $18.7 Million

As an undergrad at the University of Colorado in 2002, Nathan Seidle blew some stuff up. When he searched the internet for replacement parts for the electronic things he was working on, he found himself frustrated at both the lack of parts available and by the lack of pictures of the parts that were available.     A Mutli-Million Dollar Idea Was Born Nathan was studying electrical engineering at the time and it occurred to...

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Job Satisfaction Survey Reveals Frightening Stats About US Workforce

In February 2012, 2.1 million people resigned from their jobs in the United States (according to the U.S. Labor Department). That is the highest number on record since the beginning of the Great Depression. Where did they go and why did they leave? Studies from late last year warned of a mass exodus of workers from U.S. jobs, with as many as 1/3 of all workers expected to leave in 2012. The 2.1 million people leaving their jobs in...

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How To Use Hashtags On Twitter For World Domination

On Friday, I took a look at the basics of how to use hashtags on Twitter. Now it’s time to get to the real nitty gritty of how to use them to boost sales, generate leads, and generally dominate the world. If you’re a bit late to the party of social media, it’s time you get caught up on what you’ve been missing out on. If you’ve been partying all along, you can like still learn a thing or two about how to fully optimize your social...

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Harnessing The Power Of Hashtags

I’m going to admit something a bit embarrassing here. But you have to promise me you won’t share it with anyone. Are you ready? As totally cool as I am, I was a Twitter holdout until very recently. I know Ashton Kutcher is like this awesome Twitter guru or something but I just felt like Twitter wasn’t for me. I’m more of a Facebook sort of girl. (And before that, MySpace… and before that… LiveJournal… and before that… Xanga…...

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How To Make Friends, Influence People, And Boost Sales In 20 Minutes A Day

Lead generation and sales prospecting got you down?  What if you could make friends, influence people’s opinion about your product or company, and boost sales in just 20 minutes a day? (No, this isn’t an infomercial, although I realize that intro may have sounded like one.)   Generating leads and boosting sales is as easy and engaging people in an active dialogue. Social media, blogs, and Twitter have made it not only easy to...

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