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How Food Startups Differ From Tech Startups
Jan24

How Food Startups Differ From Tech Startups

There are so many different types of startups right now that it’s not even funny. In fact, there are some aspects of the business you may not have even realized. That’s how big the market is getting. However, one thing is for sure – both tech startups and food startups should be given a close watch. That’s because both are thriving, with a number of new companies opening almost weekly to cater to consumers. And no matter what they may...

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How Social Impact Startups Thrive with People, Planet and Profit
Dec07

How Social Impact Startups Thrive with People, Planet and Profit

Social impact startups have a much bigger place in business than you may realize. That’s because they’re not merely in the business just for the money. Of course, that helps. But they’re also in it to provide a significant or positive change to their business, whether they’re trying to solve world problems or fighting for a specific cause. Social impact can make quite a difference, provided you’re in it for the right reasons. That’s...

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3 Strategies to Grow Your Hardware Store
Sep13

3 Strategies to Grow Your Hardware Store

Whether you have just opened up your hardware store, or are planning to venture into this line of business, it is important to know the basics of how to achieve long-term success and maximize your profit margins so you can continue to grow your hardware store.  Depending on where you live, the demand for different kinds of hardware will tend to vary. This is based on the demographic and subsequent demand of that region as well as the...

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Venture Capital Funding is Drying Up—and Why that’s a Good Thing for Many Startups
Jul28

Venture Capital Funding is Drying Up—and Why that’s a Good Thing for Many Startups

The venture capital funding firehose that has sprayed money at technology startups over the last few years is drying up. To cite just one example, on May 12, behemoth VC investor SoftBank announced that it was cutting its planned startup investments 50-75% through next March. They are by no means alone in tightening their belt. Accordingly, startups can no longer rely on the free flow of capital to fund operations and fuel growth. And...

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How to Hire Developers for Your Startup: Failures & Insights from One Founder
Jun27

How to Hire Developers for Your Startup: Failures & Insights from One Founder

The Main Challenges for U.S. Startups In 2015, I founded an online service that provides bank guarantees and financial services. A software development team is a fundamental detail for such a company. But, building one can be pretty tough for the founder—especially if you’re in the United States. The main question was how to hire developers. The American IT labor market is suffering from a strong dearth of software developers, despite...

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