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3 Myths About Starting a Company in the Midwest

Indianapolis has historically had trouble shaking the “sleepy manufacturing town” image, much like neighboring cities Cincinnati and Cleveland. But, when Salesforce announced the $2.5-billion acquisition of Indianapolis-based ExactTarget in 2013, the business community began to reconsider the stereotype. Was innovation possible between the coasts? “The Midwest isn’t the black hole many believe it to be,” said Steve Hershberger, CEO of ...

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Looming legal fight creates fears over luxury phone maker Vertu’s survival

There are fears a looming legal fight between Vertu’s new and former owners may threaten the company’s survival, along with concerns bills and wages are not being paid correctly. The news comes after a controversial acquisition deal earlier this year. The post Looming legal fight creates fears over luxury phone maker Vertu’s survival appeared first on Digital Trends. Source link ...

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3 Lessons From Backstage at ABC's 'Funderdome,' a Pitch Competition Where the Audience Chooses the Winner

I’m a lucky guy. Earlier this year, I got to sneak off from my day job and hang out with 13 inventors on Mark Burnett’s latest television show, Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. It’s a show where contestants compete for seed funding from the audience — not from a panel of I-am-smarter-than-you investors who’ll take a cut of your business. This is ...

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3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Designers

Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Any successful entrepreneur knows that in order to get a new venture off the ground, it’s important to be a jack-of-all trades. The early-stage businesses I’ve worked with needed their leaders to be equally comfortable playing the role of ...

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How 2 Entrepreneurs Wrote Their Business Plan on a Napkin at a Bar (and Why the Plan Worked)

Reader Resource Entrepreneur Network provides you with expertise and opportunities to accelerate your brand’s growth. Learn More » In this episode of Leaders Create Leaders, Entrepreneur Network partner Gerard Adams spotlights Kim Kaupe, co-founder of ZinePak, which creates fan merchandise like a magazine, magnets and patches. Kaupe explains how she and co-founder Brittany Hodak came up with ZinePak’s business model on ...

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Lessons From a Scrappy Business: 3 Roles You Can Sacrifice in the Early Stages

Just as Honnold began his climb without the gear another climber might consider vital, there are some standard business-team members some founders would never willingly forgo. In fact, however, those founders could stand to leave the following players for later: 1. Tech talent You’re thinking right now that I’m nuts. You’re thinking, Starting up without tech talent goes against everything we’ve ...

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3 Tips Navy SEALs Offer That Every Entrepreneur Can Use

The U.S. Navy SEALs are the world’s most elite force, carrying out specialized and intensely challenging warfare that is beyond the means of, well, everyone else. From direct combat to special reconnaissance and counterterrorism, SEALs prepare for their roles with the most physically and mentally grueling training the military has to offer — and that includes the mental component as ...

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7 Steps to Building a Personal Brand to Support Your Business

Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Personal brands are useful tools for job-searchers; like corporate brands, personal brands are a collection of characteristics and traits that constitute a unique identity and generate popularity. In the job market, people with strong personal brands are more visible, ...

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