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WISE Women Succeeding in Entrepreneurship in 2014 and 2015

WISE Women Succeeding in Entrepreneurship in 2014 and 2015 At the WISE Women’s Business Center, we witnessed so many women succeeding in entrepreneurship in 2014! More than 113 of you entered our doors to grow and start your businesses and … Continue reading

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Content Pieces You Can Create in 5 Minutes Or Less

Producing content can be a time-consuming task. When pressed for time, it can be very difficult to commit to posting lengthy content pieces through your social media outlets. Eric Siu is the CEO of San Francisco-based digital marketing agency Single Grain … Continue reading

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5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App

Mobile is the new digital benchmark and trendsetter for brands across the board. Businesses of all sizes are considering incorporating a mobile app into their strategy. Himanshu Sareen, CEO of Icreon Tech, a global IT consultancy, notes that before diving … Continue reading

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Startup Guide: Before You Quit Your Job, Do This

“Have people build smarter things,” is one of the underlying messages in Andrew Yang’s new book titled Smart People Should Build Things (HarperBusiness, 2014). Yang, the founder of Venture for America, shares his opinion on how our country can rectify … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Harness Your Brain Power and Maximize Productivity

Do you ever feel like some people solve problems easily? Entrepreneurs in general tend to be good at solving problems using creative and/or practical solutions. Do these types of problem solving strategies come easily to most people? As a business … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Recruiting Mistakes

One of the most difficult aspects of leading a business is having to deal with firing people. The hiring/firing process is much more challenging for a start-up that lacks resources (such as a formal HR department). For startups, it is … Continue reading

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Lean Startups: Because Bigger Isn’t Always Better

As a start-up, a business doesn’t need to pull out all of the stops—at times, less can be more. The concept of ‘go big or go home’ doesn’t necessarily apply to new ventures. Sometimes, an entrepreneur doesn’t want to go … Continue reading

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Inside the JOBS Act of 2012: Crowdfunding for Start-ups

Earlier this year, legislation was approved to make it easier for small companies to raise money. The JOBS Act, which officially stands for Jumpstart Our Business Startups, and was voted into approval by the Senate in March 2012 and signed … Continue reading

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Startup Businesses: Knowing Your Numbers (what’s most important)

When starting a business, an important part of the planning process is to know your numbers—and by numbers, that means your general financial forecast. But what numbers are important? Should you be breaking down quarterly sales and projecting revenues five … Continue reading

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Business Plan Mistakes (avoid certain pitfalls that may occur)

Writing a business plan is no easy task. It forces you to analyze your business from the inside out and to really think about the need in the industry, what makes this business unique in the market, and most importantly, … Continue reading

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