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StellaService Rates E-Commerce Companies on Their Customer Service | Inc.com

<i>There are plenty of places to buy, say, a flat-screen TV or a pair of boots online--and many retailers can match price and selection. But which offers the best customer service? Enter StellaService, a New York City-based startup that uses more than 200 metrics--including delivery speed, hold times,</i> …

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The Business Plan that Always Works | Inc.com

Why is it that business plans never come to life? Why do almost all of them, once written, sit on a shelf and gather dust, while the futures they describe never see the light of day, and the businesses they lay out wobble their way into uncertain futures?<p>A traditional business plan is …

Small Business

15 Essential Tips for Building a Great Business | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Science on a plate

How do you get a bunch of middle school kids interested in science and nutrition? Disguise your goal as a pizza.<p>Harvard College juniors Marina Chen …

This Former Mozilla Engineer Turned London Into SimCity, With Real Data

By Michael Grothaus8 minute Read<p>In 2012, people generated 2.5 billion gigabytes of new data every single day. Though this data likely holds the …

Graphic Designer Reinterprets The ABCs For Math Nerds

A couple months ago, Mark Gonyea proved that there is more than one way to count to 100. Now, the comics illustrator-turned-graphic designer is back, proving that there’s more than one way to rattle off your ABCs as well: You can do it alphabetically like a chump, or mathematically like a <i>boss</i>.<p>The …

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3 Reasons to Crowdfund Your Next Project (Hint: It's Not About the Money) | Inc.com

You know crowdfunding, that new type of fundraising in which you can ask a large community of people to donate small sums of money to launch your new project or business idea? Turns out, it's not only about the money.<p>"Think of crowdfunding as an ecosystem," suggested Jeremy Andrews, founder and CEO …

Crowd Funding

Why Your College Student Should Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you seen the cost of tuition lately? This hit home for me personally as my oldest child is heading off to college this fall. While the options vary on how to pay for tuition, it is certainly a challenge when a college degree can be …

Small Business

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The law that President Obama is set to sign this week is expected to unleash a wave of crowdfunding. That promises to give some startups access to capital they wouldn't have had otherwise, but it could set up unwary entrepreneurs for a …

Startups

On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many young, first-time entrepreneurs, tapping parents for startup capital is the closest they'll come to landing investors. But what do you do if the bank of mom and dad can't or won't subsidize your brilliant business idea? Consider …

Startups

8 Reasons To Choose A Startup Over A Corporate Job

Sure, a corporate gig might (initially) pay more than a startup and come with cushy benefits, but there are real, career-defining reasons to heed the siren song of a startup.<p>You’ve graduated from college, diploma in hand (or in the mail), and you have a couple of job offers on the table. Other than …

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Why Startups Need Design Students

Former RISD President John Maeda’s new gig connects young designers with Silicon Valley mentorship.<p>As the end of the fall semester drew to a close at the Rhode Island School of Design last year, the college’s leader, the charismatic digital designer John Maeda, announced he would be jumping ship …

Silicon Valley

The Booming Industry Of Startups Serving Startups

By John Boitnott6 minute Read<p>In the modern-day version of the California Gold Rush, there are many entrepreneurs looking to get rich the way Levi …

Why Venture Capitalists Love Foolish Startups

By Luke Dormehl7 minute Read<p>Steve Jobs famously said to “stay hungry, stay foolish.” But just how foolish?<p>“You can generally separate new startups …

How This Ed-Tech Startup Reached 7 Million Students Without Charging Schools A Dime

By Ainsley O'Connell6 minute Read<p>Tech-savvy kids have propelled the rapid growth of everything from YouTube to Snapchat. But achieving scale with …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

Ten Things To Do Before You Launch Your Crowdfunding Campaign

<b>6</b> Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 5 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 1 Filament.io <b>6</b> Flares ×<p>Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular method to …

5 Questions to Gauge Your Startup’s Potential

Make sure your pride-and-joy–your startup–has what it takes to survive.<p>Despite the obstacles of a prolonged down economy and a culture seemingly dominated by huge multinational corporations, startups driven by modern efficiency and an entrepreneurial spirit continue to accomplish unexpected, …

Startups

Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web

Teaching. In spite of George Bernard Shaw’s now infamous “those who can’t do” proverb, teaching is one of the most important professions out there. Even for the many self-taught coders among us, at some point along the way, we’ve all had our lives shaped by a great teacher — in the classroom, or …

12 Rules for Classroom Heroes

<i>WeAreTeachers is pleased to share this guest post by writer Katrina Fried, excerpted from her new book</i> American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom …

7 Bootstrapping Tips for the Resourceful Small Business

Small businesses must be resourceful to stay afloat. With smaller budgets, big ideas need to be as proactive as they are cost-efficient, taking into …

Throwing teachers into the 'Shark Tank'

Eric Nelson took a deep breath and stepped into the projector's spotlight, microphone in hand. The 27-year-old Minnesota teacher faces classrooms of teens every day, but on this frigid January evening, the audience was different.<p>"I'm a high school social studies teacher, and I had a problem," …

Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

An <i>e</i>. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?<p>Now imagine it printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents. Then think of how much ink would be needed.<p>OK, so that may have …

Student Entrepreneurship Is Humming At Elite Universities

“I am young, have time and am willing to take the risk. We want to innovate and deliver awesome engineering products.” This is Timothy Lee, a mechanical engineering major at UC Berkeley, singing the gospel of Silicon Valley. He’s an engineering project manager at VIRES Engineering , a thriving tech …

Read about how MIT became the most important college in the world for tech entrepreneurship, and why Harvard University is scrambling to catch up.

How MIT Became the Most Important University in the World<p>And why Harvard—<i>Harvard!</i>—is scrambling to catch up.<p>By ·<p>Photo by Scott M. Lacey<p>Last November, …