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The Hottest Startups Of 2013

On the search for the hottest startups of 2013 we sifted through more than 300 entries, looking at nominations submitted by founders, investors and FORBES writers. The nine companies chosen in conjunction with comments from our judges were either founded or first gained significant traction in the …

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What is “real” business?

At nine years old, my first business idea was a shoeshine in a drive-in restaurant with the aid of my six year-old business partner, my brother. I …

By The Numbers: What Nest, Uber, And Other Google Ventures Companies Did In 2013

Google Ventures has had a busy year. In 2013, it helped 127 portfolio companies with recruiting, sourcing 1,586 engineering leads to help grow their teams. But the companies themselves have also been hard at work. Of note, they had nine exits, three of them IPOs: Silver Spring Networks, …

How To Get A Job After You’ve Been Rejected

Designer Karen X. Cheng did everything to land her dream job at Evernote. But it didn’t work. Now, looking back, she shares why that’s okay.<p>I’ve gotten everything I have because I was rejected.<p>My senior year of high school, when I was rejected by my dream college, I asked them if there was anything …

Six Rising Stocks For The Market's Year-End Party

This year’s stock market has unique characteristics that could produce a year-end upward burst. Driving the market higher has been a heady combination of a broadly improved economy, past troubles fading away, and a significant increase in investor interest, particularly in growth stocks. In …

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5 myths about outsourcing customer service

Despite this, many corporate executives remain sceptical of the benefits of outsourcing. In fact, it is hard to think of an industry that has grown …

Short of half a million new enterprises were founded this year

StartUp Britain’s ‘Startup Tracker’, which draws directly from the number of newly-registered businesses at Companies House, is a strong indicator …

12 Tools For More Mindful Living

Living a more mindful life is worth the effort, but remembering to focus and keep your mind in the moment is difficult. Here is a toolset designed to help you achieve your goals.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list,</i> …