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The First Version of Your Start-Up Should Embarrass You

Why you want to build the simplest possible solution to a problem, and launch it.<p>Once you've identified a real problem and done your research, start trying to solve it in the simplest way possible. Your first version should certainly embarrass you. "Minimum viable product" has become a startup …

Be a Master Networker: 5 Rules

It isn't about schmoozing. Effective networking is about being an excellent communicator and all-around good person. Put it into practice with these tips.<p>Some people are remarkably gifted networkers. They love making connections with and for others<b>.</b> They make great eye contact, listen intently and …

New Ad Strategy: Making Them Smile

To make lifelong customers, you've got to be positive. Here's why it works.<p>During a recent panel on advertising held by The Wharton School, a marketing and advertising strategist said the key to strong sales is inducing emotion.<p>"Whether it is pensions or pet food, decisions are made emotionally," …

When A Startup Worth Hundreds Of Millions Goes Dark: Klout's Quiet Year Of Growth And Struggle

It's a question all startups have to answer between giant fundraises and figuring out business models.<p>Some growing companies, like Twitter and Facebook, handle adolescence well. For others it's awkward and takes serious soul searching to find a place in the business world.<p>Klout is one of those …

11 Skills Aspiring Startup Employees Should Have

<b>Q.What one skill do you think young people looking for startup jobs should possess?</b><p>The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur …

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