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Building An Online Brand For Your Startup

Strategic words are out. Personal search is in. This week, the Kauffman Foundation held a seminar on "Online Branding for Startups" with help from Mark Traphagen of Virante, a SEO marketing firm out of Durham, N.C. I learned a number of things in the hours we discussed branding with entrepreneurs and Kauffman associates, but here are my top four takeaways.

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Posted by: Amanda Schnieders
on September 12, 2013
'New' Startup Hubs Rely on Deep Roots

Thriving entrepreneurial hot spots do not just pop up overnight. It takes more than a few growing startups to turn a city intro a hub of entrepreneurial activity. This thought is confirmed by a new Kauffman Foundation white paper entitled "Path-Dependent Startup Hubs - Comparing Metropolitan Performance: High-Tech and ICT Startup Density".

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Posted by: Amanda Schnieders
on September 04, 2013
Top of My Entrepreneurial Mind

Today, the Kauffman Foundation launched a weekly (for all intents and purposes) video channel called “Top of Mind.” It’s nothing fancy; no post-production special effects, no camera wizardry. It’s just me, my iPad, and my thoughts on a host of topics that are impacting the world of entrepreneurship.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on October 30, 2012
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