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Why Dissuading Students From Grad School Could Create More Jobs
Nathan Kurtz
11/18/2013
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What if we could take the top talent coming out of colleges and universities today, those that tend to feed into law school, med school, Wall Street and consulting, and put them in startups all over the country? Imagine the job growth possibilities we could create in the country just by giving recent graduates a taste of that entrepreneurial bug. Now, what if I told you there's an organization trying to do just that. Enter--Venture for America.

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Microsoft Ventures: The Original Startup Goes Back To Its Roots
Nathan Kurtz
2/14/2014
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Rahul Sood, General Manager of Microsoft Ventures, is changing how we help startups accelerate. Targeting markets across the globe, Microsoft Ventures is bringing entrepreneurial mentoring, backed by Microsoft's products and support, to give their accelerator companies an unfair advantage in the market.

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Startup Scene: Provo, Utah
Nathan Kurtz
2/18/2014
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1 Million Cups launched in Provo, Utah at the end of January, just the latest program added to a vibrant and well-connected community. Provo has a rich technology history, outstanding education and a bright and supportive entrepreneurial future. This mountain city of 120,000 residents in the Utah Valley lives its vision of creating jobs and building a culture of growth through four distinct areas.

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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture
Lawton Jennifer
6/25/2001
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Developing an environment in your company that rewards hard work and wins employee loyalty always helps to foster success. That culture may be crucial when your business has to confront a crisis.

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Building a Business Beyond Now
MacKinnon Rebecca
3/26/2001
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Adaptation to change is a top priority for the founder of a fast-growing company that provides information-management solutions for home-care agencies. Leadership sets the standards for performance. But the bottom line is the bottom line, especially in tighter capital markets. The best way to foster endurance is to build value by satisfying your paying customers.

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Developing Effective Board Procedures
Mathews Charles
5/1/2006
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While effectual boards of directors can strengthen a growing company, this author asserts ineffectual boards can just as easily cripple a company's growth. Entrepreneurs should follow proven and concrete procedures for developing and operating strong boards of directors.

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Eight Elements of an Ethical Organization
Matthews Jana
12/1/2002
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There has been a lot of attention paid to ethics in business lately. Of course, most of that focus has been on the lack of ethics in business.

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Enjoy Your Success. Now Get Back to Work!
Matthews Jana
2/1/2003
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Here are five big issues you should consider if you want your company to be able to evolve and grow to the next stage of development.

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Nine Lessons Learned about Creativity at Google
Mayer Marissa
5/17/2006
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Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google, shares nine lessons learned about fostering creative ideas and innovation based on her experience developing highly successful Web applications at Google.

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The Real Promise of Empowerment
McGeoy Michele
5/1/2000
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When Michele McGeoy sold her first software start-up, she thought she was doing the best thing for her stakeholders. But, a few years later the new owners resold the company out of state, leaving her and her employees out of work. Having lost control by giving up ownership, McGeoy found a better solution for her next venture: She empowered employees by making them stakeholders and created a culture that promotes healthy growth.

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