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Is locavesting the next logical step for small business financing

Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on January 17, 2012
Is locavesting the next logical step for small business financing

Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on January 17, 2012
Leaner hospital supply chains could open doors for new healthcare businesses

Small healthcare companies have a vested interest in seeing hospitals develop better supply chain programs. Now one new study gives those hospitals a blueprint for streamlining their supply chains and boosting their chances of finding room for new healthcare vendor partners in the process.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on January 11, 2012
Crowd funding coming are you ready

It's more than possible these days to raise capital in small doses, but such funding techniques mean entrepreneurs must know what these investors want to see before they write a check. As Congress formalizes a sweeping crowd funding bill, it's time to get your ducks in a row.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on January 09, 2012
Healthcare entrepreneurs can get NSBRI funding for ideas used in space

A NASA-funded academic consortium is on the hunt for a few good bioscience ideas -- and it's now offering funding opportunities to healthcare startups that can provide them.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on January 06, 2012
Healthcare entrepreneurs get some support from Uncle Sam

The U.S. government has kept a close eye on the medical company startup market, and, after some review, has taken concrete steps to offer unique services and tweak key regulations to get healthcare company products off the ground and into the marketplace.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on January 04, 2012
To find the right candidate dig deeper

Entrepreneurs are a busy lot, and the busiest startup owners may take shortcuts when interviewing job candidates. But failing to ask the right questions in such situations could cost your business plenty.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on December 30, 2011
New York City opens business incubator

New York City has sort of been left out of the entrepreneurial business incubator dynamic. But not anymore. Several new business incubators, including one located smack in the middle of the Big Apple, just hung their "open for business" signs.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on December 28, 2011
Entrepreneurs optimistic heading into 2012 survey says

Entrepreneurs are optimistic about 2012, with a general feeling that the worst of the Great Recession has passed, according to one survey. Read more about the survey's other findings.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on December 23, 2011
New healthcare businesses get a funding boost from Healthbox

Would you, the healthcare startup owner, accept $50,000 in funding in exchange for a 7 percent equity stake in your business? That's the question a Chicago-based healthcare seed accelerator is asking healthcare entrepreneurs. And pretty soon, we'll see how they answer that question.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on December 20, 2011