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5 Things Veterans Should Know to Start a Technology Business

As military engagements start to wind down after more than a decade of active combat, and as improved technology and weapons systems decrease our need for “boots on the ground,” the composition and size of the U.S. military is quickly changing. With these changes, more of our military veterans are leaving the service and entering the

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10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs of the Decade

Women have been paving the path for entrepreneurs in every industry for many decades. From Estee Lauder, who launched her cosmetics company (EL) in the 1940s and Ruth Fertel, who wanted to have the best steak restaurant–Ruth’s Chris Steak House (RUTH), to feminine luggage tycoons Patricia R. Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founders of Vera

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Welfare Makes America More Entrepreneurial

In 1988, Ronald Reagan traveled to the Soviet Union and gave a speech at Moscow State University, making the case for capitalism. America’s secret, he argued, was its entrepreneurs, whose “courage to take risks” was responsible “for almost all the economic growth in the United States” and much of its technological edge. This risk-taking was

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The New Recipe for Women Entrepreneurs to Find Success

Alicia Glen, New York’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, may have found the city’s special sauce: women entrepreneurs. In unveiling Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC), a new initiative to increase the number of female entrepreneurs from underserved communities, Glen invoked the case of a would-be mole seller in the Bronx: a woman who has mastered,

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Will crowdfunding level the gender gap in entrepreneurship?

Women own more than one quarter of U.S. small businesses. In recent years, women have started new businesses at about twice the rate of men, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And yet, women receive less than 5 percent of dollars doled out in traditional small business loans, according to The Washington Post.

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Diversity In Entrepreneurship: The Emerging Face Of Tech

As Silicon Valley continues to complain about a talent shortage, organizations are working hard to attract diverse talent. Laura Wiedman Powers, CEO of CODE 2040, and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund, actively search for talent in underrepresented populations. As firm believers that diversity is not a luxury but

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