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    When Rod Underhill co-founded music sharing site MP3.com, he had venture capital calling him up before he even had office furniture. The company,…
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    The recession looks different for every community, as we discovered when we went across the country to find out how small businesses were faring in…
  • Advice for Student Entrepreneurs
    Some entrepreneurs who got their start during or shortly after college shared lessons learned this morning at a panel for New York Entrepreneur…
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    Venture capital investments dropped to the lowest level since 1997 in the first quarter, with just $3 billion invested, according to the MoneyTree…
  • Marketing to People With Disabilities
    This week I attended the Disability Matters Conference, the brainchild of Nadine Vogel, a former executive at MetLife who started her own company,…
  • Teaching Entrepreneurship
    NFTE's top Global Entrepreneurs Photo by Margaret Fox The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship held its annual awards ceremony last…
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    It seems that the secondary market for Small Business Administration-backed loans may actually be thawing out a bit. Banks that make SBA-backed…
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    Michelle Conlin wrote about startup founders living together to save cash in the wonderful BTW section of this week's magazine. We're reposting her…
  • When a Junk-Loan Buyer Buys Your Loan
    What happens if your bank fails, your loan gets auctioned off by the FDIC, and a junk-loan buyer comes a-calling? There's a revealing story about…
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    Tomorrow (April 18) is the second annual Record Store Day, a marketing campaign started by a coalition of indie music shops. Local shops are…

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