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The Ins and Outs of Advisory Boards for Startups

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As outside general counsel to dozens of startups in the technology, life sciences, medical device, clean energy and innovation economy, we are often asked about the utility and purpose of advisory boards. Setting up an...
Influencer marketing

Shopping for Influencers, Buyer Beware

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Influencer marketing is one of the hottest and sensitive topics on social media. People with influence can persuade skeptics to take a look at a business’ products and services. The more followers influencers have, the...
Well Planned Strategies

Well Planned Strategies Yield Best Returns

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Today’s brands have learned to take customer behavior trends seriously. Successful businesses have well laid out strategies that get results. One of those results drivers is Timothy Ntilosanje, who earned his credentials the hard way....
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5 Reasons Why Poor Business Communication is a Cybersecurity Issue

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Communication is the lifeblood of business. Ideas won't form without collaboration, and deals don't get done without negotiation. Successful teams understand the importance of everyone being on the same page, and this "flow" won't happen...
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Business without borders: how to go global?

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However, just a few entrepreneurs realize that scaling is not just a new profitable market but also a tremendous job, which is comparable with new business launch. Choose your direction First of all, you should form...
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Circles Keep Businesses Well Rounded

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Your circle is your anchor in business. In Fionah Samm’s words, networking is everything. “One of my businesses is a result of a good standing relationship with a friend,” she said. “I believe one's network...
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A NEW WORLD COMES (a COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic story): What might be the longer-term effects...

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We face a real but controllable crisis — a disease with very high infectiousness but moderate to low death rate (so long as hospitals and ventilator supplies hold out). While in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis...
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Yes We Can! The SBIR and STTR Grants for American Small Business

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Does economic development rule the people, or serve the people? In the 1980’s when Burton A Weisbrod first published The NonProfit Economy, he wrote that the US economy was composed of three sectors, public, private, and...
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When is Entrepreneurship Close to Delusion?

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Delusion is a belief or impression held despite it contradicts reality and rational arguments. Typically a symptom of a mental disorder. Entrepreneurship is an activity of setting up a business where the entrepreneur takes financial...
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Transformers- A Metaphorical Analysis of the Modern-day Corporatism

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Corporation and humanity are as different as apples and oranges, as the former is a thing with distinct and independent existence, where the latter the element of living biped mammalian. Corporations are entities and...
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The Next Great Recession Is Near and Here’s Why

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There are many reasons to feel confident about our economic future in the US as of late. And why shouldn’t we feel this way? We have had a pretty bullish stock market run this...
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Plant Basil as an Entrepreneurship Practice: How planting help you learn patience

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Growth is one of the internal rewards of any entrepreneur. When you see the growth, both quantitative and qualitative growth, you experience the joy you have expected. However, growth happens through the passage of...
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Anomaly Detection Use Case: Credit Card fraud detection

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The fraudster’s greatest liability is the certainty that the fraud is too clever to be detected. — Louis J. Freeh The fact is that fraudulent transactions are rare; they represent a diminutive fraction of activity...
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The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 2

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We study the Ponzi scheme and different variables’ impacts, such as withdrawal rates, user growth rates, ceiling and so on. Impacts of Different Variables With reference to the basic model constructed in Part 1: We have just assumed...
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Forbes Biz Dev Council: Is it worth it?

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Gain professional credibility if you invest writing energy. I joined the Forbes Business Development Council in 2019, and I have published a handful of articles there. I often get asked by people who are considering...
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Why KPQs Are the New KPIs

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Business leaders have largely focused on key performance indicators (KPIs) over the last several years when making decisions to shape their companies. KPIs are certainly not going away or losing importance, but there is an...
human resources

Stop, Look and Lose the Future

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Peering into the future, Mark Stelzner, founder and managing principal at human resources consulting firm Inflexion Advisors, sees changes coming. No matter if alterations are big or small, he says the biggest mistake HR...
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For Investors, Property Tech Goes Far Beyond a Smart Home

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At first listen, the term “property tech” seems to fit comfortably within the context of ultra-luxurious modernism. We picture something at home within sleek glass-and-metal walls and minimalist design. We imagine an AI-powered abode...
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How To Learn / Unlearn About An Industry? 5 Practical Suggestions For Entrepreneurs

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Saw an opportunity, decided to build a company around it, but don’t have much experience in the space? It’s the story of many startups, including some of the most successful ones. Have a lot of...
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The Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

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Every supervisor, manager, president, and CEO dreams of being recognized as “The World’s Greatest Boss,” so what are its definitive qualities? A rare 6% of employees with great bosses lack passionate for their job,...