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Site lets anyone commission their own portrait for under $500

Fabulous Noble is enabling anyone to upload a photo of themselves and have it turned into an affordable, personalized portrait by an expert artist.

Ev Williams Chooses Sides in the Fight Over Twitter's Future

Now CEO of Medium, the Twitter co-founder embraces a change some users see as anathema.

How YouTube Megastar Connor Franta Is Channeling His Eclectic Passions Into Entrepreneurial Gold

Brand partnerships can be a goldmine for today's biggest YouTubers. But 22-year-old Connor Franta, who boasts a digital footprint of 5 million followers, would much rather build brands of his own.

10 Tips for Increasing Your Sales at Art and Craft Shows

The bottom lime for survival of a business eventually comes down to making sales. You need to get money coming in the door. There are many ways that you, as a business owner, can make your product and services available. One way used successfully by many art and craft businesses is by participating in shows […]

Dropbox Badge Lets You Collaborate on Windows and Mac

Dropbox has added a feature enabling users the ability to collaborate on projects created in Microsoft Office applications. The Dropbox Badge has been added to the Dropbox for Business suite. The badge appears inside any Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint project that’s shared among co-workers or team members. Here’s a video giving an overview: When...

Cinnamon: The Smell of Christmas (Retailers)

This holiday season, retailers are enticing you to buy more through your nose.

Every great pitch deck shares these 5 qualities

I've been seeing a lot of pitch decks lately. As a TechStars mentor, I've been fortunate to get to know the SmartOn, and CreatorBox teams over the last few months and watch them develop and refine their pitches. I've alsoShow More Summary

These 26 crowdfunders win--if the SEC ever does its JOBS Act job

E arlier this week a letter signed by Steve Case, Dave McClure, Ron Conway and 200 other entrepreneurs was sent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to demand that the regulatory body implement the final components of the crowdfunding...Show More Summary

The Power of an Unconventional Brand Name

Lolly Wolly Doodle founder Brandi Temple explains why you shouldn't think twice about choosing an eccentric company name.

Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos mystify, excite life sciences

E lizabeth Holmes has landed on the cover of Fortune, Forbes, the New Yorker and — against her wishes, before the company officially came out of hiding — the San Francisco Business Times. Not bad for barely 30, but Holmes checks offShow More Summary

Early Facebooker Andrew McCollum wants to turn startup Philo into a college TV powerhouse

T elevision networks and cable providers have come to a disheartening conclusion over the past few years, and it's that people between the ages of 18 and 24 don't watch television like they used to. Their media consumption habits are...Show More Summary

Email by typewriter, Cuban cigars and 7 other items of interest

I t's a new era for U.S.-Cuba relations. But here's a question. If startups start springing up on the island, what's the new buzzword? We're going with Silicon Antilles. You read it here first. Here's what else is on our radar today. Say it ain't so! Expect a kinder, gentler Valleywag in 2015. Show More Summary

Looking for a new business partner? Tips to find and welcome the right match

W hat one tip do you have for founders who want to bring a new partner into an existing business? Go to a Startup Weekend "I met my current business partner during a Startup Weekend competition. We had 54 hours of highly stressful, complicated tasks to complete for our team. Show More Summary

Dov Charney claims American Apparel 'core DNA' as his: Can it be modified?

A merican Apparel founder Dov Charney, who is now gone from the company he started, did not have a graceful cake and champagne kind of departure. It was ugly. The board suspended Charney as CEO in June, but kept him on as a consultant...Show More Summary

The Pipeline: LendingClub hits IPO top 10, oil prices endanger Tesla, and Upfront Ventures raises cash

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for December 17 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications. Deals and money plays Silicon Valley… LendingClub's...Show More Summary

Vivek Wadhwa makes more jaw-dropping predictions about every major industry

V ivek Wadwha says new trillion-dollar industries are on the verge of wiping out existing trillion-dollar industries, in a video released yesterday by Big Think. The revolution, he says, has already begun in manufacturing and other industries,...Show More Summary

4 Reasons Why Working During the Holidays is a Good Thing for Entrepreneurs

Temptation is strong to take time off from working on your startup during the holiday season. Resist the temptation just a bit though and you could reap some holiday benefits.

Why Your Email Sign-Off Is More Important than You Think

'Best regards', 'Thank you', 'Talk soon'. You'd be surprised with how much you can say in a couple of words.

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