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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.

6 Ways to Become a Best Company to Work For

Want your employees to love working for you? First you have to deserve that kind of honor. Here's how.

4 Magic Words Every Salesperson Should Know

This short, useful phrase should be in the daily vocabulary of everybody who sells.

10 Tried-and-Tested Ways to Say No

'Tis the season for over scheduling and stress. A monster list of ways to gracefully wriggle out of commitments can help you keep your sanity.

3 Holiday Marketing Lessons from Major Corporate Campaigns

There aren't many small business owners who can afford multimillion-dollar holiday marketing campaigns, but we can learn from companies with big budgets.

7 Keys to Heart-Centered Leadership

When you lead with your heart and not just your head, you'll unlock the secret to your team's full potential.

Start Sales Planning NOW to Meet Next Year's Sales Goals

Next year is just around the corner. Are you ready to start selling again? Learn some of the sales planning you can do today to get a fast start and meet your sales goals next year.

CEO Secrets: 5 Ways to Retain Top Talent

Finding the right candidate to complete your leadership team can be a challenging endeavor. Soar above the competition by improving your ability to secure top-notch employees.

7 Powerful Ways to Convert Neutral Traffic into Paying Customers

No matter how much traffic your site gets, what really matters is conversions. Learn how to convert people who haven't decided whether to buy or not into paying customers.

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