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How These Entrepreneurs Under 30 are Changing the World

They’re not even 30, and they’re millionaires. How’d they do it?

An Entrepreneur article featured several 20-somethings who are changing the world with innovative business ideas. One of the things they all have in common: the innovative use of technology to solve problems. They’re not just building better mousetraps; they’re finding new ways to deal with mice.

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PR Tips for a New Small Business

A little press goes a long way for a new small business. But many startups won’t have much of an advertising budget, so public-relations efforts will likely fall upon the owner and staff. Here are some tips for getting the word out and boosting your chances to earn attention from the media.

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7 Important Women: 7 Important Lessons for Entrepreneurs

They started businesses and nonprofits that are lifting people out of poverty, changing the way we fly, and much more. Here are 7 lessons we can learn from these amazing entrepreneurs highlighted in this article in Entrepreneur:

Lesson 1: Act like an entrepreneur

While working for the federal government, Michele Weslander Quaid was determined to convince national intelligence agencies to move from outdated software to web tools for collaboration.

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Keys to Success: Advice for Small Business Owners

So you’ve come up with an idea for a small business. You’ve mapped it out. You’re confident in your business plan, and everything is lollipops and rainbows. But you have a thousand questions on how to actually get it all rolling.

This is where getting advice from the right people can be of an enormous benefit. Whether it’s seeking a mentor you can bounce things off of, or filling an official adviser position (or advisory board), it’s important to get the right voices around you. Here are a few tips to getting started.

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The Future of SMB Funding

What is the future of small business funding?

According to an article by Marc Prosser, companies like FundBox, OnDeck, and Fundera have been able to generate a large amount of money in a short amount of time for primarily two reasons. “They are as much technology companies as they are finance companies,” he wrote. “They are serving a market, small businesses, which has been neglected by banks for decades.”

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What a Business Owner Can Learn from Gamification Techniques

What helps build a brand? Loyal customers who keep coming back, who they let their devotion be known. But it’s hard when, especially given the nature of the Internet, to find those kinds of customers when the competition is extremely tight.

You want your customers to review your product and talk about its uses, and a way that’s becoming more common is called “gamification.”

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Dealing with Micro-Inequities in the Workplace

“Micro-inequities” might not be a common term used by some business owners, but it describes something that often happens in the workplace. The usage of the term goes back to 1973 and it comes from Mary Rowe, who was the president and chancellor of MIT. Essentially, micro-inequities are words that are used and behavior that is enacted towards people who are perceived to be different from others in the workplace.

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How to Foster Workplace Diversity

We might not have any choices in the people we’re related to, but we do have a choice with the people we hire. We might not get along all the time, but what’s most important is that our job gets done.

Workplace diversity, as pointed out in this article by Eric Markowitz, can be absolutely critical to success.

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Some Useful Tax Reminders for Small Businesses

Taxes are a part of life. And for a small business owner, they are a major part of running a business. Sometimes taxes, especially the fear of penalties, feel like they’re zapping all your strength in successfully running what you created from the ground up. Despair is not the answer.

Let’s look at some issues that important to know, as Terry Sheridan outlines in this article.

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Keys to Success: 3 Things the Music Industry Can Teach Us

Time after time, when a new technology comes out that affects the music industry, there is resistance by the elders. Lots of resistance, actually. When recorded music was presented as a payable option on vinyl, there was a fear people would stop going to live performances. When cassette tapes could record music off the radio, a turntable or a CD player, there was a fear of a future where no one bought music anymore. There was a very similar fear when Napster came out and people shared MP3s ripped from CDs.

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