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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 30

After spending several years as assistant editor of Practical Wireless and Instrument Practice, Sinclair founded Sinclair Radionics in 1961, where he produced the first slim-line electronic pocket calculator in 1972 (the Sinclair Executive).


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Dinner Etiquette Classes for Children

48 per cent were embarrassed by their children’s table manners, and that 19 per cent have had to leave a restaurant due to their kids’ bad behavior.


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Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

For those who have marveled at the way software has helped disrupt industry after industry – buckle up, that wave is coming soon to an industry near you.


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When The Folks Give You The Biz

Still, many parents see business ownership as a better bet for their kids’ future than a graduate degree.


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Talk to the Hand

Playing make-believe is typically an imagination exercise, but Italian company hi-Fun has created taken it to a highly functional level.


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Your Employee Is an Online Celebrity. Now What Do You Do?

A growing number of professionals are using social media to build a personal, public identity—a brand of their own—based on their work.


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Self Healing Materials Coming Soon

At some point in the near future you’ll wear out those running shoes, break that squash racket, drop your smartphone and crack the screen.


What It’s Like to Run a Vending Company

I am an owner/operator of a small vending machine business.


Scientists Find Cheaper Way to Make World’s Most Expensive Coffee

A food scientist has cracked the secrets of the world’s most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, whose beans pass through the intestinal tract of an Indonesian civet before being roasted and savoured.


Biz Idea: Eco-Friendly Pizza Box

What other “everyday” packaging could be re-purposed?


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