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Raising Money? Things To Avoid

Board composition

Be careful how much power you give up early on at the board level because before you know it, you will have less than 50% of the voting shares.


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Chocolate Milk Has Grown Up

From the start, Reinhardt and Halbur’s drink was a hit–before it was ever officially bottled.


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The Surgeon Who Makes Cigar Box Guitars

A patient with a sinus infection introduced him to the instrument during his residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham about 11 years ago and gave him his cigar box guitar.


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Teen Entrepreneur Opens Her Own Clothing Store

While most of her friends are working in factories or fast-food restaurants for the summer, a young Belle River District high school graduate has opened her own women’s clothing store.


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Own Your Startup’s Niche

There are a lot of consumer-facing Web startups out there – maybe too many.


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Make The Best Of Bad Customers

Problem: Give them an inch.


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Organic Not Always Eco-Friendly

But even as more Americans buy foods with the organic label, the products are increasingly removed from the traditional organic ideal: produce that is not only free of chemicals and pesticides but also grown locally on small farms in a way that protects the environment.


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Tiny Eels Bring Huge Profits

The next two months will bring sleepless nights and high anxiety — and quite possibly an extraordinary windfall — for a small universe of people in Maine.


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The Scramble For A Better Bed Bug Buster

Bourdeau said bed bug business is booming.


Invisible Robots Are Everywhere

Joe Posner: “A month ago Marketplace told me they’re doing a weeklong special called “Robots Ate My Job”


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