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Small Business Saturday & Beyond — How Local Businesses Can Boost Sales After the Big Day

Since we spend a lot of time talking to the men and women behind the millions of U.S. small businesses, we’ve put together a list of five companies we’ve previously covered that are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their businesses.

Small Business Saturday & Beyond — How Local Businesses Can Boost Sales After the Big Day

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“Turkeys Can Be Aggressive!” Q&A With Koch Turkey Farms

This being Thanksgiving week, we spoke with Stein about the family business, and we traveled to Koch’s Turkey farm to see where the beloved holiday staple comes from. There is, it turns out, a lot more that goes into turkey farming than you probably think.

“Turkeys Can Be Aggressive!” Q&A With Koch Turkey Farms

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How a Startup is Preventing Child Abductions

On October 5, 2012, in Westminster, Colorado, ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was abducted while walking six houses away to a friend’s home. The disappearance turned into a homicide, rocking the small, tightknit community. With three kids of his own, including two young girls, John Guydon was particularly affected by Ridgeway’s disappearance.

How a Startup is Preventing Child Abductions

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Bringing Smartphone Sanitization up to Snuff

- This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site – Hospitals don’t want to make patients and staff more sick or sick for the first time. The concept is easy to grasp — yet incredibly hard to do. Taylor Mann, cofounder of Limestone Labs, says the products that hospitals use now to clean their medical instruments and mobile devices don’t achieve the level of sanitization demanded. So, he and his startup team created an alternative, The Clean Slate. Limestone Labs won the health category of the Toronto Challenge Cup and will go on to compete in the Challenge Festival in May. Mann, who pitched in both rounds of the Cup, and his cofounder Oleg Baranov, spoke after their victory about how their solution came to be, how the device functions and the inspiration they gleaned from the Challenge Cup. We all know that hospitals have to be […]

Bringing Smartphone Sanitization up to Snuff

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How a Pediatric Emergency Doctor Transformed Into an Entrepreneur

Fueled by the health system's indifference to pain, Dr. Amy Baxter developed Buzzy, a simple medical device that uses ice and vibration to relieve patient pain.

How a Pediatric Emergency Doctor Transformed Into an Entrepreneur

Doing good | Smart government | True innovation

Tristan Walker’s Goal: Make Health & Beauty Simple for People of Color

Tristan Walker used to hate buying health and beauty products—so much so that he decided to start his own company and reimagine the process.

Tristan Walker’s Goal: Make Health & Beauty Simple for People of Color

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off

Today marks the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide event that celebrates entrepreneurs and job creators across the globe.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off

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Why Do So Many Veterans Succeed in Business? Here Are 5 Reasons

A growing body of research suggests that veterans possess many of the characteristics common among successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. Here are 5.

Why Do So Many Veterans Succeed in Business? Here Are 5 Reasons

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General Colin Powell Talks Congressional Gridlock, Facebook, and Ellen DeGeneres

The second of a two-part Q&A with Colin Powell.

General Colin Powell Talks Congressional Gridlock, Facebook, and Ellen DeGeneres

Doing good | Smart government

Back to work: U.S. Veterans Turned Civilians (PHOTO GALLERY)

Continuing with this week's theme, today we're showcasing photos taken by Ian Wagreich of veteran entrepreneurs from around the country.

Back to work: U.S. Veterans Turned Civilians (PHOTO GALLERY)

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Would You Sleep on a Mattress that Fits in a Box the Size of a Mini Fridge?

A couple of years ago, when Philip Krim and a few of his friends were operating out of a co-working office in New York City, they made a casual observation about the people who shared the space with them. Little did they know that this casual observation would ultimately serve as the foundation for a company, one they launched earlier this year.

Would You Sleep on a Mattress that Fits in a Box the Size of a Mini Fridge?

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3 Awesome Veteran-Owned Companies

With tomorrow being Veterans Day, we decided to devote each of our stories this week to more than 21 million Americans who have served in the military.

3 Awesome Veteran-Owned Companies

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