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One Startup is Changing the Way we work. Here’s Why the World’s Largest Aviation Company is Helping Them Do it.

Welcome to #BizUnited,a new series highlighting innovative partnerships between large corporations and small businesses across America. Check back for new installments. Time is money. And Brian Ballard is working with one of the largest aircraft companies in the world on technologies that promise the future workforce more of both. He’s the CEO of Upskill, a company developing augmented reality software for wearable devices. That means technology that places digital objects into the real world using front-facing cameras or see-through displays that don’t block out your surroundings. The technology is deployed in production across an array of fieldwork, heavy manufacturing, and warehousing environments, augmenting workers’ experiences with custom voice and gesture-driven apps, and providing HD audio and video feeds for a first-person view into everything from field service training to constructing jet engines. And the future of the technology could see nurses wearing them to find veins, surgeons wearing goggles that […]

One Startup is Changing the Way we work. Here’s Why the World’s Largest Aviation Company is Helping Them Do it.

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She was a Caregiver. Now She’s Taking on Nation’s Elder Care Dilemma

The elder care industry is huge, bringing in roughly $84 billion each year. But as Americans live longer, the need for home care grows. And older generations are confronting a growing problem: Who will take care of them when they can no longer care for themselves? It’s this question that Helen Adeosun is trying to answer. She comes from a long line of caregivers. When her family moved to the U.S. from Nigeria, many of them got their start as service workers, eventually working their way up to nurses and doctors. Adeosun herself worked in caregiving during her time at the University of Notre Dame and Harvard and saw the problem first hand. “We know that aging at home is better for older adults and their families, and it’s much more affordable than going into any sort of assisted living,” she said. “The problem is that in order to age […]

She was a Caregiver. Now She’s Taking on Nation’s Elder Care Dilemma

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How MM.LaFleur Returned to Its Roots to Find Its Future

Sarah LaFleur has taken the work out of dressing for work by providing practical, designer quality dresses.

How MM.LaFleur Returned to Its Roots to Find Its Future

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We asked 6 Women STEM Entrepreneurs Their advice to Others following their path. Here’s What They Said.

Starting a business is hard work. Unfortunately for women in STEM fields, it can be even harder. Women founders received less than two percent of the $85 billion invested by venture capitalists last year, according to Fortune Magazine. And although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy and are starting businesses at twice the rate of men, they hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs nationwide. But there is a generation of innovative women entrepreneurs pushing for change, fighting for opportunity, and who aren’t taking no for an answer. February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In honor of that, Free Enterprise asked seven brave women entrepreneurs in the STEM fields to let us know one piece of advice they wish they had known when they got started.  Here’s what they said. (Join the conversation around #WomeninScience by attending the U.S. […]

We asked 6 Women STEM Entrepreneurs Their advice to Others following their path. Here’s What They Said.

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The Super Bowl Couldn’t Happen without Small Business. That’s Just the Way the NFL Likes it.

Welcome to #BizUnited, a new series highlighting innovative partnerships between large corporations and small businesses across America. Check back periodically for new installments. Putting on the Super Bowl isn’t all fun and games. Just ask the city of Minneapolis and the NFL, who have been planning for three years behind the scenes for the NFL’s annual spectacle. And with good reason. The Super Bowl, and the ten days of festivities proceeding it is expected to bring more than a million visitors to town. And with them come $340 million to the regional economy, according to Minnesota’s Host Committee. And although the game isn’t until this Sunday, the extravaganza is well underway. With concerts and parties to throw comes billboards, multiple performance stages, a zip-line across the Mississippi River, 10,000 colorful Super Bowl themes boxes backed and stacked with gift gear, tons of food, and a lot more. Don’t forget, there’s the setup […]

The Super Bowl Couldn’t Happen without Small Business. That’s Just the Way the NFL Likes it.

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Becoming the Boss: Meet the Buffalo Startup Rethinking Infrastructure with Augmented Reality

It will take innovative solutions from innovative companies like Heads up Display to take the country’s infrastructure to the next level.

Becoming the Boss: Meet the Buffalo Startup Rethinking Infrastructure with Augmented Reality

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Rethink the Ocean? Why San Diego’s Entrepreneurs Are Doing Just That

Fueled by the city’s promising ocean technology startup incubator, San Diego is front and center in the burgeoning blue tech sector.

Rethink the Ocean? Why San Diego’s Entrepreneurs Are Doing Just That

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How this Small Business is Bringing Paris to You, Creating Jobs Along the Way

Like most people who travel to visit Paris for the first time, Le Village Marché owner Angela Phelps fell in love. And the feeling never left. Six years later Phelps decided to leave her previous careers in sports and entertainment behind to open a Parisian-inspired home décor & gift boutique in the charming Village at Shirlington in Arlington, VA. With the success and demands of customers around the area, a second location opened in June of 2015 in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood in Washington D.C. From beautifully beaded chandeliers and elaborate soaps from Marseilles to letter-pressed cards and French tea towels, Le Village Marché shares a unique blend of the old and new, reminiscent of a stroll through a Paris flea market. Both locations are a treasure trove of unique gifts for any occasion throughout the year. At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one question we had for Le Village […]

How this Small Business is Bringing Paris to You, Creating Jobs Along the Way

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How the Search for the Perfect Hummus Led to a Business That’s Changing Refugees’ Lives (Video)

These immigrant entrepreneurs are bringing underrepresented ethnic cuisine to New York City by employing resettled refugees who make “food without borders.”

How the Search for the Perfect Hummus Led to a Business That’s Changing Refugees’ Lives (Video)

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San Diego Startup Champions Are Hungry For Silicon Valley Venture Capital

Investors are seeing San Diego as a viable place to launch a company, but startup boosters in the city want to see their venture capital as well.

San Diego Startup Champions Are Hungry For Silicon Valley Venture Capital

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