The #IAmSmallBiz Photo Competition Needs Your Submissions

Join the #IAmSmallBiz photo competition by sharing a picture of your small business on Instagram or Twitter.

The #IAmSmallBiz Photo Competition Needs Your Submissions

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Roof Tiles the Size of a Laptop Could Light up Kenya

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News on the 1776 site– Everyone needs a roof over their heads—so they might as well use these roofs to generate energy. That’s especially true in nations such as Kenya, where 70 percent of residents lack reliable power. That’s the premise on which Strauss Energy was founded. The five-person Nairobi startup has developed specialized solar roof tiles that are patent-pending and that have the potential to change the energy game in East Africa. Strauss Energy also recently won a spot at 1776’s Challenge Festival as a People’s Choice winner. Ahead of the competition in D.C. next month, company cofounders Charity Wanjiku and Tony Nyagah chatted with 1776 and broke down the major energy deficiencies in their homeland they’re trying to solve and how customers can eventually make money off of their roof tiles.   What is the need in Kenya for solar panel […]

Roof Tiles the Size of a Laptop Could Light up Kenya

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As It Looks to the Future, Southwest Louisiana Bets on a Diversified Economy

As anyone in Southwest Louisiana will tell you, oil & gas account for only a part of the region’s economy, one that is becoming more nimble and diverse.

As It Looks to the Future, Southwest Louisiana Bets on a Diversified Economy

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Is the Future of Working Out Staying In?

The boutique fitness company Peloton is betting that working out will head in this home-centric direction.

Is the Future of Working Out Staying In?

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#90SecondsWith: Ted Leonsis

In this #90SecondsWith interview, Ted Leonsis offers management tips, provides advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, and divulges the secrets to his success.

#90SecondsWith: Ted Leonsis

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6 Must-Have Tools to Save You Time

Since there’s no chance that our planet’s orbit will change, small business owners need to work smarter, not harder. Here are 6 tools to help do that.

6 Must-Have Tools to Save You Time

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