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  • Start Ups Need to Do Due Diligence on VCs Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
    JPMorgan prepares for the arrival of Facebook management.

    Choosing the right VC has become even more important in the wake of the Facebook IPO fallout.

  • Warby Parker's Vision for Growth Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Warby Parker glasses

    Warby Parker has been a revolutionary force in the eyewear market since its launch in February 2010. By selling their own designs almost exclusively online, the company is able to price its hip eyeglasses at $95 per pair. Co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal spoke about the company’s vision for growth and the potential for a future IPO.

  • How Smashburger Built a Better Burger Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 10:12 AM ET
    Smashburger, a chain of fast casual burger restaurants, gets it's name from the process used to cook burgers, which entails smashing a ball of 100% Certified Angus ground beef on a grill to sear in the juices.

    The success of Smashburger has proven that there is room for an upscale market in the burger franchise business.

  • Richard LeFrak, The LeFrak Organization president and Harrison LeFrak & Jamie LeFrak, The LeFrak Organization principals, discuss Spain's bank bailout and buying cheap assets in Europe at "attractive" terms.

  • Crowdsourcing the Ad Slogan Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
    Richard Davis, Slogan Slayers

    Forget what you see on TV’s “Mad Men.” Sometimes, it takes a village to write an advertising slogan.

  • Bacon Around the World: Speck-en Zee Bacon? Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 4:24 PM ET
    Pig over Paris

    People often think of it as being as American as apple pie, but many cultures around the world bring home the bacon.

  • Facebook Gains on ComScore Report Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook has been pummeled since its IPO—now down more than 30 percent—but the stock got a boost on Friday on news that ComScore says Facebook ads *are* effective.

  • Facebook Makes It Easier To Manage Company Pages Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Facebook

    Here are some ideas if you manage your businesse's  Facebook page.

  • Honeybees Check In to NY Hotels Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    An urban beekeeper inspects part of her colony of Italian honeybees on the roof of her Brooklyn building. Beekeeping is a growing phenomenon among environmentally-conscious urban dwellers in cities nationwide, and practioners cite the health benefits of natural honey as well as the boon to gardening that bees provide by pollination.

    An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They'll sting if you get too close.

  • A new survey by Citibank finds that 23 percent of small business owners have gone without pay for at least a year as they work to keep their businesses afloat in a tough economy.

  • Spotify's Sean Parker and Daniel Ek on Music and Piracy Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    Spotify

    Sean Parker transformed the music industry once with Napster, now he's doing it again with Spotify, where he's now a Board Member. He and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek took the stage at the D conference to talk about Spotify's new music model.

  • ‘Airtime’ Launches; Will Someone's A** Be Fired? Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 5:12 PM ET
    Airtime

    It's a good thing Parker and Fanning lined up such comic relief - the big demo presentation suffered some major technical difficulties.

  • How to Brainstorm a Great Business Name Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    Naming a business is by far the hardest task for startups when it comes to branding. It’s permanent, or at least feels that way.

  • Pinterest

    Social still looms large, but now I'm hearing lots of talk about social commerce.

  • Disney Appoints Alan Horn New Studio Chief Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 4:04 PM ET

    Disney CEO Bob Iger finally appointed a new chairman of Walt Disney studios-- Alan Horn, who was President and COO of Warner Brothers Entertainment. Horn replaces Rich Ross, who left on April 20th in the wake of the John Carter bomb.

  • How to Revitalize America's Economy     Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 7:12 AM ET

    David Cote, Honeywell International chairman & CEO and Rep.Tim Scott, (R-SC), reveal their plans to ignite job creation in America and encourage entrepreneurship.

  • Money-Making Athlete Wives Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    The stereotype about professional athletes’ wives is they’re not much more than gold-digging arm candy, with few accomplishments of their own. The stereotype no longer applies today, thanks to the efforts of some high-profile women who established themselves well before they married their famous husbands.Many of the wives of today’s professional athletes are entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of them have been so successful in their chosen fields they are as famous as their husbands.

    What follows is a list of the wives of 10 athletes who’ve made names for themselves as columnists, models, designers and more.

  • Sponsoring niche sports costs less, but can stıll pack a marketing punch.

  • Young Entrepreneur Crashes on AOL's Couch Friday, 25 May 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    AOL offices in Palo Alto, Calif.

    A young entrepreneur, short on cash, decides to make the AOL campus in Palo Alto his temporary living space while working on his start up.

  • The Shortage of Women Billionaires Friday, 25 May 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

    According to Forbes, only 8.5 percent of the world’s 1,226 billionaires are women.  Why aren't there more?

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