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From yoga studios to spas, startups look to niche businesses for the next big market

Great stuff on the increasingly specific markets explored by entrepreneurs, as reported by Cale Guthrie Weissman over at PandoDaily, which of course is the media site founded by former Memphian, entrepreneur, journalist and tech guru Sarah Lacy. Here’s the intro: An entrepreneur’s … Continue reading

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Teaching Children How to Be Entrepreneurs

What’s an appropriate age to begin teaching young people about entrepreneurship? A new Wall Street Journal piece by Charlie Wells may surprise you. Here’s a look: Jensen Bergman spent weeks preparing to pitch his team’s business idea to investors. Minutes … Continue reading

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Small Business Loans: Should The SBA Make Room For Alternative Lenders?

In a new post at Forbes, contributor Brock Blake explores funding options for small businesses and he wonders if the SBA should allow room for nontraditional lenders to provide loans backed by the federal agency. Here’s Blake’s intro: I wonder … Continue reading

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Pando founder Sarah Lacy interviews AOL co-founder Steve Case

Check it out – an interview with AOL co-founder Steve Case, by Memphis native and Pando founder and CEO Sarah Lacy. It’s lengthy, but worth seeing and tou’ll want to watch this video of one of the most influential entrepreneurs of the … Continue reading

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A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, Heaps of Passion

If you’re a social entrepreneur, interested in the topic or know somewho who fits the bill, you’ll want to check out a new piece by David Van Andel at Entrepreneur. Here’s his intro: Many believe that every entrepreneur is motivated … Continue reading

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America’s New Brainpower Cities

Joel Kotkin, a contributor to Forbes, offers an interesting look at the cities around the country that are attracting our top young minds. And despite our rankings on some other lists, here the South scores well. Have a look: Brainpower rankings … Continue reading

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March Madne$$: The economics of the NCAA tournament, explained

If you’re like many folks in offices and businesses around this time of year, you know you’ve done it. Or at least thought about it. Or know someone who has is or or does. I’m talking about getting wrapped up … Continue reading

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Professionalism: A Luxury for Corporate America, a Necessity for Entrepreneurs

Corporate trainer Dana Brownlee knows what companies are looking for in new hires and she shares some of her observations in a new post at Entrepreneur.com. And lest you think that corporate expectations have no relevance in entrepreneurial spaces, think … Continue reading

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New Incubator Aimed At Social Entrepreneurs Launches In Washington D.C.

Hollie Slade in a new post at Forbes.com describes an innovative incubator launching in Washington, D.C., aimed at social entrepreneurship. That should be interesting for like-minded Memphis entrepreneurs because the folks at Start Co. are launching a similar incubator later … Continue reading

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PandoMonthly Santa Monica with StockTwits’ Howard Lindzon

Check it out – the latest video interview by Native Memphian and PandoDaily founder Sarah Lacy with StockTwits co-founder and chairman Howard Lindzon. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship and tech and finance, you’ll want to catch this video. Here’s the … Continue reading

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