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Upstart's end: An editor's goodbye

by J Jennings Moss Upstart's end

Failure's a big part of the entrepreneurial story. After all, not everyone with a big dream and elaborate plans is going to succeed. It just can't happen.

Since the Great Recession, just about every entrepreneur has shared a tale of a startup that went bust. Certainly every venture capitalist has a file or two or 15 of investments in once promising ideas that lost it all.

It's ok. It happens.  ...

November 15, 2016 | 3:38pm EST
Advice - Expert advice

Shark Tank's Daymond John: How being broke is a great business advantage

by Harvey Mackay Daymond John of FUBU and Shark Tank on The Power of Broke

A lot of people believe you only have one shot at success. Let’s agree that’s just not true.

But what is true is that many people don’t even take that one shot — out of fear of failure, inexperience, lack of motivation or just not knowing where to begin.

Daymond John, one of the stars of ABC TV’s “Shark Tank,” wants to change all that. He has written “The Power of Broke: How Empty  ...

November 15, 2016 | 2:45pm EST
Startups

A woman, Millennial business owner on operating in the boy's club of collegiate licensing

by Dan Eaton Alma Mater product pic 2

COLUMBUS — A throwback college apparel retailer is moving forward.

I sat down with Amanda Sima, founder of Columbus-based Alma Mater LLC, for a story in this week’s Friday print edition and wrote about her business aspirations for the next year, which include new licenses, products and sales channels.

“In 12 months we’re going to be an eight-figure company,” she told me.

Alma Mater's  ...

November 15, 2016 | 2:00pm EST
Advice - Expert advice

Managing: What kind of office decor is appropriate?

by Alison Green Managing: What kind of office decor is appropriate?

Each week Alison Green, who also writes the "Ask a Manager" website, answers workplace and management questions from readers. Please comment or ask you own question by emailing her at alison@askamanager.org.

Question: What, if any, recommendations do you have regarding office decor?

I’m three months into a new position at a distinguished university and I really like it here.

 ...

November 15, 2016 | 2:00pm EST
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Beepi founder Ale Resnik aims to take the 'degradation' out of used car shopping

by Kent Bernhard Jr Ale Resnik

There are plenty of apps to comfort the comfortable. But Ale Resnik has taken his career, and startup, in a different direction.

Beepi, the company Resnik co-founded in Los Altos, California, is in large part a vehicle for making life just a little better for working stiffs. By taking the used car buying process online, and backing up the cars on his marketplace with guarantees of reliability and  ...

November 15, 2016 | 1:35pm EST
Loot - Swimming with the sharks

Silicon Valley investor backs boy's lemonade stand on 'Shark Tank'

by Monica Mendoza Jacks Stands and Marketplace

SILICON VALLEY — A Silicon Valley venture investor said he couldn’t let a good deal walk out the door, so he financed a Broomfield boy’s lemonade stand.

Chris Sacca -- whose venture fund has invested in companies like Twitter Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Kickstarter -- has financially backed Jack’s Stands and Marketplace – a venture launched two years ago by then-8-year old  ...

November 15, 2016 | 1:15pm EST
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Jim Judge's goal is to make Eversource ‘a catalyst for clean energy’

by Jay Fitzgerald, Special to the Journal 1111 ExProjudge james WEB19

BOSTON — After graduating from Babson College in 1977, Jim Judge was tilting toward following in the career footsteps of his father, a longtime Boston cop, going so far as to take the exam to attend the police training academy.

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November 15, 2016 | 12:30pm EST
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