Entrepreneurship

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Shara Mendelson

Shara Mendelson/Entrepreneurship

Founder, Plum Benefits

A: After founding my company thirteen years ago, I sold Plum Benefits earlier this year. A confluence of factors led to that decision. Personally, I was ready for a new chapter ...

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Stephanie Newby

Stephanie Newby/Entrepreneurship

Managing Director, Golden Seeds

A: My advice is to keep bootstrapping for as long as possible – and at least until you are totally confident that you have the business model nailed, and that you ...

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Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz/Entrepreneurship

President & Co-founder, Eventbrite

A: Take the time and care to pick the right team. Find your weaknesses and then hire into those areas with people you believe in and trust. Give them the responsibility ...

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nohawaibsnaider

Noha Waibsnaider/Entrepreneurship

Founder & CEO, Peeled Snacks

A: Write down your business plan, then quadruple the amount of time and money that you think it will take. Set your sights on the long-term and make sure you’re comfortable ...

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ELENI

Eleni Gianopulos/Entrepreneurship

President, Eleni's New York

A: 1. Confidence and an “I can do” attitude. When I started my cookie company with an oatmeal raisin cookie, my parents said, "Are you crazy? What makes you think your ...

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LOREN RIDINGER

Loren Ridinger/Entrepreneurship

Senior Vice President, Market America & Shop.com

A: 1. Hire young, inexpensive, hungry people who are willing to work and are full of energy. 2. Focus on function. Know how you want to get from point A to point ...

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