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  What if profit margin wasn’t the leading metric by which success was measured? What if one of the most important metrics for a company was whether they were able to impact social, cultural or environmental issues? This is the driving force behind social entrepreneurship, a business approach that has seen increased activity and interest in recent years. You’ve seen self-proclaimed social entrepreneurs on

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  It’s been said that Silicon Valley didn’t happen on purpose. Of course, the story of how the biggest tech hub in the world came to be is more complicated than a simple tagline, but it holds elements of truth. Nobody got together and said, “Let’s build a startup hub!” When Silicon Valley started coming together, startup ventures, as we know them today, weren’t even really a thing

Most consumers’ first experience with the modern subscription box economy was Birchbox, a monthly service bringing makeup, skin-care, and hair products to the doors of countless millennial woman. Now, there’s an online subscription box retailer for every niche. They arrive monthly for a small—or not so small—subscription fee. What is it about this model that so captives consumers, especially young consumers? Is it marketing that relies heavily on social media ads, high-profile blogger reps and

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  Believe it or not, augmented reality (AR) is much more than just Pokémon Go. While the insanely popular game showed the potential of augmented reality adoption on a mass scale, and still maintains a large user base, it was mostly seen as a flash in the pan. But what if AR could do more than allow you to catch

With the morning sun pouring through the pine forests of the Rocky Mountains, a young woman with a ponytail trail runs through the tall grass along the Bear Creek Trail just outside Kittredge, Colorado.

  Welcome to the Mile High City! Denver is one of the most fit cities in the country, with a plethora of outdoor options, from biking to running to hiking to roller blading to … well, you get the idea. It’s also the city where walking up a few stairs will get you winded. The mild weather is perfect for getting outside and staying

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  You’ve heard of cryptocurrency, and the technology that makes it work, the blockchain. (Or if you haven’t, check out our guides here and here.) For Bitcoin, the blockchain stores records for every transaction ever made, all the way back to the very beginning. It’s a publically accessible record stored across a vast network, making fraud nearly impossible. While private user

Good business can often rely on access to the best information, illuminating advice, and singular perspectives. Don’t be afraid to stand on the shoulders of giants. The following books, written by trailblazers and visionaries, offer enough guidance to guide your decisions for decades to come.

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Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett, edited by Lawrence A. Cunningham Step inside the mind of world-renowned investor, businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffet. Over the

Global nonprofit Toastmasters International moves to Colorado after 93 years in southern California. Toastmasters International officially celebrated their new world headquarters in Douglas County with a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday afternoon. The notable educational organization, which empowers individuals to become more effective communicators, will now call Colorado home as membership continues to grow around the world. After 93 years in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Toastmasters International decided it was time for a change. CEO Daniel Rex,

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  Picking a destination to launch a startup used to be simple: You either picked Silicon Valley or New York City. Done. Today there’s a plethora of options, from bigger hubs like Boulder, to lesser-known areas like New Haven, Connecticut, or Provo, Utah. Investment firms are popping up all over the country, and picking the ideal location now requires more thought and research than simply picking which coast you want to

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  Manufacturing is big business: In the U.S. alone it accounts for 8.5% of all employment, nearly 12% of GDP and half of all U.S. exports. But it used to be even bigger, once accounting for over 24% of U.S. GDP. The world has changed, and so has manufacturing. As the overall quality of life has risen in America, so has the cost to turn raw

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