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Recessions Are Good Times for Innovation, R&D

Peter Singer, the editor-in-chief for Solid State Technology magazine, has a pair of articles this month pointing out how recessions and other economic downturns can be fertile times for innovation and research and development.A recent report from Greentech Media and the Prometheus Institute, titled...

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Looking to 2009; Managing Your Mind in Tough Times

Two Arkansas Business columns this week carry guidance on negotiating the new year and these though economic times.First, Jim Karrh shares marketing knowledge that everyone needs to know for the new year. The keys revolve around knowing your customer and, first, your newest customers:It is easy to t...

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The Basics of Entrepreneurs

Stefan Schneider, who writes for a Sun Microsystems blog on how to connect start-ups, posts this week week about how to work with entrepreneurs.Many of the tips center around what the traits Schneider attributes to this passionate breed of innovator:Entrepreneurs have a visionEntrepreneurs know wher...

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Join Our Innovate Arkansas LinkedIn Group

There's lots of ways you can interact with Innovate Arkansas, including this very blog. But we've added yet another point of contact for the growing number of you who are addicted to online networking and social media.Innovate Arkansas is now on LinkedIn, the popular professional networking site you...

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Recession a Good Time to be Entrepreneurial

Echoing some of the optimistic statements we heard at last month's Venture Forum Conference is this piece from Forbes magazine that says recessions are usually great times to start a small business, and that this recession might be better than most:Recessions are arguably the best time to start a bu...

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Reminder: SBIR/STTR Deadlines Approaching

The Arkansas Small Business Development Center reminds entrepreneurs of approaching SBIR/STTR deadlines: Listed below are the upcoming deadlines for entrepreneurs planning to compete for Phase I awards under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfe...

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New Site for Searching VC's

The Arkansas Small Business Development Center has discovered a new Web site called Punctuative! that could prove useful. Here's more from the Tech Track e-newsletter: Matt Winn of Chrysalis Ventures has created a searchable venture capital database that contains 492 venture capital firms....

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Deadlines Approaching for SBIR/STTR Proposals

The Arkansas Small Business Development Center reminds entrepreneurs of upcoming deadlines to compete for Phase I funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Science & Technology) Revised...

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Upcoming Deadlines for SBIR/STTR Proposals

The Arkansas Small Business Development Center's Tech Track e-newsletter lists upcoming deadlines for SBIR/STTR proposals. Listed below are the upcoming deadlines for entrepreneurs planning to compete for Phase I awards under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Tech...

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What Happens in Vegas...Shouldn't Always Be Kept Quiet

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville graduate students and their advisor took first place - a distinction that came with $25,000 - for their business plan during the Tri-State Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition in Las Vegas. The team formed the plan for a company called Merchant...