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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...

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Venture Capitalists Vs. Founders in An Economic Downtown

With markets in a downturn, tension between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs can increase. What can these two entities do when revenue gets tight and the environment gets tough?Yahoo! Tech Ticker reporter and new media blogger Sarah Lacy talks to Sharon Wienbar of Scale Venture Partners and Pas...

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Tips on Finding the Perfect Business Partner

When working on a startup, it often becomes necessary to take on a partner (assuming you and a partner aren't already involved). This brings on a unique opportunity to find the right match for your company. This can be a crucial point in the life of your developing business.So what's important when...