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Entrepreneurs Who Inspire: Sarah LaFleur

Most of my friends from college I met when I was, well, in college.  Such is not the case for one of my closest friends, the beautiful and talented Sarah LaFleur of the newly launched Mémé LaFleur. Sarah and I were … Continue reading

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Untying Knots & Swimming with Sharks

“If you love gambling, swimming with sharks, spending hours untying knots and punching yourself in the face—you may be ready to start a company.” —Jake Nickell, founder and mission commander, Threadless All over the internet, you can find lists of … Continue reading

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Learning by Being Lean (In Time for Valentine’s Day!)

I always knew I would learn a lot by starting my own business: how to use QuickBooks, how to hire and possibly fire, how to decide which marketing opportunities are smart investments and which are less so, and how to … Continue reading

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TEDxEast Talk: Entrepreneurship & Rockets

  Last Friday I had the opportunity to speak at a TEDxEast event, where I was invited to speak about whatever I wanted for five minutes. If you’re not familiar with TED, definitely check out the site and its “riveting talks … Continue reading

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Building Baking for Good

Over the past couple of years, I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to raise outside funds for Baking for Good. I started the company in 2009 with $40,000 of savings, and while I know that raising money … Continue reading

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