3D Printing Industry

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The 3D printing industry is a democratizing agent of manufacturing. The accelerating rate of technology is affecting our world in ways most people aren't even thinking about. Chicago's 3D Printer Experience is aptly named: It aims to educate and engage the public by offering a relaxed setting to learn about a beneficial new technology, which [...]

Geek Squad with Lost Data

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If you have lost your data, you definitely need a geek squad of major proportions. That's what Austin McChord offers up. He is the 29-year-old CEO of data backup company Datto. Datto is a geek squad far from Silicon Valley-about 3,000 miles in Norwalk, Conn. Datto deals in the geek squad coma-inducing business of information [...]

Customer Service-be an Ace!

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Ace Hardware has customer service at the top of their quotient for success. When Jeremy Melnick's grandfather opened his first Ace Hardware store in 1950, there were no Wal-Marts, Lowe's was a five-and-dime, and Home Depot was 29 years away from opening. Despite the intense present competition, business is good. The reason for success, explains Ace [...]

Protecting Intellectual Property

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How do you protect your intellectual property? Protecting your intellectual property, cybercrime and data breaches are becoming bigger and bigger issues of concern. The definition of intellectual property is a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one [...]

Successful Entrepreneurs Fail

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Successful entrepreneurs fail because they are not afraid to fail. Steve Blank, a retired serial entrepreneur and Silicon Valley historian who now teaches entrepreneurship to undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford; UCBerkeley, Columbia University and others says, "You can teach entrepreneurship, but only to the people who desperately want to learn it." He goes on [...]