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How You Interact With the Customer Will Make You or Break You

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Via Entrepreneur : Restaurant franchises were — and are — Kam Kela’s choice in the franchise industry. But his first effort, three Subway locations, didn’t pan out because Kela felt that that market was already saturated. Then, he came across the Freshii healthy eating concept and was hooked. Along the way, …

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Timeless Lessons From a Fourth-Generation Family Business

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Via Entrepreneur : The Cassim family owns and operates Fashion House based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This family business is celebrating 75 years of supplying textile wholesale to resellers, along with ready made curtains and blankets. Mahmood (father), and sons Abu and Yusuf, shared the following lessons that apply to many …

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Deep-Learning, Image-Analysis Startup Descartes Labs Raises $3.3M After Spinning Out Of Los Alamos National Lab

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Via TC : After being incubated in a government lab for seven years, Descartes Labs — a deep-learning image analysis startup — has raised $3.3 million of its own funding and spun off as a private company. Descartes Labs is focused on taking satellite imagery, turning it into something coherent and …

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Venture Capitalists Enlist Student-Run Funds to Find the Next Facebook

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Via The Wall Street Journal : Groups invest in young companies in hopes of discovering an early startup winner On a late Friday afternoon earlier this month, a dozen students crowded around a table in an office overlooking New York City’s Madison Square Park. Their mission: deciding whether to invest a …

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