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    1. Equity Sharing: How Startups Can Reward Workers

      Question: How should an entrepreneur award equity to skilled technical workers? I’m considering doing this for a development team and Web designer. Answer: There’s really no tried-and-true formula for sharing equity with your employees because there are myriad variables unique to each situation. Here are a few things to think about. First, is awarding equity common in your industry and your region? If not, it may best be avoided.

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    2. 3 Easy Hacks for Kicking Your Lazy Writing Habits

      3 Easy Hacks for Kicking Your Lazy Writing Habits

      I’m one to talk. About being a lazy writer, that is.

      Some weeks I publish two blog posts, an audio blog and a podcast episode. Others, zilch—crickets have more to say to one another than my fingers do to the keyboard.

      But I’m getting better. That’s why I’m sharing with you three hacks I’ve discovered that have kicked my lazy writing self into a less lazy writing self. And maybe they’re not truly hacks.

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    3. Small business weekly: Bitcoin, borrowing and big data

      Small business weekly: Bitcoin, borrowing and big data

      A review of the biggest small business and startup stories from the past week, with a special focus on Washington. Backfiring, for now: More than a year and a half ago, the president signed legislation meant to help small firms more easily navigate the federal contracting arena. So why has competing for work become even more complicated for some of them?

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    4. Bowie company specializes in collegewear for women — and their pets

      Bowie company specializes in collegewear for women — and their pets

      Tiffany Harvey wants to change that. Her company, Collegiate Glamour, hopes to carve out a niche creating college-logo items for women and pets (at the moment, that means dogs and horses). “When I graduated from Virginia Tech, I realized I had nothing nice or professional to wear that represented the school,” Harvey said. And, she added, “there is nothing when it comes to collegiate wear for horses.

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    Richard Turcott

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