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    1. Demand higher standards

      Demand higher standards

      On a long flight a little while ago, I saw two couples watch movies while they let their six kids run around like maniacs from take off to touchdown. A seven-year old actually punched me. (I didn't return the punch).

      A few days later, I saw the now-typical sight of kids in a decent restaurant eating french fries and chicken fingers while watching a movie on a tablet.

      And it's entirely possible you have a boss that lets you do mediocre work, precisely whenever you feel like it.

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    2. Left Behind? The New Generation of Latino Entrepreneurs

      Left Behind? The New Generation of Latino Entrepreneurs

      Latinos are steadily emerging as a growing influence on American society and its economy. Today, one in six people in the United States is Latino. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2060, one-third of Americans will be Latino. Accordingly, Latino Americans will play an increasingly important role in the American economy. By 2020, an IHS Global Insight study estimates that Latinos might account for 40 percent of U.S. job growth.

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    3. Why there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur

      Why there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur

      I warn the graduates that they will be earning a lot less than if they worked for big companies; will be taking huge risks and will likely fail; and need to be ready for extremely hard work and endless runs of sleepless nights. But they will learn much more than if they completed an MBA, and most importantly, will have a far greater sense of accomplishment; position themselves for long-term success; and gain a much more realistic view of the world. If they start the right company, they may well make the world a better place. And you never know: the start-up could get really lucky and be worth a ...

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    4. New Survey Shows Troubling Lack of Small Business Succession Planning

      New Survey Shows Troubling Lack of Small Business Succession Planning

      While a strong majority of small business owners are planning to fund their retirement with the sale of their business, only a fraction of small business owners have a written succession plan, according to a new FPA/CNBC survey. The report says that 78 percent of small business owners have told their advisers they plan to sell their businesses to fund their retirement, but only 30 percent have written a specific plan.

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    5. Avoiding a Startup Monoculture

      Avoiding a Startup Monoculture

      As the number of entrepreneurship support programs increase, whether for fluid talent and ideas or basic startup support, there is more competition for finite resources. Are we unwittingly creating a global startup monoculture? That is a question raised by Amisha Miller from the Kauffman Foundation at the Startup Nations meeting during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan last month.

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    6. Hillary Clinton talks middle-class roots in pitch to Iowa small business owners

      Hillary Clinton talks middle-class roots in pitch to Iowa small business owners

      At the start of her 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton has offered herself as a champion for everyday Americans – and appearing Wednesday in this Des Moines suburb, she said she wanted to be a champion of small business owners, too. Unwilling to cede this constituency to Republicans, Clinton said she wants to “build the economy of tomorrow, not yesterday.”

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    7. What a Marco Rubio White House could mean for small businesses

      What a Marco Rubio White House could mean for small businesses

      Now-Candidate Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) serves on the Senate Small Business Committee. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) One day after Hillary Clinton formally stepped into her role as the clear Democratic frontrunner, the Republican race grew more crowded, as Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) officially announced his bid for the White House. Rubio is no stranger to small businesses and their policy interests in Washington.

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