Black communities saw a boost in entrepreneurship during the pandemic

May 25, 2021
Black Americans were more likely to create businesses than whites, yet they are still underrepresented among entrepreneurs.
One reason for the surge in Black business formation could be that Americans have increased their understanding of historic inequality.
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Social trading apps are seeing an influx of young investors during the pandemic

May 19, 2021
Commonstock CEO David McDonough says many young people saw last year's stock-market meltdown as a wealth-creation opportunity.
The Commonstock app enables investors to share information about their holdings and market news.
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Startups always face bankruptcy risk. COVID-19 has made things worse.

"Small companies and a lot of us are getting a lesson in, 'Risk is real,'" one business professor says.
Startups don't have the cash flow or credit lines to deal with crises like big companies do.
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In search of child care solutions, startups turn to home providers

Dec 2, 2019
Demand for child care is high and in some places, there are shortages. A number of startups believe the answer lies in in-home child care.
Tricia Shields organizes toys at the in-home child care center she just started in Parker, Colorado.
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The evolution of WeWork to We Co. ... and a $47 billion valuation

Jun 17, 2019
The man, money and method behind WeWork, the highest valued start-up in the U.S.
A man walks into a WeWork office in Washington, D.C.
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A basic question missing from the tech startup cycle: 'Should this exist?'

Feb 26, 2019
A new podcast tries to ask and answer that question.
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Meet the company training up more diverse startup founders

Nov 15, 2018
Founder Gym offers tools for anyone who wants to start a venture-backed company.
A man looks at his computer at a Starbucks coffee shop in Washington, DC on October 18, 2018.
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The LinkedIn co-founder on "Blitzscaling" a company while mitigating risk

Oct 10, 2018
Reid Hoffman discusses the unconventional advice he gives entrepreneurs that want to get big fast in his new book.
“The first that's scaling through the learning curve is frequently the first to scale and the one that essentially sets the ecosystem,” LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman says.
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Private money rules Silicon Valley, so where does that leave Wall Street?

Sep 20, 2018
Private funding, like venture capital, can now grow companies as big as an IPO can. Small investors might get a slice, too.
Pedestrians walk by a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.
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A new toolkit to help tech companies be more ethical

Sep 4, 2018
Tech giants keep struggling to understand how their platforms affect society. A game designer has a new solution.
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