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Here are some valuable tips on business networking.

The most important lesson I’ve learned in networking (which I’d wish I’d known years ago) is to take every advantage possible to meet new people. Efficiently communicating and never dismissing a single soul — you never know who you’re talking to, who they might know or how they’d be able to contribute. I find it wise to do your homework, in advance. Understand everyone is there for a similar reason and for the most part want to make new connections, so don’t be shy; just walk up and introduce yourself, the only thing you have to lose is an opportunity. – Lori Cheek of Cheekd

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Why on Earth did the History Channel Invite Carly Fiorina to Appear on The Men Who Built America Series?

Carly Fiorina

Worst CEOs of All-time Lister: Carly Fiorina

If you are like most entrepreneurs who take pride in growing companies and watched The Men Who Built America series, you were no doubt shocked to see Carly Fiorina suddenly appear in the third episode as one of the talking heads who are supposed to add relevant detail or expert opinion on the subject matter. Now why the folks at the History Channel saw fit to invite Ms. Fiorina, who is generally regarded as one of the very worst CEOs in history for her near destruction of Hewlett-Packard, to comment about the greats of business is a baffling mystery. We attempted unsuccessfully to get an explanation from the people at the History Channel.

As one of our Silicon Valley associates put it, having Fiorina appear in the series is akin to having George W Bush speak at a conference on statesmanship.

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Are There Really Government Grants to Finance My Business?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions posted by entrepreneurs and owners of young businesses in the SBA Community. And, in most cases, the answer is “no.” However, some small businesses, particularly those engaged in “high-tech” innovation or scientific research and development, can benefit from government grants.

Here are some facts about government grants for small businesses, including who is eligible and how you can go about finding them:

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Has Co-founder Charlie Cheever Been Pushed Out by Quora Insiders?

It’s beginning to look that way and Silicon Valley is abuzz with speculation over more departures. Actually this is just one more exit in a long continuous talent exodus. Since it’s launch Quora has done a superb job of driving away its best contributors leaving behind only the pompous windbags and those shallow enough to be impressed by them.

The Failed Quora Business Model

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