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Feb 9, 2017
Outsourcing HR: Big Savings for Small Business
By Adam Skolnick
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Since its founding in 2010, vegetarian food producer Beyond Meat has grown into a company with 50 employees in three states. Their product is available in every Whole Foods in America and Western Canada, with a conventional grocer roll out already underway.

Brent Taylor, Beyond Meat's VP of Corporate Development believes the firm's ability to focus on its core competencies has enabled it to grow rapidly without getting bogged down in such necessary time sucks as payroll, benefits and vacation time. Translation: it outsourced its human resources department, and the move paid off big. More info...

Feb 2, 2017
A Skateboard Startup's Radical Ambition: Disrupting Urban Transit
Jody Berger
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Two types of technologists bump into each other in Santa Cruz, California. One group made fortunes in Silicon Valley before moving 45 miles over the mountains to raise kids or surf or generally enjoy life in the sleepy beach town. The other type are guys who want to skip the Palo Alto part and launch their startups right where they want to live.

Ryan Evans, the 32-year-old CEO of an electric skateboard company called Inboard Technology, belongs to the second group. A former competitive kiteboarder, he commutes to work on his company’s first product, the M1, and envisions a future where commuters all over the world do the same. More info...

Feb 2, 2017
5 Reasons Why Most People Don't Become Wealthy
Brian Tracy
In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy discusses five reasons why most people never experience the wealth they desire.

To start, it's simple: "If you want to achieve true wealth, you have to be willing to put in the necessary work to get there," says Tracy.

Most people don't achieve wealth because they have low confidence, a lack of motivation, a lack of clarity, they are lazy or no one is supporting them. Confidence is key when it comes to success and wealth. Your level of self confidence is a critical factor -- the more things you try, the more likely you'll figure out what you like and want to do.
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