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5 Business Lessons from KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky

Originally posted October 7, 2015 by Carolyn Sun “How many of you have ever tried a KIND bar?” That was the question KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky posed to an audience of hundreds of entrepreneurs this morning at our first-ever Entrepreneur360 Conference in New York City. Hands shot up. “How many of you have never tried a KIND bar?” Some hands raised. “Keep your hands up,” he instructed and turned to his publicist off stage. “Please call the police.” Jokes aside, if you haven’t tried a KIND bar, it’s likely you soon will. The growth of the nearly 11-year-old company has been primarily over the last seven years, when private equity firm VMG Partners invested in the company...
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“When Someone’s in the Kitchen – It’s Dyna!”

Allen Bracket , CEO of House 2 Home, built the foundation to his successful company 30 years ago. On a bet that it required financial capital to build a business, he founded a housecleaning company by volunteering to clean houses as a research project while studying business at George Washington University. He learned to clean houses, and what homeowners wanted from housekeepers. With Dyna-Maids, Inc. he disrupted another model: the stigma associated with workers performing residential housekeeping and commercial janitorial services and by redefining the roles men and women perform in the cleaning fields. He removed the gender bias associated with each respective industry by creating a workforce equally representing men and women, then creating a niche market by combining janitorial...
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If in doubt, innovate

Originally Posted February 2, 2013 The Nordic region is becoming a hothouse of entrepreneurship IN 2010 A GROUP of students at Aalto University, just outside Helsinki, embarked on the most constructive piece of student activism in the history of the genre. They had been converted to the power of entrepreneurialism during a visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When they got home they organised a “summer of start-ups” to spread the word that Finland’s future lay with new companies, not old giants. The summer of start-ups turned into a season of innovation. The Start-Up Sauna—a business accelerator that is still run by young enthusiasts but now funded by government, business and academia—occupies a dilapidated warehouse next to...
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