Business Mentor: The rise and fall of a startup

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The Metro Manila skyline at sunset seen from Antipolo, Rizal. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News file photo

I have seen quite a number of startups that did not last long enough. Most of them started out alright. The enthusiasm of these novice entrepreneurs is truly astounding. However, some of them want to grow fast too soon and things don’t work out.

Here are some of the reasons why some startups rise quickly but fall just as quickly.

1.    Joining the hype. A startup that is built around hype will fall once the hype starts to fade.

2.    Aiming to

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Group targeting Montana judges embellished its affiliations, organizations say | National News

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A citizen group espousing the need for judicial integrity is backtracking claims on its website after state and national organizations say the group misrepresented itself as a collaborative peer.

The Montana State Council on Judicial Accountability, according to the group’s own messaging, has been quietly gathering steam over the last year and a half. In April, group president Bart Crabtree told lawmakers the group has been traveling the state to nurture what he called “a fervent quest by Montana citizens out there for oversight over our judiciary.”

That same month, the Montana Innocence Project, a legal organization that works to

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Waffle House fantasy football last place finisher spent 15 hours there

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The old “have to spend 24 hours in a restaurant” is among the worst fantasy football punishments there is for coming in last place.

Just ask poor Lee Sanderlin, a journalist for the Clarion Ledger.

Sanderlin was in a league in which finishing in last place meant he had to spend 24 hours in a Waffle House, which may sound like a delicious punishment. However! He was told that every waffle he ate would knock off one hour from the 24.

Sanderlin tweeted the whole experience up until he left Friday morning, and so we had to recap the highs

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Senate bill boosts penalties for cyber criminals — GCN

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Senate bill boosts penalties for cyber criminals

New legislation aims to create stricter penalties for cyberattacks against critical infrastructure and give the Justice Department more options for bringing charges against criminals in foreign countries.

The International Cybercrime Prevention Act is co-sponsored by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). It essentially takes the existing legal statutes for racketeering, money laundering and forfeiture and “brings them to bear on cyber criminals,” Whitehouse said.

The bill permits law enforcement to seize funds generated from the sale of spyware and to

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FASI to shine spotlight on foods containing cannabis

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The Food Safety authority of Ireland (FSAI) has invited the owners and managers of small food businesses to attend a free webinar addressing the legalities of selling cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound found in cannabis.

he 40-minute presentation at 10am on Thursday, June 24, is the next in the authority’s ‘Breakfast Bites’ series of informal online meetings, aimed at providing information on various topics of interest.

An FSAI spokesperson said the webinar would provide important information for individuals or food related business interested in, or already selling, CBD products.

“If so, you should make yourself aware of the legal situation

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