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Juanita ‘Busy Bee’ Britton started her entrepreneurial career at age 10, and she hasn’t slowed down since

Busy Bee Britton

Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton displayed an acumen for business at an early age, when she turned her lemonade stand into a neighborhood franchise. Since then, Britton has always had her hand in some business operation or another. Today, she heads BZB International, Inc., a PR company whose clients include the American Bar Association and the Department of the Navy, and operates 21 restaurants and stores at Washington-area airports.

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Why angel investors are willing to bet it all on promising startups, and how you can get in on the action

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When you invest in the stock market, you have help. The risk of losing your money is mitigated by mounds of data that inform your decisions, and there’s a decent chance your risk will be rewarded. When you invest in real estate, you benefit from a stable market and the ability to sell at any time. But when you’re an angel investor putting money into a startup, all you have is an idea, a team and a gut feeling.

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How former U.N. peacekeeper Nick Clark is working to keep today’s soldiers safe

Nick Clark has founded four companies, but first, he was a soldier. He served in the Defence Force of his native Australia, and later went on assignment in Cambodia as a U.N. Peacekeeper. Today, Clark leads Alexium, a company that develops chemical solutions with an emphasis on human and environmental health. As part of that mission, Clark and Alexium are working with the Department of Defense to make U.S. Army soldiers’ uniforms safer. Here, Clark discusses the lessons of his military career, and what it means to be a true entrepreneur.

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