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A Brief History Of Business

There's a Chinese maxim that says "It's easy to open a business but it's an art to keep it open." Every commercial endeavor is founded on a basic human aspect—want.  Full Story »

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    History of the Corporation

    Although definitions and descriptions of corporations have changed dramatically through the last few hundred years, the first corporation actually began long ago – as early as 1602. Two important corporations were formed at this time and both were given a multi-year monopoly on trade by thier government. Full Story »

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    The Oldest American Businesses

    When looking at American history, you cannot forget to look at the industries that have built it. The history of American business is as interesting as the history of America. When looking at the history of U.S. businesses, you find that they all started out small in the land of opportunity, but endured generations of change to become the oldest American businesses .  Full Story »

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    History of Philanthropy

    Wealthy business people, politicians, and scions of families with abundant means have often engaged in philanthropic endeavors.Chief executive officers who find their alma mater foundering financially may begin a fund to pay for operational costs at no expense to the school itself. Movie stars, musicians, and artists who have earned a great profit through community support often give back to help future stars reach their goals. Full Story »

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    A Brief History of Venture Capital Firms

    Venture capital firms, during the twentieth century, were available to families and individuals that maintained considerable wealth. For instance, during that time, the Warburgs, the Rockefellers, the Whitneys, and the Vanderbilts were all families that supplied private funding to promising businesses.   Full Story »