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Why Failure Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Molly Reynolds | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Molly Reynolds

While I don't know them personally, I'm pretty sure that none of the hundreds of American athletes traveled to the Olympics with the "F word" on their minds. There is absolutely nothing emotionally pleasant about failing, because it makes you feel like, well, a failure!

Launching a Business: Define Your Niche

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

In 2013, when I enrolled in my coach certification program one of the first thing I heard was, "you're going to need to determine your niche." My ini...

5 Online Invoicing Solutions for Business Owners

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

A robust invoicing system is important for every business to have in place. After all, the faster you can invoice your clients the faster your business gets paid and brings in revenue.

It Takes a Village

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Small Business
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Whether it a children's clothing line, a handcrafted rocking chair business or an indie author, a village is vital in getting startups off the ground. Just like small children, new ventures need nurture, love and support.

Our American Quandary: Inequality, Inadequacy and Instability

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Frank Islam

The lack of civic engagement and participation cedes the power to the few. The few can legislate and elect legislators whose positions are not necessarily consonant with the will or desires of the majority. In essence, it devolves the political system to one of minority rule.

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

Why a Good Business Partner Can Be Bad

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Too often we hear reasons as to why business partners can be bad. If you have an argument, then who gets the business? What if one partner doesn't pull their weight? However, I'm coming from a different perspective.

The End of the Means

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

I agree with the saying, "You don't stop having fun when you grow older. You grow older when you stop having fun." Having been an entrepreneur for the past 44 years, I can't say it has always been fun, but being my own boss sure beats marching to someone else's drum

Be a Driver and Write Your Own Ticket

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Most readers have been in the position of being stopped for speeding and watching with a faint heart as the police officer wrote out a ticket. Following are my suggestions on how to be a driver and write your own ticket.

Entrepreneurs Are the Playmakers for our Economy

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, now is not the time to stay on the sidelines. As one popular saying goes, "If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place."

Entrepreneurs Are Why's Guys

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Entrepreneurs (loosely defined as those who create a new business in the hope of making money or otherwise adding value) are and need to be "why's guys," focused on both the why and why-not questions.

Lean on Me: Finding Your Co-Founder Counterpart

Jesse J. Miller | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Jesse J. Miller

Choosing who to, or not to, begin a company with is one of the most important decisions for your company and can make or break the business.

Five Hidden Company Killers

Jack Garson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Some company killers are obvious. Competition. Obsolescence. Too much debt. They're sexy problems. They make the headlines and you're already aware of them. But there are hidden threats that you don't even know exist.

Crowdsourcing: In Search of Funding for the Arts and Business

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Some indie filmmakers have been upset with Zach Braff as they feel he is taking part of "their" pie. But that is not really how it works.

2013 Predictions in Entrepreneurship

Diana Kander | Posted 03.16.2013 | Small Business
Diana Kander

The holiday decorations are all put away, you've survived another big visit from the family, and you're already a little behind on your new year's resolutions. But you can be excited about 2013's prospects for both your startup and the entrepreneurship ecosystem as a whole.

All Eyes on the Doers and Makers of Things

Jonathan Ortmans | Posted 01.12.2013 | Small Business
Jonathan Ortmans

Now that the election is past us, the attention of hundreds of Americans has shifted from political battle to startup battle as Global Entrepreneurship Week launches today in 130 countries. For newly elected politicians, the only issue is how much they want to make their path easier.

Fish to Fry

Katie Warner Johnson and Caroline Gogolak | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology
Katie Warner Johnson and Caroline Gogolak

We came up with the brilliant idea of teaching midnight yoga. Through thick and thin we have held fast to each other and the idea of giving the fitness industry a makeover.

New Business Startup? Think Like a Rock Star

Omar Kattan | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business
Omar Kattan

Launching a new business? Why not borrow ideas from your favorite rock stars to help you develop a strategic plan? Here's how.

Romney Hood, Obama Hood - How About The Middle Hood!

Nick Bassill | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Nick Bassill

Here are Six Policy Initiatives proposed by to the help the Middle Hood. Have some more?

A Startup Called 'ViralGains' Pushes for Online Video Advertising With Branded Viral Videos

Greg Voakes | Posted 08.19.2012 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

Boston-based startup ViralGains wants to provide solutions for brands and advertising agencies spread their video content online. The company is focused on their business to business initiative of distribution, seeding, and marketing viral videos for brands.

The Initiative Empowering Women Entrepreneurs | Charlotte Clarke | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

Earlier this year a group of entrepreneurs held an indoor market at the Arizona campus of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. The 28 entrepre...

Love to the Haters

Erica Diamond | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Erica Diamond

I promised my readers when I started this blog, that I would always be honest -- show the good, the bad, and the ugly. So, for that reason, you won't ...

M.B.A., But No Job? It's Time to Become an Entrepreneur

Frank Farwell | Posted 02.01.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Today's stark economy negates the working-for-yourself honeymoon and forces rookie entrepreneurs to pay absolute attention from day one. That's why today's entrepreneurs may have a leg up on us old-timers.

Creating Diary of a Young Start-Up

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business
Louisa Leontiades

I want my business to be big. Huge! Of course, I do. But this blog is not to sell our services. This blog was designed to tell the story of my fledgling start-up.

Credit-Card Borrowing Is Hurting Small Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Once upon a time loans from friends and family ranked as the most prevalent way for entrepreneurs to fund business start-ups. Now, credit cards have jumped to the top of the list.