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The Case for Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Daphne Mallory | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Daphne Mallory

The average immigrant is risk averse. We've left our homeland (in my case, Liberia), and in many instances, our possessions to start from zero. We're chasing the American Dream and will do anything to improve the quality of life for ourselves and for our families.

10 Things Your Mom Never Told You About Work

Lori Osterberg | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
Lori Osterberg

The concept that women could do it all was alive and well as I transitioned from student to working adult. And as a young, naïve woman looking for a way to bring it all into my life, I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Why can't women have it all?

How to Stay Fully Charged As a New Entrepreneur

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

New entrepreneurs routinely jump into a startup with a full charge of passion and energy, but often find themselves drained of both after a few months by the workload and challenges.

How to Build a 6-Figure Business While Traveling Around the World

Sean Kim | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Sean Kim

It's not everyday you meet someone with the luxury of running a multiple 6-figure online business, while being able to explore the world at the same time. This is why I'm excited to be sharing this interview with Natalie Sisson, who is a best-selling author of The Suitcase Entrepreneur -- a title that she calls herself.

The Sudden Implosion of "Secret" May Reveal A Secret: Is Silicon Valley Out Of Touch Or Just Losing It's Touch?

Tony Potts | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Tony Potts

If you look at the Secret timeline, it's demise started last August, 2014. This inverted hockey stick trajectory came just days after it raised $25m in July. An investor's nightmare, no doubt.

How to Find the Best City for Your Type of Startup

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business.

Don't Be a Copycat... Find Your Own Way

Chelsea Berler | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

We can all be guilty of this, we see someone who is successful and think that maybe if I do everything that they've done, I can be just like them. It never works that way though.

The 'M' FACTOR: An Entrepreneur's Staple Diet

Ellevate | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Ellevate

When the big idea struck and you knew that your breakthrough thought could change something around you or your environment, something that could lead to an obvious solution or an answer to a long forgotten problem... the moment that turned you into an entrepreneur. That moment will stay with you for the rest of your life.

How Do I Know if I Should Take a Job at a Startup?

James Altucher | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
James Altucher

Imagine if someone asked "would you invest in this company?" Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions.

Four Secrets to Successful Meetings

Emma Isaacs | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

We've all had them: marathon meetings that go on longer than Claudia Schiffer's legs. They're usually the result of bad preparation and a few people who love the sound of their own voice and talk in circles.

Women in Business Q&A: Shivani Garg Patel, Co-founder, Samahope

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Shivani Garg Patel is Co-founder of Samahope, a crowdfunding site for doctors providing critical medical treatments for the world's poorest. Shivani is a former Microsoft product manager, McKinsey consultant turned social entrepreneur.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain

Ellevate | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Ellevate

By: Jennifer Robinson I don't sell a "product." I provide a service. My "product" is my expertise. I educate people. I'm not alone. Lots of other ent...

Women in Business: Kina De Santis, Founder, MotorMood

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kina De Santis is the founder of MotorMood, a consumer electronic startup which seeks to make modern living more human. Their first product, MotorMood, is an automotive accessory, which allows drivers to say thanks to other drivers in a safe, fun, and easy to use way.

Be a Winning Entrepreneur in the New Sharing Economy

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Yes, the sharing economy is changing the rules of business, and opening a wealth of opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs around the world. Those that recognize it early still have time to ride the wave, and those that don't will lose out on a lucrative way of doing business.

Former Student Honors St. Charles, Michigan Teacher

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Geoff Koboldt

Imagine being a teacher and walking into the chemistry lab only to see the room engulfed with the sight of black smoke and the smell of burnt oil due to a chemistry reaction gone wrong.

Why 'Build, Measure, Learn' Isn't Just Throwing Things Against the Wall to See if They Work

Steve Blank | Posted 05.06.2015 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Using the word "build" first often confuses people. The diagram does seem to imply build stuff and throw it out of the building. A more detailed version of the Build Measure Learn diagram helps to clarify the meaning by adding three more elements.

Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo's DNA.

10 Tips for Startups to Survive the Current Turmoil

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

If you are a new entrepreneur, you need to realize that you can't win by sailing around the edges of the perfect storm ahead. You have to hit it with an innovative plan, and you need a confident and disciplined team to get you through it. Are you ready to rock and roll?

What No One Tells You About Being An Entrepreneur

Emma Isaacs | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone, and in a way I'm grateful for starting out so young. I started on this journey when I had nothing to lose, when I was fearless and bulletproof. Here are some things I'm glad I didn't know when I first started out.

Young and Entrepreneurial: EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals - 'Entrepreneurship is an Adventure'

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's through entrepreneurship, research, non-profit work, intrapreneurship or singing, dancing, writing or by just doing something innovative that impacts the lives of many people.

8 Reasons to Initiate a Startup While Job Searching

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job. Let me explain why this is a win-win deal, no matter what the outcome.

Why Working Mothers Need Resilience

Sue Davey | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Sue Davey

When the unexpected strikes, breathe to control your emotions, which in turn will allow you to develop a plan to tackle the immediate issues. And if you have time, recognize the fact that adapting to the unexpected and the difficult will make you -- and your brain -- stronger.

Bed Rest Made Me a Better Entrepreneur: 5 Key Things

Brigid Ward | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Brigid Ward

In retrospect, bed rest turned out to be not all bad. In fact, it helped me become the successful entrepreneur I am today.

Meet Renaissance Woman Paula 'Pixie' Dezzutti Hewlette

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Nova Lorraine

I was a woman, I was pregnant, I wasn't even old enough to legally rent a car, and I had scored higher on their aptitude entrance test than any other candidate.

Are You Trying to Be All Things to All Customers?

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Your business can't be all things to all people, and excel at anything. Every entrepreneur and every business needs a strategy to keep them focused. In fact, in this new world of pervasive interactivity, it's time to rethink even how to develop a strategy.