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This Astronaut Wants to Fly You to Space

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.24.2015 | Good News
Summer Rayne Oakes

Becoming an astronaut is easily the dream of many but sometimes that's all it ever is -- a dream. For Leland, who happens to be the 13th African American astronaut, that all became a reality through patience, hard work, and a knack for problem solving.

The Anthony Cumia Interview: On Becoming a Media Mogul, and the Surprising Person Who Inspired Him

Lynda Bekore | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Lynda Bekore

Who is Anthony Cumia? If your answer was simply "fired co-host of The Opie and Anthony Show," you'd be living in the dark ages.

3 Mental Exercises That Increase Productivity

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.24.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The cliché, "The mind is more powerful than the body," has proven to be a successful strategy. However, determining specific mental exercises that actually increase productivity is subject to the individual. As the COO of mHelpDesk, these are three strategies I have found useful.

Fired Up! Entrepreneurial Passion Fuel

J V Crum III | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

Focus on the rewards of being an entrepreneur. Feel the gratitude for the success you have. By keeping the fires of passion for what you do in your conscious awareness, you can prime the pump for success every day

Women in Business Q&A: Maria Perez, Co-Founder and Product Manager, Glassful

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Maria Perez is the co-founder and Product Manager of Glassful. She earned her BFA at London College of Communication, UK. Her experience has included corporate Web Development Manager positions with several successful internet ventures.

Demonstrating Love Through the Newest Languages Human Beings Know

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology
Laura Wellington

"Programming" languages might seem devoid of heart when standing on their own, but put them together with the human heart and the outpouring of love that will arise is unquantifiable.

The Key to Hustling: Have A Story

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

Everyone always says that the key to creating a successful company and then monetizing on it is to hustle. Hustle. Hustle. Hustle. But what exactly does that mean? How do you even get the opportunity to hustle to an investor? How do you approach a major company and try to secure a deal with them?

An Interview With Seth Berkowitz | How the Founder of Insomnia has Revolutionized The College Experience Armed Only With Cookies

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

In his book Zero To One, Peter Thiel says that you should never open a restaurant since you'll just be one fish in a large pond. And that makes sense. You're probably not going to really "change the world" with a restaurant.

4 Reasons to Rethink Entrepreneurship Education

David Altounian | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
David Altounian

Students need to know how to grow a successful business, whether it's their own or a fledgling startup, many of which need employees who understand entrepreneurial and sustaining business practices. Our success -- and that of our students and their new ventures -- depends on it.

Smart Entrepreneurs Use Resource Constraints to Win

Marty Zwilling | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most entrepreneur that fail are quick to offer a litany of constraints that caused their demise -- not enough money, time, customers, or support from the right players.

Going Against the Flow: Robby Stein, Head of Product Management at Yahoo!

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.13.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Robby Stein is currently Senior Director of Product Management for Yahoo!, where he leads product efforts for video out of Yahoo's New York City office.

3 Ways to Become More Likable (That Your Competitors Don't Know About)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.12.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author Arel Moodie is a best-selling author, authority on likability, professional speaker and the host of The Art of Likability, a top business/care...

Conversations With Vintage Dealer Desiree Venn Frederic

Rai Mensah | Posted 02.11.2015 | Style
Rai Mensah

All of my senses were immediately hit as I walked through the large industrial doors. They've not only merchandised a creative space they've curated an experience.

Building a Strong Startup

Lisa Chau | Posted 02.10.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Chau

Failure is a part of the learning experience. Most successful startups are usually not an entrepreneur's first attempt. Almost every thriving business can point to a history of peaks and valleys.

Big Sharing Is the Future

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.10.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The technology beside you and in the cloud is the product of large-scale collaborations. Our shared culture is not scientific, never has been, probably never will be.

Reality TV Can Be Secret Ingredient for Chef's Success

Sandy Abrams | Posted 02.09.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Start with a food competition show, add a talented cook, stir in some drama and charm and you've cooked up a new celebrity chef. Is that enough for success in the highly competitive restaurant business?

The 5 Keys to Success When You Work With Your Spouse

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.05.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Navigating a marriage with its seismic energy can be stressful enough, so just imagine your future if you are in business with your spouse. If something happens to your business, not only are your finances in jeopardy; your marriage may be on the rocks.

10 Theater Concepts That Will Help Your Business Thrive

James M. Lynch | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
James M. Lynch

Imagine your efforts as heading for an "opening night"; creating not just applause, but a standing ovation. Cast the right people, give them the right tools and give them constant feedback and you're sure to have a "hit".

6 Ways to Stay Sane as a Freelancer or Entrepreneur

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 02.05.2015 | Small Business
Alexandra Ostrow

These days, I meet daily with freelancers, founders, and entrepreneurs. So, in addition to my own experience, I hear about their journeys as well. The consensus?

16 Tricks for Making Lightning-Fast Decisions

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.03.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Usually, you don't have the luxury of being able to hem and haw. We asked 16 entrepreneurs to give us their tips for making well-thought-out decisions on the go.

7 Things Only Entrepreneurs Can Do

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 02.02.2015 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

After serving the military and dipping his toe into a few different professions, John Lee Dumas couldn't figure out what career was "right" for him. Until he discovered that no career was right for him -- he's an entrepreneur.

The New Mompreneur: 6 Easy Steps to Balancing Babies, Bodies and Business (While Still Keeping Your Sanity)

Patrice Tartt | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Patrice Tartt

Mothers who are entrepreneurs have been around for ages. Within the last few years, the name "mompreneur" has been in heavy rotation by mom entrepreneurs everywhere. This title is so catchy because it is concise, yet it speaks volumes in regards to our priorities, which are our children first and business second.

Q&A With theSkimm Co-Founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin

Molly Borchers | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Molly Borchers

If you're fascinated by the shift in how people are consuming news, or curious about what it took for two 20-something millennials to quit their jobs and start their own media entity, read my Q&A interview with theSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin.

From Refugee Camp to Moda Boss of NYC's South Street Seaport District

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Sahra Vang Nguyen

Born and raised in a refugee camp in Argentina, Phromsavanh dropped out of school at 15 years old and got her first job at a wholesale clothing company in Buenos Aires to support her family.

How to Launch a Killer Kickstarter

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.29.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If you want to get that much-needed funding for your product, crowdfunding is a great option. But to guarantee success, you have to launch a top-notch campaign. Beyond reading the creator requirements for Kickstarter, these eight steps can help ensure your campaign gets shared -- and funded.