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Chicago Rallies Around Cleantech Women in the Shark Tank

Amy Francetic | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Amy Francetic

I recently had the great honor of celebrating the success of LuminAID, a Chicago-based cleantech company that produces solar-powered inflatable lights...

How Co-Working Can Actually Stunt the Growth of Your Business

Brian Horn | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Your success does not hinge upon joining a "community" of other entrepreneurs, in fact it can hurt your growth. Proximity is not powerful when you associate with the wrong people. This brings up an important fact about "coworking."

Patience Is a Waste of Time

Joe De Sena | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

The key is the thought process behind the decision, as well as intent. Inactive patience is laziness. Patience with a plan, coupled with perseverance is a commanding weapon to hold in your utility belt.

Google Ventures Founder: 'The Future Will Be Awesome and Free... If Everyone Is Included'

John Rampton | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
John Rampton

On February 11th, 2015 Bill Maris, founding partner at Google Ventures gave a keynote address to the Startup Grind 2015 global conference in Redwood City about the future of health.

Believe in Yourself: Brush It Off and Keep Moving

Chelsea Berler | Posted 02.25.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

For most people, seeing is believing. The best advice that I can give on this is to just brush it off and keep on moving. Rejection is part of the process and you will hear a lot of it. The key is to take it and accept it for what it is (which is sheer opinion). After all, convincing is done in the doing.

Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Though studies show design to be vital to startups - it probably only changes the probabilities for success by a dozen percentage points and although AirBnB and Fisker Automotive both leverage design sublimely, it still takes startup experience to succeed.

What Amazon Got Right From the Start

Maura O'Neill | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Maura O'Neill

When Jeff Bezos - the founder of Amazon - started offering books to the public over the Internet, he could have decided to partner with Barnes & Noble or Borders and become their online distributor.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Cassie Hughes | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Cassie Hughes

Growing isn't just about getting bigger, unless that's truly your goal. It can take a range of forms - from the types of clients you work with to how you build your teams to the way you execute a campaign. Regardless of how you define it, make growth a part of your mission or risk becoming extinct.

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished.

4 Ways to Avoid Common Start-up Mistakes

Ian Mills | Posted 02.23.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Do not fall into the trap of thinking you can do it all. Running a business requires a variety of skills and experience, and a savvy entrepreneur will build their team to balance their own weaknesses. Make sure your core team includes people who bring something to the table.

Startups Like to Tango

Ignacio Peña | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Ignacio Peña

The government is working on multiple fronts to build a better future by empowering their citizens to succeed in the new economy: educating for the 21st century, promoting entrepreneurship and the creative economy and innovating for inclusion.

4 Traits Children Need to Succeed

Bridie Clark Loverro | Posted 02.19.2015 | Parents
Bridie Clark Loverro

Like most parents, my husband and I feel it's important that our kids understand the fundamentals of business. We also fervently hope they'll develop the resilience, generosity, confidence and grit consistently found among successful entrepreneurs

9 Most Successful Shark Tank Businesses

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Entrepreneurs who land a spot on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank" get the chance of a lifetime: to showcase their products to more than 7 million viewers and pitch their businesses to a panel of potential investors.

6 Ways to Live Your Entrepreneurial Dream Life

John Bowen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

We can break through the barriers and start living our lives based on our deepest values. So says Mary Morrissey. Her expert insights on the spiritual side of success have given her audiences with The United Nations, The Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela as well as numerous corporations and entrepreneurs.

5 Ways to Have a Successful B2B Partnership

Saudia Davis | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

Before you embark on a partnership with another brand or organization, keep these 5 things in mind.

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.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Being an entrepreneur means consistently keeping yourself "in play" in this type of situation. Where you don't know what's coming next, yet you're committed to getting through whatever comes your way.

​College Advice from 10 Business Executives and Entrepreneurs

Robert Morin | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Robert Morin

One of the quickest and surest ways to success is to skip the trial and error process (or at least minimize it) and learn from those who have already "made it."

Why I Highly Recommend Selling Your Soul (Part Deux)

Allison Dailey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

Click here to read Part Une of Selling Your Soul Here's why I highly recommend we start selling our souls: Selling your soul is satisfying. It wil...

7 Things You Need To Know As A Young Entrepreneur

| Rhett Power | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

I'm back from a snowy week in Luxembourg thanks to the US Embassy and a program that they have to train young entrepreneurs. I spent the week training...

The Real LA Story Is Its Hot Tech Startups

Andre Bourque | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Long a mecca for the hopeful, the entrepreneur, and the American dreamer who's willing to fight for fame and glory, LA now offers up some of the most promising startups in America.

14 Valentine's Day Nuggets From 14 Inspiring Women (in 140 Characters or Less)

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 02.12.2015 | Women
Caitlin Roberson

Of course, most of these insights were offered irrespective of love. That being said, it strikes me how omni-applicable each tweetable nuggets is to Valentine's Day. I hope their 140 characters are as meaningful to you as they have been to me.

Wisdom from the Bible for Entrepreneurs in 2015

Melinda Emerson | Posted 02.12.2015 | Religion
Melinda Emerson

For five years, I have chosen a few words from the bible to help encourage entrepreneurs as well as myself. It is a blessing to be able to share these words with so many around the world. It's important to remember that "we are God's hands."

What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

Steve Blank | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Startups in 'search' mode have little process and lots of 'do what it takes.' Company size is typically less than 40 people and may have been funded with a seed round and/or Series A. Most startups die here.