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8 Things to Consider When Starting a Business

Panos Panay | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

I get asked all the time about tips for starting a business. Truth is, there are no shortcuts.

How This Entrepreneur Worked for Apple and Started Two Companies by Age 25

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Small Business
Caroline Pugh

While attending MIT as a senior, Rustagi started his first company, Ministry of Supply, where he helped engineer hi-tech dress shirts that implement NASA-grade technology to adjust to your body temperature.

Marketing Is An Experiment For Startup Companies

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.28.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

As a marketer and entrepreneur, you need to channel the scientific method in order to get the most out of your marketing campaign.

8 Simple Steps to Acquiring a Small Business

Ben T. Smith, IV | Posted 06.23.2014 | Small Business
Ben T. Smith, IV

Having bought a number of small companies and frankly having sold my companies to bigger companies a number of times, I have found the following eight steps to be essential in this process.

Redefining Entrepreneurship -- 4 Common Myths Debunked

David Altounian | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
David Altounian

In the end, it comes down to what we teach -- how to become an entrepreneur or how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. I'll invest my intellectual capital in the latter.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need From Their Cities

Rana Florida | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

On the Meaning of Entrepreneurship

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Max Gladwell

The path to starting and scaling a venture-backed business is defined by a series of hurdles and gateways that become more challenging as you move through each one.

The Daily Innovator: It's Not Who You Know But How They Think

Kevin McDermott | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Students of reasoning styles can boost their success at convincing others of the wisdom of a new idea by identifying and adapting to the logic filters of decision makers. Sizing up a situation realistically lets us know what to expect when we're pitching a new idea, and how to make the most of it.

3 Ways Failure Can Help Build a Business and Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Grill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Life is a journey and not a destination. Failure and mistakes are going to happen along the way.

New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes

Steve Blank | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Our Stanford and Berkeley Lean LaunchPad classes are over for this year, and as usual we learned as much from teaching the teams as the teams did from...

Back in MY Day!

Molly Reynolds | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Molly Reynolds

The last generation, like every last generation, feels that their youngsters are slackers. Is this our time to get smart, think of our differences as assets, and combine the two sides?

3 Memorable Ways to Launch a Product to Wow Customers

Cassie Hughes | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Cassie Hughes

What many marketers don't understand is that how you get a product to consumers is equally important to their initial, hands-on experience.

Move Over Life: Breaking Bad Is On

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

We humans are an ambitious bunch of people. We want to accomplish all sorts of things in our short time on earth. We want to write books, help others,...

3 Meditations You Can Do at Your Desk to Reduce Stress and Boost Productivity

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie MacNeil

I'm going to share with you three very quick meditations you can do right at your desk, at any point, throughout the day when you're feeling stressed or just need to power up your productivity.

20 Words Every Woman Should Read

Meg Seitz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Meg Seitz

We asked each woman to share who she is, what her business is all about, what inspired her and what advice she would give young entrepreneurs.

Raising an Entrepreneur

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.11.2014 | Style
Dr. Peggy Drexler

I've had the pleasure of watching, as a parent -- removed, but still very close -- the entrepreneurial spirit in action. And it's given me a much clearer view of what it takes to launch a business, and even what it means to be able to create something from nothing in that way.

Entrepreneurship & Crowdfunding: An enabling tool for veterans with disabilities

Kiva Zip | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF Two years ago, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) became a trustee wit...

I'm Not Your Average 14-Year-Old -- And I'm OK With That

Warren Cassell, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Warren Cassell, Jr.

What! You're how old? I'm not exaggerating when I say that I am asked this question on a daily basis. It never ceases to amaze people when I tell them my age after introducing myself and letting them know what I've accomplished in my young life.

Venture Capitalist Mark Suster - 8 Tips For Startup Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

What do an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist have in common? According to Mark Suster, Partner at Upfront Ventures - a lot. He would know - prior...

If Everyone Is Working for Free, How Is Anyone Supposed to Earn a Living?

Heather Hummel | Posted 06.06.2014 | Business
Heather Hummel

Have you or your company ever hired someone from a website such as Freelancer, oDesk, Fiverr, eLance, or another popular site for outsourcing gigs? Al...

USCIS Works to Improve the EB-5 Visa Program. Will Congress Follow Suit?

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

During a time when Washington, D.C., is almost completely overcome by gridlock and when comprehensive immigration reform inches from debate to debate with an indefinite timeline, EB-5 is the outlier, garnishing the endangered species known as bipartisan support.

Leadership Involves Poetry As Well As Plumbing

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure around the globe every day -- at the world's biggest companies, in government agencies, non-profits, academia and at startups.

4 Task Consolidation Strategies to Help Entrepreneurs Clear Their Heads

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.07.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

If you don't find a way to clear your head, you'll spend more time stressing about all the tasks you have than you'll spend actually completing them.

This Philosopher's Wisdom Will Help You Lead A Happy Life

James Clear | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Many historians believe that Aurelius practiced writing as a daily habit, regardless of the circumstances. Some of his most famous passages were written from outposts and battlefields as he sought to expand the Roman Empire.