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17 Ways To Know You Were Born To Be An Entrepreneur

| Jeff Haden | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business

Being an entrepreneur is hard. Really hard. You put everything on the line: your talent, your creativity, your ideas, your money, and yet you still...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Running Away to Creating Your Path

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.26.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My decision to quit law was more about running away from a job and lifestyle I didn't like and less about running towards a business and lifestyle that would serve me. Looking back, some statements needed some tweaking.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

This Company Is Helping Tween Girls Become Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen

Fashion Angels is a company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that designs craft and activity kits for young girls. But one day Goldi Miller, the company...

The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better -- Value Proposition Design

Steve Blank | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Product/Market fit now has its own book. Alexander Osterwalder wrote it. Read it. The Lean Startup process builds new ventures more efficiently. It h...

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

How to Create a Truly Supportive Community Online

John Corcoran | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

It may seem strange, but even though the world has become more connected via the internet and social media, studies are showing that more people consider themselves unhappy, even as we're becoming more connected.

Five Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

Blake McCammon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Blake McCammon

Settling isn't something that should even be in your vocabulary as an entrepreneur. We only get one life, so use it, follow your passion and whatever your passion is, go for it.

How The First National Podcasting Conference Launched With A $30,000 Kickstarter Campaign

John Corcoran | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

Dan Franks knew 24 hours into his first Kickstarter campaign that they were on to something. Franks and a couple of co-founders had decided to hol...

Designing Reflective Gear for Cyclists #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

In high school, Michael Cherman, 23, knew he wanted to be a clothing designer. He made shirts and sold them out of the back of his car. His dream led him to Parsons, but he stayed only a year.

'Be Relentless in Your Dreams': DooBop Founder Jodie Patterson on Madame C.J. Walker

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 02.03.2015 | Style
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Madam Walker rose above race, gender equality, and social justice to build a beauty empire that she intended to be a benefit to her race long after her time. She was a visionary, with a foresight that is today, unmatched.

Listen and Learn From These 13 Emerging Entrepreneurial Podcasters

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Kimanzi Constable

Smart entrepreneurs have learned that effectively multi-tasking is a myth. That is, however, unless you're listening to a podcast while you're exercising or running errands.

A Business Model for Marijuana

Adam Bierman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Adam Bierman

ith 23 states plus the District of Columbia enacting marijuana programs we are now steam rolling. And what is going to take place next is the final step and watershed moment for the industry.

5 Dirty Secrets Of Success You Won't Hear From Most Entrepreneurs

Jose Vasquez | Posted 12.20.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Success in entrepreneurship is the result of a great many factors, but these dirty secrets are seldom talked about.

Can Higher Consciousness Deliver Higher Profits?

J V Crum III | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

In the world that most of us grew up in, these seem to be conflicting values--are profits and consciousness even related? At first glance, they seem to be values that need to balance each other out.

Honing in on Innovation in Princeton: Tiger Labs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Bert Navarrette skydives (regularly), rides mountain bikes, runs companies, and has four children. you might think that keeps him busy enough. But you'd be wrong.

How The Best Companies In The World Attract Top Talent

Peter Voogd | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Peter Voogd

Most companies haven't thought much about what our young generation really cares about. The most successful companies on the planet love those who are on purpose and have a sense of urgency to their life.

6 Things To Do When Starting a Business with Your Sibling

Lauren Jessen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Lauren Jessen

Having the opportunity to start a business with a sibling is pretty special. Make a concerted effort to be great business partners and siblings, and enjoy the process.

What I Learned As a Start-Up Business Owner

Scott MacFarland | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

It wasn't that long ago when I started my business and was so looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. Little did I know that every day would be a challenge and new ones popped-up all the time that I didn't expect.

Entrepreneur Karen Civil Is Touring the Country to Deliver Positivity

Ahrif Sarumi | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Ahrif Sarumi

What happens before and after recording a face-to-face interview with someone can go either way. Either you exchange mundane pleasantries about how it's nice to meet one another and the weather or you can happen to catch a glimpse of the interviewee's authentic character.

Architect Turned Artist

Kelly Daniels | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Kelly Daniels

I've lived my life drawing, painting, and creating. Woodworking, acrylics, pen and ink- I do it all. Given the simplest of tasks, I'll find a way to turn it into a project. With an engineer father, math and science wasn't ever far from my heart either.

How to Stop Doing it All and Take 100% Control Over Your Business and What YOU Do in It!

J V Crum III | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Do you wake up excited for the business day ahead? Do you relish the opportunities you'll have to use your unique skills, live your purpose, and c...

The Daily Lives of Entrepreneurs

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Jamil Bouchareb

Co-owning a young catering supply company, Restaurantware in Chicago that's appeared in the Inc 500 for the first time this year, has been one hell of...

Measure Impact More Than Money

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Before you know it, 2015 will be upon us. I like to set a personal "theme" for each new year; it's a practice that I find helps keep me grounded in my intention throughout the year. I pick a word, sometimes two, to represent what I most want to accomplish in the coming year.

The Secret That Successful Entrepreneurs Usually Don't Tell You

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.10.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

You work your tail off day and night, and you're still far from reaching the success that you are striving for. You even wonder whether you'll ever have your own breakthrough.