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Do You Totally Suck at Networking?

Molly Reynolds | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Molly Reynolds

Having a life outside of the industry makes you more versatile and interesting in a networking situation. With a well-rounded life, you are able to keep up with conversations and have meaningful opinions -- making you much more interesting and memorable.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Do Not Need to Start a Business

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 05.24.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

While different people have different views as to what entrepreneurs need based on their experiences and expertise, I believe, however, it is important to note some of the things that entrepreneurs do not need when starting a business.

3 Mental Exercises To Overcome Stress In Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.24.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Fortunately, no amount of stress is impossible to overcome, and taking time to adjust your perspective is often all you need to stop worrying and start coming up with solutions to your problems.

Work Is Freedom: Tunisian Women Step Up

Maître Donia Hedda Ellouze | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact
Maître Donia Hedda Ellouze

Women had always played an important role in Tunisia - Queen Didon founded Carthage in the 9th Century BC. In 1956, Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president, empowered women, giving them progressive rights compared to Arab countries and even European countries.

Turning Sheep into Success in Palestine

Aya Mlaitat | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Aya Mlaitat

Any person's work performance shouldn't be judged based upon one's gender; it should be evaluated based on one's production and performance results.

Y Combinator: Get Your Pen and Pad Ready

Startup Weekend | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Director of Startup Weekend Education at UP Global. Sam Altman, soon-to-be President of the esteemed accelerator, Y Combi...

Rethinking Innovation With Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Faisal Hoque | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

So critical is the customer relationship today that we must ask if we are meeting a genuine need, in which case the relationship has more chance of surviving, or just selling something, in which case customer whim can take over.

How Alex Banayan, the 21-Year-Old VC and Author, Spends His Mornings

Caroline Pugh | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Caroline Pugh

Mornings are often the most coveted part of the day, especially for business executives and startup co-founders. It's the time of day that many find t...

Why You Should Never Make Your Bed

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

You can't ever get more time. Spend it wisely. As you do everything you do today, ask yourself why you are doing it.

What a Stick-On Bra Taught Me About Repeat Business

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

The bra company definitely ensured repeat business and it got me thinking, how can I do this in my own business but without doing anything cheeky, like leaving someone hanging with an unusable product?

Attention Women Entrepreneurs: The Corporate Boardroom Isn't a Fashion Bored-Room!

Jodi Okun | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Jodi Okun

A man who owns a small business may be able to get away with a good suit, some nice shirts, and a few striped ties when needed, but women need to be more creative. They want to look professional and fashionable, without being boring.

Get the Heck Out of the Building in Founders School Part 2

Steve Blank | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

With a ~$2 billion endowment the Kauffman Foundation is the largest non-profit focused on entrepreneurship in the world. Giving away $80 million to ev...

3 Facts To Consider Before Expanding Your Startup Tech Company

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

That urge to rapidly expand your business to reach new demographics, meet new needs, and of course net new sales, is both reasonable and healthy. However, there's a flip side to expansion that many entrepreneurs neglect.

Silicon Valley's Problem

Cole Diamond | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Cole Diamond

"Tech" has devolved into a gold-rush of mass-hysteria led by a throng of wantrepreneurs with little to no regard for Computer Science.

Women Business Owners Shed Light on Top Small Business Trends in 2014

David L. Brown | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
David L. Brown

More than 600 women business owners (WBOs) have shared what they think it takes to start or grow a small business, and it all comes down to optimism.

9 Mantras to Make Your Entrepreneurial Journey Stress-Free

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 05.13.2014 | Small Business
Rahul Varshneya

Whatever be your circumstances or challenges, these rules will keep you warm when the chill sets in. These rules will keep you going in the toughest of times.

A Modern Day Persephone

Persephone Zill | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Persephone Zill

My parents named me Persephone, a name that has come to bear fruit for me -- but not before I was called Per-sa-PHONE and Per-SIF-any for most of my l...

Five Important Lessons On How To Attract High End Clients

Brian Horn | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Think of your main product as the "meat" of the sandwich. To complete your sandwich, you want to include bonuses that become the "bread" of your sandwich -- one for below your meat, and another that goes above it.

Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Isn't a Task for Women Alone

Claire Topalian | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Claire Topalian

Diversity is a natural component to creativity and innovation. Without varying perspectives and experiences, true innovation eventually comes to a standstill.


Ian Cinnamon | Posted 05.11.2014 | Small Business
Ian Cinnamon

As entrepreneurs go and found new companies, they shouldn't focus so much on whether their technology is novel or just incremental. Founders should focus on the most important aspect of any business: creating something their customers actually want.

Uncovering the Right Wine

Britney Campbell | Posted 05.10.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

I've seen quite frequently that there is a correlation between wine, age group, and demographic.

Authority Marketing is a New Focal Point for Entrepreneurs

Brian Horn | Posted 05.07.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

In general, that maxim may be true. However, if you're in competition with someone who is using authority marketing strategies, you'll find yourself at a huge disadvantage. In this specific case, all things are not equal.

I Turned My Smartphone Off For 72 Hours and the World Didn't Explode

Tammy Kahn Fennell | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Kahn Fennell

I discussed with my husband, and we decided to book a trip to New Hampshire to one of those really old hotels (think The Shining without the murders). I figured what better place to unplug than a hotel that had people visiting quite happily and tech-free for almost 125 years.

Secret Recipe for Startup Success

David Mandell | Posted 05.06.2014 | Small Business
David Mandell

Building a startup is, with absolute certainty, one of the most difficult journeys someone can embark on. Sleepless nights accompany early mornings and the looming taste of coffee and whiskey never quite leave your taste buds.

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship With Julia Hartz and Daphne Koller

Heather Hummel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Heather Hummel

In light of Women's Day (March 8,2014), we chatted with Julia Hartz of Evenbrite and Daphne Koller of Coursera, two of today's leading women entrepreneurs who kindly shared their wisdom, trials and triumphs with us.