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6 Things Mentally Tough Entrepreneurs Don't Do

Erica Nicole | Posted 05.23.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

Mentally strong entrepreneurs make a decision to avoid pitfalls that can keep them from reaching their full entrepreneurial potential.

Innovation at Its Finest

Ivo Lukas | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

I'm so glad that mobile is on the forefront. Again, mobile isn't something brand new - it has been around for a while, from the StarTAC to pagers, to the first iPhone. Technology is everywhere today.

How I Try to Balance Social Media As a Mom and Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Nellie Akalp

Here are a few guidelines that I'm trying to use to balance social media as a parent and entrepreneur, and I'd be interested to hear your thoughts as well.

Denied! Five Ways to Make Rejection Work for Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 05.25.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Nobody likes being told no when it comes to their business. But instead of hiding from rejection, what if you could actually use its benefits to become even better at what you do?

5 Lessons for Successful Entrepreneurs: A VC Perspective

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.24.2015 | Small Business
Alison van Diggelen

Heidi Roizen has been on both sides of the entrepreneur funding divide, so her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is particularly potent. Last month I interviewed her, and that interview led to many more questions about what it takes to succeed, especially the need to build meaningful relationships. I asked her to share her top five lessons for being a successful entrepreneur.

Why Compassion Is Vital in Sales

Nick Segal | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Nick Segal

Compassion isn't something you hear a lot about in business but when you let go of the need to crush the competition and tune into what is actually needed it can yield amazing results. My commitment to my clients is always to listen first and then use all the tools at my disposal to deliver the desired result.

Entrepreneurship 3.0 - The Third Wave of the Industrial Revolution

Benjamin Rohé | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Benjamin Rohé

Corporations need to act today to set themselves for long-term success. Strategic partnerships are the answer. Companies need to develop relationships with start-ups outside of their core business and help them without eliminating their spirit of entrepreneurship.

What Women Teach Us About Leadership

Saudia Davis | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Saudia Davis

As entrepreneurs, we need to embrace all the qualities of good leaders -- helping us to not only build companies, but to build companies that will last and make a difference in our world.

Are Hackathons Changing the Way We Do Business?

Kira Makagon | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Kira Makagon

The experience of a hackathon illustrates how entrepreneurship has become much more dynamic, fluid, and integrated. The climate is ripe for innovation, as there lots of opportunities to try things out, fail fast, collaborate, learn, and try again.

Social Entrepreneurship in Mexico: Local Solutions to Global Problems

Nelly Andrade | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Nelly Andrade

In short, our Hult Prize@ event in Monterrey had a lasting effect on our participants and in our social entrepreneurship ecosystem, making it even more important and relevant.

If Women Are So Important to Business Success, Why Aren't More of Them at the Top?

Stephanie Sandberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Stephanie Sandberg

No one seems to be disputing the data, which come from a variety of blue-ribbon sources. Businesses with the healthiest bottom lines win. So why are only 38 percent of managers women, and one-in-five corporate board members?

6 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Blunders

Donny Gamble | Posted 06.25.2015 | Small Business
Donny Gamble

You've heard the claims that most small businesses will fail within their first year. According to the Small Business Administration, about half of all new businesses survive five years or more and one-third survive 10 years or more.

Annoying Clients -- How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

If someone sneaks into your tribe who is not a fit, have an open and honest conversation with them (trust your gut on this!).

It's Time to Tackle the Series A Funding Gap

Ray Leach | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Ray Leach

For entrepreneurs, there are few tasks more important than raising the capital they need to keep the doors open as they continue their long march toward a profitable venture.

The Intersection of Business and Golf

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Elisa Gaudet

Sheila Johnson is a dynamic and fascinating woman constantly on the go with her many diverse interests and passions. While she does not have a great deal of time to golf, she picks up a club now and then.

The Single Biggest Reason Why the U.S. Economy Is Still Bad Despite a 5.5% Unemployment Rate!

Ebong Eka | Posted 05.16.2015 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Is the economy really getting better for most Americans? It depends who you ask - the unemployed and underpaid would obviously disagree with that question.

Richard Branson: Invite Your Enemies to Lunch

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Life is too short. We are entitled to be human. Sometimes we make mistakes and rub people the wrong way. What defines us is not those who are able to avoid confrontation, but those who are able to deal with it.

Entrepreneurs Funding Global Change

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

We have more tools than ever before to create positive change on a global scale - but perhaps the best tool is business rather than our traditional means of philanthropy.

How to Dismantle Your Investor Pitch With 5 Easy Phrases

Hank Hanna | Posted 05.16.2015 | Small Business
Hank Hanna

Know what your cost of customer acquisition is and show investors how you can successfully grow you revenue regardless of raising capital. And don't use the term "conservatively" when estimating a value that is obviously and grossly overblown.

Beyonce to Bill Gates: 24 Millionaires Reveal the Hardest Thing About Being an Entrepreneur

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money

Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

5 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Lolita Taub | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Lolita Taub

There are few things more inspiring in life than seeing someone talking about their passion.

This 15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Built a Babysitting Empire Worth Big Bucks

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.13.2015 | Teen
Teen Vogue

Ever have a babysitter you weren't crazy about for reasons you couldn't quite explain? Noa Mintz can relate -- but instead of just constantly complaining to her mom about her own less-than-stellar sitter, she decided to take action and track down a nanny she liked hanging out with.

Don't Be an Entrepreneur

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 05.10.2015 | Small Business
Dhairya Pujara

I believe there are 10 million reasons to not start a company and only one to start it and that is -- "Because you want to and you have to."

How Does She Do It?! Successful Women CEOs

Amy Wright | Posted 05.11.2015 | Small Business
Amy Wright

A woman with a family is triple the work, a woman with a business, quadruple (or more)! If you have all three to manage then you have a recipe for bat-shit crazy!