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Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 2)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.

What Fatherhood Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Panos Panay | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Above all, remember that babies and startups have one simple requirement. They need your love.

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 1)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.

A Successful Entrepreneur's Thoughts On Happiness in Work and Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.28.2014 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

In response to my request that Gordon share some of his wisdom with aspiring entrepreneurs and change makers, he poetically replied, "The older I get (I'm 49 now), the more uncertain things appear.

The Myth of Overnight Success

Ciara Pressler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In the age of "Do what you love!" there is an overabundance of gurus who tell you that all it takes is passion, an idea, and a website to be a success. They are not telling you the whole story.

10 Lessons Learned as a Startup Entrepreneur

Nicole Dash | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Dash

For me, this experience would not be possible without a strong community or network. With each success I am filled with gratitude and a desire to share what I have learned.

Entrepreneur On the Prowl

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Jane D. Wurwand

A number of questions surround the word "entrepreneur." Is one born with the qualities to become an entrepreneurial success or does one learn the skil...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Anna Barber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Anna Barber

Women tend to struggle more with "who do you think you are" -- downplaying their accomplishments or painting a smaller vision of who they are in the world -- than men do. How people see you has a lot to do with the story you tell them about yourself.

A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats: Alex's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rising Tide Capital is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization that helps aspiring but financially limited entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.

How Obamacare Helped 3 Small-Business Owners

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Ahead of the March 31 deadline for individual enrollment, we decided to ask female entrepreneurs in our TSE community about their experiences with Obamacare. And we found more positive reviews than not.

Meet the 13 Teams Selected for Toronto's NEXT Program

Startup Weekend | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Holly Knowlman of The Working Group Thirteen select early-stage technology startups have been chosen to participate in Toronto's inaugural NEXT p...

How to Get More Speaking Gigs: Don't Wait for Opportunities, Create Them

Brian Horn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

The cool thing about this natural ability is that it can be turned into a profitable career. But you can't just talk about anything and everything; you have to establish yourself as an expert first.

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.