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5 Midwest Cities on the Entrepreneurial Rise

Matt Hunckler | Posted 10.01.2014 | Small Business
Matt Hunckler

Think Silicon Valley is the only place to launch a successful tech startup? Maybe you haven't visited some of the growing cities in the so-called ...

Success Advice from Wall Street's Super Man

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 11.29.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

I recently had the chance to sit down with a multi-million dollar stock trader who is known by many as the Super Man of Wall Street. Stock trader and financial educator Paul Scolardi is the CEO of Super Trades.

Get Involved in Your Startup Community - for Your Mental Health 

Jen Consalvo | Posted 11.29.2014 | Technology
Jen Consalvo

The tricky thing about stress is that it drives us away from one of the best stress busters: people! "No time for breaks, no time for socializing," st...

The Secret To Truly Successful Customer Service

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.29.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

There's one secret to truly successful customer service that you might be overlooking.

Holiday Cards Hacked! Quick + Cheap + Easy

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Want to send out a little holiday "thinking of you" but don't want to break the bank doing it? Then today's video is for you!  Check out how I hack m...

Can't Keep Up? Creative Solutions to Overcome Overwhelm

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Call it whatever you like -- overwhelm, logjam, bottleneck -- it's happening everywhere, and all too frequently: creative entrepreneurs feeling like they desperately need more business, but too overwhelmed with what they've already got.

What Tony Hsieh, Pro Athletes, the Founder of UGGs and Others Taught Me About Success (Part Three)

Jared Kleinert | Posted 11.22.2014 | Teen
Jared Kleinert

"What I would tell my younger self is that everything always works out. No matter what decision you make, everything always works out. No matter what direction you take, everything always works out."

What Tony Hsieh, Pro Athletes, the Founder of UGGs and Others Taught Me About Success (Part Two)

Jared Kleinert | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen
Jared Kleinert

Knowing what you do now, if you could have taught yourself and/or done one thing at 18 years old to create a better foundation for your future success, what would it have been and why?

Watching Larry Ellison Become Larry Ellison -- The DNA of a Winner

Steve Blank | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

In Oracle's early days, Kathryn Gould was the founding VP of Marketing, working there from 1982 to 1984. When I heard that Larry Ellison was stepping down as Oracle's CEO I asked Kathryn to think about the skills she saw in a young Larry Ellison.

What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

Dream Chasers: Winter's Coming

Ronda Lee | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ronda Lee

Do not let leaves and snow cover your dream. Have a game plan for this season of transition.

On the Rebound: 5 Steps To Recover From Failure

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.22.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Failure is -- and should be -- a natural part of business ownership.

The Most Important Lesson Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Bernadette Jiwa | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Bernadette Jiwa

Jobs' real genius was that he had learned how to see and he operated with an understanding of and empathy for the people who would become future users of Apple products -- devices like the iPad that would 'make our heart sing.'

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Hating to Loving Vulnerability

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Last time, I wrote about how traveling the road between employment and entrepreneurship is just one way to grow and develop as a person; to connect with the essence of who you are.

Sir Richard Branson Named Mentor in Shopify's Entrepreneurship Competition

Courtney Symons | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Courtney Symons

Sir Richard Branson is opening up his private island to five intrepid entrepreneurs as part of the Build A Business Competition. Five winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Necker Island, the home of Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson.

One Easy Tip That Can Transform Your Body Image

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

When a friend recently posted a Facebook status about Ashley Burnett, a part of me freaked out. Sometimes it's sort of disconcerting when people show ...

Is Your Idea Ready For A Fashion Tech Lab?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.19.2014 | Technology
Kay Koplovitz

There has been a great deal written about fashion technology, everything from wearables to fit design, customization, manufacturing and social media m...

The Secret Lives of Start-Ups

Bob Deutsch | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Bob Deutsch

For the most part, SUs are a wild bunch. They don't have passion. They have kooky passion: they will not take "no" for an answer, are fussy about doing things in a particular way and vanquish all doubt.

Starting a Business? Beg, Borrow and Take All the Free Stuff You Can Get

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Regardless of where it comes from, cash is the lifeblood of any early stage company, and the most important rule of thumb for start-up cash flow management is this: never buy or build what you can lease, rent, or otherwise get for free.

When it Comes to Our Economy, Washington Can Do Something Before the Mid-Term Elections

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses have been doing their part -- outperforming big business on the job creation front every month for the past year. But, they can do more if Washington will only step up and take a role in helping fuel this engine for growth.

17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Celebratory Rituals

Jen Consalvo | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jen Consalvo

'Starting up isn't all rainbows and unicorns,' is just a lighthearted way of saying that starting a company is one of the most grueling, stressful and exhausting things you can possibly do -- despite the heroic images of entrepreneurship we read about in the media.

Where's the Best City to Start a Food Company?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Our company is based in San Francisco - one of the best areas in the world for a tech startup. But is Northern California the best place to start a f...

How to Find the Right Co-Founders

Steve Blank | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

How do you figure out what's the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? Surprisingly if you've filled out the business model canvas...

5 Steps to Tame Our 'Lizard-Brained' Resistance to Entrepreneurial Success

KC Harry | Posted 11.15.2014 | Small Business
KC Harry

If we take time to reflect, we can notice various times during our day when we feel some type of disempowering feeling, negative thoughts or reactive emotion. All of these instances arise from our lizard brain's defense system.

The #1 Way to Answer the Big Questions -- What's My Purpose? Who Am I? What Am I Meant to Do?

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Many entrepreneurs, wanting to create a meaningful and purpose-driven business, struggle with trying to figure out what the work is that they're meant to do in the world. Or, they know what they can do, but are less successful making sense of it all, and how to create a business around it.