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Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-Part 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Over the years Dino an...

The Rise of the Taboo Entrepreneur

Gene Marks | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

People have opened up. Things are not as shocking as they used to be. Younger generations are growing into a world where as long if it's legal, it's an opportunity.

Want to Understand Why Things Are Happening? Dig Into the Details

George Bradt | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Unit-level profitability is a non-trivial matter in determining the right price for your product or service. If you price below your marginal cost, then the more you sell, the more money you lose. If you over-allocate fix costs and try to price to cover those costs, your competitors can undercut you.

Early-stage Regional Venture Funds-Part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Over the years Dino an...

My Hot Dog Adventures

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Steve DiFillippo

Is your business your mistress? Is it a long-awaited hot dog in fat camp? If not, maybe it's time to find out what is.

Bigger in Bend - Building a Regional Startup Cluster-part 1 of 3

Steve Blank | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

When Customer Development and the Lean Startup were just a sketch on the napkin, Dino Vendetti, a VC at Bay Partners, was one of the first venture cap...

The Communicators and the Strategists

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Martin Varsavsky

I have been fortunate to meet some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world and I would like to share an observation with you.

Achieving Small Business Success in 2014

Kristy L. Campbell | Posted 03.18.2014 | Small Business
Kristy L. Campbell

This year, establish a vision for your business that is aligned with your personal vision. Your personal health and professional health impact each other, so it's important for you to maintain both with goal setting.

How to Create More Social Entrepreneurs

Jennifer Hirsch | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Hirsch

Every day, I hear about one of the following: An individual's deep desire to find meaningful work -- where she can practice her craft and change the...

Interview with an Asian Entrepreneur: Max Ma of 7thOnline

Jane Wang | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Jane Wang

A regular series at The Wang Post, where we sit down and talk with notable Asian entrepreneurs. This week, we speak with Max Ma, the CEO and co-founde...

Crowdfunding 101 for Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

This concept has made the traditional method of trying to raise financing -- from wealthy individuals or big corporations like Warner Bros. -- on its ear. And that is a godsend for entrepreneurs!

5 Ways to Cut Business Costs in 2014

Anjali Varma | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Kick off 2014 with a complete review of your business expenses, and focus on these five areas to save your business money in the coming year.

3 Ways To Empower Yourself as an Entrepreneur

Deena Varshavskaya | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Deena Varshavskaya

When I first started fundraising, I was rejected about 40 times by investors before finally closing a deal. Even though I was frustrated and there was no reason to believe that Wanelo would succeed, I didn't treat any single rejection as truth.

From Wall Street to Pet Street? The Leap to Entrepreneurship

Tom Lowery | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Tom Lowery

There was a time when young, ambitious college grads ran to Wall Street or corporate jobs in hopes of clawing their way to the top. Now they're running away from Wall Street for a better life on Main Street.

Intuition, Instincts, Sixth Sense: Do You Trust Yours?

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

No one can pave the road of your life's journey other than you. So what if your journey doesn't look like your neighbors, or what mom and dad might expect. It's yours. Feel it. Own it.

Why I Hate Being Called a Serial Entrepreneur

Fahad Hassan | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Fahad Hassan

Many people are perfectly content with these outcomes, but when you talk to me about entrepreneurship, you'll likely hear the same song and dance I've been doing since I was nine years old.

4 Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask in January

Bill McBean | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

January may not be the busiest month for entrepreneurs, or would-be entrepreneurs, but it's the month that the "Should I?" questions get asked more often.

This Is One of America's Most Violent Cities -- But That's Only Half the Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

I was thrilled to meet Joel Rash, a 47-year-old Flint native and entrepreneur, and learn about his experience living in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

Are Entrepreneurs Manic?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Michele Masterfano

In working with so many entrepreneurs over the years, and also seeing the entrepreneurial zeal in many of my students, it is almost easy to pick out who will be successful and those who won't.

Soul-Fulfilling Entrepreneurship: What They Don't Teach at B-School

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Emily Nolan Joseph

I am an entrepreneur that seeks soul-fulfillment as my bottom line. My decisions are made with compassion and that is ultimately what decides my level of success. I leave worry at the door and believe in myself and my company.

6 Teambuilding Habits Every Startup Tech Entrepreneur Should Practice

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.09.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

If someone doesn't seem like they'll be invested in your company for the long haul, your instincts are probably right. Don't hesitate to weed out the bad fits and seek candidates who truly sync with your culture.

Mentally Strong Daters: The 13 Things They Avoid

Neely Steinberg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Neely Steinberg

As a dating coach, I continually find inspiration in the world of entrepreneurship, where courageous and motivated individuals create, build, and shape ventures. I like applying what I learn about entrepreneurs to the world of dating.

Sophie Wade: Your Diversified Career in 2014: Own It. Work It. Love It.

Sophie Wade | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

Reframe your working experience and think about your past and potential future moves strategically, rather than as disconnected elements.

Lessons Learned in Therapeutics

Steve Blank | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Doctors, rese...

5 Ways to Energize Your Brand and Fuel Innovation

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Advice for the employee; leave the negative attitude at home. Come to work and bring inspiration with you. Cultivate fresh new ideas and share them with your co-workers.