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Why Women Are Dominating Thought-Leadership Across All Fields

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

When you envision a thought-leader, what first comes to mind? For me personally, I get a mental image of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg giving a speech ...

What Entrepreneurs Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship

Casey Wright | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Casey Wright

The media portrays entrepreneurship as a glamorous, jet-setting, Ferrari-driving lifestyle. It's all about Richard Branson kiteboarding with a naked supermodel or Mark Cuban celebrating the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA Finals.

5 Key Behaviors of Entrepreneurs: An Interview with Yale's Kyle Jensen

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Rebekah Iliff

Can an entrepreneurial spirit be learned? Maybe. Consider how passion can be contagious - once it catches on, there's no telling how big a flame can grow.

3 Ways to Practice Gratitude in Your Business

Saudia Davis | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Saudia Davis

During this time of year we tend to focus our thoughts on the importance of gratitude and while that usually centers on being thankful for things in our personal lives, practicing the art of gratitude is also good for our entrepreneurial souls.

3,000 Millennials on a Cruise Ship: An Insider's Look Into Summit at Sea 2015

Loic Le Meur | Posted 11.22.2015 | Technology
Loic Le Meur

Summit shut down all wifi satellite access on the ship except for 10 computers in the main lobby. It made everyone not look at their phones and computers for three days, which was great. You can't leave the boat either, so everyone is together and there are no side events.

How To Work With Your Spouse (And Not Have It Lead To Divorce!)

Linda Lightman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

When I said "I do" twenty six years ago to the love of my life, Fred Lightman, I didn't know I would also be saying "yes" to a business partner too. For me, the idea of working with someone I trust implicitly was an easy decision, however, being in love and working with your love, is a little more complicated.

Mompreneur Spotlight: Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar

Anjali Varma | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Anjali Varma

When Alli Webb started her business 5 years ago she was a hair stylist and a stay home mom simply "looking for something to get out of the house". How...

Three Smart Ways to Tap the Power of Crowdfunding

John Bowen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
John Bowen

It's no secret that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a go-to method for entrepreneurs to access much needed capital -- and attract attention from the ...

How and Why We Avoid Discussing Our Flatlining Business

Ashley Behnke | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Ashley Behnke

I uttered, "Yes, the business is doing great! We just hit this milestone," when at the forefront of my mind disappointment, missed deadlines and unmet goals were blaring. The intent was not to speak half-truths, but why burden someone with how I'm feeling?

10 Crucial Steps to Becoming a "Pre-Entrepreneur"

John Rampton | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
John Rampton

So you want to start your own business, but before you do, there are some steps you need to take to get in the right position and mindset to become an entrepreneur. I know because I was once in your shoes.

5 Crucial Considerations to Help You Better Steward Criticism

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We often discuss how to be better stewards of time, money, and resources, but have you ever considered the importance of stewarding criticism?

Engines of Change: Thankful for Women Entrepreneurs

Vicki Escarra | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Day in and day out, women entrepreneurs around the world fight to rise against natural disasters, legal oppression and economic downturns. They continue to be the single greatest untapped resource in this world.

Sleeping Your Way to the Top: An Interview With Motokuni Takaoka

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Motokuni Takaoka, the founder, President and CEO of airweave, the leading manufacturers of premium bedding toppers, is one of the most innovative entr...

EmPOWERing a Nation Through an Energy Crisis

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Shared Value Africa This is a guest post by Leah Stemeroff, consultant at Shared Value Africa. There's an energy crisis in Zambia that...

What Harvard Business School Doesn't Teach You About Fundraising

Abhi Shah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Abhi Shah

My experience demonstrates that funding is about the people who invest in your business. If they've had successful careers, their achievement can fuel yours. At Clutch, I went after names that some people wouldn't even dream of chasing.

Design Valuation Dashboard Captures the Potential of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the emergence of equity crowdfunding and the recent liberalization of startups, novice investors and entrepreneurs alike are drawn to risky endeavors.

Entrepreneurs Wanted: No Experience Necessary

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 11.11.2015 | Small Business
Kali Kasprzyk

No one and nothing can prepare you for starting your own business. Sure you can take classes, buy fancy software, lease office space, and "get your ducks in a row"; but when it comes down to it you have to simply have the drive to keep moving forward.

To the Heroes Spending the Holidays in War-zones

Eli Crane | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Eli Crane

As a former Navy SEAL and a military veteran with 13 years of active duty service I can tell you first hand, how much it means to be in a foreign, hos...

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 10: Reetu Gupta and Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Steve Blank | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

A startup is not a part-time activity. Trying to do a startup while keeping your day job may doom you to failure. So will failing to understand your c...

Top Marketing Moves -- Before, During and After the Sale

John Bowen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
John Bowen

You might offer a great product or service, but does anyone else realize that? The fact is, you've got to get more people to "raise their hands" to work with you if you want to accelerate your success.

If I Died Right Now...

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

I couldn't believe his words. After the initial shock and silence, I burst into tears. It couldn't be true. Dad just had a heart attack and passed away. Beat, my dad was only 58. I saw him a few months earlier and he was as charismatic, strong-minded and stubborn as always. All of a sudden he was gone?

3 Tips to Make Wearable Technology Work

Catherine Calarco | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Calarco

Does your technology resonate with the individual? Does your brand inspire people to get involved? Build revenue and profit with purposeful technology. Read these three tips that will help you to better understand creating compelling apps in the wearable tech market:

For Entrepreneurs on the Verge of Giving Up, Risto Lähdesmäki, CEO of Idean, Has a Few Suggestions

Ramon Nuez | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Risto Lähdesmäki is the CEO of Idean, a Palo Alto, CA, based global design firm. While interviewing Lähdesmäki, I quickly came to understand that ...

This Billionaire Entrepreneur Works Only 40 Hours A Week

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

5-Hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava is always dreaming up new entrepreneurial ideas, but he still manages to keep his work week in check. The billion...

Finding Your Niche, Ex-Pat Style

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Last year, a chance encounter with Einstein's legacy and its keepers, the Landau brothers reignited my passion for physics and math. My search for cl...