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Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Though studies show design to be vital to startups - it probably only changes the probabilities for success by a dozen percentage points and although AirBnB and Fisker Automotive both leverage design sublimely, it still takes startup experience to succeed.

What Amazon Got Right From the Start

Maura O'Neill | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Maura O'Neill

When Jeff Bezos - the founder of Amazon - started offering books to the public over the Internet, he could have decided to partner with Barnes & Noble or Borders and become their online distributor.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Cassie Hughes | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Cassie Hughes

Growing isn't just about getting bigger, unless that's truly your goal. It can take a range of forms - from the types of clients you work with to how you build your teams to the way you execute a campaign. Regardless of how you define it, make growth a part of your mission or risk becoming extinct.

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished.

4 Ways to Avoid Common Start-up Mistakes

Ian Mills | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Do not fall into the trap of thinking you can do it all. Running a business requires a variety of skills and experience, and a savvy entrepreneur will build their team to balance their own weaknesses. Make sure your core team includes people who bring something to the table.

Startups Like to Tango

Ignacio Peña | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Ignacio Peña

The government is working on multiple fronts to build a better future by empowering their citizens to succeed in the new economy: educating for the 21st century, promoting entrepreneurship and the creative economy and innovating for inclusion.

4 Traits Children Need to Succeed

Bridie Clark Loverro | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Bridie Clark Loverro

Like most parents, my husband and I feel it's important that our kids understand the fundamentals of business. We also fervently hope they'll develop the resilience, generosity, confidence and grit consistently found among successful entrepreneurs

9 Most Successful Shark Tank Businesses

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money

Entrepreneurs who land a spot on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank" get the chance of a lifetime: to showcase their products to more than 7 million viewers and pitch their businesses to a panel of potential investors.

6 Ways to Live Your Entrepreneurial Dream Life

John Bowen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

We can break through the barriers and start living our lives based on our deepest values. So says Mary Morrissey. Her expert insights on the spiritual side of success have given her audiences with The United Nations, The Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela as well as numerous corporations and entrepreneurs.

5 Ways to Have a Successful B2B Partnership

Saudia Davis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

Before you embark on a partnership with another brand or organization, keep these 5 things in mind.

An Interview With Seth Berkowitz | How the Founder of Insomnia has Revolutionized The College Experience Armed Only With Cookies

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

In his book Zero To One, Peter Thiel says that you should never open a restaurant since you'll just be one fish in a large pond. And that makes sense. You're probably not going to really "change the world" with a restaurant.

4 Reasons to Rethink Entrepreneurship Education

David Altounian | Posted 04.19.2015 | College
David Altounian

Students need to know how to grow a successful business, whether it's their own or a fledgling startup, many of which need employees who understand entrepreneurial and sustaining business practices. Our success -- and that of our students and their new ventures -- depends on it.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Being an entrepreneur means consistently keeping yourself "in play" in this type of situation. Where you don't know what's coming next, yet you're committed to getting through whatever comes your way.

​College Advice from 10 Business Executives and Entrepreneurs

Robert Morin | Posted 04.18.2015 | College
Robert Morin

One of the quickest and surest ways to success is to skip the trial and error process (or at least minimize it) and learn from those who have already "made it."

Why I Highly Recommend Selling Your Soul (Part Deux)

Allison Dailey | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

Click here to read Part Une of Selling Your Soul Here's why I highly recommend we start selling our souls: Selling your soul is satisfying. It wil...

7 Things You Need To Know As A Young Entrepreneur

| Rhett Power | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

I'm back from a snowy week in Luxembourg thanks to the US Embassy and a program that they have to train young entrepreneurs. I spent the week training...

The Real LA Story Is Its Hot Tech Startups

Andre Bourque | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Long a mecca for the hopeful, the entrepreneur, and the American dreamer who's willing to fight for fame and glory, LA now offers up some of the most promising startups in America.

14 Valentine's Day Nuggets From 14 Inspiring Women (in 140 Characters or Less)

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Caitlin Roberson

Of course, most of these insights were offered irrespective of love. That being said, it strikes me how omni-applicable each tweetable nuggets is to Valentine's Day. I hope their 140 characters are as meaningful to you as they have been to me.

Wisdom from the Bible for Entrepreneurs in 2015

Melinda Emerson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Melinda Emerson

For five years, I have chosen a few words from the bible to help encourage entrepreneurs as well as myself. It is a blessing to be able to share these words with so many around the world. It's important to remember that "we are God's hands."

What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

Steve Blank | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Startups in 'search' mode have little process and lots of 'do what it takes.' Company size is typically less than 40 people and may have been funded with a seed round and/or Series A. Most startups die here.

11 Free Gifts Every Entrepreneur Seeking Success and Balance Should Give Themselves

Nina Tomaro | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Nina Tomaro

Sometimes we are so focused on our own beliefs that we forget that the only reason we are in business is because of other people. This is a humble reminder to take the time to get to know the people who are your customers and employees.

Startup Fever Goes Global

Jack Hidary | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Jack Hidary

The next few years will be exciting ones as startups go global earlier in their cycles and scale faster. More and more cities are supporting entrepreneurs directly with incubators and co-funding programs.

Building a Strong Startup

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.12.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Chau

Failure is a part of the learning experience. Most successful startups are usually not an entrepreneur's first attempt. Almost every thriving business can point to a history of peaks and valleys.

Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Creating Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 03.28.2015 | Small Business
Lois Alter Mark

Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry never expected to end up transforming the bicycle industry when they bought their first electric bikes nine years ago. "All I wanted was to be able to ride a bike again," says DiCostanzo.

Six Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Podcast

John Bowen | Posted 04.11.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Ultimately, it's a can't-lose proposition: You need to gain the attention of your market, and podcasting helps you generate a buzz like no other technology out there. So go get what's yours by attracting a steady stream of prequalified clients and customers to your doorstep.