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Competition Killed My Business and I Loved It

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

A funny thing happened while I was on my way to success, I realized that no one would ever be able to do EXACTLY what I do and vice-versa. That idea was a game-changer. I no longer had to be afraid of anyone in my industry and in-fact, making them allies was going to grow my network a thousand fold now that I was clear on WHO I was in business.

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

5 of the Biggest Challenges Facing a Startup: 'Mortgaging Your Relationships'

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Every start-up has its challenges but there are some that we all feel almost unanimously, and if you don't feel these then I question if you're really on the right track.

4 Reasons Why Trust Is NOT Earned

Maggie Rowe | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maggie Rowe

"I'll never trust him again. It's over!" "I've been hurt one to many times, you have to earn my trust back from now on!" "How could you steal from me,...

Social Responsibility as a Startup Launchpad: A Look Into CSR and Entrepreneurship

Aaron Guo | Posted 09.14.2015 | College
Aaron Guo

What images come to mind when you think of Tom's? Perhaps it's an image of the fashionable espadrille, but for me at least, it's an image from one of their marketing campaigns: a group of Tom's employees walking towards the camera in an impoverished community with gifts in hand--the gift of shoes.

Back-to-School Lessons for Today's Entrepreneur

Saudia Davis | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Saudia Davis

There is nothing quite like the first few days of a new school year. Kids walking down the street with their backpacks filled with pens, pencils and new notebooks--nothing seems impossible when you have a bag full of sharpened pencils and clean pieces of paper.

Todd Barrish, President Indicate Media, Focuses on re-Framing the Complex Problem

Ramon Nuez | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Todd Barrish is the president of Indicate Media. The company is a personalized public relations firm, which focuses on telling powerful stories to dri...

Why an MBA Doesn't Guarantee Success

Tracey Noonan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Tracey Noonan

Unless we learn to be self-sufficient and stand on our own two feet, there is no guarantee of success. No MBA can teach you about want, drive and the thirst for success. That's a lesson for life to impart. And in a strange sort of way I'm grateful that I had such a stern teacher.

From a Refugee Camp to a Royal Court: A Cambodian American Story of Capturing the Crown

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.12.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Jacqueline is an inspiration to anyone with a goal and the resilience to achieve it. A Cambodian refugee, a mother of two, a licensed esthetician, a music manager, a web show host, Jacqueline uniquely embodies the value of doing.

Positive Infectious Enthusiasm Land

Anna Shelley | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Anna Shelley

Wouldn't it be just feel incredible to feel excited to get up in the morning because you get to help people feel inspired and empowered, and you just can't wait to jump out of bed to do this?

Are you an Entrepreneur or a 'Fakerpreneur?'

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The Fakerpreneur, a fake entrepreneur, is the evil doppelganger destroying entrepreneurship as we know it. You may be one and you definitely know several. Here's how you know someone is a Fakerpreneur:

Six Homes That Will Inspire You to Start Your Own Business

Timothy Sykes | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

Starting your own business can be an overwhelming concept for many individuals today. The thought of taking a risk and putting everything you have into developing and running a company takes a great deal of hard work and planning (and of course the right idea).

4 Businesses That Were Started in a College Dorm Room

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

While many people think of dorm rooms as a hub for late night shenanigans, over time these university housing facilities have proven to be one of the ...

Connected World, Connected Opportunities Ahead

Steve Harmon | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Steve Harmon

In 1995 I was a young Jedi working at a media research firm and was tasked with forecasting the future of the then-hatchling Internet. In those days closed online services such as AOL and Compuserve ruled. Nobody wanted to risk venturing out into the wild wild web.

Letting Go of Perfect

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

Letting go and focusing on what really mattered -- like actually getting to the grocery store or capturing that fleeting idea I had -- didn't seem like an option. Perfectionism was the only choice, and it was so easy to agonize over every little detail that didn't measure up.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 2: Anand Sanwal and Chris Shipley

Steve Blank | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Starting up requires both passion and a willingness to learn from mistakes, and gender balanced teams outperform imbalanced teams. Those were the mess...

Entrepreneurs Are Failures and Other Personality Traits

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Apryl DeLancey

Failure is going to happen, especially when you start your own company. Show me an entrepreneur that hasn't experienced failures and I'll show you someone that is delusional. Failure is something that helps us learn. We can refine our brand, our pitch, and our products from these learnings.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Every Day to Grow a Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Entrepreneurs have a certain drive to improve things. They want to create, revise, sculpt, and nurture a business to new heights, increasing their workforce, market, clients, and profitability iteratively over the course of months and years.

mLearning: 3 Reasons It Keeps Your Business Moving Forward

Kim Harris | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Kim Harris

There are two significant noticeable shifts happening in our global economy. First, there are more entrepreneurs launching enterprises than ever before. Second, the evolution of smartphones and mobile devices is taking these new businesses to astronomical heights.

How to Find Spontaneity in Structure

Bri Seeley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Bri Seeley

I will also schedule into my calendar things like co-working or working from a remote location. Then will spontaneously decide where to go or which colleague to co-work with. Because I am so aware of my need for structure, I like to play with using it to create this sense of magic in my life.

State of the Entrepreneurship Union: The Disease Has Become an Epidemic

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Sramana Mitra

Customers, revenues, and profits are the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, as the venture capital obsession spreads like wild fire, and the Unicorn hype escalates, inexperienced members of the eco-system are getting utterly and completely confused.

5 Habits Leaders and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Successful Artists

Catherine Orer | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Catherine Orer

For many people, business and artists don't make for a happy marriage. In fact, most artists themselves have limiting beliefs about their ability to run a successful and profitable business. But those beliefs couldn't be further from the truth.

The Trend Toward Working From Almost Anywhere

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Work-from-home policies are increasingly standard among employers of all sizes, and remote work is a growing trend--Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is 100% remote, its employees scattered in workspaces everywhere.

Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Company

Avelist | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business

Starting a company isn't exactly easy. Here's what you should consider before you jump in...

6 Ways First-Time Entrepreneurs Can Turn a 'No' into Momentum

Sandy Abrams | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

Entrepreneurs are usually known for the ability to persist until they've found a way to make their idea happen. An optimistic mindset has no space in it for a negative word like 'no.'