iOS app Android app

#Entrepreneurs

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words... in Pixels: Visualizing The Future of Social Media for Entrepreneurship in 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

Visual content marketing is becoming increasingly popular and is now regularly analyzed at work and at business seminars. As we board the speeding social media train for 2014, we need to think about how to imbue our digital footprint with more meaning.

Valuing Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

What is my business worth? It's a question I've asked myself hundreds of times over my 40-year long ownership career. And valuing your business, as an exercise, is a great thing to do from time to time -- it gets you thinking and dreaming, which is not a bad thing.

Lessons Learned in Digital Health

Steve Blank | Posted 02.18.2014 | 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. Part 1: iss...

Why Entrepreneurs Are the Happiest Givers

Jon Sundt | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Jon Sundt

I've been able to gain some insight into how some of my fellow entrepreneurs treat this time of year, and it's marked by a particular brand of generosity. Here are the top reasons why I believe entrepreneurs 'pay it forward' with the biggest hearts and brightest smiles.

5 Rules That Can Make Or Break Startup Tech Companies

Jose Vasquez | Posted 02.16.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

As an entrepreneur, it's easy to get so caught up in your ideas that you lose sight of the business fundamentals that will sustain your enterprise. Even the most popular and innovative ideas, unfortunately, will not be able to survive unless they are handled by a responsible and attentive business owner.

The Life Out Loud: Beauty, Cancer-Free

MeiMei Fox | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

It shook Leela Rao to the core when the person closest to her was almost taken away from her. At the age of 30, Leela's sister and best friend Uma, a ...

We've Seen the Future of Translational Medicine and It's Disruptive

Steve Blank | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

A team of 110 researchers and clinicians, in therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health in 25 teams at UCSF has just shown us the future of...

How Kris Carr Built Her Global Wellness Brand

Nitika Chopra | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Kris Carr has always been a role model for me as I have dealt with health issues. Her battle with cancer and ability to take her health lessons and teach others is something I admire. Not only that, but she has truly built a global brand out of an illness, which is beyond inspiring.

Ideas are the Easy Part: 10 Concrete Steps to Eliminating Fear as an Obstacle to Successful Innovation

Amy Radin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Established organizations are in the paradoxical position of acknowledging the need for innovation, while at the same time remaining conditioned to the familiar.

What to Make of the Cuba Handshake

Jake Colvin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Jake Colvin

For as much as the media made of the handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, it's not nearly as juicy as other aspects of the U.S.-Cuba relationship.

How Do You Want to Spend the Next 4 Years of Your Life?

Steve Blank | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

As our Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class winds down, a good number of the 26 teams are trying to figure out whether they should go forward to tur...

5 Food Jargon Words You Absolutely Need To Know

Rachel Mount Hofstetter | Posted 02.08.2014 | Taste
Rachel Mount Hofstetter

Here's a cheat sheet of the phrases aspiring food entrepreneurs shouldn't be without.

From Prophet to Profit: A Woman's Business Weapon

Caryn Chow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Small Business
Caryn Chow

My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.

Gratitude as a Business Strategy

Tammy Hawk-Bridges | Posted 02.05.2014 | Small Business
Tammy Hawk-Bridges

I was in a place in my business that I had to prove to myself that I could actually make money. Quite frankly I had to convince my husband as well. I decided it was time for a challenge - a benchmark. It was time to get serious.

Early Breakthroughs in Teaching Entrepreneurship: Print Gocco

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

The past year has been a whirlwind of entrepreneurial education as we make great strides in teaching at-risk youth about starting their own businesses. But we can't forget the trailblazers in this movement, like ACE and others, and now the intellectual technology of Print Gocco.

Smart People Should Build Things

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Andrew_Yang

I knew that there were promising startups and growth companies all over the country that needed talent to expand and thrive. I knew firsthand that there was an army of talented, ambitious, somewhat directionless young people who'd love to work for a startup.

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur Today? Reflections for 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

As this year draws to a close and people look ahead to 2014, the phrase "I plan on pursuing entrepreneurship" is being heard around the world; in boardrooms and basements and everywhere in between. But what does that really mean?

Start-up Strategies to Build a Business the Affordable Way

Jack Nadel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

My only capital when I started Trans Pacific Traders in 1946 was my accumulated military pay. What I did have was a willingness to research, find opportunities, and make deals. Fancy furniture and a large office would have to wait.

Celebrate Women's Impact on the Economy and Social Good This Week in Silicon Valley

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Kay Koplovitz

This is a great week to be in San Francisco and Silicon Valley to celebrate the impressive impact women are having on technology, the economy and the ...

Top Empact100 Entrepreneurs Take Over United Nations Headquarters for a Day

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

This past October, one hundred disruptive entrepreneurs met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to present their businesses, share niche knowledge, network, and celebrate impactful entrepreneurship.

How to Run Over Fear and Take Action: Advice From Dean Karnazes

Cortney McDermott | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

One of the fittest men on the planet and New York Times bestselling author, Dean Karnazes reveals the secrets behind going the distance on the pavement or the project plan.

Starting-Over A Business: When to Relaunch, Pivot, Expand, or Close Up Shop

Ciara Pressler | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

Launching a business is like falling in love -- the initial ecstasy of your idea blinds you to the realities of long-term commitment.

When to Pull the Plug on Your Business

Jack Garson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Entrepreneurs often struggle when their companies face big issues. Whether to continue in business is certainly one of the biggest and most difficult choices. But if you approach these questions with logical analysis, you will make the best decisions.

When Customers Make You Smarter

Steve Blank | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We talk a lot about Customer Development, but there's nothing like seeing it in action to understand its power. Here's what happened when an extraordi...

What Do You Do, and Who the Hell Cares?

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Any worthy marketing professional will emphasize the importance of establishing your brand, target audience, and message as the first step of getting your business off the ground.