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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.

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.

Corporations and Startups No Longer Strange Bedfellows

Jason Grill | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Jason Grill

Entrepreneurs hold the keys to spark innovation that corporations lack. In 2013, we saw more corporations interacting with the startup community and doing things they have never done before. Why are they doing this?

From Father to Son, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship: Brent Bushnell

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I recently had the chance to talk to Nolan Bushnell about his career, as well as his relationship with his son and fellow entrepreneur Brent. Brent Bushnell runs a company called Two Bit Circus, a purveyor of novel out-of-home entertainment.

Get Your Blog On! The Important Role Blogging Plays in Business Development

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Blogging can help market your business, since blog posts can be shared across multiple social networks. If others find your blog post helpful, your post just might get a whole lot of eyeballs on it.

Entrepreneurs: Help Others to Help Yourself

Jack Nadel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In essence, when you give to others, you are really helping yourself, and often in ways you cannot imagine. This is a lesson all entrepreneurs should take to heart. Even if you are at the beginning of your business career, you should think about ways to give back to your community.

93-Year-Old Entrepreneur Efraim Margolin: "Be a Champion"

Zach Cutler | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Zach Cutler

Be a champion. As an entrepreneur, you need to be bold and make decisions with a champion's mindset.

What Are Your Financial Statements Telling You?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

What could your business do with an extra $1 million in cash? Borrow less? Invest in new equipment? Hire staff to help grow your sales? The answers l...

Moneyball and the Investment Readiness Level - Video

Steve Blank | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Eric Ries was kind enough to invite me to speak at his Lean Startup Conference. In the talk I reviewed the basic components of the Lean Startup and d...

What We Often Forget About Value Creation

Faisal Hoque | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Derived from my own entrepreneurial successes and failures, I have distilled three fundamental themes that I believe are the catalysts for long-term value for greater tangible and intangible impact.

Generosity: The Lucky Helping Those Less Lucky Than Them

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As for all the people we've profiled in this series, what ties them all together is that they share is a common and unmistakable trait: they truly believe that who they are and what they have is due in large part to luck.

The 10 Deadly Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make That Destroy Their Profits, Morale and Reputation

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
MaryEllen Tribby

I absolutely hate it when I see smart people do dumb things! Unfortunately, this happens all the time in business. For example, you see smart marketers who never leave enough time for a proper launch. Or content providers who continually blow all their money.

Millennials Mix & Move, Asking: "What's Your Problem?"

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor (pink shirt), a Chicago-based motivational speaker, leads a round of "What's Your Problem?" during a millennial mixer...