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The Myth of Being a Successful Freelancer

Gene Marks | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Want to quit your job and be a freelancer? Be a one-person shop? I have bad news for you and you need to hear it now, before it's too late. You won't be able to make a lot of money if you're running a one person business.

Here's How a Mother of 3 Built the Second Bestselling Handmade Products Shop on Etsy

Michael Price | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Michael Price

There's something special about having a product created by human hands. It's the feeling that there's something intimately unique about what went into that very product you hold in your hands.

Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Steve Blank

A startup is not just about the idea, it's about testing and then implementing the idea. A founding team without these skills is likely dead on arrival.

The New Global Leader, Part VIII: Guillermo Chavez and the Gift of Giving

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Guillermo is co-founder and CEO of We Gift, a marketing agency whose mission is to help non-profit organizations and businesses by creating shared win-win relationships through creative marketing campaigns.

6 Ways to Refresh Your Brand Without Starting From Scratch

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.02.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Your brand will get stale and need an update after a while, but it's not always a good idea to rebuild from the ground up.

Should Your Business Buy Or Lease?

Frank McCafferty | Posted 11.02.2014 | Small Business
Frank McCafferty

Owning a building can represent stability, success and financial security, but, despite the attractions owning often boasts over renting, logistic and economic realities often dispel the dream of ownership and replace it with tough financial facts and additional stress.

10 Signs You Were Born To Be An Entrepreneur

| Murray Newlands | Posted 09.02.2014 | Small Business

Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, but almost all of them share similar personality traits. From confidence to curiosity, there are certain at...

Time for a Brand New Site for Israel-Palestine Peace Talks

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 11.01.2014 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Rockets fired. Retaliation ensues. A shaky peace follows and we are back at another round of negotiations in the stop-and-start cycle of ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza confrontation. As talk turns back to how to re-start the broken peace process, even as Israel claims fresh territory in the West Bank, let us consider something radically different.

For Africa to Truly Rise, Entrepreneurs Must Be Prioritized

Tarek Mouganie | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Tarek Mouganie

Growing up, I had endless support from my family, the teachers at school and my university professors. I completed a PhD in physics at a relatively young age and spent some time trying to commercialize the project I setup, all thanks to my funders -- a venture-backed project. It was this experience that made me want to help other entrepreneurs. So after six years on the job, I headed back to Ghana with all my savings and a vague career goal.

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

Jacob Wood | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Jacob Wood

Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

Why Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

If you're an entrepreneur with dreams of making it big, the smartest move you can make is finding a mentor. Obtaining the right mentor is like choosing the perfect pair of rollerblades -- once you find the best fit, they offer you quality support and comfort when skating on unpredictable terrain.

3 Ways to Unlock Opportunity in What Scares You

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

The truth is: We're all afraid. We've all had moments like mine on the floor. And it's those moments where terror can become the sandbox for astronomical transformation.

Top 3 Mistakes Newbie Entrepreneurs Make and Their Solutions

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

In the current entrepreneurship boom we are experiencing nowadays, it is quite common that novice business owners -- as well as those with more experience -- make very frequent mistakes due to a lack of legal counseling and experience.

Use Your Lack of Focus to Your Advantage

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Not only does having a diversified business model play to the creative strengths of today's innovative entrepreneurs, it may be the only way to survive in the future.

Heed These 7 Warning Signs to Avoid a Potentially Toxic Partnership

Mike Harden | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

If you can avoid teaming up with a bad partner, you'll reduce the chances of having a failed business, and the amount of stress and frustration that these poor partners cause you during all of the years of your partnership.

A Taste of Honey: Women Entrepreneurs Succeed Differently Than Men, Especially When It Comes to Scaling Their Businesses Up

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jane D. Wurwand

As your business grows, pass on your experience and entrepreneurial advice to the next generation of women entrepreneurs. If we want to see more women's businesses scaling up, supporting other women and their entrepreneurial dreams is a great place to start.

Feeding the Beast: How to Be a More Creative Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"This is the perfect moment in history to live with imperfection, to embrace variety and leave conformity on the assembly lines." -- Anna Quindlen, B...

Why LinkedIn Is the Most Powerful Marketing Tool of the 21st Century

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Anfernee Chansamooth

LinkedIn is the most powerful marketing tool of the 21st century and there are three main reasons why -- media, partnerships and clients. Before we get into the specifics let me share some background with you.

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Avoid Burnout

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Spurned on by passion and impatience, entrepreneurs push ourselves and our teams as we strive to change the world. This all-consuming drive often inspires others to action, yet simultaneously creates the very real danger of burnout.

6 Things That Change When You Become An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.25.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Be prepared for major changes to your lifestyle and psyche when you transition from an employee to an entrepreneur.

A Storytelling Evening At Farmigo

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.25.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The topic was "in the weeds," a restaurant term for being slammed with orders to the point that all hell breaks loose.

9 Things You've Done That Are Harder Than Starting a Business

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

As the world has become more complex, the logistics of exchanging value have become more complicated. But ordinary people do things every day that are way harder. If you've made it through any of these things, you've got what it takes.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Should You Be Traveling This Road

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

The thing about growth is that it's not always easy, and making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship provides a unique set of experiences that can stretch and pull you in a variety of ways.

Why a Good Business Partner Can Be Bad

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Too often we hear reasons as to why business partners can be bad. If you have an argument, then who gets the business? What if one partner doesn't pull their weight? However, I'm coming from a different perspective.