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How to Raise $1.8 Million in 17 Days

John Bowen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

In the life of a driven entrepreneur, a trial-by-fire moment can set the stage for big success.

Scared To Start Your Own Business? Follow These 5 Steps

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.08.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For those of us over 50, that new dance is Entrepreneurship; and it's a dicey new dance for us if we've spent most of our careers in the predictable, stable and familiar corporate environment. Even if we have attained senior management ranks, the prospect of taking a chance on our own venture, depending entirely on ourselves, and forging into unknown territory is uncomfortable at best.

Put That Handshake Deal in Writing

Nina B. Ries | Posted 02.07.2015 | Small Business
Nina B. Ries

Business attorneys negotiate and analyze contracts on a daily basis. Though we know from years of experience dealing with parties who are both agreeable and adverse, it can often be difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to know what to focus on.

Before You Quit Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur, Read This

| Rahul Varshneya | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all re...

It Takes a Village

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Small Business
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Whether it a children's clothing line, a handcrafted rocking chair business or an indie author, a village is vital in getting startups off the ground. Just like small children, new ventures need nurture, love and support.

Why More African Entrepreneurs Need to Embrace Failure

Mary Olushoga | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

If more African entrepreneurs are not failing or sharing their failure stories, then they may not be able to create the innovations needed and necessary to move the continent forward at the speed we would like.

Why Stopping to Smell the Roses Is Crucial for Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

When one task gets crossed off of the list, three more show up. It is all part of growing your business, dreaming bigger and getting things done. We need to understand that there will never be a final line that we will cross before we are done and can take a break.

Businesses: EPA Clean Power Plan Is Good for Economy, Environment

Bob Keefe | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

If you want to know what American businesses think about the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon pollution standards and what they'll do to our economy, ask somebody who has built a business.

Passion, Rituals and Entrepreneurial Success

John Bowen | Posted 01.31.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we often face the seemingly conflicting goals of building a great business and having a great personal life outside of the office. I think we all realize that true success is about more than just huge financial rewards -- it's also about living a rich and fulfilling life, by design. But how do we get there?

10 Lessons Learned in Corporate That Every Entrepreneur Can Use To Grow Their Business

Kelly Lynn Adams | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Lynn Adams

Some of the most successful people in the world are some of the hardest working people. Once these people reach "success" they don't stop -- they keep on going -- their passions, desires and drive keep them motivated and inspired to do more, help more and give more. So tune into your desires, passions and drive. What fuels your work ethic?

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Be Proud To Fail

Jose Vasquez | Posted 01.31.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

You shouldn't seek failure out, by any means, but when you experience failure -- and you inevitably will -- embrace it with a sense of pride.

Scrappy, Dogged and Just the Right Dose of Crazy: What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.29.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Abeyta

At a recent Startup Weekend, one of the attendees asked me what I thought were the most important traits for an entrepreneur to posses to be successful.

Small Business Saturday Is Back!

Brittany Hodak | Posted 01.26.2015 | Small Business
Brittany Hodak

This weekend will mark the fifth installment of Small Business Saturday, a holiday designed to shine a spotlight on small business owners across the United States and increase retail sales during the weekend that falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

'Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal': Are You Ready to Pursue Your Entrepreneurial Dreams?

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Certainly, starting a business is hard work. It typically involves long days. But there's one major difference: you will be putting all your time, creativity, and effort toward fulfilling your own dream, not someone else's.

Network Like a Genius: Insights From a World-Class Marketing Guru

John Bowen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Marketing guru Joe Polish has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs reach enormous levels of success. I know -- I'm one of them. Joe's wisdom has been instrumental in helping me elevate my results in each of my companies.

Top 20 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Books of 2014

Erica Nicole | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

What do successful entrepreneurs read? Here's an inside look at this year's most talked-about books and hidden gems -- YFS Magazine's roundup of the best books for startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

How New York City's Women Entrepreneurs Raised $3 Billion in 10 Years

Michael Goodwin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Michael Goodwin

Worldwide, tech entrepreneurship suffers from an undeniable gender gap. At tech companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv, the vast majority of both founders and their employees are men.

Outsider Wine Merchant Transforming Intimidation into Excitement Shoppers

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.24.2015 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Through friends in Princeton and the guys at Tigerlabs, I got to know Mark Censitis--an entrepreneur who turned his outsider status in the wine industry into a successful business that grew from Princeton to the greater New York Metro area.

Our American Quandary: Inequality, Inadequacy and Instability

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Frank Islam

The lack of civic engagement and participation cedes the power to the few. The few can legislate and elect legislators whose positions are not necessarily consonant with the will or desires of the majority. In essence, it devolves the political system to one of minority rule.

Not All Entrepreneurs Own a Business

Nelson Davis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If most people were asked to define the word entrepreneur, many would envision a person alone perhaps in their garage or spare bedroom working on something they think will revolutionize the world.

Give a Holiday Gift of Hope

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Are you looking for holiday gifts that have meaning and purpose? These days, we are blessed to have many socially and ecologically conscious companies to choose from when doing our shopping.

Here's How to Tell If Your Management Team Is Filled With Winners or Losers

Mike Harden | Posted 01.20.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Do you know who the winners and losers are on your management team? Sometimes it's hard to tell. But there is one obvious way to identify your winners and losers. All you have to know is who wants the ball?

Clara Chen: Stay Ahead of the Culture by Creating It

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Fresh from the success of her previous startup, there's no stopping the millennial entrepreneur Clara Chen to conquer the next challenge - being the CEO of the influencer marketing and content management platform in Asia Pacific, Influr.

Entrepreneurs: Engines of Our Economic Growth

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Rep. Scott Peters

On National Entrepreneurs' Day, we have a responsibility to ensure that our policies help give every would-be business owner a fair shot in this economy. That means supporting two key bipartisan priorities: comprehensive tax reform and common-sense regulatory reform.

20 Things Successful People Refuse To Do

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

When facing a problem, instead of focusing on the problem, you should focus on your action and what you do to make the situation better. By shifting your focus like this, you will feel better and find an even better way to solve the problem.