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6 Ways Good Documentation Can Save Your Small Business Money

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

If you're like most small business owners, you spend a lot of your time researching ways to save money. After all, running a business can quickly break the bank. There are office supplies to buy, employees to pay, and software to purchase and install, among many other things.

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

5 Consequences to Business Growth When Performance Dives

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

In preparation for El Nino, I recently engaged a local painting firm. Sounds almost as exciting as watching paint dry, doesn't it? What makes this story valuable is what is to be learned to make sure business growth doesn't inadvertently suffer when performance wanes.

To Change the World, You Have to Be Relentless

Alfred Junco Betancourt | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Alfred Junco Betancourt

The story goes on, reflecting how one relentless pursuit after another has led him to increased success and one step closer to his goals, which I'll share next time. Whether you're an individual or an organization, a relentless attitude and a willingness to push the status quo can lead to unimaginable growth -- something we live by, here at Lucova.

Three Easy Strategies to Help You Leverage the Remainder of the Business Year

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Kim Pisolkar

The best way that I know how to have a great 2016 is to end 2015 strong. This is a prime opportunity to leverage the remainder of the year to your advantage. To do just that, begin by following the three simple steps I've outlined below.

7 Character Traits Every Entrepreneur Should Cultivate

Kenny Kline | Posted 07.01.2015 | Small Business
Kenny Kline

Most entrepreneurs grow these skills throughout the process of building a business. If you don't possess one or several of these traits, note their absence as a guidepost for what's left to learn. Entrepreneurship is a lifelong enterprise. You've got time to grow. But don't dawdle.

Charles Lee, Co-Founder of Genee, Talks About His Biggest Letdown

Ramon Nuez | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

The journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur is never clear. In all honesty, the journey is more of an expedition, where failure, not success is the only guarantee. You must approach entrepreneurship with a few basic assumptions.

Millennials Key to 'Start Up' New Economy

Andrew D. Gillum | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Andrew D. Gillum

With the advances in technology over the past decade, the opportunity to attract and keep young talent has been more competitive than ever.

Company Owners Don't Know It All. Seek Out Renegades.

Robert Jordan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Robert Jordan

This weekend I was talking to my mother-in-law and looked up from where she was sitting to see our attic door dangling from its hinges ready to fall and clock her in the head (not a way to get bonus points with the in-laws).

Want to Change the World? Get Ready to Get Your Hands Dirty Together

Christie Garton | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Christie Garton

Thanks to social media and the other technology advances we've witnessed over the past couple of decades, these needs are more apparent and feel closer to our own back yard than they ever did before.

Juvenile Delinquency in the Past? You May Be a Good Entrepreneur

Mylen Fe Yamamoto | Posted 07.12.2014 | Hawaii
Mylen Fe Yamamoto

On September 12, 2012, in a Starbucks in Aiea, Hawaii I took a picture of an idea written down for my first startup business. I uploaded it to Faceboo...

4 Ways You Can Succeed as a Social Entrepreneur

Saudia Davis | Posted 04.22.2014 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

How do you keep your mission in place while still building a successful business?

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.

The Hard Truth About Being Addicted to Social Media

Sari Gabbay | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Sari Gabbay

I moved to LA for many reasons, one of them being that I wanted to have a more enriched and fulfilling life. My excuse for being addicted to televisi...

Don't Think Outside the Box; Think Outside the Universe

Rana Florida | Posted 01.27.2014 | Style
Rana Florida

The fashion business is highly competitive; so how do women's clothing designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of the fashion label Greta Constantine ensure success?

Planet Entrepreneur: Women Speak

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jeannie E. Javelosa

Power is at the core of this forward progression. Women are in the process of reclaiming, balancing and redefining their own power.

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.

The NFTE Startup Summer Program Integrates the Lean Startup Methodology Into Its Curriculum

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

NFTE's Startup Summer is an elite program developed by the New York-Metro team with the purpose of getting actual businesses started by NFTE graduates. Two young Startup Summer entrepreneurs talked to me about their experiences so far.

Raising Money Isn't Like Dating -- It's More Difficult!

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Small Business
Jonathan Aberman

Before you look for capital, you need to be ready for rejection. A high percentage of rejection, and much higher than the rejection (hopefully) you have experienced at any other time of your life, including dating.

Entrepreneurship Is Hard But You Can't Die

Steve Blank | Posted 11.04.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Everyone has events that shape the rest of their lives. This was one of mine.

How Future Playmates Are Getting Into America

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 (Reuters) - Shera Bechard, the Canadian-born former girlfriend of Playboy Ente...

'Creating Innovators'

Tony Wagner | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Tony Wagner

In more than one hundred and fifty interviews for this book -- lengthy conversations with scores of innovators and their parents, teachers, and mentors -- passion was the most frequently recurring word.

Black In America: Why Black Media Needs to Succeed In Digital to Accelerate Innovation

Navarrow Wright | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Navarrow Wright

African Americans are now faced with a new wave of innovation, the digital age, which presents it's own set of challenges for African Americans and it's own set of opportunities for black media. Sadly, there has not been as strong of a showing in black media on the digital front. Why?

Is Entrepreneurship All It's Cracked Up to Be? It All Depends on How You Approach It

Adelaide Lancaster | Posted 10.30.2011 | Small Business
Adelaide Lancaster

No one said instant satisfaction was the prize for starting a business. It can take a couple of years to figure out how to reap the benefits of being an entrepreneur, but consider those years part of your business investment.

Anti-Small Business Laws Hobble Entrepreneurship and Jobs Creation

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Small businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators are bearing an unfair burden as the government saddles them with mounting regulations and their concomitant compliance costs. Don't believe me? My source is the Obama administration.