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NextCon Brings the Silicon Valley Spirit to Phoenix

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Todd VanDuzer

This last week, some of the greatest and most influential minds in tech today packed a conference room in the valley. The infamous Steve Wozniak, co-...

5 Things Successful People Don’t Do

Kosta Petrov | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kosta Petrov

There is nothing wrong with being successful. Actually, there is no better feeling in this world! Feeling successful, fulfilled and happy with yoursel...

3 Steps to Prioritizing You

Rebecca Matias | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Rebecca Matias

Do you prioritize yourself? What do you do that is a form of self-denial? Do you have a belief that you are not good enough? Each and every moment, you contribute to the belief that you are either worth everything or you are worth nothing. And at the end of the day, your mental and emotional bank balance reflects that belief.

The DC Region Again Proves its Entreprenuerial Agility

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 05.24.2016 | DC
Jonathan Aberman

Once again, the capital region is proving that it can pivot. My research team and I spent the past six months deep diving into all sorts of data on i...

Done By 1: How I Created My Own Thriving Online Business Without Working Myself to Death

Allison Horner | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business
Allison Horner

Just a little over a year ago, I found myself lying in the ER, alone, making a promise to myself that I would change, that I would get my silly back, and start living my life.

How to Hire New Employees to Fit Your Company Culture

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Most small businesses have a clear definition of their core values, but many don't realize that these core values are considered their "company cultur...

6 Ways Good Documentation Can Save Your Small Business Money

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 02.03.2017 | 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 01.27.2017 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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.

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

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 11.24.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 06.24.2016 | 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 05.15.2016 | 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.