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How Raising Money From 'Friends and Family' Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Susan OBrien | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Building a company from scratch is hard. It's even harder when you opt to do so organically, steering clear of the more traditional, well-trodden vent...

Michigan Schools: An Example of Needed Vigilance Nationwide

Paul Ruth | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Paul Ruth

True vigilance occurs not when something has happened, but when it’s about to happen. Recently there has been a flurry of criticism on Michigan educ...

Monitoring The Mayor's Purse Strings

Elissa Stein | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

Last Friday, State leaders voted to extend mayoral control of NYC schools for one year. This time, for the first time ever, there are specific strings attached. The Mayor and the city will now be required to share funding formulas and information for individual schools.

7 Reasons Funding Food Startups is Trending for Major Corporations

AJ Agrawal | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Major corporations and venture capitalists (VC) are investing in food startups more than ever. Society's eating habits are changing and with that, the...

4 Things I Didn't Know About Investors Before I Took Their Money

Felecia Hatcher | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Felecia Hatcher

So, you cashed the check, now what? So many of us are obsessed with getting investors no one really talks about the real down side.

Best Alternative Financing Options to Grow Your Small Business

John Rampton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
John Rampton

When you think about borrowing or lending money for your small business you may think of turning to your local bank, asking family or friends, or char...

Shame on the City

Elissa Stein | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

Yes the squeaky wheel syndrome is firmly in place and will continue to be until the mayor, the chancellor, and the DOE provide solutions based in substance and depth, not buzz words and quick fixes so that more NYC public school students get the educational support they should.

Labor Groups Are Taking On Walmart And McDonald's. But Who Will Fund Their Fight?

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business

In 2013, Janet Sparks and five co-workers went on strike at a Walmart store in Baker, Louisiana. The group rode in a caravan to Bentonville, Arkansas,...

In the (Virtual) Room Where It Happens!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Jerry Ashton

If boyish-looking southern Californian entrepreneur Phoenix Eyre has his way, to quote from the Musical Hamilton, everyone will be "in the room where ...

Lack of Mayoral Control

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

As the parent of two children currently in NYC public schools, I wholeheartedly disagree that the current system serves students and the city well. It is fundamentally inequitable, opaque, disorganized, and even when spotlights are shined on shortfalls, it doesn't appear that righting wrongs is at the top of anyone's list.

So You Founded a Startup, Now What?

Konstantine Sukherman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
Konstantine Sukherman

Raising capital is a crucial process in building a successful company. In the digital age, there are an array of paths that can be taken when it comes to raising capital.

4 Reasons Why Getting Funded Doesn't Guarantee Startup Success

AJ Agrawal | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Anyone who runs a startup knows how important it is to get funded. Getting funded means that you have convinced an outside investor back your idea. An...

NASA Worldwide Hackathon

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Few organizations are as inspirational to millions around the world as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (NASA) From placing the firs...

The Law of Averages

Elissa Stein | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

The Mayor just released his budget proposal for the next fiscal year and changes to Fair Student Funding (FSF) are part of the plan. Woohoo! That's gr...

Trying to Fund a New Startup? You May Need to Get Creative

Larry Alton | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Larry Alton

For many entrepreneurs, the most difficult aspect of launching a business is getting off the ground - and getting off the ground relies heavily on fin...

Equity-Based Crowdfunding: The New Kid on the Block

David Glickman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
David Glickman

You've come up with a great business idea, and after plenty of due diligence and sleepless nights, you're ready to turn it into something big. Naturally, your first order of business is money. There are a number of ways to raise early capital for your business, and understanding your options will set you up for the best chance of success.

6 Ways to Fund Your New Startup (That Actually Work)

AJ Agrawal | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Like it or not, money is everything in the world of startups. Without it, you are never going to make your dreams a reality. Funding your startup is the first big obstacle you have to overcome, before you start to think about product development and marketing.

A Startup Design-a-thon Performance Depends on Quantity, Quality and Variety

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

New Entrepreneurial Ventures are all about speed and nowhere is this more true than at design-a-thons. Originating from hack-a-thons in the world of p...

Craigslist Founder Answers A Question He's Always Wanted To Be Asked

Quora | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

When Smart Kids Finish Last

Elissa Stein | Posted 03.25.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

When looking at a NYC public school's annual budget, the funding stream that by far supplies the most money is a budget line called Fair Student Funding or FSF. FSF was introduced in 2008 to better meet the needs of individual students.

European Political Party Think Tanks: Channels for Illegal Campaign Finance?

Till Bruckner | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

A study released last week by the Observatorio de Think Tanks reports that think tanks tied to political parties in Spain lack financial transparency,...

Congressman Declares War On Revolutionary Mimes... That Talk!

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

On March 4, 2016 CNN did a report on U.S. Congressman Steve Russell, of Oklahoma, who had just produced his second annual "Waste Watch," a list of all the things he believes Americans would or should, be shocked to find their tax dollars go to.

Disruption and Conversations Took Over at the NCFA Conference in Toronto

Ian Khan | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Ian Khan

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Conference a few weeks ago in Toronto was a hit. I met with Crowdfunding fanatics, experts and people ...

Where's the Money? Women's Groups Face Dwindling Support

Françoise Girard | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
Françoise Girard

Frustratingly, while momentum is building and women's engagement in social, political and economic spaces has never been greater, the state of the global women's movement is worrisome.

Spread Your Talent to the World - Invest In Women Entrepreneurs

Anne Ravanona | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

This post also appeared on Medium and LinkedIn Pulse. The hard truth is - It Is Harder for Women Entrepreneurs to get Funded. I founded Global...