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Attention Lawyers: Now Is the Time to Get Social

Monica Zent | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Monica Zent

There's no reason to be intimidated -- there's not one right way to do social media. There are, however, best practices. These six suggestions are most useful to achieving a successful and productive presence on social media.

3 Things Missing From Women's Bike Apparel and How We're Changing It

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

We were tired of our jeans losing the battle against our everyday commute. We were tired of looking for performance-ready apparel that works for the office too. This is what drove our inspiration for our very first product: The Perfect Bike Pant for women bike commuters.

How Building the Next Doorbell Turned Into Building a Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The day I had the idea for DoorBot, I missed an important package because I couldn't hear the doorbell. During my frustration of missing it, I looked down at my phone and thought: This is where my door should be answered.

Young NFTE Entrepreneurs Compete for National Championship: Now the Final Four Head to the Finals!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

NFTE business plan competition finals grow all the more selective as four from the original cohort of 39 young entrepreneurs move on to last round.

Part V, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

We're almost there -- October 3rd, when 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes from Mastercard to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.

Part IV, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.30.2013 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Students will gather from all corners of the country for the competition and the southeastern region will be represented by student entrepreneurs dealing in everything from web design to fashion to software.

Designer Co-Founder Series:

Chris Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

A design shopping site emerges, investors line up, and soon Demi Moore is tweeting about sales and signups go moonward. It all happened. Fab now has 160 design-obsessed staffers. We stammer when we say it too -- one-sixty. They had 10 when Fab launched 11 months ago.

Hear the One About the Lawyer Who Started a Company?

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

He realized he wanted to build things more than be a lawyer. So he left Cahill Gordon & Reindel and taught himself to code, learning Ruby on Rails in a six week self-imposed lock-up.

What Happens When You Don't Mail the Invites

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

You're up to your neck in cake, music, and photography and now it's the invitations. The lingo comes in like, caliper, grammage, and calligraphy, and that's before you even get to RSVP cards and return addresses. A lot to consider.

WATCH: LA's Darling Receives HUGE Check

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.16.2012 | Los Angeles

LA's darling, Caine Monroy, who created Caine's Arcade in East Los Angeles, is not just a local hero -- he's an international inspiration. In addition...

Your Friday Random-Ass Roundup

J.D. Bell | Posted 12.07.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Won't you accept this semi-hearty offering of randomness as an apology for staying away for so long?

Your Friday Random-Ass Roundup

J.D. Bell | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Welcome back for another installment of randomness. Feel free to offer your own reading suggestions in the comments.

Your Friday Random-Ass Roundup

J.D. Bell | Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

If you like reading and the Internet and weekends, then wow, do we have a treat in store for you. Every Friday afternoon we'll regularly post a roundup of interesting news items for your weekend reading material. Here's the first.

Rod Kurtz

Rob Dyrdek: Giving Back, One Fantasy At A Time | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Rob Dyrdek, a professional skateboarder and serial entrepreneur, is known for his "work hard, play hard" approach to business. In fact, his popular MT...

Top Companies Started During A Recession

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

There's no doubt that recessions are bad for business. And the U.S. economy is no stranger to recessions, having experienced an estimated 47 of them s...