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12 Women Startups Aim to Disrupt Startup World at Women Startup Pitch Competition

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315,000 was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and t...

Sharks Bite, But Can't Kill Real Estate Crowdfunding

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

The sharks ate Aaron McDaniel for lunch, but he lived to swim again, in less bloody waters.

President Obama Pitches Start the Spark at the White House

Suzanne McKenzie | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Suzanne McKenzie

The financial commitment, which is expected to be secured by 2017, will be used to help women-led businesses and youth entrepreneurs realize their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs through the Spark Global Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Ladies From the Shark Tank

Amy Wright | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Amy Wright

Excellent advice from two ladies continuing massive growth of their now successful business, a business we're sure to see a lot of in the years to come, and proof that anything is possible.

So, Synthetic Cadavers Are A Thing...

HuffPost Science | Posted 05.26.2015 | Science

As long as there have been medical schools, medical students have been dissecting dead bodies to learn the finer points of human anatomy. But now ther...

4 Steps to Being an All-Star Employee

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

Here are a few things you can do right from the start that will help you avoid the ax and give you a firm foothold in the workplace. If you're in the position to hire, honing these attributes will also help you spot the same qualities in winners who will come work for you.

Why Military Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs

Carol Roth | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Carol Roth

While investing in veterans and active duty military personnel is a great way to give back to those who have served, there is also an important business case to be made related to investing in entrepreneurs who are veterans of the military.

13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down Shark Tank Deals

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money

Whatever the reason for not getting funding, appearing on Shark Tank hasn't been the end of the road for a number of companies that have persevered and thrived after their shows aired. We rounded up 13 Shark Tank companies that have gone on to bring in millions without the funding and help of a Shark.

Five Secrets I'd Never Tell Kevin O'Leary... Until Now

Sara Margulis | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Sara Margulis

The recent news that 100% of Kevin O'Leary's portfolio returns are coming from women-led businesses is really, really surprising, isn't it? As CEO of ...

How These Female Entrepreneurs Are Inspiring The Next Generation Of Women

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women

A group of female businesswomen spoke with HuffPost Live on Monday about their success and what they're doing to inspire the next generation of women ...

Mr. Wonderful On Why Mothers May Make Better CEOs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business

Power to the working moms!

ZOOM Does Shark Tank

ZOOM interiors | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
ZOOM interiors

Well, well, well, the time has finally come to spill the beans. What is it REALLY like to be on Shark Tank? Imagine that feeling, standing in front of the Tank doors as they are about to open.

For Cash-Strapped Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs, These Digital Solutions Provide Funds

Shindy Chen | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Shindy Chen

To round off National Small Business Week, we're looking at ways small business owners and entrepreneurs can get a leg up on short-term funding and beginning capital. All online, and fast.

Stop the madness! Mr. Wonderful Jumps in to the Shark Tank Podcast

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

Spend an hour with Mr. Wonderful and TJ Hale (creator of as they discuss Kevin's massively successful new wine business, how Kevin thinks about potential deals as a shark on Shark Tank, what it's like behind the scenes as a Shark, the future of Shark Tank, and more.

The 10 Secrets To Being The Best Boss You Can Be

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

CEOs who think that they should weigh in on every single aspect of their company get too bogged down in the details, much to the detriment of the overall health of the company. If a ship's captain is overseeing the catering, he's going to hit an iceberg.

Wicked Good Cupcakes - Entrepreneurism One Bite at a Time

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

In 2010, daughter Dani moved out of the family home. Her mom, Tracey, wanted to make sure they kept on seeing one another regularly so she signed them up for a cake decorating class.

'Shark Tank's' 'Mr. Wonderful' Says He Makes More Money With Female CEOs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business

"I'm making money with women, so I'm going to put more money into more women,"

Be Like a Magpie

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

As you do your job, and do it well, gather everything shiny and useful and bring it back to your nest -- like a magpie. I'm not talking about stealing office supplies. I'm talking about gathering skills, learning how an industry works, and figuring out what kind of team you'll need around you when the time comes to go out on your own.

Going Against the Flow: Jessica Tenuta, Cofounder of Packback

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Jessica is the cofounder and head of design of Packback. Packback is the first company to offer on-demand one-day eTextbook rentals for $5 or less per day, allowing college students to rent and pay for their books only when they actually need to read.

Former Drug Dealers & Gang Leaders Get Shark Tank-Style Business Education

Lindsay Freeman | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Freeman

Despite society's use of expressions like "they've served their time," people with criminal records don't just move on from prison. Formerly incarcerated men and women often end up serving a life sentence. Many initially avoid illegal activities after being released from prison, but as their applications for legitimate jobs are repeatedly rejected due to felony records, enticing offers from old criminal connections often appear irresistible. Recidivism rates are high for people with criminal records, but of those who are rearrested, 89% are unemployed at the time.

Managing Risk: Reducing Uncertainty in Energy Investments - Advice From Solar City

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Joan Michelson

Everybody wants to get in on the next Google or Facebook without losing their shorts on the duds. Even the big investors get it wrong sometimes.

Have You Taken Control of Your Online Reputation?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Online reputation management isn't just for big companies any longer. For many years, the cost was prohibitive unless you had the deep pockets of a corporation. Today, in our social media driven world, we all need to know what an online search of our name brings up.

Swimming With the 'Sharks': Barbara Corcoran Shares the Three Traits of Successful Business Leaders

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

As one of the stars of ABC's high-stakes reality show "Shark Tank," Corcoran goes head-to-head with four other self-made multi-millionaire tycoons, bidding on the business ideas of budding entrepreneurs hoping to make their dreams a reality.

The Case of the Missing Latina/o Shark

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 05.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

My disappointment with Shark Tank? Latina entrepreneurs are seriously underrepresented. In fact, I have yet to watch an episode where a Latina entrepreneur is pitching. This is a problem.

How a Shark Turned Lobster into Big Money

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.08.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis turned their fond childhood memories into a business called Cousins Maine Lobster. It started with a simple conversation, reminiscing about idyllic afternoons spent in their backyards boiling lobster and enjoying the local delicacy surrounded by family.