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Strangling Innovation: Tesla Versus 'Rent Seekers'

Strangling Innovation: Tesla Versus 'Rent Seekers'

Steve Blank  06.25.2013
The greatest number of jobs is created when startups create a new market -- one where the product or service never existed before or is...
National Small Business Week: A Great 50th Birthday

National Small Business Week: A Great 50th Birthday

John Arensmeyer  06.21.2013
As we celebrate small businesses this week, it's critical to reflect on their impact to our economy. Small firms account for half of private...
Small Businesses: Uncle Sam's Calling on You

Small Businesses: Uncle Sam's Calling on You

Dr. Jill Biden  06.21.2013
Small businesses play a critical role in helping our economy, but to stay competitive they need access to a motivated, flexible and skilled...

The Tale of Two Markets

Jeremy Brown  06.17.2013
At its heart, small business is about entrepreneurs going for it, taking on risk and chasing their dream, with access to funding being...

Where's America's Mojo?

Darryl Woodard  06.13.2013
"Of course, the immediate future is uncertain: America has faced the unknown since 1776." -- Billionaire Businessman-Investor Warren Buffett...

Small Steps to Revive Industry in the U.S.

Bobby Grajewski  06.13.2013
For American manufacturing to resurge in this competitive global market, handcrafted niche products are an essential pillar that needs...

Crafting an Infographic Narrative

VisualNews.com  06.12.2013
The best infographics are created when a story comes first. In a completed piece, every data point, piece of copy, and design element should...

Fund Raising is a Means, Not an End

Steve Blank  06.11.2013
For many entrepreneurs "raising money" has replaced "building a sustainable business" as their goal. That's a big mistake. When you take...

You've Got Cash! Where to Put It?

Gene Marks  06. 7.2013
The most important thing I've learned from the five business people here is this: You have a better chance of growing your own money faster...
Small Business PR: Should You Hire a Publicist or Can You Do It Yourself?

Small Business PR: Should You Hire a Publicist or Can You Do It Yourself?

Ciara Pressler  06. 4.2013
It's an attractive option: who wouldn't want their creation featured on the front page? But before you reach Fortune 100 status, it's important...
The Startup Formula Goes Global

The Startup Formula Goes Global

Evan Burfield  06. 4.2013
Americans must take the opportunity to lead, or eventually find ourselves following. The fact that countries around the world are adopting...

Giving Independent Contractors a Voice

Blanche Lincoln  06. 3.2013
Independent contractors are the quiet engine of our economy, providing nearly all of the net growth in U.S. employment over the last 30...

Most Profitable Businesses to Start

Mary Ellen Biery  06. 3.2013
One of the first questions to ask before starting a business is, "Can I make money in this industry?" While that may seem obvious, some...
6 Key Lessons From an Entrepreneur

6 Key Lessons From an Entrepreneur

R. Kay Green  06. 3.2013
Becoming a successful entrepreneur isn't easy. In fact, it takes 110 percent of hard work and effort. So, how does one person successfully...