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15 Films Every Entrepreneur Must See!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Mariotti

Movies are magical. The good ones hold you captive in a great story, to a different time and place, and then bring you back home. In two hours, they leave you changed, having learned new things and lived a different life.

Hiring Guru: Jody Rookstool - Pointing the Way to Start-up Profitability

David Jensen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
David Jensen

As a young entrepreneur during the dot com boom, Jody Rookstool successfully guided two technology start-ups. The first, Serus was sold to Netopia for over $7,000,000 in 1998 and the second, PointClick reached over 130 employees and $1,000,000 per month in revenue.

Building a Brand of Influence

Alex Pirouz | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

In today's world, starting and growing a business is becoming more and more challenging. With the increasing number of companies competing to provide similar offerings, if you want to thrive, having a great product or service is simply not enough.

Greek High-Tech Made Its International Case Amidst Turmoil

Demetrios Pogkas | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Demetrios Pogkas

The Greek start-up ecosystem really boomed over the last three years with big funding rounds and exits for companies mostly in ICT, but it still lacks the experience and networks for helping create truly international companies.

5 Ways to Make Your MBA Work for You -- Even in Silicon Valley

BusinessCollective | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
BusinessCollective

Every now and then, you'll be part of a conversation where people question why MBAs even exist. Unlike an engineering degree, an MBA doesn't make you immediately productive at a startup.

Youth Unemployment in the Mideast: Is Entrepreneurship the Answer?

Anna Shen | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Anna Shen

Mohab Dahab is a 25-year old graduate in accounting from Helwan University in Egypt. After finishing school, he set his sights on an exciting career in banking.

Building the A Team - Advice for Start-ups

Diane Smith | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

Because we believe that every entrepreneur is a mobile entrepreneur, I am hosting a series of webinars for entrepreneurs with Mobile Future where you can learn more about building the A team - not just top-shelf skills, but also how to attract, compensate and retain great talent.

This Is How Successful Leaders Spent Their Youth

Quora | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

I don't think I have ever before been compared with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc. I am no where near as successful or accomplished as most of the people on this list. But for what it is worth, I'll give you a trait that I think is common among most of these people (including myself).

How to Attract Your Ideal Clients by Being Yourself

Mui Tsun | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Mui Tsun

When setting up your business, you may have thought about your brand. You may have pondered about the 'voice' of your company, the tone, the style, and how you want to convey your business to the rest of the world.

Your Toughest Career Questions Answered

Danielle Prager | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

When it comes to the latest marketing trends or figuring out which designer decided flared pants should make a come back, Google always delivers. When it comes to solving my most frustrating career challenges, not so much. This is why I decided to take a more "old school" approach -- I asked a real life person, whose career and personal choices I admire and value for their advice.

Nextdoor's CEO Nirav Tolia: "When Neighbors Start Talking, Good Things Happen"

Anna Shen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology
Anna Shen

Nirav Tolia, the CEO of neighborhood social networking site Nextdoor, has always been passionate about community. In fact, he said he has always sought it offline and online, believing that that it is always more powerful to be part of a group: "We can all achieve greater things as part of a collective," he said.

Grow, Grow, Grow and Then What?

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jason Graham-Nye

The pervasive thinking for VC-backed start-ups for the past 20+ years is to launch and grow quickly. Then they need to grow and grow and keep growing forever.

Millennials Key to 'Start Up' New Economy

Andrew D. Gillum | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

What Are the Biggest Challenges Facing Start-Ups?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

I can say from experience that starting a new business can be as terrifying as it is exciting. This is because, at any given time, a young company can find itself facing a number of obstacles.

What No One Tells You About Being An Entrepreneur

Emma Isaacs | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone, and in a way I'm grateful for starting out so young. I started on this journey when I had nothing to lose, when I was fearless and bulletproof. Here are some things I'm glad I didn't know when I first started out.

Inspiring New Blog Is The 'Humans Of New York' For Women In Tech

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women

A Stanford student is spotlighting the women making waves in tech with her blog Women of Silicon Valley. "One of the biggest challenges for women i...

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Vivek Wadhwa

The advice I give to today's graduates is to decline the job offers from big companies and instead join promising start-ups. Better still, if they have the ideas and ability, I encourage graduates to start their own companies and be masters of their own destiny.

Meet Renaissance Woman Paula 'Pixie' Dezzutti Hewlette

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Nova Lorraine

I was a woman, I was pregnant, I wasn't even old enough to legally rent a car, and I had scored higher on their aptitude entrance test than any other candidate.

The Power of Living Your Dream

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Cannata

In my many discussions with people from all over the globe recently, I've had the privilege to hear the story behind people's dream. Often, it's a moment in childhood or a fond memory that acts to drive their dream. For me, writing has been something that has always been there.

Adrien Barthel: You'll Have More Fun and Grow Faster With Startups

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

"Don't only look at big companies. They might have big numbers, but you'll have more fun, will learn more and grow faster in startups."

5 Ways To Deal With Adversity In Business

Alex Pirouz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Small Business
Alex Pirouz

Sometimes, it takes a trip to hell and back to really open your eyes. And sometimes, really opening your eyes can change your whole life. If you're an entrepreneur, that means it also changes the way you see your job -- running the company you started.

A Note to Postgraduate Women

Danielle Prager | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

Asking for mentorship can be scary, but what's the worst that can happen, someone will say no? I guarantee you that if you search and ask enough, someone will say yes. Be fearless, be bold and go after what you want. You deserve it.

How to Crowdfund

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Jeremy Bamidele

Eric Migicovsky's Pebble watch was turned away by multiple investors and venture capitalist. As a result, he took his product to the masses via crowdfunding. He now holds the Kickstarter record for the highest amount ever secured on the platform-- a cool 10.2 million.

UK Start Up Erly Stage Studios: 'Make Learning Fun'

Anna Shen | Posted 05.25.2015 | Technology
Anna Shen

Farid Haque's mother speaks Arabic, his father, Japanese, his friends, Urdu and his wife, Norwegian. When this education technology entrepreneur, publisher and gamer launched his company, the road ahead was obvious.

Fifty Shades of White: Raising Equity from the Public by Start-ups

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.29.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Arming the mid-size companies with a new funding channel might trigger the valuations hike further, imposing the notorious "bubble" the VCs like to talk about. Don't underestimate the power of billboards or TV commercials with investment offerings.