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9 Strong Reasons You Should Start a Business in Your Twenties.

Toby Nwazor | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

At 22 I was working as a staff in a multinational bank, and having the time of my life. Two years later, I quit my job and started my own business.

When Culture Becomes a Strategy for Growth

Annicken R. Day | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Annicken R. Day

"Strategies are nothing but a guessing game for a future reality we impossibly can predict. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. With the right kind of culture, we can handle anything" my new boss told me.

The 7 Things Introverts Need For Happiness In The Workplace

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Dear Start-ups, Introverts are valuable employees. We bring creativity, dedication, and self-motivation t...

Airbnb: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jim Pickell | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Jim Pickell

Whether it's even part of the sharing economy (barely), Airbnb dominates many of the discussions surrounding how the sharing economy is impacting our travel and our very way of life.

Tech Startups and Legacy Publishers Partner to Drive Growth and Foster Innovation

David Chavern | Posted 01.22.2016 | Media
David Chavern

Over history, the news industry has always been heavily impacted by - and then it has adapted to - technological change. Town criers gave way to prin...

Pitch Me and I'll Want Answers to These 12 Questions

Seth Grimes | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Seth Grimes

If you brief me -- whether your company is early-stage or established or in-between -- whether you're seeking money, advice, exposure, or connections -- use the opportunity to explain why and how you're better. Make sure also to cover the basics.

Dear Tech Startups: What Makes You Different?

Allison Kugel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology
Allison Kugel

How is your tech startup different? Do you hear the Jaws theme music when someone asks you that dreaded question? If so, you are not alone. Because...

3 Common Mistakes Most Starting Entrepreneurs Make

Lisa Schwarz | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Lisa Schwarz

3 Common Mistakes Most Starting Entrepreneurs Make Many people dream of quitting the 9 to 5 grind to go into business for themselves. Entrepren...

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Jennifer Jane Young | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Jennifer Jane Young

I know we don't always want to admit to this but your business probably won't sustain you financially in the beginning. Even when lump sums do come in, they are often sporadic, so you can't really depend on them for your survival.

Be Your Own Secret Business Weapon

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Writing about entrepreneurship and working with entrepreneurs from around the world, I often have the pleasure of connecting with people I may never h...

The Future of Workspace Is Here

Alex Pirouz | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Over the past few year's the rise and ever growing interest in co-working has transformed the way solopreneurs, freelancers and small companies do business in Australia. It has become a true microcosm of a new way of working and, perhaps more importantly, living in Australia.

The Sun Isn't Setting on the United States, It Is Rising

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Pessimists believe that the United States has peaked as a superpower and is falling behind in education, research and development, and economic growth. They say the country's best days are behind it. Fortunately, they are wrong.

Does She Need a Role Model, a Mentor, or a Sponsor?

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Julie Kantor

It was about time to get the word 'women' into 'mentor'. So, I did. Just launched my new company twomentor (t-women-tor), LLC to get the words 'women'...

Why You Shouldn't Take VC Money

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

Let's start this article with one fact: I do think venture capital has value. I think angel investor dollars have value and can do a lot. But as someone who has now looked at thousands, if not tens of thousands of deals in his career, it's very clear to me that it is becoming the default for young entrepreneurs.

Uber Could Be World's Most Valuable Start-Up If $1 Billion Fund-Raising Goal Reached

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business

Just three months after raising an enormous sum of money from investors, Uber is at it again.  ...

Chris Beauchamp and the Monster of Digital Media

Nova Lorraine | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Nova Lorraine

There are very few people that amaze me by their unique brilliance and charm, but Chris Beauchamp of Monster Media is one of them. Having worked with a variety of brands from Target to JetBlue, Chris is one of the creative geniuses behind a company that has grown into an unstoppable force in the retail digital marketing space.

Perfection Is a Burden

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Camilla Tuominen

It takes a huge amount of energy to seem perfect. We try our best to hide our vulnerability, failures and self-doubt. All this ties our hands behin...

5 of the Biggest Challenges Facing a Startup: 'Mortgaging Your Relationships'

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Every start-up has its challenges but there are some that we all feel almost unanimously, and if you don't feel these then I question if you're really on the right track.

Not Sure Where to Start? Here's How to Find an Idea and Start Your Business

Sarah Peterson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

Does this sound familiar? You want to start a side business or become a solopreneur, but you don't know what you're interested in. You want to "follow your passions," but can't figure out what you're passionate about.

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

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.