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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.

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

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.