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HatchedIt.com Founder's Message to Women: Ask For What You Want

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

As more women face the challenge, the proverbial glass ceiling will keep cracking and hopefully, one day it will break apart. Until then, don't be afraid to take risks and nurture your ideas. They might just hatch.

The Tech Alliances That Can Help Italy

Laura Kiss | Posted 04.03.2013 | World
Laura Kiss

Italy is living through the worst crisis of its republican history and there is not much possibility of an end to it in the shortterm. The economy has...

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.

Read With Me: SXSW Shingerview With Henrick Berggren, Founder of Readmill

David Shing | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
David Shing

When you come to an interactive conference you don't expect to be talking to start-ups about books. So I was pretty intrigued when I got introduced to a young founder doing just that.

Catherine New

LOOK: 9 Strange Things You Can Have Regularly Delivered To Your Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.11.2013 | Small Business

Even as newspapers and magazines lament the demise of subscribers, there seems to be no shortage of small businesses vying to deliver other goods to y...

New Civic Tech Jobs on the Horizon

Code for America | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Code for America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAn incredible opportunity exists for local, state, and federal government to tap into the energy of technology startups to work more collaboratively and effectively, and you can get involved!

Why It's Time to Rev Up America's Innovation Engine

Valiant Lowitz | Posted 04.29.2013 | Small Business
Valiant Lowitz

What's the likelihood of Startup 3.0 passing the Congress? Given the demise of Startup 2.0, the odds are certainly against it. But let it be known to all who place politics before the well-being of America: Pass this bill now.

The Recipe for Starting a Business

Andrew Chau | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business
Andrew Chau

Like many food startups here in San Francisco, our food and beverage concept resorted to "pop-up" model to test the marketplace.

Is Niche the New Start Up Route?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Laxmi Hariharan

To be successful today, emerging start-ups must find a niche. They have to solve a very specific consumer need and add tangible value to their customers' lives -- in as social and engaging a fashion as possible.

Does Being Self-Employed Make You A Slacker?

Tammy Bleck | Posted 04.18.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I've been self-employed for nearly 30 years. Last week at a networking meeting I was told by a recruiter that self employed people are just people who can't find work or keep a job anywhere else. I'm not sure I've ever been so insulted in my life.

Can You Start a Business Anywhere in the U.S.?

Donna Harris | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Donna Harris

Beyond the sheer grit of startups getting it done all over the country, the growing movement of successful entrepreneurs are volunteering and working to make their communities better places for the next generation of startups.

The Joy of Cooking (Without the Grocery List)

Dana Reilly | Posted 04.10.2013 | Technology
Dana Reilly

Chefday, a newcomer to the recipe-delivery-service game, is unique in that they focus on a community cooking experience.

Is Entrepreneurship Dead in America?

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

These are challenging economic times. A third of all start-ups fail within the first two years and 60 percent are doomed to fail by the fourth year. Who in their right mind would play these odds, especially during these financially uncertain times?

Conscience Is In, Greed Is Out and Crowdfunding Is On

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

For most entrepreneurs crowdfunding is not just an option anymore. It is a necessity. And as we all know, necessity is the mother of invention. Stay tuned.

Business and the Cacophony of the Jobs Reports

Blair Forlaw | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Blair Forlaw

We don't know how to manage the tension of a new world that is both/and, not either/or. So we sit on the sidelines with every economic announcement, cheering for the life or death of whatever data bit or trend that ignites our emotions, feeling more and more helpless and perplexed.

Wall Street's 'Eat What You Kill' Motto Is the Only Way to Live

James Altucher | Posted 04.03.2013 | Small Business
James Altucher

Life only tastes good when you eat what you kill. When you hustle for what you earn and someone pays you money in proportion to the service you've offered, the idea you've created, your ability to execute on it, and their ability to consume it in a way that benefits them.

Who Not to Take Money From...

Mark MacLeod | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Mark MacLeod

VCs are a popular target for the media, bloggers (and even fellow VCs) to hate on. Here's my completely biased and unscientific checklist of who not to take money from.

Love and Giving Aren't Green: Start-ups & Corporate Social Impact

Melissa Thompson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Small Business
Melissa Thompson

Wall Street firms might have big bucks, but there is no leg up on the size of one's heart and creativity. The foundations and processes we establish early on yield exponential returns in perpetuity.

Software Patents Have Become a Start-up Nightmare

Marty Zwilling | Posted 02.11.2013 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

The USPTO has been overwhelmed by both the volume and the novelty of applications for software patents, and they can't maintain a qualified staff. Patents currently last 20 years, which is way too long in the software business.

Kansas Not Kid Brother To Missouri

Colin Curtis | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Colin Curtis

As someone who has spent the majority of his life living in Kansas City, KS (KCK) I personally love seeing the increasing collaboration between the tw...

Crowdfunding Is Not an F-word

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Equity crowdfunding (or crowdfund investing) is not operational and not legitimate in the United States yet and for those who are growing comfortable with the concept, there are three essential facts to remember.

The Quieter Wreckage That Sandy Left Behind

Judy Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2013 | Small Business
Judy Shapiro

While one might expect New York start-ups to exhibit their well-earned reputation for toughness laced with a top note of kvetching, there's no kvetching going on at all. In fact, quite the opposite.

FounderBus: On the Road to Success

Tim Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Tim Williams

It sounds like a cross between TV's Coach Trip and The Apprentice -- throw a group of strangers on a bus and watch them come up with a business idea in just a few days.

The Hogwarts for Entrepreneurs

Deji Olukotun | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Deji Olukotun

By the time they graduate, after two years of intensive study and in-depth classes in entrepreneurship, African Leadership Academy pupils are prepared to make a lasting impact in Africa.

Can Embracing the Equity Upside Transform the Old Continent?

Davor Hebel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Davor Hebel

Most of the world's wealth creation is done through equity and to transform Europe we need as many equity owners as possible.