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D.C. -- A Capital for Start-Ups

Heather Rosen | Posted 08.05.2012 | DC
Heather Rosen

The message here is don't be a victim of the economy. Many options exist for making a living especially here in D.C. where the business climate is start-up friendly.

Promote Your Business: 6 Ways Technology Can Help

Women & Co | Posted 07.31.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

Whether your company is fully established or is in the "start-up" phase, here are six things you can do to improve your business' findability and increase its exposure to potential customers in the interactive space.

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Dr. Douglas C. Merrill | Posted 07.14.2012 | Small Business
Dr. Douglas C. Merrill

People come pre-wired with expectations of how businesses should be run. Do people show up for work at 9:00 a.m.? Is it OK to show up for work in a hoodie and unshaved? How about remote employees -- is that OK or too much trouble?

Pure Players Often Can't Cope

Garrett Goodman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Media
Garrett Goodman

The research of authors Nicola Bruno and Dr. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen suggests that being successful in the online news world is as challenging for the smaller, and often more agile, start-ups as it is for the major media incumbents.

The Startup Fog

Bo Fishback | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business
Bo Fishback

The tough part about building a company is much less about the effort required, and much more about the uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding every new twist and turn; you really don't know if it's going to work until after it does.

A 122-Year-Old Start-Up? How Post University Reinvented Itself for the Modern Educational Era

Tom Samph | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Tom Samph

Post University is now on firm financial footing. If you ask members of the senior management team what they have been doing, they will tell you they have been building a "122-year-old start-up."

(video) Wibbitz: Text-to-Video Software Delivers Automated Video Solution for Publishers

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

An early stage Tel Aviv-based start-up called Wibbitz, says that it can take the RSS feed of a text publisher and create a distinct video segment ...

Investors Seek Entrepreneurs With Fire in the Belly

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Marty Zwilling

If you think you want to be your own boss and run your own business, look in the mirror to see if you have the right traits to be an entrepreneur. Here are some key ones to look for.

Offering Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

Lauren Rotman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact
Lauren Rotman

Spill the Beans is a collection of short, candid and to-the-point interviews with extremely successful entrepreneurs, executives and CEOs. We aim to help young, intensely busy, budding entrepreneurs get a better insight into the habits and rituals of the ones who have "made it."

The Price of Gas and the "Totally" Electric Cars

José Fernando López | Posted 05.21.2012 | Latino Voices
José Fernando López

"If electric cars could be as cheap, convenient and powerful as gas cars, who wouldn't want one?" he thought, and started studying the way to accomplish it.

George Lois's Innovation Bible 'Damn Good Advice'

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.19.2012 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Long considered a legend for giving Esquire's covers in the sixties the force of Picasso's "Guernica," Lois shares his 120 commandments for creativity in Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!).

Gazelles and Entrepreneurs: A to M as Fast as You Can!

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

For entrepreneurs, in particular, technology has been a game-changer, dramatically lowering the cost of starting a business -- from establishing a supply chain to advertising to building a customer base.

ARPA-E on the Practical Side of (Energy) Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Joan Michelson

Here are six tips distilled for aspiring entrepreneurs from Steve Blank and others at the summit.

Mompreneurs: From Product Idea To Miracle

Sandy Abrams | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Like many mompreneurs, the thought of knowing there's got to be a better way took hold of Shelly Ehler. She knew she had to make her ShowNo Towel.

Adventure Startup Now Offering 'Guru'-Guided Experiences

Posted 01.27.2012 | Travel

Deal site Zozi has launched a new set of offerings that promises adventures of a lifetime with famous extreme athletes and other experts. Zozi crea...

Stepping Up as a Leader When the Tweet Hits the Fan

Brian Tolle | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Brian Tolle

Here are a few ideas on how you can step up as a leader, regardless of your position or role in your company, and loosen up some of those ties that bind.

Controversial Financial Reform Measure Could Hurt Venture Capital, Bank Says

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

By Dave Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Wall Street giants fight to get regulators to loosen the broad trading restrictions of the ...

Many Entrepreneurs Suffer From the Peter Principle

Marty Zwilling | Posted 03.05.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

Most people think that the Peter Principle (employee rises to his level of incompetence) only applies to large organizations. Let me assure you that it is also alive and well within start-ups.

Goldman Raises Hundreds Of Millions To Invest In Start Up Hedge Funds: Report

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs (GS.N) has raised $600 million from clients such as pension funds, wealthy families and large institutions for a new fund that would...

Raise Cache: An Exemplary Display of Fashion Tech in New York

Carrie Hammer | Posted 01.29.2012 | Style
Carrie Hammer

The tech fashion show was a beautiful display of New York's ability to bring fashion, technology, art, and culture together under one very large roof.

Rachel Tepper

D.C. Company Mixes Fashion, Charity To Benefit Homeless | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Brian Lieberman began volunteering at area homeless shelters, he noticed a serious problem with many items of donated clothing. The...

Too Many Startups, Too Little Cash

Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

SAN Francisco (Sarah McBride) -- Venture capitalist Bill Gurley has noticed something new this autumn: a big jump in the number of what he calls "...

Do 'Shopping And Babies' Start-ups Give Female Entrepreneurs A Bad Name?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 11.21.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Are start-ups that cater to the female consumer damaging the credibility of women entrepreneurs?

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

Diary Of A Start-Up Winemaker: Still Fighting Prohibition In 2011

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home

With a vineyard planted in the "unproven" wilds of wheat country outside The Dalles, Ore., Scott Elder and Stephanie LaMonica struggle to promote thei...