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How One Startup Figured Out What Could Really Help Deaf People

Steve Blank | Posted 05.01.2015 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Thibault was driven to solve a very personal problem -- he grew up in a deaf family, the only one who could hear. His team project was to provide automated aids for the hearing impaired.

How to Follow Through On Big Ideas

Lori Osterberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Lori Osterberg

Too often we get in our own way and allow our thoughts to control our actions. We can be our own worse enemies when it comes to moving forward in a big way. The next time you find yourself saying no to your ideas out of fear of the unknown, try one of these steps instead.

Six Tips Every Young Entrepreneur Must Know When Getting Started in Business

Shanila Sattar | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Shanila Sattar

Always work towards having adequate balance. This doesn't mean work and life have to be separate entities, but do consider the threshold when one does not benefit the other.

Minipreneurship: Proving That Entrepreneurship Is Accessible At Any Age

Carrie Rich | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

Let's face it, it is no longer uncommon to see millennials go out on a limb, take the road less traveled, and make a positive impact through entrepreneurship. But 7-year-old entrepreneurs... Are we ready for that? Just wait until you read this interview.

One Trick Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting

Tania Yuki | Posted 04.06.2015 | Small Business
Tania Yuki

Being an entrepreneur is no different from any other kind of leader, and step one in both cases is to manage your state. And the biggest key in managing your state is ensuring you only feed your mind with quality questions. Ask questions that contemplate the outcome you would like, rather than questions designed to dissect and dwell on what you don't want.

Why I Said No to Making $1 Million This Year

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Wing Lee

If you've got big dreams, it means that the universe has big plans for you. You don't need to force yourself to fit into someone else's mould of success -- whether traditional or untraditional. As long as you keep taking steps forward, you will get there. It's your journey. Do it your way.

How to Start Investing With Less Than $500

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

There is a common belief that the best investment options require a lot of money to get started, but the reality is there are investments that allow you to start with as little as a $10 per month contribution, or a one-time deposit of $25.

The Single Biggest Reason Why the U.S. Economy Is Still Bad Despite a 5.5% Unemployment Rate!

Ebong Eka | Posted 03.18.2015 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Is the economy really getting better for most Americans? It depends who you ask - the unemployed and underpaid would obviously disagree with that question.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank | Posted 05.03.2015 | Education
Steve Blank

By embracing lean, you can be assured you will be giving your students essential innovation skills they will use for the rest of their lives. You will see great startups focused on solving real customer problems emerge as well. This is an exciting journey and we are all right at the start.

Don't Make My Mistake. Here's What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 04.29.2015 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

I arrived at the stark realization that I wasn't running my business -- my business was running me. My company was in the red and I was drowning.

4 Ways to Avoid Common Start-up Mistakes

Ian Mills | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Do not fall into the trap of thinking you can do it all. Running a business requires a variety of skills and experience, and a savvy entrepreneur will build their team to balance their own weaknesses. Make sure your core team includes people who bring something to the table.

7 Things You Need To Know As A Young Entrepreneur

| Rhett Power | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

I'm back from a snowy week in Luxembourg thanks to the US Embassy and a program that they have to train young entrepreneurs. I spent the week training...

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

Alex Pirouz | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Start-ups face an uphill battle--from financing, to hiring, to distinguishing themselves from the vast crowds of competitors fighting for market share and publicity. The potential rewards might be great, but there's a lot to navigate between here and there.

How Traveling Helps You Succeed in Business

Paige Brown | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Paige Brown

Get out from behind your desk and beyond the walls of your organization. Go experience the world, and you'll discover you're more prepared to compete and win in business than before.

When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class With a $435,000 Check

Steve Blank | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

I remind my students that I'm teaching them a methodology they can use the rest of their careers, not running an incubator. Every once in awhile, a team ignores my advice and builds a company worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Why 'Doing What You Love' Isn't Enough When Starting A Business

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We understand that starting a business requires passion, discipline, value creation and luck, but it's so much more pleasant to believe that if you 'do what you love the money will follow.' The problem is that half-truths are often more destructive than lies.

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

It's About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Just before the holidays I had coffee with Anne, an ex MBA student running a fairly large product group at a search engine company, now out trying to raise money for her own startup. She had an interesting insight: existing content/media companies were having the same problem as hardware companies that rarely made the leap to new platforms.

Killer Career Advice From 16 Beyond-Inspiring Women

One Kings Lane | Posted 03.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
One Kings Lane

In the spirit of new year, new you, we asked 16 fab women -- from HGTV's Emily Henderson to bag designer Clare Vivier -- for their best piece of career advice. Here are their answers.

8 Simple Steps to Starting Your Business in 2015

La Tanya Williams | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
La Tanya Williams

The next time that you have that million-dollar aha moment, don't brush it off. Consider the name of your business. Envision your logo, and the colors you'd like to use. Who will your audience include? Think about your potential customer.

Holiday Madness: Small Business Survival Guide

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 02.24.2015 | Small Business
Roshell Rosemond

For small business owners the holidays can be a challenging yet financially lucrative time of the year. As a result, the entrepreneurs that have a plan, deploy staff effectively, and make necessary adjustments are able to maximize this time of year. Here are four tips to survive peak season...

Make 2015 the Year You Finally Launch Your Own Startup

Don Tapscott | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

In addition to creating jobs, new companies are the foundation of the economy and the source of much innovation. They also create the new goods and services on which our standard of living is based.

6 Tips to Keep You Motivated While Building Your Business on the Side

Kara Stevens | Posted 02.08.2015 | Small Business
Kara Stevens

While I fantasize about quitting my 9-5 nearly every day to work for myself, I know that my business is not ready; I still need the income from my full-time job to invest in building a strong and sustainable foundation for my future of self-employment.

Before You Quit Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur, Read This

| Rahul Varshneya | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all re...