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Don't Let Bad Credit Keep You From Starting a Business

NerdWallet | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business

You have a great idea for a small business based on a promising market opportunity. You're ready to take the plunge. But there's a problem: money. You don't have any.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 11: Pat Sullivan and Sebastian Jackson

Steve Blank | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Startup founders strive to turn their dreams into reality, and the mentors who guide them often learn as much as they teach. How startup ideas are de...

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 10: Reetu Gupta and Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Steve Blank | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

A startup is not a part-time activity. Trying to do a startup while keeping your day job may doom you to failure. So will failing to understand your c...

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 9: Jered Lawson and Chase Adam

Steve Blank | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Passion powers entrepreneurs; tenacity pulls them through, and entrepreneurship can do good for the world explained today's guests on Entrepreneurs ar...

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 8: Phil Randazzo and Derek Andersen

Steve Blank | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Successful entrepreneurs show up a lot and make their own luck. And they are resilient -- they're able to bounce back after failure. Both of these tr...

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 7: Betsy Corcoran and Miriam Altman

Steve Blank | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Startup success starts with passion for a job you want to spend your life doing. And great founders never stop to wonder if they're qualified to do a ...

5 Life Lessons That Only Took Me 42 Years to Learn

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

It's been a rocky 42 years, but I am pleased to report life seems to be turning itself around. It wasn't for a lack of trying, because I have always been a scrapper. Rather, it was for a lack of understanding.

3 Reasons Wantrepreneurs Fail at Entrepreneurship

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.03.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being an entrepreneur is a fascination many wantrepreneurs want to be included within. They see all the attention and glamour and lustfully want to be included in all the celebration. What they don't see is the long process of work that goes into building your entrepreneurial foundation.

How Do You Create a Successful Business?

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being a business owner will test you emotionally and mentally, so it takes a strong person to withstand the unpredictable nature of business ownership. Therefore, when you want to create a successful business, it would help you greatly to be equipped with certain qualities.

Can an Old Boss Sue Someone for Starting Their Own Company?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Most employers are, honestly, thrilled when their employees strike out on their own. Smule's founder has even invested in start-ups created by ex-Smule staff; though none overlap with Smule's market.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 4: David Lerner and Gary Marcus

Steve Blank | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Growing interest in entrepreneurship is driving a culture change across Columbia University. And Silicon Valley's pay-it-forward culture is a huge help to startup founders.

The Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my new book An Entrepreneur's Manifesto, I have proposed an Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights, modeled on the great amendments to our Constitutio...

The Craigslist Method: You Can Build Big Things In Your Spare Time

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

If you've ever had a big idea and thought, "There's no way I can make time for it," there are a lot of real-life stories that say, "Yes, you can." You can build big things in your spare time. Here's how to do it.

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Company

Avelist | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business

Starting a company isn't exactly easy. Here's what you should consider before you jump in...

Your Startup and the 'Why' Driven Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.04.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Product managers should be the happiest people on earth. But most companies never benefit from their product leaders' love of innovation because they are beaten down by lack of progress and sometimes hopelessness even sets in.

You Have a Great Business Idea. What Now?

Debra Carpenter | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Business success doesn't just happen. Look for opportunities to change up the formula and offer something exciting.

4 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Biz Growth Without Realizing It

Kimberly J. Taylor | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Kimberly J. Taylor

As an entrepreneur, you don't have to worry about the competition sabotaging your business; you may be doing it yourself before they even get a chance to. Here are four ways you're sabotaging your biz growth without realizing it and what you can do to change them.

The Solution To Aging Out Of The Job Market

Jackie Harder | Posted 08.12.2015 | Fifty
Jackie Harder

Aging out of the job market is no fun. Every age has its challenges. The key is to make those challenges work in your favor. How do you do that? Here are a few solutions to aging out of the job market.

The Risk-Free Business Launch

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

A business can be started on the side, and it doesn't have to consume you. You can get what you want without sacrificing your job or your family. Not everything in life has to be a big risk.

4 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

Yura Bryant | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

It can be hard to get an accurate temperature of the small business climate. Some experts will tell you that small businesses are doing quite well; while others will say small business owners are struggling.

How Gratitude Can Super-Charge Your Success

Denise Gosnell | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Denise Gosnell

Your attitude about your life and how much gratitude you show on a daily basis can greatly impact your success. In fact, the more grateful you are for what you already have (however minimal it may be), the faster you can achieve the success that you are looking for.

Overcoming Overwhelm In Your Life and Business As A Leader

Ellevate | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women

I mean, we all know that, if you are not well taken care of... there is no way that you can take care of anyone else -- clients, students, family, friends and customers. Right? Are you wondering what you have to do to get through the storm? I have listed five steps to "overcome the overwhelm."

Successfully Unsuccessfully Funded: How A Failed Kickstarter Helped My Business

Omar Mamoon | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Omar Mamoon

I started DOUGH & CO, my cookie dough business, two-and-a-half years ago. I always had a strong interest and passion for food, and I had saved up some money after working a corporate nine-to-five for several years. The time was ripe, and I was ready to start my own business.

Outsourcing Can Help Your Business Thrive

Adam Aronson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Adam Aronson

Often, those who start a business are looking for a sense of control - mastering their own destiny. They are the ones piling the work onto their plate, taking on added burden where possible. It is sometimes, then, counterintuitive to think about ways to reduce workload and increase efficiencies.