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Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 18: Sarah Calhoun and Steve Sims

Steve Blank | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Realizing you need help and learning how to ask for help are crucial skills for a founder. And while how much money you make at a startup is a way to...

Top 15 College Entrepreneurs Take Flight In Nation-Wide Business Pitch Competition

Matt Hunckler | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
Matt Hunckler

Remember back in the day when you were a twenty something college student? Did you want to be a rockstar, DJ, actor, or rapper? College studen...

6 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know to Avoid Burnout!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

Life as an entrepreneur requires immense discipline, focus and above all -- an overwhelming need to avoid burnout -- both emotionally and physically.

Why you should put your great idea to work now!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

Every small business owner must have had this running through the head at some point in their entrepreneurial journey, especially in the beginning sta...

"Who's Your Daddy?"

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 01.11.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I'm a Start-Up Survivor. At least that's how I look at it. Being co-founder of a company was hard, ruthless, filled with deceit and bad behavior,...

Starting an Online Business? Here Are 7 Things I Learned From My Journey as a Novice

Carol Morgan | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

I know there are a lot of people who want to start their own business -- and the idea of working from home while making money online is an excellent opportunity. But where do you start? Here are seven things I learned along the way -- and I hope this information helps you along your own journey:

4 Reasons Your Online Business Is Failing

Amanda Mock | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Amanda Mock

Now more than ever anyone has the power to start a successful company literally at their fingertips. But that low entry point has also made the number of businesses that fail statistically higher according to some. Where brick and mortar companies are showing to have better-staying power.

5 Reasons to Become Unemployable

Sonia Thompson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Sonia Thompson

Photo Credit: Steven Depolo / FlickR The other day I got word that a family member lost his job. When I asked what happened, I got a back a one-wor...

5 Real Truths You Should Know About Starting a Business

Nellie Akalp | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If you had told me 20 years ago that I would be a successful business owner with my husband, Phil, I wouldn't have believed you. I had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but then I got bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.

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.