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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 35: Jessica Mah and Peggy Burke

Steve Blank | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

At 19 I thought that I would be able to work really hard on my startup, and then in a year we'd have break out success. We'd raise this money, users w...

The 12 Year Overnight Success

James Marks | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
James Marks

When I told my close friends I was starting a fulfillment company, you could see them flinch and try to mask their disappointment. You could almost see the single word forming inside their heads, "WHY??" They looked at me with something like pity while they struggled to put a good face on it.

Small Business Startup Checklist: Don't Overlook These Items

Marisa Sanfilippo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Marisa Sanfilippo

Some people think starting a business will be this great thing to do and then as they move forward with the process quickly learn it's not always rain...

The Value of Brand Storytelling

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Sandy Abrams

Storytelling is the new...well, it's everything today for small businesses and big brands too. It's how brands can differentiate themselves in this ve...

Women Entrepreneurs, Meet Women Investors

Daisy J Lin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Daisy J Lin

Women entrepreneurs don't have the same kind of networks as men. Enter women investors.

4 Lessons From Building a Business in 66 Days

Alex Barker | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Alex Barker

Building a successful online business is one of the most difficult things to accomplish. With the explosion of the Internet, many people built businesses to capitalize on the gold rush -- and unfortunately, many businesses are failing.

Time for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

Andre Averbug | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Andre Averbug

Building and running an ecommerce is still tons of work. But work you can administer at your own pace, especially if you are good at delegating.

4 Tips for New Grads Starting a Business Despite Student Debt

NerdWallet | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Benjamin Pimentel Starting a business is tough enough when you're fresh out of school. Having a huge pile of student loan debt doubles the challen...

5 Ways Startups Can Play Bigger Than They Are

Kc Agu | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Kc Agu

In the early days of growing your startup, the days are long and challenges are numerous.

Chasing Venture Capital will Kill 99.78%* of Games Companies and App Startups

Elaine Heney | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Elaine Heney

When starting a new app business, chasing investor capital can be life threatening for your startup. Delusions of business grandeur can include signi...

How to Start a Great Business at Any Age

Rob Kornblum | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Rob Kornblum

You dream about it. Starting your own business. On your long commute or when you struggle through another meeting, it's on your mind. Like a little flicker of flame ready to burst into a full-on fire.

7 Shortcuts That Can Kill a Startup Business

Kc Agu | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Kc Agu

It is good practice for you to establish a business around something you love to do. The problem comes when your love for what you are doing overwhelms you and you forget that at the end of the day, you are running a business, not a hobby.

Dear Internet, Stop Telling Me to Quit My Job

Bianca Bass | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Bianca Bass

Don't get me wrong, the stories of those who have made it on their own are inspiring and deserve to be applauded. But for the vast majority people, they're far from reality. We need more voices, perspectives and opinions from all kinds of creative people.

Are You Ready to Buy a Franchise? 8 Tips to Consider

Diana Rodriguez-Zaba | Posted 05.13.2016 | Chicago
Diana Rodriguez-Zaba

After careful research and planning, I partnered with a national franchise that demonstrated a proven track record. The business model has its challenges, but it's also been very rewarding for me and my growing family of employees.

Should You Join the Gig Economy?

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Not too many years ago, it was more commonly called "freelancing" or "moonlighting" - the idea of picking up a few extra dollars outside of what used ...

Why Everybody Can't Start And Own A Successful Startup

Kc Agu | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Kc Agu

The stakes are high. The media and the world have always celebrated the next Wunderkind, the next "revolutionary" business, the next Google.

How Playing Video Games Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Ross Resnick | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Ross Resnick

When I was a kid, I frequently tried to explain to my parents why video games were very important to my development. I vividly remember discussing thi...

Transitioning From an Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur

Alex Pirouz | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Alex Pirouz

According to a report by the Gallup Institute in April 2016 just 13% of employees globally are engaged at work, that's a scary statistic. That means...

Why This Woman Quit Her Job As A Lawyer To Open A Bakery

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.25.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

After 22 years as a lawyer, Helene Godin decided to call it quits. Practicing law had always been her dream and it grew to define her, but the demandi...

7 Things You Need to Get for Your New Business

Haley Lynn Gray | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Haley Lynn Gray

When I first started my businesses, I was in for a bit of a rude awakening, in so many ways. I had "shiny object" syndrome; I bought all kinds of things I didn't really need, for stuff that I could have done less expensively. I could have saved myself a lot of time, money and aggravation by being more judicious about what I bought and when I bought it.

I Bet You Didn't Know This About Start-ups

Kelly Benamati | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Kelly Benamati

When you begin a start up, most go at it blindly with no concept of what to expect and haven't done much research to even verify their idea will be successful or has any merit to it.

How My Terrible Copywriting Skills Make Me A Sought-After Marketer

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Bhavani Esapathi

There's a myth going around that you need to be a brilliant writer to build a respectable social media following but that's not how it worked for me.

5 Things I've Learned From the Global Entrepreneur

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Gore

I've met entrepreneurs all over the world, from all different walks of life, and many of the valuable lessons I've learned were in far-flung places. F...

Women's History Month: Interview With Construction Industry Maverick Barbara Armand

Sandy Abrams | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Sandy Abrams

I recently spoke to Barbara Armand about her now 25-year-long entrepreneurial journey. Armand has received many construction industry honors and serves as a mentor and inspirational figure for many women.

3 Profound Ways to Start an Unforgettable Startup in Any Industry

Kc Agu | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Kc Agu

You can't simply start a startup now on guess work -- not with the kind of stiff competition that currently exists online. For you to make head ways, every move you make must be strategic. Every plans, decisions and indoor brainstorming meeting must lead to sales.