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Starting a Business

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 Constitution tha...

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
Avelist

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 08.19.2016 | 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 08.12.2016 | 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 07.29.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 07.22.2016 | Women
Ellevate

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 07.15.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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.

Episode 1 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Alexander Osterwalder and Oren Jacob

Steve Blank | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

The focus of our first segment was on Alexander Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas -- how and why he created it and how startups and large companies are using it to search for repeatable, scalable business models.

Get Exposure for Your Online Startup Using These 5 Resources

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Startups fail all of the time and a horrible service or product isn't always the reason why. Lack of exposure can kill even the best idea -- simply because nobody knows it exists.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Nellie Akalp

There's a lot of discussion these days about the entrepreneurial mindset. But what exactly is it? Is an entrepreneur someone who starts a business? Not exactly. Entrepreneurship is less about a job description and more about a state of mind. It's an attitude that shapes how you live and work.

Hear How the Lean Startup Began -- and Helped One Company Find Success: Episode 2 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Eric Ries and Jon Sebastiani

Steve Blank | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of the New York Times be...

Advice for New Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

Laura Adams | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
Laura Adams

"I'm opening up a small business and want to know what financial services, like banking and taxes, you recommend that most people don't consider when starting out. Also, are taxes for companies filed separately from individuals?"

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

4 Key Principles To Become A Mental "Warrior" Of Life And Business With Mark Divine

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Mark Divine epitomizes what human beings are capable of if we can just harness the amazing power of our minds. This "Unbeatable Mind," as he calls it, is the key to mastery in life and business, and ultimately the key to long-term success.

Summer Must-Reads for Successful Business Owners

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

This is my favorite time to get into a good book. When you're in business for yourself, you have the freedom to carve out time in your day to bone up on how to run your business while basking in the shade of your backyard, with the background sounds of your family soaking up summer.

The #1 Secret to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: FOCUS!

Debbie Frank | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Debbie Frank

Location, location, location . . . yep, that's the success motto in real estate! Most people have heard that location is the #1 factor in real estate investing. Being an entrepreneur is similar where the most important element to success is focus, focus, focus!