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How to Be an Entrepreneur Who Can See Around Corners

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur realizes that change is now the norm, and they have to adapt their business quickly to survive and prosper. In fact, the best entrepreneurs seem to see breakthrough changes coming even before they really happen, and are able to turn them into huge new opportunities.

3 Habits Killing Your Productivity

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

In our attempt to be better at our jobs, to be more accessible and more open to new opportunities which could be your next big break, you may actually be engaging in habits that are hindering you.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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.

Millennials Don't Travel Like Other Generations, and It's Creating Major Business Opportunities

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The Internet, technology and social media has turned our generation upside down. No longer do we plan as far ahead for travel. If we see a deal, we jump on it. With more people booking travel through mobile phones, this spontaneity will only increase over the next few years.

The True Test of a Great Business Idea

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

People often ask me how I figured out what type of business I wanted to start. Unfortunately, I have to tell them that I didn't figure anything out. All of my previous endeavors have just sort of happened. However, that's not to say I didn't enable them in some ways.

Stop Being the Bottleneck in Your Own Business

Kelsey Recht | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Kelsey Recht

In the early days a founder needs to do everything and be a jack of all trades. Often the difference between success and failure is whether you complete the task yourself. However, as a founder, when do you become the exact obstacle to success?

Smart Glasses Will be the Internet's Portal to the Physical, Hands-On World

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.21.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Using smart glasses (like those manufactured by Vuzix, Google and others) as a portal, the Internet will reshape traditional industries by bringing information and expertise where it was previously not possible: into hands-on arenas.

Google Ventures Founder: 'The Future Will Be Awesome and Free... If Everyone Is Included'

John Rampton | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
John Rampton

On February 11th, 2015 Bill Maris, founding partner at Google Ventures gave a keynote address to the Startup Grind 2015 global conference in Redwood City about the future of health.

Local Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, 50 individuals and families have joined us, each giving $1 or more a day to support grantees in 55 countries. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

3 Mental Exercises That Increase Productivity

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.21.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The cliché, "The mind is more powerful than the body," has proven to be a successful strategy. However, determining specific mental exercises that actually increase productivity is subject to the individual. As the COO of mHelpDesk, these are three strategies I have found useful.

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.

The Key to Hustling: Have A Story

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

Everyone always says that the key to creating a successful company and then monetizing on it is to hustle. Hustle. Hustle. Hustle. But what exactly does that mean? How do you even get the opportunity to hustle to an investor? How do you approach a major company and try to secure a deal with them?

An Interview With Seth Berkowitz | How the Founder of Insomnia has Revolutionized The College Experience Armed Only With Cookies

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

In his book Zero To One, Peter Thiel says that you should never open a restaurant since you'll just be one fish in a large pond. And that makes sense. You're probably not going to really "change the world" with a restaurant.

When Hiring, What Problems Should I Avoid?

John Rampton | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Hiring can be one of the hardest problems that every business has to deal with. Recently I reached out to eight different startup founders from Startu...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Being an entrepreneur means consistently keeping yourself "in play" in this type of situation. Where you don't know what's coming next, yet you're committed to getting through whatever comes your way.

Smart Entrepreneurs Use Resource Constraints to Win

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most entrepreneur that fail are quick to offer a litany of constraints that caused their demise -- not enough money, time, customers, or support from the right players.

3 Ways to Become More Likable (That Your Competitors Don't Know About)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.07.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author Arel Moodie is a best-selling author, authority on likability, professional speaker and the host of The Art of Likability, a top business/care...

10 Invaluable Web Apps and Tools for New Startups

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Every day there are new startups launching, and beginning their -- hopefully successful -- journey, but not all startups consist of teams that are big...

Startup Fever Goes Global

Jack Hidary | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Jack Hidary

The next few years will be exciting ones as startups go global earlier in their cycles and scale faster. More and more cities are supporting entrepreneurs directly with incubators and co-funding programs.

Big Sharing Is the Future

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.12.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The technology beside you and in the cloud is the product of large-scale collaborations. Our shared culture is not scientific, never has been, probably never will be.

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.

The 5 Keys to Success When You Work With Your Spouse

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 03.28.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Navigating a marriage with its seismic energy can be stressful enough, so just imagine your future if you are in business with your spouse. If something happens to your business, not only are your finances in jeopardy; your marriage may be on the rocks.

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.

16 Tricks for Making Lightning-Fast Decisions

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 03.14.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Usually, you don't have the luxury of being able to hem and haw. We asked 16 entrepreneurs to give us their tips for making well-thought-out decisions on the go.

7 Things Only Entrepreneurs Can Do

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 04.03.2015 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

After serving the military and dipping his toe into a few different professions, John Lee Dumas couldn't figure out what career was "right" for him. Until he discovered that no career was right for him -- he's an entrepreneur.