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7 Common Characteristics of Unicorn Executives

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.26.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The total number of unicorn companies is at 168, according to a list compiled by CBInsights. The total value of these unicorns (private companies valu...

Yantai Looks to Lure More Korean Companies

AsiaToday | Posted 07.26.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - Yantai of Shandong province is one of the biggest industrial cities in China, and is looking to lu...

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: How The Clash Influenced a Startup's SEO Strategy

Dean Sioukas | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Dean Sioukas

The quintessential problem many startups face, is how to I get people to know about our company? Sure an article in the local paper is good and a nice website can tell a person a lot about you, but I am talking about the masses; that mass audience on the Internet that somehow will be mysteriously driven to your site when they are looking for what you are selling.

Why We Are Undervaluing Ukraine's Tech Scene

Daily Pnut | Posted 07.26.2016 | Technology
Daily Pnut

The Ukrainian startup scene is stronger than ever despite multiple currency devaluations, the loss of Crimea and the ongoing war in the east. Accordin...

Your Company Doesn't Need Venture Capital as Much as You Think

Quora | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business

How can companies be revenue funded and survive without venture capital? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...

14 Ways to Be More Efficient During Weekly Standup Meetings

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Regularly scheduled meetings can be important to company-wide communication, but if ineffectively planned, they can also become a poor use of employee...

The Trillion-Dollar Shift

Marga Hoek | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Marga Hoek

The redirection of capital is crucial to accelerate the transition to a new, value driven economy. What we invest in, will grow, what we divest from, ...

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 37: Michael Ingle and Graeme Gordon

Steve Blank | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

I simply wasn't happy in corporate America. I was a square peg in a round hole and needed to be someplace where I could think creatively. You are 100...

3 Tests You Need To Do On Your Startup Name

Zak Mustapha | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Zak Mustapha

Here's what I say, "If you want people to talk about your startup, you need an awesome product and a sticky name." Because if your name can't be pronounced, is hard to remember or easy to be misspelled then you can kiss your hard product development efforts goodbye.

How Raising Money From 'Friends and Family' Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Susan OBrien | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Building a company from scratch is hard. It's even harder when you opt to do so organically, steering clear of the more traditional, well-trodden vent...

Forgetting Languages Cost Me $127,000, And So Much More

Philip Sopher | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Philip Sopher

Yesterday I met a Brazilian woman in a coffee shop in D.C. This was my chance to show off my Portuguese! But after "Oi! Tudo bom?" I had nothing left,...

3 Hacks That Will Help You Stay Sane While Running Your Business

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

By Solomon Thimothy If you're an entrepreneur, you know how difficult it can be to keep up with everything going on around you and your business. Bu...

How Incumbent Companies Can Remain Relevant In A Startup-Driven World

Clark Valberg | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Clark Valberg

As fast-moving startups continue to disrupt incumbent companies, more "traditional" organizations will smartly begin to consider how to stay relevant in a world that's now more customer experience-focused than ever.

Why The Best Product Managers Always Start With A Vision

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Product managers have many day-to-day duties. But their main focus is communicating the high-level product vision across their organization -- from t...

Is the Future of Manufacturing Local?

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

American manufacturing is seeing a growing resurgence. While some retail companies like American Apparel have long produced products on U.S. soil, a new breed of companies are seeking to take advantage of American ingenuity and manufacturing prowess to produce high quality products locally.

The Freelance Economy Is Gaining Momentum

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

In this article I'll briefly examine some of the elements required in order for a social movement to truly take hold and I'll relate these factors back to the current freelance movement that is accelerating at a rapid pace.

Why We're Making Beer Out Of That 'Dirty Water'

Nadav Efraty | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Nadav Efraty

You've tried fewer toilet flushes. You've spent less time watering your lawn. But have you tried guzzling a favorite beer made from your local river? ...

Why Summer Doesn't Have to Be a Dead Time for Your Business

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

By Justin Blanchard Summer is traditionally a period during which businesses run almost on autopilot. Employees and customers often take vacations. I...

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Still Be Heard

BusinessCollective | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business

By Tom Chalmers When advising new businesses, I often remind them of the challenges they're about to come up against. We like to recall the exploits ...

4 Tips for Finding a Technical Co-Founder

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

By John Rampton Although I now run a payments solution business that leverages next-generation payment processing and security technology, I certainl...

How To Differentiate Your Startup Using The 3 P's Of Branding

Smita Singh | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Smita Singh

Navigating the world of startups can be challenging especially if this is your first time and you are unsure of the process. There is a big difference between knowing your idea and being able to communicate it to the world in a coherent way.

The Spouse: The Straw That Stirs The Drink

Dean Sioukas | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Dean Sioukas

Starting or running a successful business takes a certain type of person: strong, determined, unfazed by pressure, and, generally, unable to stop until the task at hand is completed.

Good Intentions Don't Create A Successful Business

Tamara Kleinberg | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Tamara Kleinberg

There are 3 big mistakes I see entrepreneurs make all the time when launching their businesses that kill revenues.

How to Go After the Job You Love (Rather Than Settling)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

By Murray Newlands One of the most challenging, yet satisfying, things I've done in my life is to go from working in jobs that seemed like the right ...

The 5 Main Motivations Driving People to Become Entrepreneurs

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Most people have dreamt of owning their own business. There are tons of advantages to doing so, and it's easy to romanticize the idea. On the surface, it seems like a straightforward desire, but the reality is, there are many different distinct potential motivations for getting involved in the world of entrepreneurship. Recognizing and understanding these motivations is critical if you want to be a successful business owner.