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How to Unleash World-Class Marketing Power Without Going Bankrupt

Neil Patel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Neil Patel

Marketing is expensive but necessary. For the small and struggling startup, such massive expenditures can seem risky. Is there a way to avoid gut-wrenching expenditures but still maximize your marketing power?

Dear Tesla Motors: Losing money with software is one thing, losing it with hardware is another

Benjamin Rohé | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology
Benjamin Rohé

Reading that Tesla Motors' net loss has more than doubled in the fourth quarter of 2015, brought up an interesting point: losing (investors') money wi...

8 Questions You Must Ask Before Starting a Passion-Based Business

Laiza King | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Laiza King

Starting a business comes with truckloads of challenges and commitments, especially on the part of the business owner(s).

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Chasing Your Dreams

Steve Young | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Steve Young

As someone who sold cassette tapes in elementary school, I knew that one day I would be become an entrepreneur. In January 2014, at the age of 33 with a family and two young kids, I decided to chase my dream and go full-time in my app marketing business.

Why Women Are the Best Opportunity for Businesses

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Andrew_Yang

The Honest Company, which makes natural eco-friendly household products, is set to go public. It was recently valued at $1.7 billion with more than $150 million in revenue.

Why Accelerators Are the Best Way to Grow Your Startup

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Sunnie Groeneveld

What do Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit, Heroku, and Stripe all have in common? They all started at the world's best startup accelerator, Y Combinator. Founde...

Kevin Harrington's Time Management Advice

Kevin Kruse | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Kevin Kruse

How do self-made multimillionaires think about time? If you're like most people who want to improve their time management, you're always on the look...

5 Cloud Video Solutions to Common Business Startup Problems

Noble Crawford | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Noble Crawford

The technology we have access to today allows new ventures to launch, scale, and soar within far less time than days past. While no technology provides a single solution to every challenge in and of itself, a few do stand out. One of which is cloud based video.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 20: Nayeem Hussain and Will Zell

Steve Blank | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Your product and company vision need to match your appetite for funding. And know that just because a venture failed doesn't mean that you're a failu...

Choose Your Business Adventure with The Startup Equation

Ja-Naé Duane | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Ja-Naé Duane

I love being an entrepreneur. After starting two businesses and working with multiple startups, being an entrepreneur fits me perfectly. However, ev...

How FiscalNote Will Change Our Government

Quora | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Self-Management Trumps Passion in Design-Driven Startup Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Although all startup founders of design driven startups are passionate - still ninety-two percent of them will fail within three years, according to...

Is It Too Late for You to Be an Entrepreneur?

Neil Patel | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Neil Patel

Is it too late for you to be an entrepreneur? If you want to skip the article and get the quick answer, then here it is. Absolutely not.

Here's How to Get Featured in Time Magazine or Have a Casual Chat With Arianna Huffington

George Vou | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
George Vou

The art of communication is so subjective but can also come with so many rules.  I've read a lot about getting press for our startup and listened to...

5 Things to Consider Before Planning a Startup Marketing Campaign

Jose Vasquez | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

It's tempting to jump in immediately, but your marketing campaign should be the product of careful consideration.

All Awards Are Stupid

Jon Colgan | Posted 02.09.2016 | San Francisco
Jon Colgan

I borrowed that title from Jerry Seinfeld's 2007 acceptance speech at The Comedian Awards. In those brilliant five minutes, he not only bashes all ...

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Vojvodich, CMO of Salesforce

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Lynn Vojvodich is the Executive VP and CMO of Salesforce.com. Previously, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked with portfolio companies on their go-to-market strategy and with Forbes Global 2000 CIOs and CMOs on their innovation agenda.

Minerva Labs: A Cybersecurity Start-Up that Gets Ahead of the Game

Ruth Starkman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Technology
Ruth Starkman

Fresh from winning the prize for the Most Innovative Cyber Startup at Tel Aviv's 2016 Cybertech convention, Minerva Labs Co-Founder and CEO, Eddy Bobr...

The Middle East Must Think Beyond the Barrel

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Sarah Elzeini

As the Gulf region experiences plunges in oil prices, new goods and services are needed to diversify the economy beyond hydrocarbon production. Now is the time for both government and corporate entrepreneurship responsibility.

Here's the Problem with New York's Young Professionals

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 02.08.2016 | New York
Gil Kazimirov

We, young professionals, are an anxious, anxious group of kids. More than a decade of high-pressured test taking developed within us a compulsion to prove ourselves to ourselves and to others.

How To Make Something People Give A S**t About.

Jon Westenberg | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

You could make something right now. If you wanted to stop reading, grab a sheet of butcher's paper and brainstorm ideas, you could probably come up ...

Who's Really Addicting Us to Technology?

Nir Eyal | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Nir Eyal

"Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the Internet," wrote Tony Schwartz in a recent essay in The New York Times. It's a common com...

Better User Feedback Starts With The Right State of Mind

Tim Wu | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Tim Wu

Feedback is the nexus between user needs and product development. But gathering and using it effectively doesn't come easily; it's one of the trickiest things to get right.

Who Will Win at This Year's Crunchies?

Drew Lesicko | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Drew Lesicko

TechCrunch's annual award show, the Crunchies, will reveal its winners Monday, February 8 in San Francisco. The award show highlights innovation in te...

How to Become Google, Amazon, or Facebook (in Theory)

Anant Jhingran | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

We admire Google, Amazon, Azure, Netflix, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Swift. How many more of these are there? Hundreds? Perhaps thousands? No way....