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How I Turned A Love Of Fashion Into A $25 Million A Year Business

Linda Lightman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

I always loved fashion but never really thought about a career in it. Building a business takes dedication and lots of time management. I ran my business entirely from my home for the first five years. As we've grown to over 110 employees, I can honestly say I've done every single job in our organization at some point.

What Are the Biggest Challenges Facing Start-Ups?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

I can say from experience that starting a new business can be as terrifying as it is exciting. This is because, at any given time, a young company can find itself facing a number of obstacles.

5 Common Business Plan Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Marc Prosser | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Marc Prosser

To get the best information possible, we interviewed a variety of small business owners/business plan experts. Here are the 5 common business plan pitfalls they identified and what they had to say about avoiding them.

The Telling Life Lessons David Goldberg's LinkedIn Offers Each Of Us

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The influence of others, competitive or not, can help you, he stressed. The attention alone breeds credibility for your ideas, and can drive you to be your best.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Brian Clark's Transformation From General Electric IT Guy to Serial Hackathon Winner and Entrepreneur

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

With the demand for Computer Science (CS) graduates rising, a lot of CS students have a choice, whether to work for a big and established tech company or take the plunge in a startup or build your own startup.

4 Types Of Entrepreneurs: Where Do You Fall?

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

I've found that successful entrepreneurs generally belong to one of four different categories, each with a different area of expertise and with a different set of approaches and unique challenges.

7 Ways to Build a Community Using Data-Driven Narratives

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

The bottom line: If you can adopt the mindset of what matters to your customers and how you can empower them, then the rest will follow.

Millennials Work Better

Aaron Straus Garcia | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Aaron Straus Garcia

One fact that gets overlooked time and time again when I read and hear things about millennials is that we, put simply, work better.

The 5 Biggest Financial Strains of Young Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

There are many stresses of being an entrepreneur of an emerging company. You worry about hitting your revenue goals. You worry about being viable or competitive in the marketplace. You worry about growing at a rate that's neither too fast nor too slow.

B Corporations: A New Kind of Company Needing a New Kind of Funding Model

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Jason Graham-Nye

B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They have passed a rigorous assessment using criteria including governance, workers, community and environment.

Startup Students: A Look At How Teachers Can Invest In GenDIY

GenDIY | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
GenDIY

Eric Nentrup A food service or retail job during one's teenage years has long been a rite of passage. But that doesn't mean there are...

5 eCommerce Startups You Can Learn From

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.30.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

In the language of business, eCommerce can be compared to being one of the best things since sliced bread made it's debut.

5 Industries the Internet of Things Is Going to Change Radically

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

Not only is it great to be able to have centralized, remote control over one's devices but it is also a game changer to be able to collect data about the functioning and interaction of these machines.

4 Reasons Your Business May Need to 'Rightsize'

Frank Chalupa | Posted 04.29.2015 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether U.S. businesses are still on a staffing pause due to the recession, or feeling optimistic about the economy, there is a new trend reshaping office markets across the country: rightsizing.

Why New Orleans Entrepreneurs are Creating the Next New Orleans -- Not the Next Silicon Valley

Tim Williamson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Tim Williamson

The New Orleans story is special. And while we hope it can inspire other communities, our goal is not to be the next Silicon Valley, or next New York, or the next Boston. We are creating the NEXT New Orleans.

For Startups, the Most Important Question Is Why? What the San Francisco Tech Market Taught a Swiss Brand Consultant

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 04.29.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

The numbers don't lie: more than 75% of venture-backed startups fail. The most common reason? Failure to understand target-audience motivations and to communicate effectively to them.

How Urban Tech Is Disrupting Government Procurement Policies

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I spent the past few days with our COO at the Smart City Startups Festival in Miami, Florida, interacting with some of today's most visionary, innovative urban tech startup founders who are disrupting almost every facet of the urban landscape.

Notabli: An Example of Successful Design Driven Entrepreneurship

Rich Nadworny | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Rich Nadworny

One of the more fascinating pieces of data I've seen in a while showed that design-driven companies outperform the S&P by 228% over 10 years.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How April Cuenca's Journey to 51 Provinces in the Philippines Led to the Creation of Tourism Startup FlipTrip

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
David Ongchoco

Cuenca explained, "Fliptrip is your gateway to finding new destinations. Find an unexpected paradise and have a great adventure right here in the Philippines." FlipTrip connects tourists to local communities, organizing you transportation, activities, accommodation and itinerary.

3 Surprising Life Lessons to Cultivate Your Calling

Ramon Nuez | Posted 04.28.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

Shhhh! Did you hear that? There it goes again. It's a faint whisper. I can barely make it out, but I think it's your calling! What's a calling you ask -- it's the reason why you were born.

Young and Entrepreneurial: EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals - 'Entrepreneurship is an Adventure'

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's through entrepreneurship, research, non-profit work, intrapreneurship or singing, dancing, writing or by just doing something innovative that impacts the lives of many people.

Are You a "Job Seeker" or a "Market Connector"?

Amy Radin | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

What's really terrific is the pressure is gone - my job right now is to be a great market connector, and my next career is unfolding as a result. Whether for me that means a portfolio of roles or a full-time assignment remains to be seen.

Building Your Brand or Startup Company Requires This Type of Person

Tim Morehouse | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Tim Morehouse

Look, I'm an Olympic fencer, so unless I'm positioning myself to let my unique value proposition shine I'm never going to garner a sponsorship against athletes like Michael Phelps or Shawn Johnson let alone professional athletes in the NBA or NFL.

Growing a Tech Startup: Knowing When and How to Scale

Debbie Madden | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Debbie Madden

Starting a company is thrilling and terrifying all at once. I can only describe it as "energizing stress." I've started and helped start five companies in my career, each one having similarities to those before it.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How then 24 year-old Sameer Mehta Sold His First Startup to Mark Cuban then Cofounded His Second Startup with Blake Griffin and Kevin Love

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Not many people, let alone college students, would go out of their way to cold-email more than 100 seasoned entrepreneurs and investors asking for feedback on their startup.