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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 07.22.2016 | 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.

How to Encourage Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Through a Positive Mindset

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

By Solomon Thimothy Entrepreneurs are usually highly energetic individuals with tons of self-motivation. However, entrepreneurship is a battle that n...

Using Storytelling to Pitch Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written with Steven Bussard Capturing an investor's interest and evoking his passion for one's venture is crucial to securing funding. So, how ...

The Biggest Opportunity Most Startups Miss

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The tide is turning for some startups. I have seen the worried faces in Silicon Valley -- and they are not without reason. Funds that were easy to snag in the past are now harder to secure.

10 Inventive, Thriving Small Businesses Entrepreneurs Can Learn From

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

It's not the size of the business that matters, it's how well they connect with their customers. Look at any great small business and they share common traits. They work tirelessly to build a reputation and they listen to their customers.

Everyone Wants A Robo-Advisor

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

There was a time when you needed a substantial amount of wealth in order to make it worth hiring a wealth manager or even getting a wealth manager to pay attention to your puny investment funds. That picture is changing fast.

6 Lessons Learned From Closing $2 Million In Funding

Steve Eakin | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Steve Eakin

Recently, one of my clients was presented with some funding options and closed up to $2 million in Series A. It's true that this is not the first time I have worked with a company that was getting funding, and even though this was not the most cash I have been involved with in funding rounds -- one of my clients is close on pulling in 9 figure funding soon. Now THAT is a lot of money, baby -- there are still lessons to be learned.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 36: Jim Semick and Peter Arvai

Steve Blank | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Given all that I've seen in my career I don't sweat the small stuff. We didn't talk about product; we didn't talk about organization or raising money...

The Key Steps to Building a Successful Personal Facebook Brand

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

By John Lincoln While there are many ways to build your personal brand online, one of the best ways to do so is by marketing on Facebook. As of righ...

Hackathons are about beginnings

Chiara Condi | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Chiara Condi

A few weeks ago I threw my first Hackathon. It was not what you would have ordinarily expected. It was about 70% female and most of the projects were...

Want to Become a Venture Capitalist? It's All About Your Network

Quora | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business

What is the best strategy to get in the VC industry from college? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

How to Have One Foot in Two Countries (Without Falling in the Water)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

By Kevin Xu In a globally competitive world, startups now have to balance working in multiple countries simultaneously to stay ahead of the competiti...


The Harbus | Posted 07.16.2016 | Technology
The Harbus

By Andrea Coravos, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 & Harbus Contributing Writer Dispelling the myth that "business leaders don't need to be te...

How To Launch A Brand: Lose The Ego, Gain A Soul

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 07.18.2016 | Books
Rebekah Iliff

While there are quite literally hundreds if not thousands of ways to get the word out these days, the truth is, unless you have a solid foundation from which to launch, your company could very well end up face-down on the pavement. In other words, if your brand lacks the necessary qualities to attract and retain loyal customers you may need to rethink your strategy.