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Why Small Businesses Can't Get Ahead in the Game

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Shunit Harpaz

They are the hardest working Americans, operating their own business, trying to push themselves forward, but somehow they just can't catch a break.

Tech Entrepreneur Takes Pain & Expense Out of Flower Delivery

Renny McPherson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Renny McPherson

Ajay Kori is one of the founders of UrbanStems, an on-demand flower delivery service created to spread happiness by making gifting fun and easy. UrbanStems launched during a blizzard on Valentine's Day 2014 in Washington DC and has since expanded into Manhattan, Brooklyn and the DC Metro Area.

4 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your TV Interviews

Mona Kosar Abdi | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Mona Kosar Abdi

When preparing for the interview, create a list of the most important points that you would like to make. These will be the points that you should try and get across first. If you have an idea of the story angle, find a way to make your message relate to the topic being discussed.

The 5 Productivity Tricks That Are Making Entrepreneurs Less Productive

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

There's no shortage of "productivity hacks" and tricks out there--and I've even written about some of my personal favorites before--but not all shortcuts to productivity are as efficient as they seem.

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

With almost eighty million results to sift through, it is possible to find advice or information on just about anything and everything. But, in reality, the biggest determining factor in achieving success cannot be found on a website, in a book or in advice personally shared from the best of mentors.

Why I've Brought the Public Relations Industry Mobile

Allison Kugel | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology
Allison Kugel

Business, particularly the business of communications and public relations, is about forward movement, mobile technology and making the once inaccessible, accessible for everyone.

The 6 Ways to Save a Failing Startup

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

You might hear about successful startups so often you think the odds are on your side. But it's quite the opposite. According to recent data, just half survive five years or more, and only a third make it to 10 years. Starting a business is a risky proposition.

Do You Know How to Create the Perfect Content Strategy? Kimanzi Constable Is Killing It.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Why does this strategy work, because you are writing for an audience of business owners, entrepreneurs and influencers. These individuals are thirsty for mind-blowing articles, and if you are the author of the article, that business owner may ask you to share your article with his company.

Startup Founders, Cut Your Salary in Half

Max Yoder | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Max Yoder

You shouldn't take even close to the market value of your salary, no matter the size of the seed round. Here's why.

How Snapchat Shed Its Sexting Reputation

Mona Kosar Abdi | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Mona Kosar Abdi

Snapchat is a prime example of how important it is for a company to clearly identify its message and then stay consistent. From the start, the founders positioned Snapchat as the antithesis of popular social media sites where users can leave behind a potentially haunting digital footprint.

The Real Reasons Silicon Valley Won't Fix The 'Important' Problems

Quora | Posted 10.08.2015 | Technology

Don't software engineers work on real problems all the time? If a software engineer is hired by anyone, as a contractor, employee or self-employed, they are, I am assuming, working on a problem that is real to someone. These problems are as diverse in nature as humans are diverse.

Office Spaced: Can't We Do Away With the 9-5 Workday, Already?

David Fagin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Fagin

It's almost 2016, people. By this time next week, drones will be carrying us to work and cars will be driving themselves. Yet, everywhere you look, most of us are still racing like rats and herded sheep to get to the office by 9:00 a.m. And for what? To punch a clock?

Rise of the Rest-Portland: Attitude Is Everything

Ross Baird | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Ross Baird

The final day of this fall's "Rise of the Rest" tour led us to visit Portland, Maine--a beautiful town with a great history, and a startup ecosystem that is just beginning to emerge.

6 Startup Exit Strategies for Investors

David Drake | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
David Drake

Exit strategies take on different forms, but it is important that your startup should put one in place for your investors. While they are rooting and supporting your business, they are also looking for a return on their investment.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show, No. 5: Daniella Yacobovsky and Jane Moritz

Steve Blank | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Nature and nurture together shape successful entrepreneurs. And it's possible to balance work and family when doing a startup. Family relationships i...

3 Types of Entrepreneurs Who Thrive in Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

There are many types of entrepreneurs, all of which have different goals, different passions, different attitudes and different approaches. We're all united by our desire to take charge of a business, but I love to see that diversity manifest in the marketplace.

Why Every Start-Up Needs A Pair of Pom Poms

Charlotte Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Charlotte Moore

What was it that finally made you start your own business? Perhaps you couldn't stand another thankless day in your old job, or you were inspired by the success of other entrepreneurs, or just felt brave enough to finally take the leap. No matter the reason, once you've done it, there's no need to go it alone.

5 Steps to Create an Online Business That Generates $1 Million Annually

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 million in revenue."

Are Tech Startups Losing Their Charm?

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Liz Kaydanovsky

"Tech" and "startup" are popular buzzwords. Use them together, and you've got literary "synergy," the crowned king of buzzwords. These words are like fuel to a flaming conversation, blazing with interest and hype.

How Startups Became a Part of the New Hampshire Primary: Rise of the Rest-Manchester

Ross Baird | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ross Baird

Chatting over slices of chocolate pie in a diner, a lunchtime roundtable in a living room, and a packed, high-energy event: all these scenes are very familiar every four years in New Hampshire during Presidential primary season. Yet on October 1st, we saw the same scenes, with a different focus: startups.

How Dan Tocchini, CEO The Grid, Is Rethinking Website Development. I Love His First Answer.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Dan Tocchini is the founder and CEO of The Grid where he gets a lot of mentorship from D3 AKA, Daniel the 3rd, his dad. You might find that having y...

3 Reasons Wantrepreneurs Fail at Entrepreneurship

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.03.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being an entrepreneur is a fascination many wantrepreneurs want to be included within. They see all the attention and glamour and lustfully want to be included in all the celebration. What they don't see is the long process of work that goes into building your entrepreneurial foundation.

5 Companies Defining the Future of Healthcare

Kenny Kline | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

In New York, there's an extremely diverse mix of innovators including accelerators, startups and hospitals. Here's a glimpse of some great organizations that are paving the way for the future of health care.

The Top 10 Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2015 | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

It's a good time to be a tech worker. Between 2013 and 2014, even as job and income growth in the rest of the economy was sluggish, overall employment in technology grew by 3.7% and average annual technology incomes increased by 2.4%.

How Do You Create a Successful Business?

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being a business owner will test you emotionally and mentally, so it takes a strong person to withstand the unpredictable nature of business ownership. Therefore, when you want to create a successful business, it would help you greatly to be equipped with certain qualities.