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How To Start a Blog And Win 40,000 Customers

Harry Red | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Collins wrote blog post after blog post about marketing. Testing ideas. Creating videos. Delivering value every time. "I think blogging is a fantastic education in marketing because every single time you put out a blog post, you essentially launch a new concept to your market and see how they respond."

5 Marketing Principles Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Building a company isn't easy. You need to maintain consistent operations while steadily growing your customer base, but how can you get more customers if the vast majority of your target audience hasn't ever heard of you? The answer is marketing.

10 Tips to Prevent Startup Failure

Adam Greenwald | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Adam Greenwald

Even if you've spent years thinking up your dream business, taking the first step in launching your startup can seem nearly impossible. Some of the best business ideas fall by the wayside while some seemingly unlikely ventures flourish into long lasting companies.

Why Disrupt When You Can Create?

Randy Pennington | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Start-ups that disrupt existing business models are interesting. Those that create new categories of service inspire. And at the end of the day, we need more inspiring.

Q&A: Aaron Easaw -- CEO, INC.UBATOR

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Since the age of 11, Aaron Easaw has pursued entrepreneurship on a higher level, and has had a passion for business management and aiding up and coming entrepreneurs.

6 Selfish Acts That Will Make You an Extraordinary Leader

Noelle Bloom | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Noelle Bloom

Some of the world's greatest leaders have learned that taking care of themselves first gives them the advantage needed to support, impact, and ins...

Some Like It Hot (and Some Iced): Tips on Start-Up Mentorship and Success From Recon Strategy

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Svetlana Dotsenko

We met near the MIT campus during a hot summer day in Boston, when the sun turns on the heat to compensate for all of the winter lows. Nikhil ordered his iced coffee, and I started with a broad question about how to define start-up strategy.

5 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

Adam Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

It really doesn't matter what line of work you are in, at some point, there will be a business relationship in conflict, a difficult client, or some type of negative situation involving a client. If your goal is relationships before revenue, these situations may be an opportunity to develop a strong, long-term, positive business relationship.

9 Time-Saving Tips That Will Make You Stand Out on Social Media

Neil Patel | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

Social media is a Catch-22. You want to grow your popularity, but you find it difficult to spend the enormous amount of time it requires. Is there a way to enjoy rising popularity on social media while not sinking life and soul into the pursuit?

6 Critical Ways Social Media Influencers Can Expand Your Brand

John Rampton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Take advantage of influencer visibility by collaborating with influencers. Influencer relationships can work in many different ways, each more effective than the last. Here are the best ways you can collaborate with influencers to give your brand the boost it needs.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 11: Pat Sullivan and Sebastian Jackson

Steve Blank | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Startup founders strive to turn their dreams into reality, and the mentors who guide them often learn as much as they teach. How startup ideas are de...

How To Attract The Best Team To Your Lean Startup

Adam Greenwald | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Adam Greenwald

Lean startups face many challenges, from securing seed funding to creating marketable products and services to developing sound marketing plans. For many startups, the number one challenge is recruiting and hiring top talent.

4 Qualities Angel Investors Want to See in Startups

Neil Patel | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

Every startup needs funding somewhere, somehow, and someway. Angel investing is one of the main methods of gaining needed funding. Entrepreneurs who ...

Iran, the Next Startup Hub? An Interview with Tehran's Millennial Ecosystem Insiders

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Elnaz Moghangard

Tehran, Iran --Pictured from left to right: MohammadReza Azali, Alireza Jozi and Hamed Jafari Silicon Valley, Miami, New York, Austin. These are pla...

How a Top Startup Expert Turned a Book Into a $50M Company

Harry Red | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Picture a circle. Imagine it represents your future startup, transformed into a wildly successful company.

In Finland, Big Businesses Get Scrappy with Startups

Erica Swallow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology
Erica Swallow

In the old factory district of Helsinki, Finland, in a 4,000-square-foot electric power plant known simply as Kattilahalli ("boiler hall"), more than 500 developers and creatives gathered for the largest hackathon ever held in the Nordics.

Why You Don't Want to Be a Silicon Valley Unicorn

Neil Patel | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

Being a unicorn isn't all bad. You get some great press, a lot of buzz, and your face appears all over the Internet. That can be fun. Yet unicorn status could be chimeric. I guess that's what I'm trying to say.

How to Learn Computer Programming: A 4,000-Mile Journey and the Case for Immersive Learning

Matt Hunckler | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
Matt Hunckler

Mr. Rotterdam was 4,000 miles from home, but he wasn't on vacation or holiday. He was on a mission. That mission had taken Ernest Rotterdam from his hometown in the Netherlands to an expansive mansion belonging to an inventor and tech entrepreneur.

Q&A: Mahbod Moghadam -- Cofounder, Everipedia

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Mahbod Moghadam was founder of Genius (aka "Rap Genius") the definitive online lyrics/everything annotation platform. He is now cofounder of Everipedia, known as the "Thug Wikipedia."

Are You Risking Your (Small) Business By Taking An Online Loan?

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Shunit Harpaz

In our last blog post I stressed how small businesses are constantly looking for cash infusion. A positive cash flow for a small business provides breathing air much needed to grow, to renovate, to buy new equipment or just to free some needed capital.

What Harvard Business School Doesn't Teach You About Fundraising

Abhi Shah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Abhi Shah

My experience demonstrates that funding is about the people who invest in your business. If they've had successful careers, their achievement can fuel yours. At Clutch, I went after names that some people wouldn't even dream of chasing.

Design Valuation Dashboard Captures the Potential of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the emergence of equity crowdfunding and the recent liberalization of startups, novice investors and entrepreneurs alike are drawn to risky endeavors.

Self-Love Workshops With 15-Year-Old Girls Challenged My Career

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Angelina Darrisaw

Decisiveness finally took over. My job was supposed to start in a week, my lease was about to be renewed and I didn't have any spare time to mull it over. I had to be home and I needed to turn that job down and move. Immediately.

Q&A: Kyu Lee -- CEO, Wiselike

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Wiselike is a knowledge-sharing platform backed by some of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors like GGV Capital, 500 Startups, and more. Wiselik...

Q&A: Taylor Culliver & Dilip Rajan -- CoFounders, Vyrtex

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

After a soft launch at the University of Pennsylvania in September, Vyrtex, a new social content curation platform, is ready to take things to the nex...