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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 04.24.2015 | 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.

Startup Incubator Teaches Military Veterans in NYC

Will Gregory | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Will Gregory

Last weekend, one of my favorite organizations, the Patriot Boot Camp, swung through the Big Apple to throw a three day shindig of startupy goodness. I popped by to check out the action.

How to Build an Enterprise Software Startup

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.24.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Every entrepreneur knows that starting an enterprise software company is hard. Jason Lemkin, Managing Partner with Storm Ventures and founder of Echo...

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.24.2015 | Small Business
Vivek Wadhwa

The advice I give to today's graduates is to decline the job offers from big companies and instead join promising start-ups. Better still, if they have the ideas and ability, I encourage graduates to start their own companies and be masters of their own destiny.

Let's Make Some Mistakes Today

Ed Gutman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Ed Gutman

You can't make mistakes if you don't try, much less make better ones. I've spent parts of the last year being overly cautious in what I choose to do next, wondering if the things I do are better than the last -- enough so that it occasionally paralyzes me in my steps. I'm done with that.

5 Apps for Maintaining a Successful Product Launch

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.23.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

I'm emphasizing the word maintaining for a reason, because it takes a different set of tools and apps to actually get to the launch of your new product, but in order to keep it alive we need to invest time and energy into finding something that will back us up when we most need it.

Office Location Defines Competitive Edge

Toni Haber | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Toni Haber

Increasingly a company's office location has been deemed an indicator of its potential for future growth and ability to keep pace with the development of New York City real estate, culture and business.

Shake it Off: What I Learned From a Negative Review

Liane Jackson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Liane Jackson

You're not going to satisfy everyone, and on some occasions, the customer isn't right, but you should certainly do your darndest to try and find common ground, and head off problems at the pass, without compromising your basic business needs.

5 Biggest Myths About Booking Airfare

Hopper.com | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you've been getting tangled in the web of myths and weird tips surrounding buying airfare, then don't worry, because Hopper is on hand to bust the phonies and vanquish the frauds with this list of the five biggest myths about booking travel in the skies. Enjoy.

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor

Sarah Cannata | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Sarah Cannata

Just by surrounding myself with the right kind of people, I've learnt how much I can learn from others. And in particular, other women who have more life and business experience than I do.

Why Startups Like Uber, Airbnb And SpaceX Succeed

Singularity University | Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

What's most important for the success of your project? Is it the team? Funding? Timing? Idea? Business model? Recently I heard Bill Gross, one of the ...

How India Can Become the Largest Startup Country in the World

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Oscar Raymundo

All the pieces are in place and startups and investors are making India a hotbed of economic activity, despite these regulations. Right now India has the opportunity to rival Silicon Valley in value or stand to lose some of its brightest entrepreneurs.

Need to Have Your Startup Funded? Here are 5 Ways

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

These five sources of funding are only a few of the ways you can come up with the capital to bring your idea to fruition. Be creative and think outside the box for ways to fund your startup -- you'll likely need funding from a combination of sources.

Character of a Business v. a Design Entrepreneur

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Entrepreneurs are the people who reinvent and revigorate our society in large and small ways and we know them by their actions. However, how do entrepreneurs with a business or a design background differ from one another and what are their personal traits?

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Innovation and the federal government are not words that we often hear together, but Bryan Sivak, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government, is changing that.

Going Against the Flow: Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, Founder & CEO of Tagplay

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Charu Sharma

"When I changed how I thought about my life, I quit banking and did the things I really wanted to do. It felt a lot better. I not only felt liberated but I was also getting better results since I actually enjoyed what I was doing."

Young and Entrepreneurial: Former YCombinator Hustler Pulak Mittal Shares His Startup Journey From PennApps to Clever

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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...

Minipreneurship: Proving That Entrepreneurship Is Accessible At Any Age

Carrie Rich | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

Let's face it, it is no longer uncommon to see millennials go out on a limb, take the road less traveled, and make a positive impact through entrepreneurship. But 7-year-old entrepreneurs... Are we ready for that? Just wait until you read this interview.

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

Kevin Siskar | Posted 04.11.2015 | Small Business
Kevin Siskar

What we have found is that if an early-stage founder can check off the ten items below, they have a solid foundation by which to start a company. You are absolutely not assured success if you can check off these items (nor are you assured failure if you can't), but your chances of success are much, much higher if you can.

How to Build a Business With Staying Power

Matt Rissell | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Matt Rissell

If you're an entrepreneur like me, your mind never turns off. You're constantly seeking new ways to improve your business and yourself. So, what does it really take to turn something you've made into a company with staying power and apply that natural drive to scaling it?

9 Creative Habits to Adopt From a Clothing Brand That All Started With 9 Pocket Shirt

Nina Tomaro | Posted 04.07.2015 | Small Business
Nina Tomaro

As an entrepreneur and from meeting and working with hundreds of startups, entrepreneurs, and investors, I often find creativity is one of those impor...

Imran Ali Khan: Align Your Profession With Your Passion

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

More importantly, what are the most common mistakes that most founders commit especially during the early stages of the business? Imran Ali Khan, Founder and Co-CEO at Zameen.com, shares his advice on how to avoid those pitfalls.

When Will the Design Innovation Bubble Burst?

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startups continue failing at an alarming seventy to eighty percent rate for top picked opportunities, while, for average startups, the failure rate is closer to 95 percent.