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Should Startups Use Credit Card Financing?

Robert Harrow | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

Signing up and using a small business credit card can either be a fantastic deal or a horrible investment for most startups. It will heavily depend on the company's level of preparedness when choosing their piece of plastic. This article will outline for small businesses why getting a credit card for their company may and may not make sense.

Pain vs. Suffering

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Paulo Coelho said once that if you follow your heart in life, you will not have regrets. You will be defeated, you will suffer, but you will not have...

The 7 Hardest Things About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

These are the things that call people to become entrepreneurs, but they don't come easy. Beginning your journey as an entrepreneur, you'll face dozens of hardships and challenges along the way. Take, for instance, these seven hardest things about becoming an entrepreneur.

The Right to Dream and the Right Dream

Chiara Condi | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Chiara Condi

We are all born with an equal capacity for dreaming, which ensures that when we are children we all grow up wanting to be something we will probably never become. With time our interactions with our parents, our environment and our own confrontations with reality redefine, or rather fine-tune our dreams.

6 Ways to Make the Most of Any Accelerator Program

Jake Newfield | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Jake Newfield

This past summer I was a member of 500 Startups, one of the top accelerator programs in the world. For those who aren't familiar with 500 Startups or other accelerators (like Y Combinator or Tech Stars,) it's helpful to understand how these organizations function to fund Silicon Valley startups and technology innovation across the globe.

6 Reasons Why You Should Join a Startup in Your Twenties

Jake Newfield | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Jake Newfield

I graduated from college two years ago, and in that time established the beginnings of a successful career for myself in enterprise technology sales.

5 Ways to Grow Your Startup

Jake Newfield | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Jake Newfield

Acquiring customers, gaining press, and finding product market fit are a few of the many struggles that you will encounter when building your startup. Despite the challenges, developing a startup can be very rewarding -- if you are able to implement the right strategies.

5 Secrets to Managing a Remote Workforce

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Advancements in technology have created a global workforce, allowing us to collaborate in ways that weren't possible before. Today, many companies look across city, state and international lines for talent and partnerships to help their businesses grow while keeping costs down.

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Create More Innovations

Marty Zwilling | Posted 11.28.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

What established businesses know through experience keeps them from looking for the new and innovative ways to do what they do better, cheaper, and faster. I'm convinced that's why most mature companies are slowing down or buying their innovation through acquisition, rather than building it.

Finding The Treasure - An Interview with Mor Assia and Shelly Hod Moyal

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 11.28.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

I recently interviewed Mor Assia and Shelly Hod Moyal to find out what it takes to create a treasure map of success like iAngels has done in Israel. Here are there four simple lessons for finding the X that marks the spot.

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.