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The 5 Most Important Qualities Of Viral Content

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Jose Vasquez

Getting your content to go viral is tough, but if you can land even one successful viral piece, you'll greatly enjoy the benefits for months to come.

Going Against the Flow: Danae Ringelmann, Cofounder of Indiegogo

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2007 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world's la...

Going Against the Flow: Matt Crampton, Cofounder and CTO of Gigwalk

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Matt Crampton is the Cofounder and CTO of Gigwalk. He originally founded Gigwalk to create a marketplace to help businesses mobilize people to get wor...

Going Against the Flow: René Lacerte, CEO and Founder of Bill.com

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

René Lacerte is CEO and co-founder of Bill.com, the nation's largest business payment network with over 500,000 members and more than $12 billion in...

How to Keep a Bird's-Eye View of Remote Employees

James Parsons | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
James Parsons

A virtual workforce is something that most business owners are not prepared for, especially those that are accustomed to working shoulder-to-shoulder with their employees. Micromanagement can seem daunting or impossible.

Don't Be an Entrepreneur

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 03.12.2015 | Small Business
Dhairya Pujara

I believe there are 10 million reasons to not start a company and only one to start it and that is -- "Because you want to and you have to."

Teaching Employees to Be Entrepreneurs Will Become Standard Fare

Sramana Mitra | Posted 03.11.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Companies want employees to come up with new ideas, innovate, be leaders. However, most of these employees, unless they came in through an acquisition, or from a startup, do not have entrepreneurial experience.

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed in a Large Corporation

Steve Blank | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

I suggested the best place to start the conversation is with the 21st century definition of a startup: A startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.

Jan Neuhaeusser: Design Your Business With Customers Satisfaction in Mind

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

The best advice I received is from my father who ran a small business in Germany for more than 25 years. He strongly believes in team-effort and achievements, and that a strong team leads to success. This is what we are always trying to apply to our team at Play-Asia.com.

San Francisco's Launch Fest Signals Enthusiasm for 2015's Tech Economy

Andre Bourque | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Whether it's weekend hacked innovation or unveiling funded, fully functioning products, San Francisco's technology arteries can be used to gauge our country's broader interest and investment in innovation. That's what San Francisco's Launch Festival does each year.

How Empowered Women Make It Happen

Susan Liang | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Susan Liang

The environment for women is better, yet my fellow female entrepreneurs and I find that the way we look still plays more of a role in how we are perceived than we would like. We're not necessarily taken seriously until we speak and even then, we have to prove our merit over and over again.

6 Qualities You Need As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Building a company from the ground up can take its toll on you, but these six qualities will lead you to success.

Mosaic of a Lady: 5 Super Femme Stories

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

How do we tell the story about women today? A portrait, more like a contemporary mosaic, if you will, emerged, of disruptive, brilliant, super femmes from diverse backgrounds around the globe, as I interviewed five women to celebrate International Women's Day.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

8 Innovations That Caught My Eye

Ari Garber | Posted 03.06.2015 | Small Business
Ari Garber

When you stop and think about how much innovation has impacted your life, it is easy to see just how much it affects us. Not only does innovation make our lives much more convenient, it also allows us to continue innovating.

Disrupting the Status Quo With Glassbreakers

Samantha_Harris | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Samantha_Harris

We break bread, we break rules, we even break-fast -- but rarely do we break the glass ceiling together. It's 2015 and only 4.2 percent of Fortune CEOs are women, out of 500 companies on the S&P there are only 24 female CEOs.

You Have the Next Billion-dollar Mobile App Idea -- Should You Pursue It?

Alex Moazed | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

As you do your research, you'll find three main scenarios to describe the competitive environment in your industry. Part of the balancing act you need to perform is to understand who your true competitive threats are.

7 Strategies for Solving the Chicken and Egg Problem as a Startup

Alex Moazed | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

Customer acquisition is a core challenge for any startup. But for platforms this is doubly true, thanks to the chicken-and-egg problem.

I'm on the Air - on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Starting this Monday, March 9th 4-6pm Pacific Time I'll be on the radio hosting the Bay Area Ventures program on Sirius XM radio Channel 111 -- the Wh...

Startup 'Simply Aware' Aims to Improve Public Health With At-Home STD Testing

Carol J. Carter | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Unlike standard testing services that can be inconvenient and intrusive, Simply Aware is a testing service that provides access to certified lab testing in the comfort and privacy of the customers' own home.

How to Get a Lower Rent

Jack Garson | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Jack Garson

Nowadays, too many leases are 50-100 pages of complicated, mind-numbing provisions filled with costly traps for the unwary. No sane businessperson reads them. No wonder you overpay.

Going Against The Grain: The Story Of A Female Entrepreneur In Saudi Arabia

Carrie Rich | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

Today I have the honor of interviewing Reema. Reema shares why and how she goes against the grain, taking risks in a culture where being a female entrepreneur is not the norm. I hope you gain inspiration from her story.

Female Founders Take On the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There was some really good advice coming outta the hashtag #FemaleFounders, so my team and I put together a Storify to put some of our favorites in one place (folks, it was really tough to only choose a few).

Young and Entrepreneurial: HackMatch Founder Dave Fontenot is leading the Hacker Renaissance

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
David Ongchoco

Hackathons are taking the world by storm, and at the forefront of this movement is former MHacks Organizer Dave Fontenot.

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.04.2015 | New York
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Newby is Crimson Hexagon's CEO. She is also the founder of New York-based venture investment firm Golden Seeds. Her prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan where she headed several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce.