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Despite the Crash, the Next Silicon Valley Is in China

Amol Sarva | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Amol Sarva

A confluence of money, entrepreneurship and makerspace philosophy places within Shenzhen's reach the Silicon Valley mantle.

Thinking About Starting a Business in College?

Andrew_Yang | Posted 10.20.2016 | College

The principles of running a business - delivering a service, getting the word out, managing people - are universal. Don't sweat the big picture. Embrace the real opportunities in front of you. They may lead to surprising places.

Why Do We Build Products That Suck?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.20.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Is your product unsatisfying to customers? Worse, do you hate working on it? It's one thing for your customers who probably only need to tolerate it for less than an hour or so a day, but you toil away at it for 40+ hours a week.

How to Cultivate a Culture of Ideas in Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

If you're an entrepreneur, you already know that ideas are one of the most critical factors for your eventual success. The core idea of your business establishes a foundation for your organization, and other ideas about your structure, approach, and new additions give you the potential to increase your momentum.

Startup Insider: The Story Behind Asia's International Fulfillment and Shipping Guru, Floship CEO Steve Suh

David Ongchoco | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Growing up in Philadelphia as a Korean-American, Steve always wanted an international experience. Seeing China become one of the top economies in the world, Steve decided to take a leap of faith and go to China, with a goal of learning more about startups and becoming an entrepreneur.

The Four Ps of 'Impact Inventing'

Ross Baird | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Ross Baird

It seems like starting a company has never been easier. And for software startups, that's probably true. But what if your business is hardware-based?

The Curse of the Platform Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.16.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

On a group bike ride yesterday, a fellow rider shared an interesting perspective. He has spent the last several years at a well-known technology company and was recently promoted to VP of Product Management for Mobile Platforms.

Crowdsourcing Platforms: A Unique, Cost-Effective Strategy for Start-Up Success

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

When it comes to designing essential brand elements, such as a logo and website, start-ups and small businesses today can either create their own or hire someone to do it for them.

3 Powerful Questions to Generate Profitable Business Ideas

Elsa Alexandra Razborsek | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Elsa Alexandra Razborsek

When I decided to quit my corporate job to become my own boss, I thought I was clear on my business idea.

The 3 Best Ways to Love Your Customers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

You have come to expect bad customer service. You hate calling your mobile phone company, right? You just know you will spend a good part of your morning on hold.

Craving Imperfection

Yash Kothari | Posted 10.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Yash Kothari

How do we play our role in making the world a more accepting place? First, we need to accept that we're all insecure to a certain extent and that we romanticize our experiences in one way or another.

Build Once, Sell Twice, Make Money Three Times

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

Dear Professor, recently one of my advisers asked me to explore additional revenue streams for my startup. I think she is afraid our primary source o...

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 6: Al Milukas, and Zahra Aljabri and James Faghmous

Steve Blank | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Sometimes your passion is what you think about outside your day job. And sometimes solving your own needs turns into a startup opportunity. Passion a...

Why Small Businesses Can't Get Ahead in the Game

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 10.13.2016 | 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 10.11.2016 | 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 10.13.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 10.13.2016 | 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 Salaries in Half

Max Yoder | Posted 10.12.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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?