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The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Time Is on Your Side

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

I was recently having a conversation with a colleague who quit his job to become an entrepreneur a few years ago. We were sharing the similarities of our journeys and remembered the euphoria we felt those first few months after leaving our desk jobs.

Latinovators: The Triumphs and Hurdles of Latino Entrepreneurs

Aspen Institute | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Aspen Institute

Amid the national conversation about the US Latino community, the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program recently hosted a Latinos and Society Inaugural Summit featuring conversations with Latino leaders on innovation.

The Rise of the Digital Nomad

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

A few weeks ago, someone asked me what I really wanted to do with my life, what all of my current endeavors were working towards. I thought for a minute and then it came to me.

How to Pitch Investors Without Looking Like a Clueless, Lazy, Know-It-All

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Lili Balfour

For the past 8 years, I have been advising entrepreneurs on their growth and funding strategy. I've seen the worst and I've seen the best.

Making The Career Switch To A Startup

CommonBond | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
CommonBond

With the number of startups getting funded, well-publicized valuations and exits, and millennials generally looking for more meaning from their jobs, startups are attracting a substantial number of applicants from a wide array of backgrounds.

An Interview With Qwilr Co-Founder Dylan Baskind

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Ramon Nuez

What does it take to be a co-founder of a startup? Is it some complicated formula of skills, self-awareness and pedigree? Or is it something a bit more fundamental like creating solutions for pain points?

INDEX: AWARD -- Funding International Award Winning Design Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design awards are the design profession's "stamp of approval" for a wide range of new and classic design related offerings. There are hundreds of design awards, each with its own distinct focus and selection criteria such as business, impact and culture.

Tim O'Reilly: Changing the World by Spreading the Knowledge of Innovators

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.29.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The combination of innovative technology and new business models underlie the most exciting developments coming out of start-ups and large organizations, and the innovators creating these disruptions have influence that extends into the global economy.

When The Heck Did Learning To Code Become Cool?

Ken Mazaika | Posted 05.29.2016 | Technology
Ken Mazaika

With the prevalence of social media, and the epic rise of companies like Instagram and "tech celebrities" like Zuckerburg, it has never been cooler to be a software developer. Breaking into the world of development is radically different, but the process is the same: Don't be afraid to break stuff.

That's Why You Can't Force Creative Minds

Nora Oravecz | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Nora Oravecz

The other day I had quite an interesting conversation with an acquaintance who told me that she/he doesn't really get what is this thing about motivation. Why do people need motivation? He read my blog, watched the videos but still, it doesn't make sense to him why it's necessary or important even.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Let the Adventures Begin with the Adventure Bucket List Founding Team

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.28.2016 | Travel
David Ongchoco

Everything started when the trio all entered the same entrepreneurship pitch competition back in 2014, where Ryan ended up winning first place and Blake was awarded runner-up. After Blake and Rita showed interest in joining Ryan, the Adventure Bucket List team was born.

7 Bad Decisions That Can Ruin Your Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Over the course of your time as an entrepreneur, you're going to make some bad decisions. It's inevitable. Fortunately, most of those bad decisions are fleeting, with short-term consequences but no real lasting damage to the integrity of your business.

5 Signs It's Finally Time to Start Your Own Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Maybe you have a good idea. Maybe you have a handful of potential partners. Maybe you keep finding yourself daydreaming about the potential of owning your own business. Whatever the case, entrepreneurship is calling you, and you aren't sure whether you should keep plugging away in your safer, more stable lifestyle, or risk it all for a chance at something great.

5 Ways to Tell if Your Content Is Working

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

You've got a blog set up and you're writing furiously, posting every week to get more attention for your brand. Everything you've read tells you that content marketing is both cost-efficient and effective for building a brand reputation and getting more customers, but there's no immediate gauge to tell you whether or not your content is working the way you want it to.

What to Expect From Non-Coding Careers at Tech Startups

Cyndi Chen | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology
Cyndi Chen

Congratulations, class of 2015! You're young and you have the world ahead of you. The job market is looking up. You're attracted to the world of startups, and you've taken all the necessary reality checks to ensure that you'd thrive in this environment. Now all you need to do is find the startup of your dreams.

Why Sam the "Yes Man" Never Got Paid

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I used to know a guy -- we'll call him Sam -- who always agreed with everything the CEO said or did. He loved the CEO even when she was nasty or very, very wrong. He was a Yes Man. Every organization seems to have at least one.

Advice From Travel Startup Entrepreneur

Hilal Isler | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Hilal Isler

Project Bly is an online travel and commerce portal with street-creed. Literally. Every six months, site founder Rena Thiagarajan introduces shoppers to a new city, allowing them to browse (virtually) the alleyways and ateliers of Hanoi, Mumbai, Kumasi.

How Product Hunt One Ups TechCrunch

Reid Wegley | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Reid Wegley

Ryan Hoover is handing out golden tickets like Willy Wonka right now. The show is Product Hunt, Hoover's web platform for showcasing 15-20 new technol...

10 Steps to Start Your Startup

George Vou | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
George Vou

"I'm ready to get started, so now what do I do?" Whether people are coming out of university, work or various competitions, everyone seems to have that same question. Here's my answer in ten little pieces.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

How Far in Debt Should Your Business Go?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Broke. Kaput. Dead. Finished. That is what it feels like when your small business runs out of cash. I would tell you to avoid that from happening, but that's just stupidly obvious. The problem is that if you start a company, it likely will.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Social-Impact Startup Soceana Founder Tess Michaels -- Your Not-So-Ordinary 21-Year Old CEO

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.24.2016 | 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. By sharing t...

Young and Entrepreneurial: How College Entrepreneur Eileen Phoan Uses Her Jewelry Business to Tell a Bigger Story

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.22.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Eileen and Fabian were the Malaysian representatives for the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards held last April in Washington D.C. Their business Left and Right Artisan Handcraft connects people, and captures moments through the form of handmade jewelry pieces that can be bought in their physical store in Malaysia.

4 Ways to Express Your Love for Your Customers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 05.22.2016 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

It is every entrepreneurs dream to have customers that not only adore the services and products that you offer, but also feel deeply emphatic towards the values of the business, in turn becoming somewhat of ambassadors for your brand.

There's More To The Disruption Brewing In The Tech Industry Than On-Demand Startups

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology

Even if we're living in an increasingly on-demand world, you still have to be able to pay to play. On Thursday, New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo...