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12 Midwest Startups That Are Changing the Status Quo

Matt Hunckler | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

These behemoths undoubtedly made a worldwide impact, but some of the biggest game changers aren't happening on a global scale. They aren't even happening in Silicon Valley. Midwestern entrepreneurs are proving a knack for finding niches and solving problems.

Startup Honeymooners

Aileen Gemma Smith | Posted 10.07.2014 | Small Business
Aileen Gemma Smith

We're not Ralph and Alice. We are married founders who spend a lot of time together. The banter is generally good and we work seven days. We are friends who respect each other and share the same values.

It's Time to Quit

Dean Soukeras | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Dean Soukeras

I've been in the self-employed game and startup world my entire adult life. And unless I get an incredible offer from a company that I admire (you know who you are), I'll probably always work for myself.

The Apps We Use to Run Our Startup

Lauren Rotman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Lauren Rotman

We are happy to share our must-have apps below. We have no affiliation to these companies, no kickbacks, just our pure honest opinion on what we pay for and use on a monthly basis.

3 Reasons to Share Your Best Ideas Early

Nate Hanson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Small Business
Nate Hanson

Consider this a confession. I'm pretty sure we all do this, but I still got embarrassed when I realize I was doing it.

First Time Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Two-Sided Marketplaces

Matt Douglas | Posted 09.21.2014 | Small Business
Matt Douglas

If you are thinking of starting a company, there is one decision that you need to make right up front. Are you trying to create a product or service for one market or are you going to attempt to create a two-sided marketplace?

They've Got LeBron, But Now Cleveland Seeks MVP Entrepreneurs

Daryl Rowland | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Daryl Rowland

Where Los Angeles can be said to be about beauty and fame, or New York about ambition or talent, Northeast Ohio has a long history of manufacturing and celebrating the excellence and hard work required to make or do things well.

20 Minutes To Maximize Your Productivity As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.20.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to the world of entrepreneurship, but even on those busiest crazy days, it's possible to clear your head and set yourself up for higher productivity.

7 Things To Do Every Morning As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.13.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Habits are what make us who we were, and these seven daily tasks can help you become a better entrepreneur.

Echo Chamber

Dean Soukeras | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

When you find yourself in a heated argument, a fear filled spiral, or an anxiety-induced panic attack, and you're the only one in the room, take a series of deep breaths. Your body will start to relax, and your mind will begin to slow down. When your body relaxes, your mind tends to follows.

Vube: A Tech Startup Success Story

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 09.07.2014 | Small Business
Andrew Benkovic

Breaking into the tech world is hard. It has become a very crowded space, with new startups popping up daily. In reality, a majority of these startups will not succeed.

Four Steps to Read a Meeting

Dean Soukeras | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

These four states of perception allow someone to get a sense of a situation quickly and accurately. The more you practice them, the more accurate they become.

5 Steps to Build Buzz for Your Startup Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

As a small or startup business, buzz is all you have. Your brand is young, your reputation is unformed, and your access to capital is limited. So how can you use buzz to your advantage? Try these five steps.

Yo! Yeah, You. Yo!

Tom Morris | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

Things are not always what they appear. Something can seem to be sheer genius to some, and massive stupidity on a monumental scale to others.

How Meditation Helped Me in Success and in Failure

Dean Soukeras | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Soukeras

Business and technology will always be a part of my life, as will Zen and meditation. Business has its highs and lows and having a practice helps keeps things in perspective, helps keep our egos in check and tends to bring a balance to life.

Advice to Startup Founders: Define Your Own Vision to Successfully Lead Your Team

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

No one wants to follow someone who doesn't know how to lead. If you are a founder, learn to lead. Learn to own your vision and have conviction. Stick a stake in the ground and declare what it is you're doing.

A Chef for Your Startup? Silicon Valley Extravagance or Sound Business Decision?

Peretz Partensky | Posted 08.16.2014 | Home
Peretz Partensky

The recipe for a successful startup soup is as follows: throw super-bright nerds in a saucepan, sprinkle liberally with enthusiasm, and heat with as much funding as you can scrape together.

Tel Aviv Beach Bus: A Transportation Startup Gets Going

Danny Groner | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Danny Groner

The city of Tel Aviv brings together rich tradition and culture with new technology and innovation. Thanks in part to the city's beautiful weather and...

Autism Without Fear: "Asperger Entrepreneurs"? Don't Entrepreneurs Have to Socialize with Potential Investors?

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

Finally, a wave of companies are starting to see the benefits of employing individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a form of autism that often yields incredible abilities alongside the more well-known social challenges.

Bianca Bosker

The Startup Life In a Country That's Just Getting Smartphones

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.05.2014 | World

YANGON, Myanmar -- Tucked on the second floor of a turquoise building with peeling paint is a five-person tech startup that shares an office with Linn...

Where Are the Hottest Startup Offices in New York City?

Aron Susman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Aron Susman

Very few companies make it North of 30th, however, those that do are some pretty big names, including Seamless, MongoDB, and LinkedIn, whose NYC office continues to expand at The Empire State Building.

Startup SEO: How to Get the Ball Rolling on a Limited Budget

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Long

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a complete nightmare if you are a new startup. The majority of new startups know that SEO contributes to onlin...

Don't Worry, Not All Jobs in Startups Are for Programmers 1/2

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Charu Sharma

1.6 million students are graduating from college in 2014 alone, and I am one of them! I have been advised that programming skills are a must in this t...

4 Steps To Go From Idea To Enterprise

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.12.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Even if you're in the earliest stages of idea development, the core of your startup could be as little as four steps away.

5 Ways to Fail at Tech Recruiting

Jonathan Spiess | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jonathan Spiess

Meet the world's worst recruiter.