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11 Israeli Startups Making it in the U.S.

Zev Gotkin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Zev Gotkin

Lately, the U.S. has seen a surge in Israeli tech startups experiencing wild success by bringing their companies to American soil. Let's look at a few standout ones.

3 Mistakes Every Startup Tech Entrepreneur Makes

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.26.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Whether you're just getting started in your first venture as a tech entrepreneur or you're in the thick of your fifth startup endeavor, you're going to make mistakes in the course of your leadership.

Leveraging Diversity: 9 Insights From the Startup World

Claire Topalian | Posted 04.21.2014 | Small Business
Claire Topalian

"As more people recognize the benefits -- not just the social impact -- of encouraging diversity within communities, markets and companies, we could be seeing a mainstream shift."

4 Startup Tech Trends To Look For In 2014

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.21.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

No matter which camp you're in, or if you're already making waves as a startup entrepreneur, be sure you're paying attention to these four rising tech trends in 2014.

4 Tips on Starving While Starting Up From Todd Marks

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Todd shared with me his successes, as well as his many moments broke, hungry, and on the cusp of failure.

3 Tricks To Getting The Most From Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

With the variety of crowdfunding platforms available, more entrepreneurs are seeking them as viable options for raising the capital necessary for starting a business. While a portion of them wind up being successful, many of them miss the simple tricks and strategies that can propel them to their initial financial goals.

Five Things I Learned as a Female Founder

Erin McKean | Posted 04.06.2014 | Small Business
Erin McKean

It's tempting, as a first-time CEO, faced with the anything-is-possible blank canvas of a brand-new startup, to spend too much time searching for consensus with your co-workers and your investors. It may feel safe to get everyone's buy-in, but consensus is paper armor.

6 Key Lessons Incubators Provide To Startup Tech Companies

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.29.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Inexperienced entrepreneurs may not always realize it, but they need solid direction in order to succeed. The business world is challenging and, at times, unpredictable, and without a keen mentor to direct their energy, they may end up fizzling out before striking success.

The Power of Disruptive Innovation

Rina Onur | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Rina Onur

Even if we fail in games," we said, "You'll have learned skills that will enable you to succeed in something else."

The 5 Ways Most Startup Tech Companies Fail

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.23.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

I'd be lying if I said building a startup tech company wasn't an uphill battle. It takes a lot of time and effort to succeed. But if you pay attention to the basic principles of solid business management and avoid the common failure points, you'll be in a far better position than most.

Analyze The ROI Of Your Innovation Idea, Step By Step

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 03.23.2014 | Small Business
Bobby Grajewski

In our experience, those who view their invention as a business opportunity (and keep their emotional attachment to their idea out of the equation) are the most successful.

Message to CIOs, Stop Hogging Innovation: It's the Business of Everyone in the C-Suite

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Real innovation isn't in a job description or new title, it's a way of life.

10 Qualities Every E-Commerce Site Needs In A Startup Tech Company

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

E-commerce sites are an increasingly popular platform for making money online, only recently being eclipsed by mobile applications. The ability to develop responsive e-commerce platforms and coordinate between traditional and mobile store opportunities has complicated the e-commerce game, but the fundamental principles of a quality, enticing online store remain the same.

The 'Eyes' Have It. Thoughts On the Evolution of the Visual Search

KC Harry | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
KC Harry

Imagine being able to snap a photograph of the Empire State building and receive detailed information about its history, the next available tour, best rated restaurants nearby or which of your Facebook friends might be in the area -- no problem.

3 Ways To Empower Yourself as an Entrepreneur

Deena Varshavskaya | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Deena Varshavskaya

When I first started fundraising, I was rejected about 40 times by investors before finally closing a deal. Even though I was frustrated and there was no reason to believe that Wanelo would succeed, I didn't treat any single rejection as truth.

L.A. Story: Santa Monica Takes the Startup World by Storm

Sheryll Poe | Posted 03.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Sheryll Poe

FADE IN EXT. SANTA MONICA PIER - SUNRISE The beach is busy and full of beautiful people. Joggers, dog walkers mingle, while people wearing headp...

Stay Small to Be Big

Andrey Grehov | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business
Andrey Grehov

The business world changes fast. And you have to keep up with it unless you decide to retire. Staying small gives you that flexibility that millions of companies are trying to achieve.

Massachusetts Startups Challenge The Status Quo, So Why Shouldn't Their Governor?

Tammy Leigh Kahn | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Tammy Leigh Kahn

We know innovation is a recurring theme in the startup world, but what does all of this have to do with politics? There's a campaign which is setting some pretty impressive New Year's resolutions of its own for 2014 here in the state of Massachusetts.

Are Tech Hubs Driving Up the Price of Real Estate?

John Rampton | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Unless you're a millionaire, don't plan on buying a nice home in the San Francisco area anytime soon. The high number of technology workers making million-dollar salaries is driving up the cost of real estate far beyond what most individuals and families can dream of paying.

Hungry for Innovation: Budapest is a New Terminal for Startups

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology
Tom J. Hidvegi

It has not only made it to the list of top weekend getaways, but due to consistent hard work and passion, it has slowly become one of the sweet spots for startups.

4 Traps To Avoid In Business Plans For Startup Tech Companies

Jose Vasquez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Business plans can attract new investors to your idea, or they can serve as an excellent platform if you're seeking grants. No matter what your eventual goals are, having a solid business plan is absolutely essential.

What Every Employer Needs to Know About 'Generation Y'

David Hassell | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
David Hassell

Top-dog decision makers in most businesses are generally still from prior generations. They are scrambling to understand the desires of this new, temperamental cohort group, and how to adapt their organizations to meet them.

9 Beauty Mistakes You Never Have To Make Again

Posted 11.21.2013 | Style

We’ve all had those moments: you find a genius new beauty trick and think: “What did I do before this?” And then you look at old photos of yours...

Lacrosse Entrepreneur Seeks to Kick Start Video Game Industry

The Legal Blitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Despite its severance with the NCAA, EA Sports is still on pace to break $4 billion in revenue this year. Yet while EA dominates the sports market, it has failed to appreciate the popularity of one the world's fastest growing sports -- lacrosse.

5 Things I've Learned From Entrepreneurs

John Dearborn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John Dearborn

In the last five years working for the Cleveland-based nonprofit development organization JumpStart, I've traveled all over the 21 counties of Northea...