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An Interview With AIM Founder: Finding Passion and Purpose After a Felony

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

"My biggest obstacle was myself. When I first started thinking of problems that I wanted to solve or areas that I could fix, I would at first think to myself, 'Would anybody want this? What if people don't like this? Will I look stupid for doing this?'"

Embracing Gratitude in Our Daily Lives

Dannia Guzman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dannia Guzman

Every single day we all have small and big things that make our lives better. It is up to us to choose to live mindfully in the present while learning from the past and planning for the future. We can take action now and start by being grateful for every day.

Einstein's Entrepreneurial Spirit, and the Pros and Cons of Starting Your Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Like his son, Einstein's father excelled at math but unlike Albert, he pursued a career in business, following in the very successful footsteps of his...

The Gaming App That Does Social Good: An Interview With Puzzable Co-founder

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

Here are some questions he answered for me which I hope will inspire you to launch your own business or reinvent a business or organization that already exists.

Startup Advice From Yes Man CEO and College Student: Part 2

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.05.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

This installment covers how Nathan set out on his entrepreneurial journey and where he hopes to be in the next 10 years.

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

Why Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

If you're an entrepreneur with dreams of making it big, the smartest move you can make is finding a mentor. Obtaining the right mentor is like choosing the perfect pair of rollerblades -- once you find the best fit, they offer you quality support and comfort when skating on unpredictable terrain.

How to Become an Entrepreneur in College: An Interview with CEO of Yes Man Watches

Carol J. Carter | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

While colleges have the responsibility to connect students to mentors, offer real-world experiences, and send employable graduates into the workforce, students also have a responsibility to make sure they get the most out of their college investment.

Shared Economy, Unshared Wealth

Dean Soukeras | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

In my opinion, the stock market is a variation of the shared economy. It's an opportunity for everyone to own a piece of a company, and benefit from its growth.

12 Midwest Startups That Are Changing the Status Quo

Matt Hunckler | Posted 08.08.2014 | 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.

Inspiring Girls to Be Tech Entrepreneurs

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Colleen DeBaise

Inside a conference room on the 36th floor of Rockefeller Center, a group of 17 high school girls are animatedly talking about their startup plans.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

12 Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Me Feel Optimistic About Nigeria's Future

Mary Olushoga | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

Despite the growing concern for Nigeria's future due to terrorism or the lack of conscientious leaders, I am optimistic.

Why There Is Always Enough Room in Your Industry as a Startup

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

I'm all about taking risk where it makes sense, but I also practice caution and commons sense in an attempt to preserve my efforts and energy. These are the kinds of thoughts that were running through my head:

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.

Understanding Legal Contracts for Entrepreneurs: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Let's be real, legalese, contract language - total snoozefest - and sounds a bit scary too, right? And what does it even mean? Presenting: Unders...

Things a Business Owner Never Says

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.24.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.

Striking Gold: How Anthem Blanchard Is Changing the Way We Look at Currency

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Not only are there alternative currencies born every day, but Anthem Blanchard is resurrecting one from the past. Gold -- we wear it, we admire it, but what's all this hype about owning it?

Cities and the Cult of the Entrepreneur

Ida Hempel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Ida Hempel

Silicon Valley grew out the convergence of several successes over several decades. Time and chance will tell which efforts will boom and which will bust.

3 Unconventional Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Michael Price | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

I started my first business when I was 18. I was a freshmen in college and I was juggling a full-time course load, a part-time job and building a business on the side. Shockingly, juggling this many things at once isn't the tip I advocate for or against. Here are three unconventional tips for young entrepreneurs.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

Meet 10 Young Women to Watch in 2014

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

The Story Exchange's first ever list of Young Women to Watch shows a crop of female entrepreneurs who are shaking up traditional industries, spearheading social change and driving advances in medicine, technology and even transportation.

5 Strategies to Being Your Own Boss

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Among the hundreds of thousands of twenty-somethings graduating from American colleges this month, an increasing number may consider forgoing the traditional first job search and opting instead for what has become something of the new American dream: Being your own boss.

How to Disrupt and Dominate Any Industry

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

One key to entrepreneurship is and always has been disruption. In any market, the potential for a disruptive business is tantamount to guaranteed success.

How This Entrepreneur Worked for Apple and Started Two Companies by Age 25

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Small Business
Caroline Pugh

While attending MIT as a senior, Rustagi started his first company, Ministry of Supply, where he helped engineer hi-tech dress shirts that implement NASA-grade technology to adjust to your body temperature.