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Mark Cuban Has 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Deep Patel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Deep Patel

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's Shark Tank, believes that kids should start learning about entrepreneurship from a young age.

The Entrepreneur's Secret Killer Of Creativity And Wealth

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

What unrealistic expectations will do to your life and business success Entrepreneurs and perfectionism don't mix. I am so passionate about the topi...

A Lesson in Inspiring Teaching: Kevin Wortham's Fight to Bring Entrepreneurial Education to the Forefront

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. -Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (translated from Turkish) Since I first e...

How Shaan Patel Grew a Multimillion-Dollar Empire From a $900 SAT Prep Website

Deep Patel | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Deep Patel

Courtesy of ABC/Beth Dubber Earlier this year, Shaan Patel pitched his company Prep Expert, an SAT and ACT preparation institution, to ABC's Shark Ta...

How a High School Student Wrote and Published a Book at Age 16

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.03.2016 | Books
MeiMei Fox

Deep Patel wrote and published a business book called A Paperboy's Fable at age 16. He reached out to me a year ago to provide him with a blurb ...

4 Lessons From Building a Business in 66 Days

Alex Barker | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Alex Barker

Building a successful online business is one of the most difficult things to accomplish. With the explosion of the Internet, many people built businesses to capitalize on the gold rush -- and unfortunately, many businesses are failing.

Stop the Miraculous Breakthroughs Crap and Understand How Change Really Works!

Mihai Herman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Mihai Herman

So, we have breakthroughs -- when you feel that "aha!", that clarity moment -- and we have change. Change equals those months and years of work on yourself to change certain patterns of thinking, is the way you INTEGRATE the teachings into your own life.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Panama Papers -- Insights From Iceland

Sigrun Gudjonsdottir | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Sigrun Gudjonsdottir

From the moment the Panama Papers scandal erupted around the world with our prime-minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson in the foreground, it all felt like a deja-vu. Again we realized we had a government in place that was more focused on filling their own cups than caring for the people who they were working for.

Why Millennials Don't Like Linkedin

Alexis Shaak | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Alexis Shaak

Linkedin is a powerful tool when used properly. It allows you to search for jobs, make connections with like minded people, join groups, and publish original content. But in the fast paced world of social media, millennials are leaving Linkedin behind. Why?

3 Secrets of Teen Entrepreneurship Success

Brian Hughes | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Brian Hughes

The passing of Apple CEO Steve Jobs last fall has inspired a flurry of speculation about the roots of his entrepreneurial success. How do some entrepreneurs like Jobs develop their abilities to succeed at a young age?

There's Only One Problem, But You're Creating Two

Matt Hearnden | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

What unnecessary problems do you create for yourself?

5 Reasons I Left a Six Figure Salary to Start My Business

Malcolm 'MJ' Harris | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Malcolm 'MJ' Harris

On Monday the countdown began - four days until Friday, three days, and so on. At the age of 27, being this unfulfilled was no way to live and so I did what they tell you never to do. I quit. And here's why.

Why You Should Start Your Business in Your 20s

Alexis Shaak | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Alexis Shaak

Starting a business at any age is scary and nerve racking. What if I fail? I can't let that happen! Drop the negativity, and start chasing your dreams, now! For me, I started my business at 22. Here are my top five reasons why I truly believe you should start your business in your 20s.

Rodney Walker, A Young Author and Entrepreneur, Shares his Story of Starting over Again

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

An Interview with Rodney Walker, author of A New Day One Whether through good or bad circumstances, some people have the opportunity to grow up...

How Apps Set Me Free From the 9 to 5 (And How the Game has Changed)

Muoyo Okome | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Muoyo Okome

Can't place the exact date, but I'll never forget the feeling... Driving down Washington Blvd in my Mazda, tears welling up in my eyes. I generally n...

Channeling Ayn Rand: Jennifer Grossman, Feminist Libertarian Takes Helm of the Atlas Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

For the past 20 years, I have had the great pleasure of working with Jennifer Grossman. A feminist and a libertarian, Jennifer's work ethic and integrity have impressed me endlessly.

Three Emerging Leaders Discuss Why They Love Their HBCUs

CGI University | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
CGI University

As a 2012 graduate and the former student body president of Morehouse College, I am forever grateful for the ways in which an institution built to expand opportunities nearly 150 years ago has significantly shaped the kind of leader and professional I am today.

A Young Lupus Patient and Her Innovative Business Training Program

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Many terminally-ill children are forced to deal with their health challenges before they have developed the coping skills to understand the gravity of illness. It is this fact that predisposes them to depression and feelings of loneliness, being overwhelmed, and worry.

Mark Cuban Finds His "Mini-Me" in a 16-Year-Old Entrepreneur

Deep Patel | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Deep Patel

On a mission to reduce plastic and waste, Benjamin Stern invented the "world's first eco-friendly shampoo ball" in Nohbo, which is waste-free, paraben-free and sulfate-free. He was recently featured in the second episode of Shark Tank's seventh season, where he made a favorable impression on the judges.

Inspiring Student Success with Startup Methodology

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.19.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Marc Steren has founded several startups and coached many more to success, learning a thing or two about entrepreneurship along the way. He created a revolutionary tool in teaching entrepreneurship, called the BACCA method and recently published a handbook for students.

Technology and Underrepresented Minority Groups: The Great Equalizer (Part 3 of 3)

Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle

The more I thought about it, the more learning to code made sense. No one knows the product better than me, why not learn how to go from wireframes to the App store? Why didn't I think of this sooner?

Do Millennial Entrepreneurs Have Major Concerns?

Melinda Emerson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Although every generation of business owner has issues, I wondered about the concerns of millennial entrepreneurs in 2016? Born between 1982 and 2004,...

Technology and Underrepresented Minority Groups: The Great Equalizer (Part 2 of 3)

Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle | Posted 03.15.2016 | Black Voices
Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle

Let's face it, coding isn't "cool" to most everyday people. In fact, I dare you to go tell one of your friends you're going to start learning how to code. Chances are most of them will laugh at your efforts. They'll tell you not to do it; that you can't do it; that it's a waste of time. People will make fun of you before they offer a helping hand.

Technology and Underrepresented Minority Groups: The Great Equalizer (Part 1 of 3)

Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle | Posted 03.11.2016 | Black Voices
Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle

The Silicon Valley Black Youth Hackathon was uniquely structured over two weekends. On the first weekend, over 150 high school, college, and young professional adults ages 16-24 from all over the San Francisco Bay Area came together to form teams.

Star Shark Tank Sisters' Success Story

Renny McPherson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Renny McPherson

Donna Khalife, with her sister Rosy Khalife, founded Surprise Ride, a fast-growing monthly subscription service that helps parents by delivering hours...