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Giving Small Businesses a Bigger Chance

Venture For America | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Venture For America

By Kate Catlin, Venture for America Class of 2013 How Internet Companies Could Potentially be Good for Your Favorite Local Boutique Instead of Just R...

Discovering Baltimore's Culinary Delights

Venture For America | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Venture For America

By Clara Gustafson, Venture for America Class of 2013 I would be lying if I told you that food was my life. I often forget to eat when I am at work...

The Venture for America Effect

Venture For America | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Venture For America

By Giuseppe Crosti, Venture for America Class of 2013 Recently I launched a campaign, Cactus, on the crowd-funding platform Rocket Hub. Cactus is a p...

How the Small Compete with the Big

Venture For America | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Venture For America

By Taylor Sundali, Venture for America Class of 2013 "Would you be able to have my website open by September?" "Won't it cost a lot of money?" ...

Building a Better Model for Microlending

Venture For America | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Venture For America

I listened to representatives of some of the most reputable aid organizations in the world squabble over "territory" -- completely disregarding the fact that "territory" was referring to the people suffering from disaster just outside the air-conditioned trailer.

A Startup is Really Just a Rube Goldberg Machine

Venture For America | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Venture For America

By Jake L'Ecuyer, Venture for America Class of 2012 We're building a giant Rube Goldberg Machine in Detroit. Or rather, we're gathering dozens ...

Smart People Should Build Things

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Andrew_Yang

I knew that there were promising startups and growth companies all over the country that needed talent to expand and thrive. I knew firsthand that there was an army of talented, ambitious, somewhat directionless young people who'd love to work for a startup.

Rebirth Realty: The Scene is Set

Venture For America | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

By Tim Dingman, Venture for America Class of 2012 I live on the 20th floor of an apartment building in downtown Detroit. When I look out my window, I...

To Live And Rise Detroit

Cecilia Pagkalinawan | Posted 08.19.2013 | Small Business
Cecilia Pagkalinawan

I got on my plane to NY after 48 hours in Detroit with tears in my eyes. Why was I so moved by the people, entrepreneurs, and start-ups I met during such a short visit? Trips to London, Milan, Los Angeles and San Francisco have never affected me in such a way.

Andrew Yang's Couture Dolls

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

New York based artist and illustrator Andrew Yang has been creating haute couture fashion rag dolls for leading design houses since 2008. His latest p...

Businesses Take Time to Build

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

One of my mentors once said to me, "It takes at least four or five years to see if a company is going to work. Generally more. If you're really fast, maybe you can get a sense of where things are going by the end of Year Three."

Professional Services as a Training Ground

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

In my view, professional services have become conflated with 'business' when really they're a narrow subset/category of businesses.

Running a Non-Profit vs. Running a Company

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

It's important to know that some problems lend themselves to for-profit solutions, and some lend themselves to non-profit solutions. The trick is balancing it so you can, to the extent possible, get the best of both worlds.

Stocking Stuffers: Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour Dolls

The Daily Truffle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

I feel in love with Andrew Yang's hand made dolls a few months ago (doll-gasm!), but was so busy that I did not have time to blog about them... Now I ...