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Maria Contreras-Sweet: From ProAmérica, to America's Promise

Javier Palomarez | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Javier Palomarez

For Maria Contreras-Sweet, helping America's small businesses flourish is more than a job -- it's a calling. Her personal journey defies cynics. She...

Five Things Every Startup CEO Should Know About Hiring a PR Firm

David Mandell | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
David Mandell

Having spent time a good amount of time in the PR world - both agency and corporate side - prior to jumping into the startup world, I often get asked ...

Africa and the Six 'I's: Independence, Investment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Incubation, Inspiration

Richard Attias | Posted 05.11.2013 | World
Richard Attias

It's no secret that Africa has become a major success story. I suggest that in looking to Africa's future, six principles should govern decision-making in business and policy.

Summing Up Your Startup in One Minute

Hulya Aksu | Posted 12.12.2012 | Small Business
Hulya Aksu

For all the ideas I implemented, there have always been a dozen more I thought about that others also later thought about -- and made a killing implementing them. Feeling the atmosphere in business terms and making predictions is a talent one is born with.

Seven Lessons for Tech Startups Making Their Public Debut

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 07.07.2012 | Small Business
Emmanuel Schalit

Since going public is an experience most tech startups go through, I thought it'd be worth sharing what we have learned from crossing this important milestone. Here are seven important lessons we learned about launching our startup publicly.

Enthusiasm and Entrepreneurship in Vietnam

Karen Leland | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

As small business owners, we have become so overburdened and overwhelmed by the constant bombardment of our marketing to-do list and social media strategies, I think we sometimes forget that what should ultimately drive our small businesses is enthusiasm.

Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Karen Leland | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Do you drain intelligence, energy and capability from the people around you? Or do you use your intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of your colleagues?

The Internet Did Not Sink the Markets a Decade Ago, the Markets Almost Sunk the Internet

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business
Martin Varsavsky

Looking back at 2001/2002 I see this time not as a period in which Internet companies destroyed the financial markets, but as a time in which the financial markets almost destroyed the Internet.

The Initiative Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

ft.com | Charlotte Clarke | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

Earlier this year a group of entrepreneurs held an indoor market at the Arizona campus of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. The 28 entrepre...

Whole Foods Helps Empower Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Posted 02.25.2012 | Impact

To empower entrepreneurs in low-income communities, Whole Foods Market's foundation has partnered with a microfinance organization to help budding bus...

Startup Bus: 48 Hours To Launch A Business

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan K. Smith

Six buses filled with teams of sleep-deprived innovators are headed to Austin, TX on a collective quest to prove that, with the right combination of energy and talent, a viable business startup can be launched from scratch in just 48 hours.

Y'Want Jobs? Small Business? Then Fund Education

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

How ironic is it, with all this national talk about small business and job creation and entrepreneurship, that the funding of public education is crumbling all over the United States?

Entrepreneurs Counting Down to 2011

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cheryl Wills

In all the discussion about how the recession has ravaged Wall Street, few seem to be focused on entrepreneurs who have been soldiering on in the worst of times.

Time to Scale Up, NYC!

Eric Hippeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric Hippeau

By providing seasoned mentors to growing companies and start-ups, the NYC Economic Development Corporation Venture Fellows program gives innovative entrepreneurs a pivotal leg up.

You Can't Cut Your Way Out -- You Have to Build Your Way Out

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Instead of our political leaders ending corporate communism and releasing our country's entrepreneurs to challenge our problems and fix our broken institutions they accept campaign cash to protect them.

Put the Politics Aside and Get to the Business of Broadband

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

It should be both our duty and our privilege to move past anger and aggression and coalesce around the creation of meaningful opportunities that benefit us all. It's time to put the politics aside, and get down to the business of broadband.

PayPal Founder Offers Students $100,000 To 'Stop Out of School'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, announced in an interview for TechCrunch Disrupt that he is starting a grant program to encourage kids to "stop out...

The Next Big Movement: Natural Conversations

Anthony Tjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anthony Tjan

There used to be a time when you could go to have a lunch or dinner with someone and you could have, well, lunch or dinner. During that lunch or dinner you could reasonably expect uninterrupted conversation.

How to Win Big

Eric Haseltine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Haseltine

By understanding that our brains automatically crank up the perceived urgency of here-and-now problems, we can set these perceived emergencies aside for just a few moments in order to think big.

Dodd's Bill Is an Angel Killer

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Tumlinson

The Dodd bill will choke off innovation and wealth creation at exactly the same time the president is trying to kick start it by smothering the vitality of what needs to be a dynamic and open area of creativity.

A New Damascus

Nancy F. Koehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy F. Koehn

If we think just about resources--people, innovation, traction, money, and execution--business is the most powerful force for change on the global stage right now.

FCC Threads the Needle on Broadband

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Last week, the FCC issued its long-awaited report on how to fulfill President Obama's goal of expanding affordable broadband. www.broadband.gov/plan/ ...

Entrepreneurial Opportunity More Than a Click Away

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Our greatest hope for economic recovery lies not in a return to traditional trade, manufacturing or corporate jobs, but in our ability to transition to the future, to actively take part in America's burgeoning digital economy.

Reset: Jobs and What We Need to Do Now

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

This is not a recession; it's a reset, and corporate jobs are not going to save us, in part because they're not coming back anytime soon

Who Pays the Price for Net Neutrality?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

I love myself some Google and I'm not mad at the fact that they want a free ride. But the question is, who is going to pay for that free ride?