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From Food Stamps to Financial Success -- Without Burn Out

Britt Bolnick | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Britt Bolnick

When my daughter was 14-months-old, her father left us, leaving me with a hefty mortgage, a physically taxing waitress job, a baby who clung to me all her waking hours, and a body, heart and mind that was steps away from a complete breakdown. My discomfort led to a moment of clarity: I could make a decision about how we wanted to live.

Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won't Learn in School

David Garfinkel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
David Garfinkel

Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?

Burnout to Flourishing: It Can Happen!

Leslie Boyer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Leslie Boyer

What was wrong with me? I had turned the company around and it was continuing to grow. I was successful. Why was I so depressed and disoriented?

How Entrepreneurs Must Reinvent Themselves to Thrive

Marty Zwilling | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Everyone and every company needs to continually learn from their experience and adapt to a changing world to thrive. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is an old adage that really doesn't work in today's business world.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Plan Both Business And Product

Marty Zwilling | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a gr...

Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 08.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.

An Entrepreneur and God Walk Into a Café ...

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I don't believe in you," says the entrepreneur. "I just want to make that clear." "Okay," God says. "But in the interests of transparency, I think you should know that I believe in you." They order their coffees in ceramic cups to avoid adding to the landfill.

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.

Entrepreneurs Must Start Selling And Listening Early

Marty Zwilling | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you are a social entrepreneur, a natural hook is the environmental or humanity cause that you espouse. Perhaps you can amplify your position by sponsoring an event, traveling to a visible location, or donating your time and other resources.

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.

Your Soul Task to More Beauty

Michelle Ghilotti Mandel | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel

Just as trees, before ever thinking about growing up, grow roots deep down, so too can we, fellow limbed creatures, create a life that is grounded in ...

10 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Your Startup

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young ...

How Smart Entrepreneurs Select VC / Angel Investors

Marty Zwilling | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Too many entrepreneurs tell me they are looking for an investor, and can't differentiate between venture capital (VC) investors versus accredited Ange...

8 Reasons We Hired a Virtual Assistant

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young ...

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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.

The Calculated Entrepreneur

Heather Rosen | Posted 07.28.2014 | DC
Heather Rosen

Every day I meet people who dream about starting their own business, but wonder if they have what it takes. Some have been in corporate jobs for year...

$20 Bill Experiment: The Final Results Are In

Craig Zamary | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Craig Zamary

In life, opportunities will come up and present themselves to you, and if you don't go after it, they will be GONE. The lesson is this, the next time an Opportunity presents itself, I want you all to GO AFTER IT."

11 Things Today's Entrepreneurs Need More Support With

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) , an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young...

Entrepreneurs Today Don't Need a Big Budget to Start

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

It wasn't so many years ago that starting a new e-commerce business on the Internet was a complex custom development project, usually costing a million dollars or more. Now you can do it for free.

Learning From Failure in the Digital Health Business

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

At a recent Digital Health Summer Summit in San Francisco, three brave former CEOs from gone, but not forgotten companies, Zeo, HealthRally and Healthrageous took the stage to share their personal schools of hard knocks.

Go West Young Man (or Woman)

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

I've always had a kind of love affair with the idea of the West. The freedom, the open spaces, the rugged individualism, and no rules, always attracted me.

City Rules Lure, Push Away Food Truck Flavors

Hilary Gowins | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Politicians across the country who have embraced heavy restrictions on who can serve food where should look West and take notice of Los Angeles' dual brick-and-mortar and mobile restaurant landscape.

Smart Entrepreneurs Know Customer Buying Moments

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Today's customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Almost instantly...

21 Daily Habits to Create Joy and Flow in Your Day (and Increase Productivity!)

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 07.17.2014 | Small Business
Tiffany Crawford

Good daily habits create a flow and consistency that grounds you throughout the day.

How Real Is Work-Life Balance?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.27.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising youn...