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How One Entrepreneur Is Making Big Bucks Off Used Legos

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.28.2013 | Small Business

On average, every person on Earth owns 86 Lego bricks. Yep, 86. That equals roughly 600 billion bricks sitting in closets, cupboards, and toy bins aro...

Zipcar's Co-Founder on How Transportation Is the Ultimate Solution

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Each individual has a unique set of skills as well as physical, mental, financial and spiritual make up that will determine their role, productivity and contentedness, says Chase. The circumstances of each individual set the stage for the highest and best use.

Can CEOs Afford to Be Angry?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Trust me -- these issues are minuscule compared to the ones just over the horizon. You have to learn not to get tripped up by every roadblock; otherwise you'll be a hot mess 24/7.

Breakthrough Innovation: For People Without Reason And Accountability

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Fifty-five percent of businesses such as, restaurants, gas stations and shops fail within the first five years and by the tenth year, seventy-six pe...

12 of the Smartest Business Partnerships to Date

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.24.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Name a recent, high-profile business partnership you thought was smart and why. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Counc...

The Middle Class Problem Is Now an Emergency: Entrepreneurs, We Need You!

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If our nation's workforce is just barely scraping by, then who will buy our goods and services? Our GDP is bound to shrink unless we act swiftly to restore our middle class.

Tips for Gen-Y On How To Be A Great Entrepreneur

Marty Zwilling | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

A lot of executives have noticed that the workplace is being flooded by a new generation of workers, and they are questioning who will be the winners,...

If You Value Your Top People, Set Them Free

Bryan Elliott | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Bryan Elliott

Is it nurture or nature? The jury is still out about whether entrepreneurs are born or learn to master certain skills needed along the way through experience. But there's a growing trend of hybrids called intrapreneurs. These are people who take on entrepreneurial roles within their companies but don't leave.

The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur

James Altucher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
James Altucher

I've advised probably another 50 private companies. Along the way I've compiled a list of rules that have helped me deal with every aspect of being an entrepreneur in business and some in life.

How We Can Move Entrepreneurship Forward

Monika Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

What are policymakers afraid of by forging ahead with the JOBS Act? Perhaps, it's simply fear of the unknown. The new economy, despite the SEC's recalcitrance, is emerging rapidly in the shadow of Wall Street. For traditionalists, this brings up uncomfortable questions:

How This 13-Year-Old Made $100,000

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.16.2013 | Small Business

What were you doing at thirteen years old? Probably nothing, maybe some sports. But not Nicholas Pinto. The 13-year-old from Cranford, N.J., last ...

Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian on the Power of the Internet to Level the Playing Field

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

"One of the reasons I love the Internet so much, aside from all the cats, is if it works the way it should great ideas can spread and flourish in a way that they couldn't have before."

Scott Belsky on Treating the Time You Give Like an Investment

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Using your skills and resources to help others is incredibly valuable. And since time is the only thing we can't ever get more of, make sure you're pu...

Entrepreneur 'Eaten Alive' on Shark Tank

Kevin Price | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Kevin Price

Recently, I had a chance to catch the season finale of Shark Tank. I have enjoyed the show for a couple of years. I love the drama that ensues as the sharks begin their attack on an entrepreneur and watching the back and forth dialogue between them.

Sequestration Dampens Hopes for Future Small Business Owners

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.10.2013 | Denver
National Council of La Raza

When there are fewer Latino business owners, not only does Denver's economy suffer, the economy of the entire Denver metro area suffers. This is not the way to keep the economy moving forward.

The Cofounder of Kayak Is an Entrepreneur So He Can Give More Money Away

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

You'd think it would be easy for Paul English, CTO and Founder of Kayak to convince someone to take a trip with him. And yet, his attempts to get wealthy people to accompany him to volunteer in Haiti have proven to be unbelievably difficult.

Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Diana Nyad

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The majority of the entrepreneurs aren't "young," they are in their 30s, 40s, 50s and years beyond. Diana Nyad ought to be an inspiration to them all that you are never too old to pursue your dreams.

13 Unusual Brainstorming Methods That Work

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What is your most creative brainstorming method? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organiz...

Do Family Members Make Good Business Partners?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Working with family members: yes or no, and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organiz...

15 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn

Forbes | Steven Kotler | Posted 09.09.2013 | Small Business

Forbes: In the middle of the economic meltdown that was 2007-2009, James Marshall Reilly noticed a particular new breed of high-minded entrepreneur...

The Non-Profit That Didn't Know It

Tinia Pina | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Tinia Pina

I founded a startup almost 2 years ago while working in New York City full-time for a small asset management firm. At the time I was spending most hours volunteering and leveraging roughly 80 percent of my talents and strengths outside the workplace for non-profit organizations.

What's Wrong With Being a Small Business Woman Entrepreneur?

Vicki Donlan | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Vicki Donlan

Starting a small business and choosing for it to stay that way is an admirable goal and it should be applauded much more often than it is.

Learn to Be Your Own Boss in Ten Steps (and Then Take Over the World)

Serena Guen | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Serena Guen

Do it your way, not the "right" way. Don't rest on anyone else's laurels. The very essence of being an entrepreneur is the ability to navigate a new route to success on unchartered waters.

From Pop-Up to Storefront: Three Lessons From a Pop-Up Store Graduate

Andrew Chau | Posted 10.29.2013 | Small Business
Andrew Chau

After a four-months of construction, we opened the doors of the first Boba Guys store in the heart of San Francisco Mission District this past June. To call the project a labor of love would be an understatement.

Message to Fledgling Entrepreneurs: Don't Rely on Ups and Downs of Market to Guide Your Start-up Decisions

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.27.2013 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'm a member of the so-called Greatest Generation. When I was young, there was no time for college. There seemed only to be time for survival.