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One Easy Tip That Can Transform Your Body Image

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

When a friend recently posted a Facebook status about Ashley Burnett, a part of me freaked out. Sometimes it's sort of disconcerting when people show ...

Is Your Idea Ready For A Fashion Tech Lab?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology
Kay Koplovitz

There has been a great deal written about fashion technology, everything from wearables to fit design, customization, manufacturing and social media m...

The Secret Lives of Start-Ups

Bob Deutsch | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
Bob Deutsch

For the most part, SUs are a wild bunch. They don't have passion. They have kooky passion: they will not take "no" for an answer, are fussy about doing things in a particular way and vanquish all doubt.

Starting a Business? Beg, Borrow and Take All the Free Stuff You Can Get

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Regardless of where it comes from, cash is the lifeblood of any early stage company, and the most important rule of thumb for start-up cash flow management is this: never buy or build what you can lease, rent, or otherwise get for free.

When it Comes to Our Economy, Washington Can Do Something Before the Mid-Term Elections

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.18.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses have been doing their part -- outperforming big business on the job creation front every month for the past year. But, they can do more if Washington will only step up and take a role in helping fuel this engine for growth.

17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Celebratory Rituals

Jen Consalvo | Posted 09.18.2014 | Small Business
Jen Consalvo

'Starting up isn't all rainbows and unicorns,' is just a lighthearted way of saying that starting a company is one of the most grueling, stressful and exhausting things you can possibly do -- despite the heroic images of entrepreneurship we read about in the media.

Where's the Best City to Start a Food Company?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Our company is based in San Francisco - one of the best areas in the world for a tech startup. But is Northern California the best place to start a f...

How to Find the Right Co-Founders

Steve Blank | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

How do you figure out what's the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? Surprisingly if you've filled out the business model canvas...

5 Steps to Tame Our 'Lizard-Brained' Resistance to Entrepreneurial Success

KC Harry | Posted 09.16.2014 | Small Business
KC Harry

If we take time to reflect, we can notice various times during our day when we feel some type of disempowering feeling, negative thoughts or reactive emotion. All of these instances arise from our lizard brain's defense system.

The #1 Way to Answer the Big Questions -- What's My Purpose? Who Am I? What Am I Meant to Do?

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Many entrepreneurs, wanting to create a meaningful and purpose-driven business, struggle with trying to figure out what the work is that they're meant to do in the world. Or, they know what they can do, but are less successful making sense of it all, and how to create a business around it.

4 Reasons Guest Blogging Should Be a Part of Every Entrepreneur's Strategy

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.15.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It's important to develop and maintain a blog on your own website, but if you're already adhering to best practices internally, it's time to take your expertise -- and your personality -- further out.

Why Translational Medicine Will Never Be the Same

Steve Blank | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

For the past three years the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps has been teaching our nations best scientists how to build a Lean Startup.

Is Adversity Foe or Friend? -- Answer the 3 Questions of the Entrepreneurial Challenge

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

It's not just entrepreneurs that can turn adversity into opportunity. All people face startup-like challenges. And we all benefit from learning and perseverance. I believe much hinges on how we exercise our free will to create a personal resiliency.

8 Entrepreneurship Lessons From a Venture Capitalist

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

In her role as operating partner, Heidi Roizen is on the backlines of the deals where she manages the younger deal team, evaluates entrepreneurs and gives advice. Her experience of having played both the part of entrepreneur and venture capitalist has given her tremendous insight into what makes for a successful relationship.

Calling All Minds: Table Talk With Benjamin Moe

Maya Horgan | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts
Maya Horgan

Benjamin Moe, 21-year-old co-founder and editor-in-chief of Table Talk, sneaks about the dimly lit corridors of a coal factory in rural Jaipur, tacking CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to the factory's rusty insides.

Why HR, PR, and IT Are Worthy Startup Investments

Julia Neumer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Small Business
Julia Neumer

Money is tight, especially as you continue to build your startup. We know as well as the next entrepreneur that the bottom line is always top of mind. However, there are a few particular areas in which you should focus on early to secure future success.

Educating Student-Entrepreneurs

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

Student-entrepreneurs who graduate with an agile mindset can become pillars of the global economy, launching fresh ideas and revitalizing and reinvigorating the global marketplace in ways that benefit us all.

How Obamacare Is Failing Young Entrepreneurs

Amanda Glassman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Amanda Glassman

So here I am, 26 and paying out-of-pocket nearly more than I make in a week because a leading insurance provider, on an expensive Gold-Level plan, cannot give me the medication I need. In a country priding itself on innovation, we're doing a hell of a job making sure our young adults can take the risks necessary to push our country forward.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur -- The Inventure Cycle

Steve Blank | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. The...

When Spirituality and Entrepreneurship Overlap

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Deborah J. Levine

There are two basic motivations of the entrepreneur. The first is the money-making side of the business, the bottom line. The second motivation is sel...

Test Any Business Idea for Less Than $400

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You've got a great idea for a new store, app or restaurant. Should you quit your job and invest before doing basic marketing research? It's amazing how many businesses are started on a hunch or feeling. Instead, budget $400 in some general digital marketing tactics to test the waters out by doing the following.

Manifestation on Steroids for Entrepreneurs

Lloyd Burnett | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Burnett

You set your intentions. You made your vision board. You're using positive affirmations. You're trying to visualize and believe with all your h...

Sydney Price - Products With Purpose

Renata M. Black | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Embrace change, disruption and walking the path of the unknown. Resilience is essential, so when you fall -- which will be often -- brush off your knees and get going again. This is the space where innovation and dreams are born.

The Myth of Being a Successful Freelancer

Gene Marks | Posted 09.03.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Want to quit your job and be a freelancer? Be a one-person shop? I have bad news for you and you need to hear it now, before it's too late. You won't be able to make a lot of money if you're running a one person business.

Here's How a Mother of 3 Built the Second Bestselling Handmade Products Shop on Etsy

Michael Price | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Michael Price

There's something special about having a product created by human hands. It's the feeling that there's something intimately unique about what went into that very product you hold in your hands.