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5 Lessons Learned From Being an Entrepreneur

Jeannie DeSanctis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Jeannie DeSanctis

Starting your own business is a journey, complete with moments exhilarating and terrifying. Finding success as an entrepreneur requires patience, and a steadfast determination to accomplish your goal.

The Daily Innovator: Using Value Constellations to Map New Business Models

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

How does the Daily Innovator take the glimmer of an idea, a gut instinct and build a compelling business case around it to rally support? A good start is to map its value constellation.

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

MBAs Across America: A Journey to Discover the Future of American Business -- and Disrupt B-School Along the Way

Casey Gerald | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Casey Gerald

Eight months ago, four first-year Harvard Business School students asked themselves a simple question: what if MBAs left their classrooms to get a hands-on education in the heart of America?

Building Great Founding Teams

Steve Blank | Posted 09.28.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

There's been a lot written about the individual characteristics of what makes a great founder, but a lot less about what makes a great founding team and how that's different from a great founding CEO.

The Final Frontier: Ashish J. Thakkar Empowers Africa's Young Entrepreneurs

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Marissa Bronfman

It is not this self-made, serial entrepreneur's many business accomplishments that first moved me -- though they are undeniably impressive -- but his commitment to empowering Africa's young men and women.

The Top Five Things I've Learned in Two Months as an Entrepreneur

Azeem Khan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Small Business
Azeem Khan

Two months ago I was applying to medical schools, working at a great biotech company and had every intention to stay on that track. Fast forward two months; I've written off medical school, quit my job, and am a co-founder on an app called Supshot.

22 Lessons From NFL Coach Jason Garrett on How to Lead a Successful Life

Fahad Hassan | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Fahad Hassan

Building a business is hard. Building one that scale's is even harder. Know the fraternity you're trying to get into is elite. It's going to take everything you have to be among the best.

Riches to Rags: The Bungee-Jumping Entrepreneur

Jack Garson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Jack Garson

Entrepreneurs are constantly bungee-jumping their way through life. Some bounce back. But others lose everything when that cord snaps. Yes, some risk-taking makes fortunes. But you need to manage that risk, especially once you've made a bundle.

WATCH: How To Start A Business By Lying To Yourself

Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business

America's small business climate is tough, but author AJ Jacobs says there's one simple way for entrepreneurs to give themselves a leg up -- self-delu...

Afghan and Rwandan Women Learn Entrepreneurial Skills From U.S. Mentors

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 09.20.2013 | Impact
Susan Wilson Solovic

Entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda are spending three weeks in the United States, gaining valuable skills and insight they can use to build and expand their own businesses, as well as to train others in their communities to do the same.

Detroit, I Feel You

Courtney Garcia | Posted 09.22.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I feel bad for the folks in Detroit right now because it already sucks to live there, plus the Lions are usually bad, and with this new bankruptcy filing, it's just another blow to the hometown spirit.

Have Beer, Will Innovate: Entrepreneurs Helping Each Other

John Dearborn | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
John Dearborn

On a warm Thursday night at the end of June, the Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood was buzzing with activity. Professionals of all ages milled around, beer in hand, while networking and catching up on work and life.

An MVP Is Not a Cheaper Product; It's About Smart Learning

Steve Blank | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

The team confused the goal of the MVP (seeing if they could find a delighted farmer who would pay for the data) with the process of getting to the goal. They had the right goal but the wrong MVP to test it. Here's why.

Entrepreneurship 101: The 'Best' Startup Pitch Deck & How to Raise Venture Capital

J. Skyler Fernandes | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
J. Skyler Fernandes

So where do you start? Your pitch! You can pitch even before you have a fully-functional technology or any business operations.

Praise Entrepreneurs, Not Cubicle Capitalists

Daniel Gulati | Posted 09.21.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Gulati

For all the founders who were ever discarded by the establishment, know that your contribution is valued. My hope? That the tide turns and we begin respecting the very entrepreneurs on which the world is built.

The World Is Going to Hell in a Handbasket... And Why I Am Excited About It

Janet M. Neal | Posted 09.17.2013 | Small Business
Janet M. Neal

Spend five minutes watching or reading the news these days and you will come away in either disbelief, horror or gloom and depression. And this makes me very excited. No, I am not some sadomasochist. I am someone who sees a need and a HUGE opportunity for change.

Becoming Maui

Write for the Future | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Maui and Nile Adams Many people worship heroes. I created my own superhero in Ninth Grade. Or to be accurate, I turned into my own creation. I b...

Top 5 Careers for Hands-on Entrepreneurs

Jayson DeMers | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Jayson DeMers

Here's a look at five of the best careers available to people who want to say goodbye to their bosses for good.

Onboarding -- Are We Doing it Right?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

One time on a transfer, I was given my desk, a phone, a laptop, and a list of training courses I'd need to complete. No one asked me to lunch, only a few people came by to say hello. It was fairly isolating. You tend to remember these experiences for a long time.

Is This the Most Entrepreneurial Dater Online?

Neely Steinberg | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Neely Steinberg

Adversity is not a burden to an entrepreneur; it's an opportunity for growth and discovery. So, instead of being passive observers in their dating lives, burdened by their "bad luck" in love, I encourage women to roll up their sleeves and start problem-solving.

Why You Can Get Fired for Doing Your Job Well

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

I'm often asked what it takes to excel at your job. As we get into the 21st-century economy, where you hear companies laying off people left and right...

Are You Making the Most of Your Accountant?

Brian Hamilton | Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

A smart entrepreneur doesn't just consult his accountant at tax time. He or she knows the underlying reasons why your business is succeeding or failing and should be consulted a minimum of two times per year for non-tax-related consulting and advice.

Don't Give Away Your Board Seats

Steve Blank | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

I listened for a while as they went back and forth about whether he should be chairman. Then I asked, "Why should he even be on your board at all?" I got looks of confusion and then they said, "We thought all investors get a board seat."

It's Not About the Money

Blake Kernen | Posted 09.08.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

Entrepreneurialism is alive and well where I live. July in New Jersey isn't known for its comfortable summer days -- instead we've got heat, humidity and triple digit temperatures with no end in sight. This is welcome weather for the hundreds of entrepreneurs.