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Entrepreneurs' Surprising Choice For 2016

Inc. | KIMBERLY WEISUL | Posted 11.01.2013 | Small Business

Republicans are supposed to be the party of business. So why, in an exclusive survey of fast-growth CEOs, do 36 percent of these entrepreneurs say...

My Visit With the Lord of the Startups: Y Combinator's Paul Graham

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.

Be a Driver and Write Your Own Ticket

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Most readers have been in the position of being stopped for speeding and watching with a faint heart as the police officer wrote out a ticket. Following are my suggestions on how to be a driver and write your own ticket.

'The Most Practical Time In The History Of Time To Be An Entrepreneur'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business

There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur, says media CEO Gary Vaynerchuk. "The answer to me is, this is the most practical time in ...

Let Youth Be a Part of Their Solution -- Entrepreneurship for Youth Unemployment

Child and Youth Finance International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Child and Youth Finance International

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThere is a need for widespread policy changes and global initiatives to tackle this problem.

5 Guiding Principles From Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Anjali Varma | Posted 12.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Every speaker reiterated the importance of confidence in your idea, your vision and how you convey yourself to the business community. Many also reinforced exuding this confidence whether you have it or not.

It All Began With Balls

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Most companies begin on a shoe-string -- under-funded, under the gun, and under the radar. The company I co-founded in 1986, Idea Champions, was no ex...

Steve Blank: Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Blank

When I was in my 20s I worked at Convergent Technologies, a company that was proud to be known as the "Marine Corps of Silicon Valley." It was a braw...

It's All About the Power, Baby! Getting Juiced With Kickstarter

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 12.21.2013 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

We all encounter it. That everyday issue that drives us bonkers. Power. Or lack thereof. How often to you check the power on your device? Plan your n...

4 Steps to Writing a Professional Bio That Gets You Noticed

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

As I have discovered, most entrepreneurs have a hard time discerning what is important to put into a bio and what is not. For this reason, I have without fail tossed out the working bios of incoming clients, writing brand new ones.

From Concepts to Companies: Creating High Growth and Wealth

John Warner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Technology
John Warner

Investors too often ask startup entrepreneurs what revenue will be in five years. Investors need to let the entrepreneurs know what they would like for revenue to be so entrepreneurs can plug that into their spreadsheets.

Entrepreneurs Are the Playmakers for our Economy

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, now is not the time to stay on the sidelines. As one popular saying goes, "If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place."

An Ode to the Entrepreneur

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 12.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

An undertaker of one's greatest dream -- with courage as abundant as his or her ingenuity. A willingness to take a chance in spite of the fear. A born leader becomes an entrepreneur because he or she knows they could never survive under the rule of another.

The Life Out Loud: Turning Dreams Into Reality With Vision Boards

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Have you ever tried making a vision board? It's often one of the first assignments I give my coaching clients -- a powerful visual way of creatively connecting with your hopes and dreams.

The One Unifying Force That Can Save the Planet

Steve Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Strauss

At a time when the world seems to be cracking into ever more smaller groups demanding their rights, when global warming is a real threat, when violence seems to be on a forward march, entrepreneurship offers an antidote.

3 Reasons Why Jon Acuff's Start Experiment Was Awesome Online Community Building

Cat Knarr | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Cat Knarr

Conversation from the independent Start Experiment site, FrankenSTART.com. Something awesome happened when bestselling business author Jon Acuff bu...

Why Entrepreneurs Need the Power of Three to Survive and Thrive

Marc Andersen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Marc Andersen

What can be done to give entrepreneurs the tools and create the environment they need to survive and thrive? How can we help them reach their full potential, create jobs and ultimately drive economic growth?

This Will Save Us Years -- Lean LaunchPad for Life Science

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're deep into week 2 of teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) th...

The Life Out Loud: Wall Street Health Warriors

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Hedge fund managers Nick Morris and Dan Gluck began obsessively investigating chia, reading whatever research they could find on its nutritional properties. They discovered that chia is an "off-the-charts superfood."

The 5 P's of Social Entrepreneurship

Monika Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

Despite these challenges, the rugged, innovative, and creatively resourceful world of social entrepreneurship is growing by leaps and bounds. Righting the world's wrongs is enough motivation to fuel the engines of thousands of entrepreneurial pioneers.

Redefining Success. Putting Money Back In Its Place.

John Hope Bryant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
John Hope Bryant

For 100 years the world has been on a fairly consistent march towards more and more free enterprise, and deeper and more sharp edged caverns of capitalism. And for approximately 80 of those years, most of the developed world was not on a bad path.

Why You Should Have Serious Relationships In Your 20s

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Spiers

As with coding and management and matters of finance and marketing, relationships have a learning curve. You learn the basics of "relationshiptiva" (yes, I made up that word): How to deal with sexual etiquette, mundane everyday things, scheduling, and appropriate meetings with close friends, and some equitable plan for who's supposed to pay for dinner or wash the dishes this time. These are basics. And if you're learning them in your thirties, it's going to be much harder.

The Art of Using Humor in Business Language

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 12.08.2013 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

Most people cringe when their bosses attempt to pepper a meeting with comedy, but Schoch knows that a well-timed joke can really engage clients.

Before You Consider Crowdfunding: What to Look For in an Investor

Panos Panay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Obama's new startup initiative, cleverly titled The JOBS Act, is aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem by making startup investing easier. The concern that I have is that in the process it may push too many founders to either seek capital prematurely, or to take money from all comers.

Why Is Doing Good So Hard?

C. Ugent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
C. Ugent

Necessity is the Mother From the hospital, I called a patent attorney. I didn't have much else to do, and I was tired of hearing myself complain. ...