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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.

Bluesmiths: Maui's Waterwear Craftsmen

Jason Rushin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Most of Hawaii's startup scene is focused on web, smartphone and other digital technologies. But Hawaii is also a great crucible for analog startups, and in the case of Bluesmiths, it's technology for people who spend more time surfing the waves than the Internet.

The Practical Bible for Venture Capital: Book Review and Interview With Andrew Romans

James Grundvig | Posted 11.18.2013 | Small Business
James Grundvig

If the founders of a company are diluted too heavily upfront, one day they will wake up and see the investors get rich off of their hard work, IP, and ingenuity. Once that happens, the spirit will be sucked out of them and their company will falter. And then what?

Are You Staying on Your Side of the Line?

Dan Sullivan | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Dan Sullivan

Your team members can only become those people if you give them the permission and authority to deal with things, and if you treat mistakes as opportunities to learn and refine the process.

Paul Roetzer: 12 Life LessonsThis Entrepreneur Learned the Hard Way

Paul Roetzer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Paul Roetzer

In a 20-month span, two of the most important people in my life tragically passed away, and I quickly realized that our personal and business lives are inextricably bound. For me, nothing has been the same since. Work, sleep, life and the future I thought I knew all changed.

To Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century, National Security Must Become Entrepreneurial

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Aberman

U.S. national security requires a nimble, adaptable approach. To use a word that is rarely uttered in national defense circles: the military establishment should incorporate an entrepreneurial culture and approaches into its existing toolkit.

8 Things Every 8-Year-Old Should Know About Entrepreneurship

Meg Seitz | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Meg Seitz

I think there are more kids than we realize who are into business. And I think there are more kids than that who are curious about it. I can bet there's a kid out there right now who is maybe 6 or 7 or 8-years-old who is thinking about an idea laced with entrepreneurial spirit.

Expedia For Obamacare?

CNBC | Dan Mangan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Small Business

CNBC: When the Affordable Care Act was being debated in Congress, most Americans yawned if they even bothered reading the bill's fine print—but t...

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...

Why Real Learning is Outside the Building, Not Demo Day

Steve Blank | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

Over the last three years our Lean LaunchPad / NSF Innovation Corps classes have been teaching hundreds of entrepreneurial teams a year how to build t...

Entrepreneurialism Isn't Just a Man's World

Wendy Tan-White | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business
Wendy Tan-White

Based on my own experience, I'm pleased to say that more women are becoming interested in historically male-dominated industries. But this should not be at the expense of a balanced and mutually beneficial partnership between men and women.

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.

Don't Let Entrepreneurs Become a Casualty of the Immigration Impasse

Iain Murray | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Iain Murray

It is not a stretch to say that immigrants are essential to America's entrepreneurial culture. Yet our immigration system makes no allowance for entrepreneurs.

Young Entrepreneurs: Why I Find Hope Among Them

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Young entrepreneurs bring something very special to the innovation market. What do you think that is? Is it their naïveté, their enthusiasm or their boundless energy? It is all of these things and more.

Sagmeister Was Right: We Need Time Off

Zahra Ebrahim | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Zahra Ebrahim

We do the work we do so that we get to be in control, and yet we often find the pace of that work controlling us. So I challenge those of you who are employers, self-employed or social entrepreneurs: take a sabbatical.

What Agile Development Taught Me About Life

Michele Serro | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

The start-up world has made a religion of killing the sacred cow: anything that reeks of business-as-usual is frowned upon. Graduating from university? Unnecessary. Cubicles? Please. PowerPoint? Shame on you.

Making the Leap From Entrepreneur to Leader of a Professionally Managed Business

Paul Bernard | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business
Paul Bernard

If you choose to see your venture through its transformation from a growing start-up to a professionally managed firm, prepare yourself for a second, equally important, and potentially more challenging transformation.

Reinventing Life Science Startups - Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We're g...

Start Me Up

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Doug Bradley

One of the major entrepreneurs of our lifetime, Steve Jobs's biological parents met as students at UW-Madison. Coincidence?

Reinventing Life Science Startups - Medical Devices and Digital Health

Steve Blank | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We're g...

Marketing Tips: Building Brand Awareness

Anjali Varma | Posted 10.20.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Whether you're a new business or an established one, creating brand awareness and keeping your brand top of mind are two critical components of your marketing strategy.

The Crucial Role of Women in Business in Latin America

Adele Gulfo | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Adele Gulfo

The great strides made by women in Latin America and around the world are undeniable but there is still much to be done. Given the progress today, it's exciting to think about the potential advancements and successes of women, and the resulting impact on economic growth.

Reinventing Life Science Startups-Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Steve Blank | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the e...

Is Your Child's Lemonade Stand Against the Law?

Women & Co | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

Before they set up a lemonade stand or sell cookies to their neighborhood friends, be aware that such seemingly harmless entrepreneurial activities might be against local laws.

5 Secrets of a Successful Momtreprenuer

Jeannie DeSanctis | Posted 10.15.2013 | Small Business
Jeannie DeSanctis

How do we balance being the best parent we can be, being truly present in our children's growth and development, while we simultaneously prepare sales presentations and soccer car pools?