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Solving the Jobs Crisis Begins With Empowering One Another

Startup Weekend | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifNearly all net job creation comes from newly created firms, and therefore, as an organization acting in the name of human welfare, we have a unique responsibility to provide what we can for entrepreneurs.

Don't Underestimate the Undergraduates

Steve Blank | Posted 03.24.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Jim Hornthal splits his time between venture capital, entrepreneurship and education. Jim has founded six companies, including Preview Travel, one of the first online travel agencies, which went public in 1997 and subsequently merged to create as an independent company.

Startups: A Recipe to Restore Creativity to America's Soul

John Harthorne | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
John Harthorne

Entrepreneurs are the world's economic chefs. They create new businesses, new growth, new value, and new jobs -- they bake more pie. Yes, entrepreneurs are about as American as apple pie, but they often don't get the support they need.

As E-Books Rise, Publishing Still Waivers

Michael Drew | Posted 03.20.2013 | Books
Michael Drew

There's probably no going back: e-books are going to be the dominant form for publishing pretty soon. Consider that 23 percent of Americans now read...

Pay Attention to Get Attention: Insider Information Into Your Customers' Heads and Hearts

Michael Drew | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

Hey! Did you see that? Up there! Look! Gotcha, didn't I? If you want to build a business, share a message or even go as far as change the world, you...

3 Words Of Advice Every Boomer Entrepreneur Needs To Hear

Lorie Eber | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

Boomer-aged Americans are three times more likely than Gen Yers to take a flyer and become entrepreneurs. A few years ago I joined their ranks. Based on the depth of my experience, I assumed I could do everything on my own. I was sorely mistaken.

Bowl of Cherries

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 03.17.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

I believe in the Happily Ever After. Eat a cherry, savor it, then ask yourself: "Is this as good as it gets?" If the answer is no, keep going right away. If the answer is yes, then stop right there and figure out how to make it last.

2013 Predictions in Entrepreneurship

Diana Kander | Posted 03.16.2013 | Small Business
Diana Kander

The holiday decorations are all put away, you've survived another big visit from the family, and you're already a little behind on your new year's resolutions. But you can be excited about 2013's prospects for both your startup and the entrepreneurship ecosystem as a whole.

The Direct Selling Perception Problem

Bobbie Wasserman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Bobbie Wasserman

For the general consumer, the battle around Herbalife has thrust the direct sales business model to the media spotlight. We all know someone that has ...

The CES Firewall for Young Entrepreneurs

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.10.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

TechCrunch calls this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the year of the "Gadget start-up" - but the new model -- young, underage designers launch...

LORI Connexion: Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 03.06.2013 | Small Business
Ekaterina Walter

Women supporting other women might still be an issue, but men supporting women is no longer just a dream. I recently met a young guy who created the w...

How to Prevent Work From Consuming Your Life: An Entrepreneur's Guide

Zach Cutler | Posted 02.26.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

Long hours, short breaks, little social life and immense pressure are all assumed to come with the territory of getting a business off the ground. But getting consumed by your work isn't good for you or your business. Working too hard can be unhealthy, and your work will suffer as a result.

Learning From LeBron? Five Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From King James

Jonathon Youshaei | Posted 02.25.2013 | College
Jonathon Youshaei

For all the scrutiny LeBron endured for his decision to "take his talents to South Beach," it was actually the right decision. Especially for startups, having the right core team is everything. Join forces with people you like being around and have different strengths than you.

Startup Summer: A Pioneering Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.23.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Building on the successes of its pilot year that saw 12 of 16 student businesses generate revenue, year two of Startup Summer kicked off in early July 2012.

Entrepreneurs Reveal Seven Ways to Plan for Small Business Success

Erica Nicole | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

In today's dynamic global business environment, with increased access to knowledge (by way of the Internet), collaborative resources and crowdsourced capital every entrepreneur can effectively plan for small business success.

A Tale of Two Contractors

Frank Farwell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Our experience last summer is a sobering reminder that each small business owner and manager should look down the road and muse, "What will each customer be saying about me when we are finished?" an Entrepreneur?

Dr. Charles Roberts | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology
Dr. Charles Roberts's ability to spot unmet needs and new opportunities, then act on his observations, has transcended even his activities as a musician. His latest venture: A whole new line of cutting edge mobile technology products in fact.

One Year Out

Kane Sarhan | Posted 02.17.2013 | Small Business
Kane Sarhan

It has been just over a year since I made the jump and started Enstitute. We've had a hell of a year. We've done a lot of things right. We've done even more things wrong. Most importantly, I've learned a lot this year.

The 'Academy Awards' of Entrepreneurship Is Born: Entrepreneurs Gather for the Inaugural Induction Into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

There's almost nothing I like more than meeting entrepreneurs and hearing their fascinating life stories -- so I was thrilled to head to the 2012 Induction Event for the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in Atlanta recently.

Startups, Taking Risks and the Myth of the Edge

Sarah Hall | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Sarah Hall

When you work at a startup, you test your edges daily. You have to solve problems that no else has. You have to find that one "big idea" and then you have to get people to believe in it with you. You have to work longer and harder than you ever thought you would or could.

Customer Development in a Diagram

Steve Blank | Posted 12.12.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Thanks to Alexis Finch, Sketchnotes / UX Research Consultant @agentfin. Steve Blank's blog:

Crowdfunding Is Not an F-word

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Equity crowdfunding (or crowdfund investing) is not operational and not legitimate in the United States yet and for those who are growing comfortable with the concept, there are three essential facts to remember.

Kansas City Is Building America's Most Entrepreneurial City

Jason Grill | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Kansas City is pushing the envelope in becoming one of the strongest, if not the finest entrepreneurial city in this great country through a renewed spirit of collaboration, community and leadership.

Who Really Owns Your Brand?

Karen Leland | Posted 02.04.2013 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Take advantage of the visual web. Encourage your customers to make and share their own videos about your products and services. Monitor your Twitter closely.

8 Lessons Learned While Building My Startup

Noah Spitzer-Williams | Posted 02.04.2013 | Small Business
Noah Spitzer-Williams

I had a comfortable job at Microsoft for 5 years before I left to start my own company. My motivation was simple -- I wanted to do what I wanted, when I wanted. These are some of the hard lessons learned along the way.