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5 Things I've Learned From Entrepreneurs

John Dearborn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John Dearborn

In the last five years working for the Cleveland-based nonprofit development organization JumpStart, I've traveled all over the 21 counties of Northea...

Marrying an Entrepreneur

Lauren Van Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Lauren Van Horn

This week my husband announced that he is leaving Path to start his own company with a close friend and co-worker. In Silicon Valley, an announcement like this is expected, the norm, no big deal. The thing is, it is terrifying to me.

TuesdayNights with Kym Gold

Lauren Rotman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lauren Rotman

Tuesdaynights is an invite-only collaborative community of female executives and entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Tuesdaynights provides an opportunity t...

A New Way to Look at Competitors

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Every startup I see invariably puts up a competitive analysis slide that plots performance on a X/Y graph with their company in the top right. The ...

Be Like a Samurai (or KISS): Always Wear a Mask Into Battle (Tips From The Rock n' Roll CEO No. 16)

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

Why did the samurai wear elaborate costumes? Well, certainly for battle and protection, but also as ritual to distinguish themselves.

Rejects, Losers, Castoffs -- Want to Join Me?

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

I cordially invite you to join me in the world of rejects, losers and castoffs. I proudly wear my badge as one of the few, the proud, the determined who wears rejection on my sleeve as a badge of honor, because it is.

The Startup Marathon

Jeff Wald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jeff Wald

Most companies fail. Whether you win or lose you will put in 18 hour days, seven days a week, for the first year or two. But you will build a support network of experts and advisors who have run this way before. They will help you stay in the race.

Are We the Land of the American Dream, or the American Decline?

Hector Barreto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Hector Barreto

That was a very important lesson my father taught me at a very young age -- how important it was to have a vision, have a dream, work hard and build something for your family and community.

What Do You Stand For?

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

'The idea is to die young as late as possible.' It might sound to some like a gimmick but I smiled. What a great challenge it is to keep the eyes of a beginner, the eternal enthusiasm of discovery when you grow up and old.

Does Age Matter in Entrepreneurship?

Panos Panay | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Panos Panay

We live in a youth obsessed culture. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have replaced rock, film and even sports stars as our modern day pop culture celebrities. And since youth is the currency of celebrity we inevitably assume that entrepreneurship is the provenance of the young.

1 Good Reason to Use a Blog for Content Overflow

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

I work primarily with people in the health and wellness industry, a demographic that is keen on educating the universe about self-care strategies, reg...

How Female Business Owners Can Start Creating a Network of Mentors

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Sweeney

Lacking guidance, many would-be entrepreneurs can feel discouraged about how far up to the glass ceiling they'll be able to climb, so it's up to us women that run successful businesses to make ourselves available as mentors in the following ways.

What Millennials Want

David Cleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Cleary

Despite my less "occupational" major, I've been fortunate enough to remain mostly employed in my time since graduating. In the past few years, I've changed jobs slightly more frequently than the average person my age, and have even opted to explore entirely different industries.

8 Menu Items that Optimize Your Website

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

One of the ways to optimize your website is by making it easy to navigate, so that people stay on it and engage with your content. Think of menu tabs on websites as labels on kitchen cabinets.

Bend the Rules of the Game: Succeeding in the Startup World

Minh Chau | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Minh Chau

Though by no means extensive, here are three key takeaways from this past weekend's Cyberposium, a technology conference at Harvard Business School.

Immigration Reform: It's Not Dead After All

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 12.31.2013 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

This week, we were reminded that even some business-conservative groups are continuing to push for immigration action in Washington.

Women Can Be the Leaders of the Future

Vicki Donlan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vicki Donlan

The question is, do we really want the next generation to follow and not lead? As a woman in business, I believe women in AMERICA are ready to lead! But, we have to be willing to risk changing the status quo.

Startup City: Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ondi Timoner

Tony has assembled a team to bring the best and brightest creative entrepreneurs to Vegas, determined to build out a utopian community within a major urban center. It's the most fascinating and ambitious project I have ever witnessed, and I feel lucky to be documenting it as it unfolds.

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Value Proposition and Customers

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're deep into teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with...

Kansas City Is Becoming a Mecca for Big Technology Names

Jason Grill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City will continue to be a catalyst for growth in the entrepreneurial sector in America and its technology innovation prowess is proving to be on the rise.

Diary of a 23-Year-Old Health Technology CEO

Farai Sikipa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Farai Sikipa

Jump right in. That is perhaps the most candid piece of advice that I could give to anyone who is contemplating starting an enterprise.

The Marshmallowists!

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Marshmallows are having a moment. With fewer calories than a cupcake, these square little fruit-sweetened and essential oil-flavored marshmallows f...

The End of the Means

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

I agree with the saying, "You don't stop having fun when you grow older. You grow older when you stop having fun." Having been an entrepreneur for the past 44 years, I can't say it has always been fun, but being my own boss sure beats marching to someone else's drum

The College Kid's Guide to Becoming an Entrepreneur (While You're in School!)

Justine Kay | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Justine Kay

The Social Network and Startup.com are great movies to keep you motivated. Also using Twitter as a resource to quickly reference and read up on your audience, as well as beefing up your social media has been great for me, and my business.

9 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

With a lot of creativity, determination and patience, you can launch your own business and start profiting from your passions. Here are nine good reasons to become an entrepreneur.