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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.

Find Your Unique Niche in the Marketplace: 6 Steps to Creating Your Own 'Blue Ocean'

R. Kay Green | Posted 02.04.2013 | Small Business
R. Kay Green

The bottom line when creating your own blue ocean is that, in order to succeed (in order to attract customers; in order to land that big promotion), you must always concentrate on delivering value. Always.

Age Is Mind Over Matter

William K. Zinke | Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

I had a friend about five years ago who was terminated as the manager of an IT team and was disconsolate about being able to find another job at age 5...

Open Source Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank | Posted 02.03.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

One of the great things about being a retired entrepreneur is that I get to give back to the community that helped me. I assembled this collection of free and almost free tools in the hope that it can make your path as an entrepreneur or educator easier.

Born to Run: How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Shaping the U.S. Economy

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Someone might ask 'so what,' but I am asking 'what?' What makes us -- people with accents -- become entrepreneurs here in the United States?

How the Midwest Is Becoming an Entrepreneurial Hotspot

John Dearborn | Posted 02.02.2013 | Small Business
John Dearborn

In many cases, location is no longer a hindrance to the success of a startup. Why can a startup, well, start up anywhere now? Several key trends have emerged that explain why entrepreneurship is no longer solely the domain of the coasts.

Elon Musk: A Self-Made Entrepreneur

Avijeet Sachdev | Posted 02.02.2013 | Teen
Avijeet Sachdev

I personally admire Elon Musk as an entrepreneur not only because of the work he's done, but also because of his constant determination to do great things.

Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Kevin Gadd | Posted 01.31.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Gadd

We cannot expect that a student will take a class or two and be ready to start, grow and exit a new business. It doesn't happen that way for non-student entrepreneurs, and it won't happen with students, no matter how great their instructors are.

Starting a Business? Help Save Your Cash and Try Bartering

Women & Co | Posted 01.30.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

Exchanges are useful if you can't find a one-on-one local partner, but the Better Business Bureau recommends you read the fine print before you join a barter network.

Smartphones and Tablets -- Rural Shoppers Don't Leave Home Without Them

Diane Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology
Diane Smith

This explosion of e-commerce and online retail opens up opportunities for those of us living in rural America. We see it every day in my backyard. Retailers of all kinds of products are all accessing the global marketplace via the Internet.

Small Business Tips to Fight Holiday Stress

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 01.29.2013 | Small Business
Mehrunisa Qayyum

I would like to think that one of the advantages in being a small business is the ability to flexibly adjust with the setbacks. On top of that, the holidays are here with stress... but may be an opportunity for the resourceful.

Communication, Connectivity, Collaboration: 3 C's Key to Millennial Ecosystem of Success

Jen Bokoff | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Jen Bokoff

Millennials operate inside a networked ecosystem of ideas and people, resulting in deeper passion for solutions and consequential breadth of impact. Look at some cases, and you'll see how on their own, they're great, but collectively, the impact is incredible.

Is Entrepreneurship Better With a Social Mission?

Brazen Life | Posted 01.28.2013 | Small Business
Brazen Life

So, you want to be an entrepreneur. You've got a great idea, and you're ready to take the leap. But there's one more question to answer: Should you add a social mission to your plan?

Women Launch More Companies, But They Stay Smaller

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

Investors need to be aware of their sometimes unconscious biases, and women need to understand the perceptions that exist and be able to address them head-on.

Careers Start by Peeling Potatoes

Steve Blank | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

It took me a decade to work my way up to Vice President of Marketing and then CEO. By that time I knew what each job in my department meant because I had done every one of them.

Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Battlefield

Blake Hall | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Blake Hall

After I left the Army, I attended Harvard Business School. Although I was tempted to accept a six figure compensation package with a top consulting firm, I applied the lessons I had learned in the military to strike out on my own and start a tech company that serves the military and veteran community.

What To Get Your Favorite Self-Starter

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.21.2012 | Small Business

They're resilient and resourceful self-starters. They're the entrepreneur in your life. As autonomous figures, one may think the entrepreneur may b...

Bleeding Competitiveness: Americas New Immigrant Entrepreneurs -- Then and Now (Infographic)

XPRIZE | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
XPRIZE

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. A new Kauffman Foundation study finds that the number of hi...

Global Programming Phenomenon "Coder DoJo" Gets Velocity (VIDEO)

Maura Kelly | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
Maura Kelly

On his electronic business card, James Whelton described himself as "CoderDojo Co-Founder, Hacker & Social Media Connoisseur." The tag line "Not another victim of conformity" comes next.

FounderBus: On the Road to Success

Tim Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Tim Williams

It sounds like a cross between TV's Coach Trip and The Apprentice -- throw a group of strangers on a bus and watch them come up with a business idea in just a few days.

Unleashing Entrepreneurship: My Generation's Legacy

Marc Nager | Posted 01.16.2013 | Small Business
Marc Nager

I hope I speak for my entire generation when I say that I would be less than satisfied if we were not remembered as the generation that further unleashed the true power of entrepreneurship as one of the most powerful forces for good in human history.

Defying Gravity: High-Growth Entrepreneurship in a Slow-Growth Economy

Bryan Pearce | Posted 01.15.2013 | Small Business
Bryan Pearce

How do successful entrepreneurs defy the macroeconomic factors other companies find so challenging? Ernst & Young and the Kauffman Foundation uncovered eight key findings on how these companies defy gravity in a recent report.