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Why Evel Knievel Is Still My Hero

Tom Cramer | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I can't remember the first time I saw him jump, or whether he was successful or not. He became my hero, however, when I saw the footage from his attempt at jumping the fountains at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. It was a horrific crash, and as his body tumbled, it was obvious he had broken his legs. They just weren't supposed to bend like that.

New Economy Initiative Partners Doing Good in the Neighborhoods

David Egner | Posted 09.02.2013 | Detroit
David Egner

There's much more to be done of course, but we continue to commit ourselves to helping service organizations throughout the city provide access for as many Detroiters as possible and the growing entrepreneurial activity that is helping diversify our economy.

From Rags to Resilience in Rural Bangladesh

BRAC | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
BRAC

With the concern that women are significantly more affected by natural disasters than men, BRAC's disaster, environment and climate change (DECC) program recently launched a new initiative aimed at reducing the vulnerability of women affected by climate change through viable livelihood options.

Entrepreneurialism: Is It a Help or a Hindrance?

Dan Russon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Dan Russon

When it comes to entrepreneurialism, even within the same organisation there will be roles and functions where this trait is essential and others where it will be anathema.

Veteran Takes Own Advice About Business Ownership

Heather Rosen | Posted 08.25.2013 | DC
Heather Rosen

The franchising industry sees veterans as an opportunity. They generally are excellent matches for franchise systems, which reward adaptable, detail-oriented, diligent professionals who excel at following prescribed systems.

6 Lessons I've Learned as an Entrepreneur

Joan Fallon | Posted 08.25.2013 | Small Business
Joan Fallon

Anyone who tells you that it's easy to build a new company from scratch has never done it. The journey is complex, challenging and life-changing. If your company is based on a disruptive idea or technology, it's even harder.

Don't Look for Talent; Find People Who Do Things

Tucker Max | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Tucker Max

When I interview someone, I tell them I don't care about their résumé. I only care about two things. I don't want to know anything else, because everything else is puffery, status signaling, or bullshit.

The Last Frontier: The Sustainable Fashion Revolution

David Dietz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
David Dietz

A revolution is coming. No, not in Turkey. This is a different kind of revolution. A revolution inspired by our generation of millenials to bring about positive and lasting change through what we wear.

Take a Chance on Yourself

Theodore R. Daniels | Posted 08.24.2013 | Small Business
Theodore R. Daniels

Each year thousands of people take a chance on themselves to start businesses in the United States.

A Liberal Arts Degree Is More Valuable Than Learning Any Trade

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

If you teach students one trade, that skill might be obsolete in a few years. But if you teach people how to think and look at lots of information and connect dots -- all skills that a classic liberal education gives you -- you will thrive.

Why the Boom in Boomer Entrepreunership? Blame it on the Ants

Lorie Eber | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

Baby boomers have become the new entrepreneurs. We're creating new businesses at a torrid pace, unmatched by the youngsters. In the process, we're obliterating the ageist assumption that boomers are risk-averse.

7 Sizzling Entrepreneurs Under 40 (2013)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Continuing in last year's tradition, here are seven amazing young entrepreneurs who are following their dreams in the fields of fashion, media and entertainment, personal and professional development, philanthropy, and fitness.

The Tale of Two Markets

Jeremy Brown | Posted 08.17.2013 | Small Business
Jeremy Brown

At its heart, small business is about entrepreneurs going for it, taking on risk and chasing their dream, with access to funding being core to their ongoing success.

Entrepreneurs: 5 Moves To Master The Mundane

Fahad Hassan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Fahad Hassan

Yeah, I'm at home watching golf in my mom's basement waiting for the Papa John's delivery guy to bring me my lunch. Most days at a start-up may actually seem kind of boring to someone who only read's about the billion dollar exits in Silicon Valley.

And The Most Innovative Small Business Of 2013 Is...

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business

CNBC No matter how far the marketplace advances, there will always be problems that plague consumers and that no company can seem to solve. This...

Your Startup Horoscope

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Franck Nouyrigat, Co Founder of Startup Weekend With Jupiter in retrograde, now is the time to start working on your startup ... but let's face it...

LOOK: Small Business Are Terrified Of Risk

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Small Business

Entrepreneurs just aren't the daredevils they used to be, according to a new study. Small business owners have become decidedly more conservative a...

The Most Common Formulas for Startup Success

Michele Serro | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

The average startup iterates multiple times before they find the right product, often drawing up new ways to find traction. Here are five of the most common I've come across within the startup community.

Fund Raising is a Means, Not an End

Steve Blank | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

For many entrepreneurs "raising money" has replaced "building a sustainable business" as their goal. That's a big mistake. When you take money from investors, their business model becomes yours.

Searching for Hidden Startups Across America

Jen Consalvo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Jen Consalvo

Startups are everywhere but they are often not heard or seen. For the past several years, my team at Tech Cocktail has taken on the mission to try to give these startups and regions a voice.

What Keeps Entrepreneurs Up At Night

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Chet Kittleson, NW Regional Manager at UP Global As an active member of the startup scene for the past several years, I've had the privile...

7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Civic 50

Posted 06.06.2013 | Impact

In 2012, The Civic 50’s inaugural year, Bloomberg LP in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light came together to...

Canada: An Entrepreneur's Utopia?

Fueled | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Fueled

With immigration reform in a constant state of flux, many highly-skilled highly skilled workers are being turned away at America's doorstep. Canada, looking to take advantage of the dysfunction, passed the "startup visa."

Small Business PR: Should You Hire a Publicist or Can You Do It Yourself?

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

It's an attractive option: who wouldn't want their creation featured on the front page? But before you reach Fortune 100 status, it's important to understand when it's the right time to go big on PR.

This Latina Took Lean In to Another Level -- Learn How to Have It All in Your Business(es)!

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Ebong Eka

Entrepreneur's aren't born but made through their experiences. Those experiences often serve as the foundation and catalyst for success. Struggle, for example, can be an ingredient for entrepreneurial greatness.