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How To Spot A Good Opportunity

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution.

5 Secrets To Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Sarah Schacht | Posted 07.31.2013 | Teen
Sarah Schacht

Witnessing women who are open about their failures and accepting toward advice and criticism was truly refreshing. At the end of the day, we came out with five pointers one would need to flourish in the entrepreneurial world.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg, Part 1 (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Randi talks about the launch of her company Zuckerberg Media -- a next generation media company in Silicon Valley -- and how Silicon Valley and Hollywood can intersect.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Own Business

Posted 05.31.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kathleen Rich-New Launching a business in midlife can be fulfilling and lucrative, but too many first-time entrepre...

Who Is His Mother?

Myra Evans | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

Last week, David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo. As much as I was in awe of this 26-year-old man's accomplishment, I could not help but wonder about his mother. Who was the woman that raised her son and encouraged him to drop out of high school and enter the workforce?

The Women of OFEDA and Bloggers for Haiti

Kety Esquivel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Kety Esquivel

Together, Bloggers for Haiti will be launching a campaign to contribute to their cause. I will share more information as soon as it is available. I hope you will consider helping these strong, resilient and inspiring women make a better life for themselves and their children.

The Advisor Within: Why Great Startups Start and End With Your Own Voice

Katherine Krug | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Katherine Krug

At their core, beyond the technology and creative business plans, the best startups are reflections of who their founders are and what they truly believe.

A Radical Idea for Pure Science: The Scientist-Entrepreneur

David J. Teece | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
David J. Teece

As much as we celebrate new technology and treat successful entrepreneurs like rock stars, there is still a tension at many universities between the mission of fundamental research and the quest to commercialize new breakthroughs.

The Daily Innovator: Do Customers Want Your Big Idea?

Amy Radin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

The selling of a new idea is, at bottom, a story told to customers. A persuasive story is built on insight into who customers are and how they behave. Orientation to that behavior produces clarity about what the organization wishes to be.

4 Things You Don't Know About Private Companies

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

As the U.S. stock market has climbed this year, initial public offering filings and pricings are also outpacing last year's figures, based on statistics from IPO research firm Renaissance Capital of Greenwich, Conn.

Matthew Proman: Sharing Knowledge and Resources to Create Meaningful Successes

Matthew Proman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women
Matthew Proman

There is definitely more to a professional person's life than just his or her profession. Connecting with others, not only with those whose views are similar, but with people from all walks of life, can only help you grow as a person.

Is It a Good Time to Start a Company?

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

With potential customers thinking outside the box, plenty of affordable talent, and more cost-conscious buyers focusing on value over brand, it's actually a great time to start a business.

Crowdscience: 10 Must Do's to Generate Innovative, Catalytic, and Disruptive Ideas... Everytime

Ahmad Ashkar | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Ahmad Ashkar

The key problem would-be crowdsourcers face: lack of methodology. Without a sure-fire recipe for success, initiatives run the risk of becoming a waste of time or a stale marketing program.

Entrepreneurial Energy: 5 Tips to Increase Your Morning Productivity

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Entrepreneurs are busy people. We have a lot on our plates, and we would like to think we are very productive people. But, are we operating at our most productive levels? I invite you to take a short quiz today, focusing on morning productivity, to find out.

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Fail Smarter

Lili Balfour | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

All smart entrepreneurs know to seek legal council prior to signing off on a term sheet. However, even those who do understand the terms, tend to visualize a profitable exit,

If I Could Start Over: 6 Facts I Wish I Knew When Starting My First Business

Bill McBean | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Planning in most businesses doesn't work because the business lacks the leadership, the controls and processes, or the proper protection of assets in order to make the plan a reality.

Focus on Vision to Avoid Premature Startup Failure

Diana Kander | Posted 07.22.2013 | Small Business
Diana Kander

The first major difference between having an idea and a startup is how others react to you. You need customer feedback to understand if your product or service provides value in people's lives and what they like or don't like about your company.

Why We Need an Entrepreneurs Visa

Jeff Clavier | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Jeff Clavier

An immigration system that welcomes the innovators of the world who can help us build an even stronger nation is just plain common sense. Let's make this happen.

Help Entrepreneurs Make America Home

Prerna Gupta | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Prerna Gupta

Our company was created by Americans -- immigrants, children of immigrants, and the great-grandchildren of immigrants -- all of whom share an undying passion for building a better America.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Lebron James

Kai Sato | Posted 07.21.2013 | Small Business
Kai Sato

There is a key insight that entrepreneurs should take from watching Miami Heat star Lebron James: even with unparalleled talent, you must continue to add to your skill set.

How POPS Changed My Life

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 07.21.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

I discovered that Matchmaker Café and public space had a lot in common. My philosophy in my dating business is that people have to connect in the real world, out in the public domain.

What Does Immigration Reform Mean for Startups?

Mike McGeary | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Mike McGeary

This is the first real attempt at truly comprehensive immigration reform, and it might actually have a shot. So what does this mean for startups? And why does this matter?

Your Voice Is Your Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Your language is a huge part of your branding, and it is one of the areas where you can be most transparent and authentic with your audience. So, why are you playing safe and holding back?

The Social/Digital Battleground: David Vs. Goliath

April Rudin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Social media and small business were made for each other. These companies have little or no marketing staff. Social media offers the opportunity to reach millions of potential consumers through virtual channels. The cost savings are significant, and the reach is amplified, but business owners better bring their "A" game.

How Do You Make the Worst of Times the Best of Times?

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities begins with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." What better way to describe the state of business today? Entrepreneurs and businesses can thrive by delivering extreme value and reinventing themselves for the 21st century.