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Freefalling Ethnographer: BeyondCurious Greeting Rituals

Carrie Yury | Posted 06.16.2013 | Small Business
Carrie Yury

Here are three things that work and two that don't about our morning meeting ritual.

China: The Sleeper Awakens

Steve Blank | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

I've lived in Silicon Valley for 35 years, I've taught in entrepreneurial clusters in New York, Boston, Helsinki, Santiago Chile, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Prague, and Tokyo, but the visit to the heart of the Beijing startup world Zhongguancun has truly blown me away.

Why a Liberal Education Creates Great Entrepreneurs

John Dearborn | Posted 06.15.2013 | Small Business
John Dearborn

When faced with a new venture, I'm always asking myself, can I connect to the idea? Does it seem truly breakthrough?

The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital

Steve Blank | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. In these series of 5 posts, I thought I'd share what I learned in China.

China's Torch Program: The Glow That Can Light the World

Steve Blank | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Steve Blank

I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Start-up Owners Manual. In these series of fiv...

The Moment I Knew I Never Wanted to Work for Anyone Ever Again

Jim Kukral | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Jim Kukral

This is a shorty story about becoming an entrepreneur. Read this if you ever thought about quitting your job and owning your own business.

Top 5 Takeaways From the First Big Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Four hundred plus individuals came together to hear stories of innovation from nearly 20 leading speakers, and to build lasting relationships within the regional and national community to move entrepreneurship forward.

Ladies, Forget the 9-to-5 Job: Six Tips for Starting Your Own Business Right Out of College

Rebekah Epstein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Rebekah Epstein

Despite the ups and downs, being an accidental entrepreneur is the best thing that ever happened to me. Now, as graduating college women are faced with that impending sense of doom, these are the tips that I wish someone would have told me.

The JOBS Act One Year Later: Where Equity Crowdfunding Stands

Chris Camillo | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Chris Camillo

April 5 marks the one year anniversary of the JOBS Act. It legalized equity-based crowdfunding in the U.S., which would allow ordinary Americans to invest in newly forming and established small businesses they believe in, while realizing a return on their contribution.

Entrepreneurs: Ditch Your Marketing Plan and Focus on Your Game Plan

Ciara Pressler | Posted 06.04.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In my work launching new businesses (or fixing businesses that have plateaued), one place I see entrepreneurs in every industry get stuck, frustrated, or misguided, is in attempting to apply old models to new business.

What Exactly Is "Hustle"?

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Part-charisma, part-sales, part-hard work, hustle is hard to pinpoint, but, when you see it, you know it. The hustler has something to prove. While ...

Employment vs. Unemployment -- and Having a Job vs. Being Your Own Boss

Kevin Powell | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Powell

Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone, just like college is not for everyone. But how do you know if you never even try?

Empowering Small Businesses and Highlighting What Is Working

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

When we launched "Opportunity: What Is Working" last July, we envisioned the section as a place to spotlight the opportunities that do exist around job creation. Today, we add to HuffPost's family of sections dedicated to telling the stories of these opportunities a new section called "What Is Working: Small Businesses." Sponsored by Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses initiative -- a $500 million investment supporting businesses in 11 cities -- the section will bring together a multitude of voices, starting conversations around small business from many angles: highlighting the role of community colleges, sharing tips from successful entrepreneurs, asking what the federal and local governments can do to support businesses, and inviting successful business owners to share tips and financial advice. In doing so, we hope to reflect the state of American small business and its vital role in the economy at large.

Conversations With Female Forces of Nature in Small Business

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 06.01.2013 | Small Business
Cari E. Guittard

I caught up with Adrienne Cornelsen recently and asked her to reflect on her business InSite which is celebrating its 15th anniversary next month, the lessons she's learned along the way, the takeaways, and insights she'd wish she'd known when she began.

How to Get International Angel Investors for Your Startup

Steve Strauss | Posted 05.29.2013 | Small Business
Steve Strauss

How are you going to change the world, even your little part of the world? Angels play a big game, and if you want to play with them, you have to play a big game too.

Ryan Blair: From Gang Member To Millionaire Entrepreneur

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Despite dropping out of high school as a freshman, joining a gang, and going to jail, 'Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain' author Ryan Blair is a mul...

You're Building a Business -- But Can You Sell It?

Jack Garson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Small Business
Jack Garson

You can build a business that people will clamor to buy. It takes know-how and discipline. Here's the info -- you supply the willpower.

The Power of Women

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 05.22.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

Let's take a look at some of the facts and figures involved in the story of women in 2013, while not forgetting that this is no reason to rest on our laurels -- there's still plenty of work to be done.

Startups Must Adapt to New Customer Buying Dynamics

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.22.2013 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

Learning how to craft and nurture great customer experiences around your product is critical. The future of your business these days depends on it.

Work Hard, Be Happy

Jim Price | Posted 05.21.2013 | Small Business
Jim Price

If the business is your own, even the drudgery work -- and there's never a shortage of that -- can be strangely exhilarating. As an entrepreneur, you always have a sense that what you decide and what you do have a direct impact on the business.

Campesino Turned Entrepreneur: Julio Ibarrola

Larry Coben | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Larry Coben

Julio was born and lived his entire life in San Jose de Moro, Peru, site of a famed Moche cemetery and ritual center. Until 2011, Julio was a part-time day laborer in town, working for under ten dollars a day when jobs were available.

The Next "No"

Aron Susman | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Aron Susman

It seems like when anyone gets into the startup game, one of the first things that they begin to hear is that they need to have thick skin.

3 Traits of Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.13.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

It is logical that a lifestyle of self-parenting, living with less and dealing with severe disappointment would yield an adult who is able to handle the often difficult role of building a company.

Coping With the Minefield: Confronting Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

I asked him what would happen to his family if he died or became disabled. He told me they would be "in dire straits." I inquired about insurance. He had none.

5 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs I Learned From the School of Life

Dylan Kendall | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Dylan Kendall

I never consciously chose to be an entrepreneur. In fact, I didn't really know what the word meant until I was in my 30s and well on my way to being one.