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Why Real Learning is Outside the Building, Not Demo Day

Steve Blank | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

Over the last three years our Lean LaunchPad / NSF Innovation Corps classes have been teaching hundreds of entrepreneurial teams a year how to build t...

Entrepreneurialism Isn't Just a Man's World

Wendy Tan-White | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business
Wendy Tan-White

Based on my own experience, I'm pleased to say that more women are becoming interested in historically male-dominated industries. But this should not be at the expense of a balanced and mutually beneficial partnership between men and women.

Learn to Be Your Own Boss in Ten Steps (and Then Take Over the World)

Serena Guen | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Serena Guen

Do it your way, not the "right" way. Don't rest on anyone else's laurels. The very essence of being an entrepreneur is the ability to navigate a new route to success on unchartered waters.

Don't Let Entrepreneurs Become a Casualty of the Immigration Impasse

Iain Murray | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Iain Murray

It is not a stretch to say that immigrants are essential to America's entrepreneurial culture. Yet our immigration system makes no allowance for entrepreneurs.

Young Entrepreneurs: Why I Find Hope Among Them

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Young entrepreneurs bring something very special to the innovation market. What do you think that is? Is it their naïveté, their enthusiasm or their boundless energy? It is all of these things and more.

Sagmeister Was Right: We Need Time Off

Zahra Ebrahim | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Zahra Ebrahim

We do the work we do so that we get to be in control, and yet we often find the pace of that work controlling us. So I challenge those of you who are employers, self-employed or social entrepreneurs: take a sabbatical.

What Agile Development Taught Me About Life

Michele Serro | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

The start-up world has made a religion of killing the sacred cow: anything that reeks of business-as-usual is frowned upon. Graduating from university? Unnecessary. Cubicles? Please. PowerPoint? Shame on you.

Making the Leap From Entrepreneur to Leader of a Professionally Managed Business

Paul Bernard | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business
Paul Bernard

If you choose to see your venture through its transformation from a growing start-up to a professionally managed firm, prepare yourself for a second, equally important, and potentially more challenging transformation.

Reinventing Life Science Startups - Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We're g...

Start Me Up

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Doug Bradley

One of the major entrepreneurs of our lifetime, Steve Jobs's biological parents met as students at UW-Madison. Coincidence?

Reinventing Life Science Startups - Medical Devices and Digital Health

Steve Blank | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We're g...

Marketing Tips: Building Brand Awareness

Anjali Varma | Posted 10.20.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Whether you're a new business or an established one, creating brand awareness and keeping your brand top of mind are two critical components of your marketing strategy.

The Crucial Role of Women in Business in Latin America

Adele Gulfo | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Adele Gulfo

The great strides made by women in Latin America and around the world are undeniable but there is still much to be done. Given the progress today, it's exciting to think about the potential advancements and successes of women, and the resulting impact on economic growth.

Reinventing Life Science Startups-Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Steve Blank | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the e...

Is Your Child's Lemonade Stand Against the Law?

Women & Co | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

Before they set up a lemonade stand or sell cookies to their neighborhood friends, be aware that such seemingly harmless entrepreneurial activities might be against local laws.

5 Secrets of a Successful Momtreprenuer

Jeannie DeSanctis | Posted 10.15.2013 | Small Business
Jeannie DeSanctis

How do we balance being the best parent we can be, being truly present in our children's growth and development, while we simultaneously prepare sales presentations and soccer car pools?

5 Things Innovative Corporations Have Learned From Helmuth von Moltke

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Small Business
Rebekah Iliff

In terms of innovation, today's leading companies have devised mechanisms by which to tap into the fire hose of entrepreneurs flooding the market. They are listening, sharing and learning; the best are collaborative in their efforts.

Top 3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Issuing Equity

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.31.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Too often, I see entrepreneurs freely giving away equity as compensation without realizing the extent of dilution they are causing.

Protecting Your Goods While Traveling

Adam Pervez | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

We've all heard the horror stories from friends and fellow travelers you meet on the road. Some involve falling asleep and the waking up with missing gear. Others involve being held up at gunpoint. Sometimes it's just a good, old-fashioned pickpocket.

How Kevin O'Connor and FindTheBest Got Lean

Steve Blank | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if there was a site where you get all the best information in one place, and have access to great research tools to help make a decision? Granted, the idea was a little crazy. To really be a game-changer, FindTheBest would have to compete against the thousands of niche sites.

5 Essential Tools for Start-Up Entrepreneurs

Tanyella Evans | Posted 10.07.2013 | Small Business
Tanyella Evans

As an entrepreneur, sometimes it's hard to know what tools you need to be successful and what is superfluous. Especially for a start-up, hitting the ground running is essential. So I have put together my personal top five list of essential tools for any start-up, and how they have helped me in starting my own venture.

DreamMakers Innovating for Good

Michele Hunt | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Michele Hunt

My passion is to seek out and shine a light on people who found the courage to create big, bold visions and are transforming their visions into reality, to help make the world a better place. I call these people DreamMakers.

Doing Good While Doing Well--The New Mantra Of Next-Gen Wealth

April Rudin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Today, due to technological advances, IPO millionaires, successful succession planning, there is a younger breed of wealth that will soon surpass the baby-boomers in both dollars and influence. Wealthy baby boomers are far different in their likes, dislikes and values from their own next-generation children. Where there is significant wealth involved, it becomes even more critical to understand the differences between how to market and appeal to this next gen of wealth.

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

And the New SBA Administrator Is...

Chris Hurn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

It's up to the next SBA Administrator to champion America's small businesses, keep the ball rolling, and make good decisions that will improve the SBA and do more to help small business owners succeed, grow, create jobs, and help our economy continue its recovery. Who will be the new face of the SBA?