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Disrupting the Planet: A New Class and Generation of Entrepreneurs With a Bold Vision Without Borders

Michael Dadashi | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Michael Dadashi

In the new world economy there's a new universal truth. Job creation is the global equalizer and self-generating currency. What starts in innovation, results in jobs, and I think we can all agree, especially after the last election cycle, jobs are a really good thing.

Why Entrepreneurship and Crowdfund Investing Go Hand-in-Hand in Recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Jason Best | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Jason Best

Crowdfunding will be one of the most transparent, efficient and necessary investment channels in the future. Customers become investors and have a vested interest in the success of a company. This is only now possible because crowdfunding democratizes access to capital.

Three Myths About Raising a Seed Round

Sunil Rajaraman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Small Business
Sunil Rajaraman

I wanted to dive a little bit deeper into some common misconceptions about the process to help some entrepreneurs who are going through the process currently.

How Start-Up Culture Can Change the World

Judith Clegg | Posted 01.13.2013 | Small Business
Judith Clegg

I wonder what life would be like if institutions took on some of these ways of working and values? I think it would be better. I think that start-up culture can change the world.

5 Tips to Sharpen Your Pitch for Funding

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 01.12.2013 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

The nature, extent, scope and tone of the pitch have numerous permutations and combinations depending on the scenario.

How Do You Become The 9th Employee At Google?

Jonathon Youshaei | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Jonathon Youshaei

I recently had a chance to sit down with one of my role models -- Salar Kamangar, CEO of YouTube. As a fellow Persian, I have a world of respect for him and everything he's done for the tech industry.

Overcoming Adversity to Launch an E-commerce Fashion Brand

Marc Cameron | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Marc Cameron

In the coming months, once investment is secured, I will launch 2210 -- an e-commerce fashion company that sells clothing for men and women aged between 25 and 35. I intend to offer them clothes that are affordable yet feel exclusive.

Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

Steve Blank | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Countries that put their artists and protesters in jail will never succeed in building a successful culture of entrepreneurship. They will be relegated to creating better mousetraps or cloning other countries' business models.

Can Embracing the Equity Upside Transform the Old Continent?

Davor Hebel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Davor Hebel

Most of the world's wealth creation is done through equity and to transform Europe we need as many equity owners as possible.

Job Creators Don't Matter Without Job Doers and Student Loan Debt = Less Entrepreneurs

David Litwak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Litwak

Romney's continued lead on the subject of the economy even as he spouts nonsensical, nonspecific tax plans, says to me what they are doing isn't working.

'For Us Stormes Are Basically The Same As Major Holidays'

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

By Steven C. Johnson Oct 31 (Reuters) - As historic storm Sandy pummeled the U.S. Northeast, knocking out power and crippling transpor...

10,000 Startups -- Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched -- Startup Weekend Next. A partnership of Startup Weekend, Startup America, ...

Do Mobile Entrepreneurs Live in a World Without Borders, or Is It All 'Globaloney'?

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 12.31.2012 | World
Dr Layla McCay

I was intrigued to watch a TED talk yesterday by Pankaj Ghemawat, who has looked into the numbers and reckons all this talk of 'globalization' is in fact a load of 'globaloney' -- just an assumption that doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

The Future of Jobs

Evan Burfield | Posted 12.30.2012 | DC
Evan Burfield

We have no time to waste reinventing how we educate our children, but we also have to help those already in the workforce, who are struggling to adapt to the rapid changes in our economy.

The Story of an Accidental Young Entrepreneur

Becki Cooper | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Becki Cooper

An accidental entrepreneur, that's what I call myself when people ask how I started my own art/craft show and event planning business. Never would I have imagined going into business for myself at the age of 25.

Young People Should Be Entrepreneurial Within Corporations

Greg Kyle-Langley | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Greg Kyle-Langley

If organizations give their young employees influence and responsibility at an early age, they can unlock energy and loyalty they would otherwise never see.

Mom and Pop Go Global

Jake Colvin | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business
Jake Colvin

eBay paints a remarkable new portrait of exporters in the digital age and should spark a discussion about how policymakers can remove more of the obstacles that would allow exporters to meet the needs of international customers.

Presidential Candidates Miss the Mark

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Has anyone heard the candidates talk about programs that would enable people 55 and older to remain productively engaged in the workforce or to attend training programs that will enable them to do so?

Small Business Owners Want to Keep It Simple

Kate Maxwell | Posted 12.24.2012 | Small Business
Kate Maxwell

Given limited resources, the question of how to practically and effectively support entrepreneurs is an important one. To try to better understand what business owners themselves would like, we asked them.

How to Get a VC Meeting: The Flowchart

Steve Blank | Posted 12.24.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

I often get asked, "How do I get a meeting with a VC?" Here is my slightly tongue-in-cheek view.

The Power of Knowing What You Want

Sophie Gold | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Sophie Gold

There is power in knowing what you want, period. When you know what you want you're not easily distracted by focusing on things that do not best ser...

Startup Communities Across the Country

Donna Harris | Posted 10.19.2012 | Small Business
Donna Harris

As a nation, there is no greater lever we can pull than helping more companies get started and scale more successfully in whatever community they decide to call home.

Hope Dies Last: Why Hope Matters for Strategy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Even though the American economy is recovering -- albeit slowly -- these are still stressful and trying times. We need to move from that begrudging process of recovery to renewal in the belief in America and the American dream. How important is hope to that renewal?

Why Spain's Economic Doldrums Could Be Good -- For Startups

Neil Parmar | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Neil Parmar

Universities in Spain are more aggressively pushing for the creation of homegrown entrepreneurs who could launch and oversee new ventures -- and the Spaniards who might work there.

The Entrepreneurial Language of Love

Amanda Slavin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Amanda Slavin

It's funny: being an entrepreneur is a lot like being in love if you think about it.