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22 Lessons From NFL Coach Jason Garrett on How to Lead a Successful Life

Fahad Hassan | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Fahad Hassan

Building a business is hard. Building one that scale's is even harder. Know the fraternity you're trying to get into is elite. It's going to take everything you have to be among the best.

Riches to Rags: The Bungee-Jumping Entrepreneur

Jack Garson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Jack Garson

Entrepreneurs are constantly bungee-jumping their way through life. Some bounce back. But others lose everything when that cord snaps. Yes, some risk-taking makes fortunes. But you need to manage that risk, especially once you've made a bundle.

WATCH: How To Start A Business By Lying To Yourself

Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business

America's small business climate is tough, but author AJ Jacobs says there's one simple way for entrepreneurs to give themselves a leg up -- self-delu...

Afghan and Rwandan Women Learn Entrepreneurial Skills From U.S. Mentors

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 09.20.2013 | Impact
Susan Wilson Solovic

Entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda are spending three weeks in the United States, gaining valuable skills and insight they can use to build and expand their own businesses, as well as to train others in their communities to do the same.

Detroit, I Feel You

Courtney Garcia | Posted 09.22.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I feel bad for the folks in Detroit right now because it already sucks to live there, plus the Lions are usually bad, and with this new bankruptcy filing, it's just another blow to the hometown spirit.

Have Beer, Will Innovate: Entrepreneurs Helping Each Other

John Dearborn | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
John Dearborn

On a warm Thursday night at the end of June, the Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood was buzzing with activity. Professionals of all ages milled around, beer in hand, while networking and catching up on work and life.

An MVP Is Not a Cheaper Product; It's About Smart Learning

Steve Blank | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

The team confused the goal of the MVP (seeing if they could find a delighted farmer who would pay for the data) with the process of getting to the goal. They had the right goal but the wrong MVP to test it. Here's why.

Entrepreneurship 101: The 'Best' Startup Pitch Deck & How to Raise Venture Capital

J. Skyler Fernandes | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
J. Skyler Fernandes

So where do you start? Your pitch! You can pitch even before you have a fully-functional technology or any business operations.

Praise Entrepreneurs, Not Cubicle Capitalists

Daniel Gulati | Posted 09.21.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Gulati

For all the founders who were ever discarded by the establishment, know that your contribution is valued. My hope? That the tide turns and we begin respecting the very entrepreneurs on which the world is built.

The World Is Going to Hell in a Handbasket... And Why I Am Excited About It

Janet M. Neal | Posted 09.17.2013 | Small Business
Janet M. Neal

Spend five minutes watching or reading the news these days and you will come away in either disbelief, horror or gloom and depression. And this makes me very excited. No, I am not some sadomasochist. I am someone who sees a need and a HUGE opportunity for change.

Becoming Maui

Write for the Future | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Maui and Nile Adams Many people worship heroes. I created my own superhero in Ninth Grade. Or to be accurate, I turned into my own creation. I b...

Top 5 Careers for Hands-on Entrepreneurs

Jayson DeMers | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Jayson DeMers

Here's a look at five of the best careers available to people who want to say goodbye to their bosses for good.

Onboarding -- Are We Doing it Right?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

One time on a transfer, I was given my desk, a phone, a laptop, and a list of training courses I'd need to complete. No one asked me to lunch, only a few people came by to say hello. It was fairly isolating. You tend to remember these experiences for a long time.

Is This the Most Entrepreneurial Dater Online?

Neely Steinberg | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Neely Steinberg

Adversity is not a burden to an entrepreneur; it's an opportunity for growth and discovery. So, instead of being passive observers in their dating lives, burdened by their "bad luck" in love, I encourage women to roll up their sleeves and start problem-solving.

Why You Can Get Fired for Doing Your Job Well

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

I'm often asked what it takes to excel at your job. As we get into the 21st-century economy, where you hear companies laying off people left and right...

Are You Making the Most of Your Accountant?

Brian Hamilton | Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

A smart entrepreneur doesn't just consult his accountant at tax time. He or she knows the underlying reasons why your business is succeeding or failing and should be consulted a minimum of two times per year for non-tax-related consulting and advice.

Don't Give Away Your Board Seats

Steve Blank | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

I listened for a while as they went back and forth about whether he should be chairman. Then I asked, "Why should he even be on your board at all?" I got looks of confusion and then they said, "We thought all investors get a board seat."

It's Not About the Money

Blake Kernen | Posted 09.08.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

Entrepreneurialism is alive and well where I live. July in New Jersey isn't known for its comfortable summer days -- instead we've got heat, humidity and triple digit temperatures with no end in sight. This is welcome weather for the hundreds of entrepreneurs.

Is There Anything More American Than Starting Your Own Business?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

With huge success stories like Bill Gates, Sam Walton and Mark Cuban, Americans see what a good idea and working hard can accomplish, and many regular...

Cockroaches, Compassion, and Better Business Results

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

Compassion can be a very powerful tool for creating capital as a result of our own innovations. The heart of the entrepreneurial spirit is to help others solve problems.

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.