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How Female Business Owners Can Start Creating a Network of Mentors

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Sweeney

Lacking guidance, many would-be entrepreneurs can feel discouraged about how far up to the glass ceiling they'll be able to climb, so it's up to us women that run successful businesses to make ourselves available as mentors in the following ways.

What Millennials Want

David Cleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Cleary

Despite my less "occupational" major, I've been fortunate enough to remain mostly employed in my time since graduating. In the past few years, I've changed jobs slightly more frequently than the average person my age, and have even opted to explore entirely different industries.

8 Menu Items that Optimize Your Website

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

One of the ways to optimize your website is by making it easy to navigate, so that people stay on it and engage with your content. Think of menu tabs on websites as labels on kitchen cabinets.

Bend the Rules of the Game: Succeeding in the Startup World

Minh Chau | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Minh Chau

Though by no means extensive, here are three key takeaways from this past weekend's Cyberposium, a technology conference at Harvard Business School.

Immigration Reform: It's Not Dead After All

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 12.31.2013 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

This week, we were reminded that even some business-conservative groups are continuing to push for immigration action in Washington.

Women Can Be the Leaders of the Future

Vicki Donlan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vicki Donlan

The question is, do we really want the next generation to follow and not lead? As a woman in business, I believe women in AMERICA are ready to lead! But, we have to be willing to risk changing the status quo.

Startup City: Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ondi Timoner

Tony has assembled a team to bring the best and brightest creative entrepreneurs to Vegas, determined to build out a utopian community within a major urban center. It's the most fascinating and ambitious project I have ever witnessed, and I feel lucky to be documenting it as it unfolds.

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Value Proposition and Customers

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're deep into teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with...

Kansas City Is Becoming a Mecca for Big Technology Names

Jason Grill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City will continue to be a catalyst for growth in the entrepreneurial sector in America and its technology innovation prowess is proving to be on the rise.

Diary of a 23-Year-Old Health Technology CEO

Farai Sikipa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Farai Sikipa

Jump right in. That is perhaps the most candid piece of advice that I could give to anyone who is contemplating starting an enterprise.

The Marshmallowists!

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Marshmallows are having a moment. With fewer calories than a cupcake, these square little fruit-sweetened and essential oil-flavored marshmallows f...

The End of the Means

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

I agree with the saying, "You don't stop having fun when you grow older. You grow older when you stop having fun." Having been an entrepreneur for the past 44 years, I can't say it has always been fun, but being my own boss sure beats marching to someone else's drum

The College Kid's Guide to Becoming an Entrepreneur (While You're in School!)

Justine Kay | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Justine Kay

The Social Network and Startup.com are great movies to keep you motivated. Also using Twitter as a resource to quickly reference and read up on your audience, as well as beefing up your social media has been great for me, and my business.

9 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

With a lot of creativity, determination and patience, you can launch your own business and start profiting from your passions. Here are nine good reasons to become an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs' Surprising Choice For 2016

Inc. | KIMBERLY WEISUL | Posted 11.01.2013 | Small Business

Republicans are supposed to be the party of business. So why, in an exclusive survey of fast-growth CEOs, do 36 percent of these entrepreneurs say...

My Visit With the Lord of the Startups: Y Combinator's Paul Graham

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.

Be a Driver and Write Your Own Ticket

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Most readers have been in the position of being stopped for speeding and watching with a faint heart as the police officer wrote out a ticket. Following are my suggestions on how to be a driver and write your own ticket.

'The Most Practical Time In The History Of Time To Be An Entrepreneur'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business

There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur, says media CEO Gary Vaynerchuk. "The answer to me is, this is the most practical time in ...

Let Youth Be a Part of Their Solution -- Entrepreneurship for Youth Unemployment

Child and Youth Finance International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Child and Youth Finance International

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThere is a need for widespread policy changes and global initiatives to tackle this problem.

5 Guiding Principles From Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Anjali Varma | Posted 12.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Every speaker reiterated the importance of confidence in your idea, your vision and how you convey yourself to the business community. Many also reinforced exuding this confidence whether you have it or not.

It All Began With Balls

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Most companies begin on a shoe-string -- under-funded, under the gun, and under the radar. The company I co-founded in 1986, Idea Champions, was no ex...

Steve Blank: Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Blank

When I was in my 20s I worked at Convergent Technologies, a company that was proud to be known as the "Marine Corps of Silicon Valley." It was a braw...

It's All About the Power, Baby! Getting Juiced With Kickstarter

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 12.21.2013 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

We all encounter it. That everyday issue that drives us bonkers. Power. Or lack thereof. How often to you check the power on your device? Plan your n...

4 Steps to Writing a Professional Bio That Gets You Noticed

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

As I have discovered, most entrepreneurs have a hard time discerning what is important to put into a bio and what is not. For this reason, I have without fail tossed out the working bios of incoming clients, writing brand new ones.

From Concepts to Companies: Creating High Growth and Wealth

John Warner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Technology
John Warner

Investors too often ask startup entrepreneurs what revenue will be in five years. Investors need to let the entrepreneurs know what they would like for revenue to be so entrepreneurs can plug that into their spreadsheets.