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Scratch Your Entrepreneurial Itch

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business
Paul Kedrosky

An entrepreneurial project requires you to live with it -- with uncertainty, naysayers, and the fog of creation -- for so long that you can only do it if it's so personal you would be irritated about it anyway.

'Bitches Get Stuff Done': Why All My Entrepreneurial Icons Are Women

Philip Ellis | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Philip Ellis

Whenever I try to think of a business role model, I come up with a woman. Perhaps I'm prejudiced in favour of female entrepreneurs.

Why 5 Indiana Entrepreneurs Actually Have a Voice at the White House

Matt Hunckler | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Matt Hunckler

Indiana isn't usually included in the talent search when recruiting entrepreneurship poster boys. But last week, I was lucky enough to represent my home state at the White House as I told the entrepreneurship story that few have heard.

Why We All Need to Start Thinking Like Entrepreneurs

Claire Topalian | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Claire Topalian

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif There is no longer room to be uncomfortable with change; adaptability is a modern requirement. In this sense, we will all need to understand how to be an entrepreneur -- if not for our jobs, for the ability to understand change and how to respond in a way that creates opportunity.

No Such Thing as a Snow Day for Entrepreneurs -- And That's a Good Thing!

Nell Merlino | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

Entrepreneurs need to keep in mind that it's up to them to make things happen for their business and not let every day bumps in the road throw them off course.

Taking the Mobile Path: The Key to Moving Small Business Forward

Teresa Zobrist | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Teresa Zobrist

The smartphone has become the center of our digital universe. It's how we engage with family and friends, the way we buy products and the way we stay informed, generating billions of transactions a day, millions of times a second. What has not been as apparent, however, is just how valuable all that data can be to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) grow their businesses and attract new customers.

Entrepreneurs Experience - Do It and Learn It

Steve Blank | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

I came to the Lean LaunchPad Educators Program 2 ½-day workshop to learn from the best in the business of entrepreneurship education.

Movement Leader and Serial Entrepreneur Louis Pagan Dies

Kety Esquivel | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

Louis, you will be missed. We will push forward together, grateful for the time we had with you, the opportunities we had to collaborate with you and your sage advice that we move forward together. Thank you for everything you helped bring into this world.

The Entrepreneur's Addiction

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Small Business
Amy Rees Anderson

I tend to set ridiculously short timelines on projects for myself in order to get as many things done each day as possible. Is it wrong to do that? I don't know.

Want to Fail Fast? Do These Three Things

George Bradt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Small Business
George Bradt

Failing fast is one of those ideas that seems like a great thing -- for others to do. No one likes to fail, but if you're going to fail, do it fast: 1) talk to customers, 2) test and 3) make early sales.

Is Entrepreneurship Dead in America?

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

These are challenging economic times. A third of all start-ups fail within the first two years and 60 percent are doomed to fail by the fourth year. Who in their right mind would play these odds, especially during these financially uncertain times?

Adjusting for Risk: The Problem of the Individual Actor

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Andrew_Yang

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif One way to get more of our most talented young people to embark on the higher-risk, higher-reward path is to create a community and network. It might be a lot easier to take risks if you're part of a group who will look out for one another.

Do You Like My New Red Dress?

Rob White | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

If you're of a certain vintage, you might recall Art Linkletter's classic TV segment, Kids Say the Darndest Things, which aired from the 1950s through...

Keeping Your Eyes Open for the Amazing People You Might Meet: The Story of Zaarly's Beginnings

Startup Weekend | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

The power of entrepreneurship is that you create a place you want to work and want to be, and work with people you enjoy.

An Investor Perspective: How Committed Should an Entrepreneur Be

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Small Business
Jonathan Aberman

Entrepreneurs become entrepreneurs because they want to be in charge of their lives. To suggest that they should confirm to a blanket truism or approach completely misses the point.

New Startup Communities Breaking Through

Donna Harris | Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business
Donna Harris

As we've seen the dramatic surge of the New York City startup scene over the past few years, so we will also see other unexpected places all over the United States breaking through in the coming years.

3 Things Service Providers Can Do to Help Entrepreneurs

Tish Scolnik | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Tish Scolnik

As young entrepreneurs we have very little money and even less time. Many of us are bootstrapping our endeavors and are woefully understaffed. Given the constraints on early stage startups, here are our recommendations for how service providers can best support us.

Proof Positive: 7 Facts to Breathe Life Into Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 03.31.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Of course, there are a variety of skills owners need to know in order to make a business work. But after many decades of running my own successful businesses, I have come to the conclusion that these facts are the seven essential concepts needed to create a successful business life.

Keynote Speakers 101: Are Professional Speakers Right for Your Event?

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

If you're planning a corporate meeting or special event for your company, your choice of professional keynote speaker to kick off the itinerary can be every bit as important as the venue, theme and timing for the occasion.

The Secret Ingredients To A Successful Second Act

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

From the first tentative baby steps of 'I think I might' to the giant leap spanning 'I will...and I am,' a lot of territory is covered. At midlife, if we take our dreams seriously (and if not now, then when?), it is sobering to think of all it will take to achieve them

U.S.-Cuba Policy: A Boon for Cuban-American Entrepreneurs

Saul Landau | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Saul Landau

The time has come and almost gone for Washington to repair its broken relations with Cuba. For 53 years the White House has maintained a punishing embargo on trade with Cuba. Yet Cuban-Americans trade with and travel to Cuba freely on a daily basis. The "embargo" applies to everyone except them.

7 Signs You're Ready To Be Your Own Boss

Posted 03.27.2013 | Small Business

By Steve Tobak, visit Inc. It seems that everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days. Everyone wants to be the boss and run their own show....

Solving the Jobs Crisis Begins With Empowering One Another

Startup Weekend | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifNearly all net job creation comes from newly created firms, and therefore, as an organization acting in the name of human welfare, we have a unique responsibility to provide what we can for entrepreneurs.

Don't Underestimate the Undergraduates

Steve Blank | Posted 03.24.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Jim Hornthal splits his time between venture capital, entrepreneurship and education. Jim has founded six companies, including Preview Travel, one of the first online travel agencies, which went public in 1997 and subsequently merged to create Travelocity.com as an independent company.

Startups: A Recipe to Restore Creativity to America's Soul

John Harthorne | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
John Harthorne

Entrepreneurs are the world's economic chefs. They create new businesses, new growth, new value, and new jobs -- they bake more pie. Yes, entrepreneurs are about as American as apple pie, but they often don't get the support they need.