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The Next "No"

Aron Susman | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Aron Susman

It seems like when anyone gets into the startup game, one of the first things that they begin to hear is that they need to have thick skin.

3 Traits of Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.13.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

It is logical that a lifestyle of self-parenting, living with less and dealing with severe disappointment would yield an adult who is able to handle the often difficult role of building a company.

Coping With the Minefield: Confronting Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

I asked him what would happen to his family if he died or became disabled. He told me they would be "in dire straits." I inquired about insurance. He had none.

5 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs I Learned From the School of Life

Dylan Kendall | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Dylan Kendall

I never consciously chose to be an entrepreneur. In fact, I didn't really know what the word meant until I was in my 30s and well on my way to being one.

Tips for Running a Lean Business

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.12.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

One of the major challenges facing small business owners is growing their companies -- which are often self-funded -- while keeping costs down.

How Great Entrepreneurs Create Sustainable Success

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

Ten years, 11 months and 21 days ago, I walked away from my entrepreneurial addiction. It had been quite the ride.

A Forgotten Piece of Women's History

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

Not quite realizing that behind every exceptional woman there is a community of faceless and nameless women who have helped sustain her, the legacies of the migrant women from Puerto Rico, sculptors of today's communities in New York, are all but forgotten.

Marissa Mayer and the Working Mom: A Call for Mompreneurs

Anjali Varma | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Anjali Varma

Entrepreneurship could be the answer for many working moms -- leading to more flexibility to squeeze in those "mom moments!"

Skunks, Pop-ups and Hybrids: How to Build a Team of Innovators

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

There is never a shortage of new ideas. But there is always a shortage of great talent to reveal their commercial potential. Lucky for the daily innovator, smart people want to work on promising projects. It's a character trait you can use to advantage when building a team.

Bridging the Gap: Enrolling Employees Into Your Company Culture

Nick Friedman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

You've worked hard to create a solid company culture. But without incorporating, and even more importantly, enrolling your employees into this culture, its benefits to the success of your business are moot.

Why Entrepreneurs Are Animals -- And How That Can Help You Get Ahead

Brazen Life | Posted 05.05.2013 | Small Business
Brazen Life

Ever regretted a business decision you made in the heat of the moment? Most of us have. And most of us have felt the urge to yelp with excitement when we win a big success, too. That's your inner animal at work -- literally.

World's Youngest Billionaires

Forbes | Brian Solomon | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

There are 1,426 billionaires in the world this year. They are the wealthiest of the wealthy. But only 29 members of this elite list are under 40 years...

Leadership and Management Tips: Strategic Lessons Anyone Can Learn From Startups

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Too many companies start with an overambitious plan which they're pre-committed to adhere to. The wiser goal: Work to build a small, loyal fan base and stable recurring revenues, then reinvest in expanding your product and company.

Jeans Kick the Crap Out of Suit Pants: Why a 'Career' Is No Longer an Option

Nick Taranto | Posted 05.04.2013 | Small Business
Nick Taranto

Suit pants are stuffy and awkward and inappropriate for us. They need to be pressed and cleaned and comforted and hung properly at night. Suit pants don't work in the twenty-first century -- what we need are jeans.

Failure and Redemption

Steve Blank | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

We give abundant advice to founders about how to make startups succeed yet we offer few models about dealing with failure. So here's mine.

The Pumpkin Plan for Stuck Entrepreneurs

Blake Landau | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Whether it's celebrities or successful entrepreneurs we like things served up picturesque. We hear about kids who never went to college raising millions, we hear about platforms generating hundreds of thousands of users overnight, but do we hear about failure?

The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Mentors

John Dearborn | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
John Dearborn

An effective mentoring program takes a commitment of time, resources and energy from community leadership to get it right -- and helping strong leaders become successful mentors isn't as easy as it would seem.

Leading With Vision: The Importance of Painting the Picture to Success

Nick Friedman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

The key to effectively leading with vision is to be able to communicate your vision as effectively as possible in an inspirational manner.

Prison Becomes An Incubator For Startups

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and t...

Exit Here: 7 Steps to Successfully (and Profitably) Leaving Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 04.26.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Being in a position to dictate your own exit strategy should be the highlight of your career because it epitomizes the entrepreneurial dream: Go into business, be successful at it, and leave under your own terms.

The Emergence of a New Industry Around Entrepreneurship

Marc Nager | Posted 04.24.2013 | Small Business
Marc Nager

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Entrepreneurship, the notion that anyone, anywhere, can pursue something they are passionate about, is something so innately human that its manifestation worldwide is nothing short of natural, rewarding, and sustainable.

5 Management, Marketing and Leadership Lessons Kids Could Teach CEOs

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

With age comes wisdom, or so we're told. The truth is, all of us can learn a lot from children -- and that goes double for CEOs. Experience counts for a lot, but so does a simple way of thinking, uncluttered problem-solving, and even basic, sensible kindness.

Starting the Journey of Entrepreneurship

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Anastasia Roumelioti

I always wanted to start my own business, but I kept postponing it because it was never good "timing." Now I realize that the "right time" never comes. This expression is more of a distraction to justify one's indecision and lack of courage.

Taking the Start-Up Plunge: Can You Handle the Red Pill?

Nick Taranto | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Nick Taranto

Before the venture capital offers, before the New York Times and Wall Street Journal articles, before the dozen employees and the hundreds of new customers each week, all we had at was an idea.

Crazy Enough to Change the World

Steve Blank | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's t...