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Careers Start by Peeling Potatoes

Steve Blank | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

It took me a decade to work my way up to Vice President of Marketing and then CEO. By that time I knew what each job in my department meant because I had done every one of them.

Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Battlefield

Blake Hall | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Blake Hall

After I left the Army, I attended Harvard Business School. Although I was tempted to accept a six figure compensation package with a top consulting firm, I applied the lessons I had learned in the military to strike out on my own and start a tech company that serves the military and veteran community.

What To Get Your Favorite Self-Starter

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.21.2012 | Small Business

They're resilient and resourceful self-starters. They're the entrepreneur in your life. As autonomous figures, one may think the entrepreneur may b...

Bleeding Competitiveness: Americas New Immigrant Entrepreneurs -- Then and Now (Infographic)

XPRIZE | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
XPRIZE

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. A new Kauffman Foundation study finds that the number of hi...

Global Programming Phenomenon "Coder DoJo" Gets Velocity (VIDEO)

Maura Kelly | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
Maura Kelly

On his electronic business card, James Whelton described himself as "CoderDojo Co-Founder, Hacker & Social Media Connoisseur." The tag line "Not another victim of conformity" comes next.

FounderBus: On the Road to Success

Tim Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Tim Williams

It sounds like a cross between TV's Coach Trip and The Apprentice -- throw a group of strangers on a bus and watch them come up with a business idea in just a few days.

Unleashing Entrepreneurship: My Generation's Legacy

Marc Nager | Posted 01.16.2013 | Small Business
Marc Nager

I hope I speak for my entire generation when I say that I would be less than satisfied if we were not remembered as the generation that further unleashed the true power of entrepreneurship as one of the most powerful forces for good in human history.

Defying Gravity: High-Growth Entrepreneurship in a Slow-Growth Economy

Bryan Pearce | Posted 01.15.2013 | Small Business
Bryan Pearce

How do successful entrepreneurs defy the macroeconomic factors other companies find so challenging? Ernst & Young and the Kauffman Foundation uncovered eight key findings on how these companies defy gravity in a recent report.

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.