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Entrepreneurs: 5 Moves To Master The Mundane

Fahad Hassan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Fahad Hassan

Yeah, I'm at home watching golf in my mom's basement waiting for the Papa John's delivery guy to bring me my lunch. Most days at a start-up may actually seem kind of boring to someone who only read's about the billion dollar exits in Silicon Valley.

And The Most Innovative Small Business Of 2013 Is...

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business

CNBC No matter how far the marketplace advances, there will always be problems that plague consumers and that no company can seem to solve. This...

Your Startup Horoscope

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Franck Nouyrigat, Co Founder of Startup Weekend With Jupiter in retrograde, now is the time to start working on your startup ... but let's face it...

LOOK: Small Business Are Terrified Of Risk

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Small Business

Entrepreneurs just aren't the daredevils they used to be, according to a new study. Small business owners have become decidedly more conservative a...

The Most Common Formulas for Startup Success

Michele Serro | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

The average startup iterates multiple times before they find the right product, often drawing up new ways to find traction. Here are five of the most common I've come across within the startup community.

Fund Raising is a Means, Not an End

Steve Blank | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

For many entrepreneurs "raising money" has replaced "building a sustainable business" as their goal. That's a big mistake. When you take money from investors, their business model becomes yours.

Searching for Hidden Startups Across America

Jen Consalvo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Jen Consalvo

Startups are everywhere but they are often not heard or seen. For the past several years, my team at Tech Cocktail has taken on the mission to try to give these startups and regions a voice.

What Keeps Entrepreneurs Up At Night

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Chet Kittleson, NW Regional Manager at UP Global As an active member of the startup scene for the past several years, I've had the privile...

7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Civic 50

Posted 06.06.2013 | Impact

In 2012, The Civic 50’s inaugural year, Bloomberg LP in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light came together to...

Canada: An Entrepreneur's Utopia?

Fueled | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Fueled

With immigration reform in a constant state of flux, many highly-skilled highly skilled workers are being turned away at America's doorstep. Canada, looking to take advantage of the dysfunction, passed the "startup visa."

Small Business PR: Should You Hire a Publicist or Can You Do It Yourself?

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

It's an attractive option: who wouldn't want their creation featured on the front page? But before you reach Fortune 100 status, it's important to understand when it's the right time to go big on PR.

This Latina Took Lean In to Another Level -- Learn How to Have It All in Your Business(es)!

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Ebong Eka

Entrepreneur's aren't born but made through their experiences. Those experiences often serve as the foundation and catalyst for success. Struggle, for example, can be an ingredient for entrepreneurial greatness.

Who's Doing the Learning?

Steve Blank | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

In a startup instead of paying consultants to tell you what they learned you want to pay them to teach you how to learn.

4 Ways Big Business Can Be a Keystone in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

To any size company out there, why not adopt your community and see how you can be a keystone in your local ecosystem of entrepreneurs? It might be just this easy and who knows what the knock on effects can be!

How To Spot A Good Opportunity

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution.

5 Secrets To Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Sarah Schacht | Posted 07.31.2013 | Teen
Sarah Schacht

Witnessing women who are open about their failures and accepting toward advice and criticism was truly refreshing. At the end of the day, we came out with five pointers one would need to flourish in the entrepreneurial world.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg, Part 1 (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Randi talks about the launch of her company Zuckerberg Media -- a next generation media company in Silicon Valley -- and how Silicon Valley and Hollywood can intersect.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Own Business

Posted 05.31.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kathleen Rich-New Launching a business in midlife can be fulfilling and lucrative, but too many first-time entrepre...

Who Is His Mother?

Myra Evans | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

Last week, David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo. As much as I was in awe of this 26-year-old man's accomplishment, I could not help but wonder about his mother. Who was the woman that raised her son and encouraged him to drop out of high school and enter the workforce?

The Women of OFEDA and Bloggers for Haiti

Kety Esquivel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Kety Esquivel

Together, Bloggers for Haiti will be launching a campaign to contribute to their cause. I will share more information as soon as it is available. I hope you will consider helping these strong, resilient and inspiring women make a better life for themselves and their children.

The Advisor Within: Why Great Startups Start and End With Your Own Voice

Katherine Krug | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Katherine Krug

At their core, beyond the technology and creative business plans, the best startups are reflections of who their founders are and what they truly believe.

A Radical Idea for Pure Science: The Scientist-Entrepreneur

David J. Teece | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
David J. Teece

As much as we celebrate new technology and treat successful entrepreneurs like rock stars, there is still a tension at many universities between the mission of fundamental research and the quest to commercialize new breakthroughs.

The Daily Innovator: Do Customers Want Your Big Idea?

Amy Radin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

The selling of a new idea is, at bottom, a story told to customers. A persuasive story is built on insight into who customers are and how they behave. Orientation to that behavior produces clarity about what the organization wishes to be.

4 Things You Don't Know About Private Companies

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

As the U.S. stock market has climbed this year, initial public offering filings and pricings are also outpacing last year's figures, based on statistics from IPO research firm Renaissance Capital of Greenwich, Conn.

Matthew Proman: Sharing Knowledge and Resources to Create Meaningful Successes

Matthew Proman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women
Matthew Proman

There is definitely more to a professional person's life than just his or her profession. Connecting with others, not only with those whose views are similar, but with people from all walks of life, can only help you grow as a person.