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Israel's Honeycomb Collectors Keep Houses Warm in Cold Climates

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Israel is the land of milk and honey -- and solar water heaters. Taking the idea of solar thermal hot water heaters to the next level is Tigi Solar, a new Israeli company that was inspired by the busy bee.

When Microsoft Threatened to Sue Us Over the Letter 'E'

Steve Blank | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Steve Blank

Dear Bill Gates: While I understand Microsoft's proprietary interests, I did not realize that one of the 26 letters in the English language was now the trademarked property.

The Patriotism of Entrepreneurship

Nick Friedman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

As a business owner, I have the power to create jobs and help fuel a stalled economy. Beyond the confines of my own business, though, I also have the power to help rejuvenate all the tangential businesses that help my own company run.

Predicting the Future: Google, the Census and Leslie Bradshaw on Why Women Are Taking Over

Ellie Cachette | Posted 10.21.2012 | Women
Ellie Cachette

I have been sitting down with several executive and entrepreneurial women to ask what they see as the driving force behind the movement behind the rise of women entrepreneurs

Measurable Advertising Is Key to Growth and Profits

Frank Farwell | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Whether your business is a restaurant, small manufacturer, sporting goods retailer or day care center, measurable advertising works the same. Here's the blueprint.

A New and Fourth Stage of Adulthood

William K. Zinke | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

We need to discard the negative attitudes about aging and recognize that we have a large and growing talent pool of older people who can significantly contribute to the country's economic growth and social well-being.

Entrepreneurs of the World, Unite

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Yes, we are dreamers and we are artists painting a picture of success without having to pay tribute to the folks who see the world in black and white and don't recognize the colors. It is a struggle -- but we are in it together.

What Warren Buffett Can Teach Us About Personal Finances

Todd Hills | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Todd Hills

Warren Buffet is one of the world's wealthiest men, but spends like a struggling middle class professional. Although we can't all be worth billions, we can all learn from his example of spending less than he earns.

Olympic Excellence Only Occurs With Teamwork, Flexibility And Gut Instinct

Naveen Jain | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business
Naveen Jain

The Olympic Games are unparalleled in their ability to break down barriers. Here are four ways that athletes follow an entrepreneurial path to achieve greatness.

Microfinance And Mental Health: A Rotman/CAMH Financial Initiative Supporting Entrepreneurs In Canada

Narinder Dhami | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Narinder Dhami

Meaningful employment forms an essential part of a person's well-being and identity. Yet there are many who are unable to access the traditional job market due to significant barriers linked to their mental health or addiction challenge.

Romney Hood, Obama Hood - How About The Middle Hood!

Nick Bassill | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Nick Bassill

Here are Six Policy Initiatives proposed by LaunchAmerica.org to the help the Middle Hood. Have some more?

Your Start-Up Life: Take It All in Stride - the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Rana Florida | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley helped transform Chicago from a place that had been beset by scandal and racial divisiveness to one of America's best-run cities. Here, Mayor Daley talks about the importance of building trust, maintaining relationships, and inspiring teams; all with an eye on moving the core agenda forward.

The 12 Most Valuable Startups

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

Despite concerns that Facebook’s disappointing IPO would hurt startup funding, investors continue to pump large sums of money into technology firms....

Is Your Child's Lemonade Stand Against the Law?

Women & Co | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Were we unwittingly breaking laws when we ran lemonade stands as kids, or are anti-lemonade stand laws relatively new on the books?

The Trouble With Teaching Entrepreneurship -- And Why We Need To Get Better At It

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

But to the extent that current curricula address the subject, it tends to be done through textbooks, and teachers aren't expected to bring real entrepreneurial experiences into the curriculum. (Most couldn't do it anyway -- but I'll get to that below.) So why not change the curriculum?

How Singapore Gave Birth to Servolve

Sourav Roy | Posted 10.07.2012 | Small Business
Sourav Roy

When I first met George Mathew some three years ago in a business gathering, I remember an acquaintance introducing him as "a young man with immense capital" to invest in Singapore's fast-paced economy.

The Perks of Being an Older Entrepreneur

John Dearborn | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
John Dearborn

When it comes to a startup's success, being able to contribute experience and insight is almost as valuable as a unique idea or substantive funding.

Westward Ho to Chengdu, China's Tech Frontier

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology
Rebecca Fannin

Best known as a place to see pandas, sample spicy Sichuan food, and trek to Tibet, Chengdu is aiming high, trying to take on a new identity as a tech innovation hub in western China, following the lead of Silicon Valleys in Shanghai and Beijing.

Olympians Show Us How to Enjoy the Journey With Hard Work, Focus and Passion

Naveen Jain | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Naveen Jain

I believe that these athletes share a unique relationship with my 10 secrets to entrepreneurial success. I would like to call attention to four of them and draw in the lessons that these athletes will learn and endure in their own special ways over the coming days.

Is Youthful Optimism the Key to our Economic Future?

Brian Liu | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business
Brian Liu

They say that youth is wasted on the young and that with age, comes wisdom. But what if unbridled, youthful enthusiasm, not sage wisdom, holds the key to our future economic prosperity?

Lighting the Way

Anna Stork | Posted 09.29.2012 | Small Business
Anna Stork

When we consider our most basic human needs, we often think of food, water, and shelter. As we brainstormed what we could design that could make a difference, we turned our attention to another critical need: light.

American Brand Project Aims To Promote Companies Employing American Workers

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Washington is not capable of fashioning a credible solution to the employment crisis, not with the politicians fully engaged in the grotesque pageantry of the campaign. But that shouldn't mean that the rest of us resign ourselves to inaction in the face of high unemployment and continued downward mobility.

What It Really Means to Be an Entrepreneur

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Scott Steinberg

Many people like to romanticize entrepreneurship, but the day-to-day reality of running any enterprise is hardly the stuff of which reality TV is made.

Tech's 9 Biggest Party Boys

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.26.2012 | Small Business

More than a decade later, Internet entrepreneurs are still partying like it's 1999. Benders in the Hamptons, yachting in the Caribbean, $130,000 ba...

10 Low-cost Summer Start-ups

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.24.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

While some of these jobs may seem like they are just for teens, adults can and do make these businesses their full-time ventures, with a few tweaks.