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Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Are You Starting a Business for All the Wrong Reasons?

Jeffrey Lyon | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Lyon

If you're reading this article, chances are you have some sort of connection to the entrepreneur community. Maybe, just maybe, you're even an entrepreneur yourself, aspiring or established. If that's the case, here's something to consider: Why are you starting your business?

Entrepreneur Dysfunctions in Cartoons: Pipe Dreams

Sramana Mitra | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Honestly, this comic strip is based verbatim on my personal experience! As you know, I anchor the 1M/1M Free Mentoring Roundtables weekly. After cl...

6 Scary Questions You'll Have to Face When You Start Your Own Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start building your dream company, you'll need to face these six difficult questions.

Which Soft Skills Does An Entrepreneur Need?

Penina Rybak | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

We don't live in the uni-dimensional, dystopian society like the one in Divergent, by Veronica Roth. We can implement change, starting with changes in our own Theory of Mind and actions.

Are We Welcome Entrepreneurs Or Unwanted Criminals?

Aurora Chisté | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Aurora Chisté

This is when I heard those dreadful words, "We're denying you re­entry into the United States and deporting you back to Mexico tonight." I was being treated like a common criminal without having committed any crime.

How To Avoid 'No Vacation Nation' Burnout

Frank Chalupa | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Entrepreneurs are known for working long hours, so it's no wonder they have a hard time stepping away from their business long enough to take, much less enjoy, a summer vacation.

The Boomers Are Back In 'First Place'

Peter Hubbell | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Peter Hubbell

Welcome home to the new world. The Boomers are now retiring at the alarming rate of 10,000 a day for the next 17 years. They are leaving their second places and coming home, and the true impact of this reverse commute is only now beginning to materialize.

Go West Young Man (or Woman)

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

I've always had a kind of love affair with the idea of the West. The freedom, the open spaces, the rugged individualism, and no rules, always attracted me.

Could There be an Economic Rebirth for Rural America?

Pamela Patterson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Pamela Patterson

I live in rural America. But my rural America is not the agricultural fields of waving grain so often imagined. It is not a land locked state in the center of our country.

5 Tips For Developing Compelling Content

Anjali Varma | Posted 07.24.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

A common excuse for not blogging is "I have nothing to blog about." However, if you run a business and cater to a customer base you do have something to talk about! It might take a bit of creativity, but the content is there.

They've Got LeBron, But Now Cleveland Seeks MVP Entrepreneurs

Daryl Rowland | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Daryl Rowland

Where Los Angeles can be said to be about beauty and fame, or New York about ambition or talent, Northeast Ohio has a long history of manufacturing and celebrating the excellence and hard work required to make or do things well.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Advice to Get You Started On Your Journey

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Just in case you too dream of taking the leap from employment to entrepreneurship, I want to share something with you so that it will all seem manageable: three simple things that you can do today to get started on your journey.

Beyond Silicon Valley: Using a MOOC to Build a Community of Support for Global Entrepreneurs

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Lyubomir Hristev, 24, works at a marketing agency in Sofia, Bulgaria, and sports a neatly cropped black goatee. Tech savvy, creative, bursting with ideas, Hristev hails from a new generation of entrepreneurial Bulgarians.

12 Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Me Feel Optimistic About Nigeria's Future

Mary Olushoga | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

Despite the growing concern for Nigeria's future due to terrorism or the lack of conscientious leaders, I am optimistic.

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business

Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurshi...

Becoming a Creative and Cultural Entrepreneur

John M. Eger | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

The emergence of creative enterprises is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. According to a 2013 United Nations Report on The Creative ...

20 Minutes To Maximize Your Productivity As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to the world of entrepreneurship, but even on those busiest crazy days, it's possible to clear your head and set yourself up for higher productivity.

How to Start a Business After Multiple Failed Attempts as an Entrepreneur

Stacia Pierce | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

As an entrepreneur, it's important to recognize and understand that failure is a part of business. Many successful business owners have failed in a business venture at some point in their entrepreneurial career.

Starting Up Isn't All Rainbows and Unicorns

Jen Consalvo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Jen Consalvo

While starting up is not all rainbows and unicorns, you can make it fun by embracing the rollercoaster for what it is and enjoying the ride. In talking to thousands of entrepreneurs over the years, we've heard a lot of these behind-the-scenes, gritty, honest stories about what entrepreneurship is really like.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

Why There Is Always Enough Room in Your Industry as a Startup

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

I'm all about taking risk where it makes sense, but I also practice caution and commons sense in an attempt to preserve my efforts and energy. These are the kinds of thoughts that were running through my head:

11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas...

The Organized Entrepreneur: The 5 Steps I Took to Have My First Five-Figure Day

Jordana Jaffe | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Jordana Jaffe

A few months ago, I felt like I came to a crossroads of sorts. I had been business coaching for several years at this point, I celebrated my first 6-figure year in 2013, and worked with many clients, but I felt drained and confused and messy at points too.

7 Things To Do Every Morning As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.13.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Habits are what make us who we were, and these seven daily tasks can help you become a better entrepreneur.