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In Heartland and Beyond, Businesses Get It: Not Cutting Carbon Pollution Is Risky Business

Bob Keefe | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Bob Keefe

For businesses, not taking action to cut carbon pollution and address climate change is a business risk that can have serious results. According to "Risky Business," the groundbreaking new report by E2 co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, sea-level rise and coastal storms could sap $35 billion out of our economy every year.

South African Businessman Swims Necker Island for a Cause

Kerrin Black | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Kerrin Black

"What you have at the end of your life will be determined by how much you gave."- Ettiëne Pretorius 14 March 2014, Necker Island, British Virgin...

Understanding Legal Contracts for Entrepreneurs: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Let's be real, legalese, contract language - total snoozefest - and sounds a bit scary too, right? And what does it even mean? Presenting: Unders...

Key Steps to Not Fail in the Internationalization of Your Company

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

The internationalization is not a simple step, since it requires time for planning, evaluation and implementation. Before taking the leap into foreign markets, we must take into account the following factors.

When You Just Don't Feel Like It

Tim McDonald | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

Just because you are on the journey yourself, doesn't mean that you are the only one taking a solo journey. We can learn and support each other; each journey will have some common roadblocks, challenges and choices. The path may be different, but the experience is much the same.

Customized Costume Jewelry (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 07.02.2014 | Style
Alex Schattner

When Katie launched Three Jane in 2012, she had a singular item, the Map Necklace, and a dream of merging new luxury with customization.

Protecting Your Online Business Presence

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

What many online business owners do not realize is that there are legal requirements for having an online presence. The two most common documents needed are "Terms & Conditions" and a "Privacy Policy."

5 Business Lessons from Our Nation's Stressed Out, Burnt Out and Exhausted Nurses

Brian Horn | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

When you are sick or injured, you head to your nearest hospital to be taken care of. What happens, though, when you realize that the very people treating you are sick and in need of healing themselves?

The 80/20 View of Self-discipline

Richard Koch | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

If you think about it, pleasant and democratic societies cannot flourish without self-discipline.

What to Do When You Start Making Money in a Startup

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.30.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Once your company starts making a profit, it's time to redefine your goals and set a direction for accelerating your next stage of growth or establishing yourself more firmly in your niche.

7 Reasons Why It's a Good Time for Women to Become Entrepreneurs

Stacia Pierce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Stacia Pierce

Ladies, if you've been thinking about launching your own full-time business or a part-time venture, now is the perfect time to get started. Here are seven reasons why you should seriously consider launching your own business.

I-Corps @ NIH - Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We've pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum. We're changing the order in which we teach the business model canvas and customer development t...

Here's Everything You Should Know About Generation Z

Business Insider | Hayley Peterson | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

Move over, millennials. Marketers are beginning to target a new crop of young people who are rapidly growing in number and influence: Generation Z....

What's in Your Mailbox? Tips on What to Do When Uncle Sam Comes Knocking

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Every year, one in 10 of us receives the dreaded letter. You know the one -- and you probably don't want to open it: the IRS requesting more information about your finances.

4 Things Entrepreneurs Learn Through Mentoring

Saudia Davis | Posted 08.25.2014 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

One of the greatest gifts a mentor can give to a mentee is to share their experiences--the good, the bad and even the very ugly. Matter of fact, it is through the very ugly that we sometimes learn our biggest lessons.

What Kind Of Entrepreneur Are You? (QUIZ)

Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business

If you're a small business owner, it seems like the work never stops. But for once, we're not here to give you advice or tell you about the 10 Mistake...

Things a Business Owner Never Says

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.24.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.

Turn It All Off!

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

The truth is not that we don't have time. The truth is that we are unfocused and distracted. Don't believe me? What used to take me a full-day to complete, took me a couple of hours today.

How 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Find Focus

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

It happens every day. Wherever you go, anything you look at, every noise you hear is another piece of information fighting for your attention. How do ...

2 Tricks to Get Any Customer or Job You Want

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

If you are employed then chances are you applied for a job and were the fortunate applicant to get it. If you own a business then you've probably responded to an open call for proposals. Congrats if you've won a few (you should also buy a lottery ticket).

Why Lean May Save Your Life - The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class (I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science. There may...

The Trick to Manipulate Your Own Mind

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

One thing I've learned up to this point in life is that the mind has a memory. And it's damn smart; it "subconsciously" recognizes patterns. Once the...

17 Real Entrepreneurs Tell Us The One Thing They Wish They Had Known Before Starting A Business

Posted 06.19.2014 | Business

Starting a business is no small feat. You get advice left and right, and it's hard to know who to believe. To see what advice actually would have been...

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

The Three Worst Times to Quit Your Job and Start a Business

Tai Goodwin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Tai Goodwin

This has nothing to do with the economy and everything to do with the way you set the stage for your transition to full-time entrepreneur. While it may be tempting to jump now, your leap into entrepreneurship will a rough one if your starting position is off.