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#AOLBUILD Hosts theSkimm's Co-Founders

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
AOL BUILD

QUOTE OF THE SESSION "One of our readers said it best, 'I can get behind a business that respects brunch.'" -- theSkimm co-founder Carly Zakin when ...

Cure Idea Bloat and Get Focused

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Ever find that you have so many ideas you don't know which one to focus on first? That it's hard to prioritize what's important (and what's not), and you just end up feeling stuck in always planning out an idea?

The Daily Innovator: Nine Ideas for Sparking Curiosity in Your Collaborators

Amy Radin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Are some people just born curious? Or can curiosity be cultivated? The answer matters because curiosity is a necessity for innovation. If curiosity isn't instinctive among your collaborators then you need to bring it to life.

Tetris: The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Game

Panos Panay | Posted 06.06.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

I couldn't help but feel wistful when I heard that today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Tetris. Even though I have not played the game in about 25 years, it got me thinking about why Tetris became (and remains) so popular to begin with and also how, in some ways, it's the ultimate gaming embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit.

3 Unconventional Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Michael Price | Posted 06.05.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

I started my first business when I was 18. I was a freshmen in college and I was juggling a full-time course load, a part-time job and building a business on the side. Shockingly, juggling this many things at once isn't the tip I advocate for or against. Here are three unconventional tips for young entrepreneurs.

Three Reasons Why Reporters Are Not Writing About Your Business

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 06.04.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

As an entrepreneur (especially entrepreneurs without a publicist), knowing how to capture the interest of a reporter is absolutely critical.

5 NYC Entrepreneurs Worth Celebrating for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 06.02.2014 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

Looking back, I see how amazing my parents were to immigrate to the U.S. with no money, to navigate a new bureaucratic system with no English skills and to build their own businesses -- both which survived the recession -- with no American education.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

7 Tips for Budding Mompreneurs to Get Your Business Started

Catriona Wallis | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

When people ask what motivated me, as a mother of two toddlers and part-time English teacher, to found a company developing kids mobile educational ga...

5 Lessons I Learned From Swimming With the Sharks (Shark Tank, That Is)

CJ Isakow | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
CJ Isakow

The lessons I learned along the way make me confident that one day I'll be sharing a drink by the pool with the Sharks as colleagues, not bait.

In Business You Must Delegate to Succeed

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

Most small business owners and service professionals are doing way too many things that they could, and should, be delegating to someone else. Are you in this category?

Three Things I Learned on Commencement Day

Steve Blank | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Colleges may not reward resiliency, curiosity, agility, resourcefulness, pattern recognition and tenacity. But as an entrepreneur, they matter a whole lot more than following directions, playing by the rules and getting top grades.

Joyce Lebedew: Greatness Unleashed

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

She started with nothing but a vision and now sits on top of the world. Meet Joyce Lebedew as I share her five keys to unleashing your greatness upon the world.

Top 10 Travel Tips for Entrepreneurs

Rana Florida | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Whether it's to meet suppliers or vendors, to analyze the customer base, assess the competition, or attend forums and events, entrepreneurs know that in order to succeed, they must travel.

5 Lessons From My Local Lube Shop

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Have you ever had an experience with a business that leaves you thrilled? The kind where you know you'll be back and you leave wanting to tell everyone how awesome it is? Surprisingly, this happened to me while at my local lube shop, and here are five business lessons I learned there.

From Veteran to Vetrepreneur: Steps to Transitioning Into the Private Sector

Tabatha Turman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Tabatha Turman

While the road to a successful business is not always smooth and linear, trust in yourself and your abilities to lead you.

How to Master The Elevator Pitch For Your Startup in 4 Steps

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.27.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Your elevator pitch can make or break your efforts to attract new funding and build a stronger client base, and in four steps you could go from zero direction to total mastery.

This Vet Is Helping Inmates Stay Connected With Their Families After Being Behind Bars Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

You could call Frederick Hutson an overachiever. After graduating from high school, Huston served honorably as a F-16 Avionics Electrician in the ...

How Acting Like a Dog Will Get You What You Want

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Rush wasn't thinking, "What if?" He just saw what he wanted and went for it. Rush can teach us adult humans a few lessons about getting what we want.

Will the JOBS Act Create More Jobs, or Just More Risk?

Jason Earle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Jason Earle

The contrast between the unemployment numbers and the workforce participation stats seem to lead us in two different directions.

Find Out How This South Florida Real Estate Mogul Went From Bomb Shelters to Selling Mansions

JustLuxe | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
JustLuxe

South Florida is known for many things, included among them being a very nice place to call home. Pleasant weather, a vibrant environment and quick ...

After Losing Her Home To Bankruptcy, This Woman Crafted Her Way To A New Life -- And More Than A Million Dollars In Sales Revenue!

Posted 07.02.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

5 Strategies to Being Your Own Boss

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Among the hundreds of thousands of twenty-somethings graduating from American colleges this month, an increasing number may consider forgoing the traditional first job search and opting instead for what has become something of the new American dream: Being your own boss.

Entrepreneur Success Stories: GeekSquad Founder Shares Secrets

Robert Jordan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Robert Jordan

In this How They Did It interview, Robert shares his entrepreneur success story and secrets for building a service business from scratch.

I Want to MASTER Entrepreneurship!

Victoria Louise Rabin | Posted 07.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Victoria Louise Rabin

"I want to master Entrepreneurship!!" The first word that came to my mind to describe this bizarre marriage of words was - "Oxymoron." Entrepren...