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What To Expect When You're An Expecting Social Entrepreneur

Shivani Garg Patel | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Shivani Garg Patel

Creating a human being and creating a social venture have a lot in common: unexpected challenges, incremental growth, and the immense satisfaction of making something out of thin air. Not only do both endeavors involve a tremendous amount of change, but it's the kind of change that makes you realize your life will always be different from the way it was before.

These Women Are Breaking Gender Barriers Operating Rwanda's 1st Female-Run Ice Cream Parlor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact

It was not love at first bite when Chantal Kabatesi tasted ice cream for the first time. "It was like eating hailstones," Kabatesi told NPR of her...

The 6 Tasks That Highly-Successful Entrepreneurs Outsource

Posted 06.12.2014 | Small Business

If you’re a small business owner, you know you can’t do it all, but let’s face it, sometimes you try. Business owners admit they lack knowledge ...

Old Journey, New Frontier: An Entrepreneur's Integrity

Penina Rybak | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

It is important for women entrepreneurs in particular to be mindful of their integrity currency when carving a space for themselves online. Why? Because the reality is that a female entrepreneur is an ambassador and example for the collective, more so than her male counterpart.

4 Essential Tips on How to Grow Your Consulting Business

Brian Horn | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

For many successful entrepreneurs, the business that can deliver many lucrative rewards is a consulting practice.

The Danger of Blame

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Steinmann

There is a very dangerous drug on the streets that nobody is talking about. It's called blameoin (pronounced: blame-o-win). Blameoin is a drug that m...

To Make The Most Of Your Work Day, Always Choose Quality Over Quantity

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

"Work smarter, not harder" is a phrase you've probably heard at some point in your working history. It's a cliché, but there's some true value in the sentiment, especially for entrepreneurs.

Networking as an Introvert in the Startup World

Brian Kil | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Brian Kil

The most common piece of advice someone will give you when asking how to break into any industry is to network. But just the idea of networking makes an introvert's palms cold and sweaty, erupting images of funny looks from strangers.

The Terrible Twos

David Mandell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
David Mandell

"Don't believe the hype. Don't assume success. Don't believe tomorrow will be similar in any way to yesterday." That's been my daily mantra for the ...

Tobago, Jazz and John Legend

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

What a whirlwind! The Tobago Jazz Experience has celebrated "its biggest festival" to date, according to Tobago's Tourism Board's Events Coordinator John Arnold.

I Left a Coveted Job and a Six-Figure Salary to Chip Away at the Glass Ceiling -- One Lunge at a Time

Melonie DeRose | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Melonie DeRose

Your well-being makes you a better mom, a better partner, a better working professional, a better you. While I know first-hand that work-life balance is demanding, I knew I didn't want to send a message that women can't have it all or that they must choose one over the other.

8 Things to Consider When Starting a Business

Panos Panay | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

I get asked all the time about tips for starting a business. Truth is, there are no shortcuts.

How This Entrepreneur Worked for Apple and Started Two Companies by Age 25

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Small Business
Caroline Pugh

While attending MIT as a senior, Rustagi started his first company, Ministry of Supply, where he helped engineer hi-tech dress shirts that implement NASA-grade technology to adjust to your body temperature.

Marketing Is An Experiment For Startup Companies

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.28.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

As a marketer and entrepreneur, you need to channel the scientific method in order to get the most out of your marketing campaign.

8 Simple Steps to Acquiring a Small Business

Ben T. Smith, IV | Posted 06.23.2014 | Small Business
Ben T. Smith, IV

Having bought a number of small companies and frankly having sold my companies to bigger companies a number of times, I have found the following eight steps to be essential in this process.

Redefining Entrepreneurship -- 4 Common Myths Debunked

David Altounian | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
David Altounian

In the end, it comes down to what we teach -- how to become an entrepreneur or how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. I'll invest my intellectual capital in the latter.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need From Their Cities

Rana Florida | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

On the Meaning of Entrepreneurship

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Max Gladwell

The path to starting and scaling a venture-backed business is defined by a series of hurdles and gateways that become more challenging as you move through each one.

The Daily Innovator: It's Not Who You Know But How They Think

Kevin McDermott | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Students of reasoning styles can boost their success at convincing others of the wisdom of a new idea by identifying and adapting to the logic filters of decision makers. Sizing up a situation realistically lets us know what to expect when we're pitching a new idea, and how to make the most of it.

3 Ways Failure Can Help Build a Business and Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Grill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Life is a journey and not a destination. Failure and mistakes are going to happen along the way.

New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes

Steve Blank | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Our Stanford and Berkeley Lean LaunchPad classes are over for this year, and as usual we learned as much from teaching the teams as the teams did from...

Back in MY Day!

Molly Reynolds | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Molly Reynolds

The last generation, like every last generation, feels that their youngsters are slackers. Is this our time to get smart, think of our differences as assets, and combine the two sides?

3 Memorable Ways to Launch a Product to Wow Customers

Cassie Hughes | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Cassie Hughes

What many marketers don't understand is that how you get a product to consumers is equally important to their initial, hands-on experience.

Move Over Life: Breaking Bad Is On

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

We humans are an ambitious bunch of people. We want to accomplish all sorts of things in our short time on earth. We want to write books, help others,...