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Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.

Brad Chase | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Brad Chase

The sharing economy is taking the world by storm -- creating multi-billion dollar companies overnight and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs to squeeze cash out of anything and everything they have lying around the house.

Echo Chamber

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

When you find yourself in a heated argument, a fear filled spiral, or an anxiety-induced panic attack, and you're the only one in the room, take a series of deep breaths. Your body will start to relax, and your mind will begin to slow down. When your body relaxes, your mind tends to follows.

Four Steps to Read a Meeting

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

These four states of perception allow someone to get a sense of a situation quickly and accurately. The more you practice them, the more accurate they become.

To Win in Business, Keep Score

Alex Charfen | Posted 06.19.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

I believe every business should have a number everyone knows and is pushing towards, pursuing and focused on. And the good news is that you really only need one.

Wall St West? What You Can Learn From A Financial Services New Media Start-Up In Silicon Valley

April Rudin | Posted 06.16.2014 | Media
April Rudin

I suddenly realized that it no longer felt novel to be turning virtual pages on a tiny lit up screen, checking out a conversation between people I'd never met about a story I wrote, in real time. "New media," I realized, is already old.

True Tales From the Front: IPO

Kira Makagon | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Kira Makagon

Founders interested in taking their company public should try to do everything right from the beginning of their startup launch so that the company is ready when the time comes.

Where Are the Hottest Startup Offices in New York City?

Aron Susman | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Aron Susman

Very few companies make it North of 30th, however, those that do are some pretty big names, including Seamless, MongoDB, and LinkedIn, whose NYC office continues to expand at The Empire State Building.

t's Not About "The Boys' Club" Anymore: 5 Lessons From Women's Startup Lab

Ari Horie | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Ari Horie

I began Women's Startup Lab because I believe in the power behind community, even when it comes to the competitive nature of early stage startups and new markets.

Creating Value In Your Startup

Elaine Thompson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology
Elaine Thompson

If you have a startup you should be obsessed with creating value. If you are just getting going it can be a difficult path to work out what to focus on and where the value lies. This blog should help give you a focal point, allowing you to laser in on the vital aspects that will allow you to create value.

The Crowdfunding Conundrum

Glen Martin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Huffpost Code
Glen Martin

Crowdfunding isn't necessarily a panacea. In fact, observes Scott Miller, the CEO and co-founder of Dragon Innovation, Inc., has revealed an alarming Achilles heel: an inability to deliver hardware.

What Emerging Market Start-ups Need Most Is Mentorship

Randall Kempner | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Randall Kempner

The entrepreneurs complain about the slow flow of investment capital. The investors complain about the lack of good deals. Both groups are right. While there is plenty of money out there, early stage investment in emerging market companies is sluggish at best. Here is where the paradox can be explained.

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...

This Entrepreneur Is Betting on Chia Seeds

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.09.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

'Our 100-calorie bars feature chia seeds as the number one ingredient. Chia seeds are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth and they have an epic, Indiana Jones-esque adventure story behind them.'

4 Ways to Tell If Your Business Idea Is a Winner Or a Waste of Time

Stacia Pierce | Posted 06.05.2014 | Small Business
Stacia Pierce

Although there's no business crystal ball that you can look in to determine if it will work out, you can use a very reliable system to determine if you should invest any more time, talent or resources to develop the idea further.

The New Global Leader, Part VII: Jonathan York, PhD, Turning Passion Into Profit for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Jon has been a CEO in both established businesses and startups, consultant and venture capitalist spanning the diverse yet interconnected fields of technology, academia, services, health care, government and international business.

Top Tips for Start-ups From Successful Entrepreneurs

Rana Florida | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In this increasingly competitive world, entrepreneurs need all the tips and advice they can get. Here are some of the top tips for start-ups from successful start-ups.

Blending Up Friendship and Smoothies Into a Business

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Luciana Brafman and business partner Julia Tai joined the juice and smoothie craze in 2013, by starting their own line called omgblends. Luciana k...

A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats: Alex's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rising Tide Capital is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization that helps aspiring but financially limited entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.

How to Change the World: HONEST Tea Founder and the Keys to Sustainable Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Seth Goldman's HONEST Tea is one of the most successful companies around today. They championed a business model that incorporates both social good and corporate consciousness -- making them part of a revolution that is changing the way we think about and do business.

R(evolutionary)

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 05.11.2014 | Small Business
Ian Cinnamon

As entrepreneurs go and found new companies, they shouldn't focus so much on whether their technology is novel or just incremental. Founders should focus on the most important aspect of any business: creating something their customers actually want.

Silicon Valley and Entrepreneurship Go Hand in Hand

John Rampton | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
John Rampton

In a recent interview, VigLink CEO Olive Roup talks about the benefits and challenges of starting a new company and growing a business in Silicon Valley, shedding some light on what it's like to be a business owner in the tech capital of the world.

6 Lessons From a Gen Y Seeking Care for an Aging Grandparent

Kyle Hill | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Kyle Hill

We didn't know these people, and it was hard to identify the really good ones when all we had to go by was some text, a CV and a bathroom selfie.

Universities Hold the Key for DC-Area Entrepreneurship

Paul Mandell | Posted 04.22.2014 | DC
Paul Mandell

An entrepreneurial culture is alive and well in the nation's capital, bolstered by a wave of successful startups of various shapes and sizes that are creating jobs and improving the world.

Will the Net Neutrality Verdict Crush Startups?

Holly Hamann | Posted 04.16.2014 | Denver
Holly Hamann

The beauty of the Internet is that it essentially levels the playing field for small businesses by giving them the potential to reach audiences with low-cost marketing methods.

The Top 20 Tech Startups of All Time (Infographic)

Matt Hunckler | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

You'll see that Facebook only reached the number 5 position. So, there's some tough competition at the top. Take a look, and see if you can find any patterns behind these entrepreneurs' thinking.