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Why HR, PR, and IT Are Worthy Startup Investments

Julia Neumer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Small Business
Julia Neumer

Money is tight, especially as you continue to build your startup. We know as well as the next entrepreneur that the bottom line is always top of mind. However, there are a few particular areas in which you should focus on early to secure future success.

When Star Talent Grew More Powerful Than Capital

Roger Martin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Roger Martin

Capitalists used to spend their time battling unionized labor for the spoils of their joint economic pie -- and generally capitalists were successful. Now their battle is with the high-end talent upon whom capital is entirely dependent to make the decisions that will make the company they own profitable or not.

After An Awful Marriage, This Woman Got The Sweetest Revenge (Literally)

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce

“My ex used to tell me I couldn’t cook for anything," Kathy Masunaga says, while sitting at a table in Sweet Revenge, her successful pie shop in H...

Three Ways to Help Your Startup Grow and Flourish

Julia Neumer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Julia Neumer

Congratulations! You've discovered a valuable solution, developed a mission with purpose, implemented a business plan, and now you are running a successful startup.

Recording History: The 1947 Partition Archive

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

The 1947 Partition Archive gathers crowd-sourced oral history recordings through an online platform. The younger generation is being empowered to harness widely available communications technology to interview their elders.

12 Midwest Startups That Are Changing the Status Quo

Matt Hunckler | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

These behemoths undoubtedly made a worldwide impact, but some of the biggest game changers aren't happening on a global scale. They aren't even happening in Silicon Valley. Midwestern entrepreneurs are proving a knack for finding niches and solving problems.

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

It's Time to Quit

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Dean Soukeras

I've been in the self-employed game and startup world my entire adult life. And unless I get an incredible offer from a company that I admire (you know who you are), I'll probably always work for myself.

5 Truths No One Tells You About Starting a Business

Sarah Walton | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Sarah Walton

The key, I believe, to surprise successes is constantly showing up and consistently taking action. Life doesn't "just happen," though at times it can feel that way. We've got to go and get it.

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.

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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.10.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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.