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Dream, Girl: How One Film Is Inspiring Girls to Go for Their Dreams

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.

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.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur -- The Inventure Cycle

Steve Blank | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. The...

4 Reasons Older Entrepreneurs Hold All The Cards

Margaret Manning | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

When I told my friends and family that I was quitting my marketing job at a well-respected global company to start Sixty and Me, I was greeted with confused looks. After all, at age 64, I was supposed to be 'winding down' and preparing for retirement.

Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank | Posted 09.03.2014 | Small Business
Steve Blank

A startup is not just about the idea, it's about testing and then implementing the idea. A founding team without these skills is likely dead on arrival.

10 Signs You Were Born To Be An Entrepreneur

| Murray Newlands | Posted 09.02.2014 | Small Business

Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, but almost all of them share similar personality traits. From confidence to curiosity, there are certain at...

What the Startup Ideas Behind Product Hunt, Uber, the iPad, and Google All Have in Common

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

Some of the of the most successful companies in history started by "doing what's working." "Do what's working" means supplying something (or a variati...

5 Ways to Spot Monkey Mind

Dean Soukeras | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

Everyone reading this knows what it's like to worry or fret or fixate on something. In business and our personal lives we face problems everyday.

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

I Want To Quit!

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Taking your foot off the accelerator and coasting in neutral for a bit can go a long way to knowing whether to proceed and how to do so or whether to redirect your energies to something else altogether.

The Journey of a Chocolatier

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Oscar Baile immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in the 1970s with just $500 in his pocket. He is now president of Landru Chocolates, which he runs with the help of his wife and son.

Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. Kathryn has been the founding VP of Marketing of Oracle, a successful recruiter, a wor...

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.

6 Scary Questions You'll Have to Face When You Start Your Own Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start building your dream company, you'll need to face these six difficult questions.

How An Apple Cake Saved This Woman's Home

Posted 07.21.2014 | OWN

By Stephanie Krikorian In 2009, Angela Logan, a model and actress who had appeared on "Law and Order: SVU," was in a bind. Her talent agency ha...

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.

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...

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.

Can You Succeed As Your Own Boss? Many People Are

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If being your own boss sounds good to you, you're not alone. A recent Wells Fargo/Gallup poll found that being the decision maker and the independence...

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...

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.

Are Trade Shows Too 'Old School'?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.27.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Trade shows are an investment but the expense beyond the booth can be used for marketing materials that will be used long term and in a variety of different ways.

Startup SEO: How to Get the Ball Rolling on a Limited Budget

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Long

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a complete nightmare if you are a new startup. The majority of new startups know that SEO contributes to onlin...