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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 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.

I-Corps @ NIH - Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank | Posted 06.26.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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...

Juvenile Delinquency in the Past? You May Be a Good Entrepreneur

Mylen Fe Yamamoto | Posted 07.12.2014 | Hawaii
Mylen Fe Yamamoto

On September 12, 2012, in a Starbucks in Aiea, Hawaii I took a picture of an idea written down for my first startup business. I uploaded it to Faceboo...

Are the Real Housewives Turning Into Real Entrepreneurs?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Some of the Housewives' businesses were underway before they became Housewives, but the show's exposure took them into another stratosphere once they became household names.

Thinking About Doing a Startup?

Yunha Kim | Posted 06.28.2014 | Technology
Yunha Kim

A few months into investment banking in New York, I stumbled on an idea and quit my job immediately to pursue it. I couldn't afford my rent anymore, so I moved in with my co-founders into a tiny apartment and started our adventure.

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.

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...

4 Tips On How to Raise Venture Capital With Topher Morrison

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

"What's more important is that everyone who comes in contact with your business must get with absolute clarity what your business does and who they do it for."

The Pivot: When Startups Change Direction and Try Again

Chad Hagan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Chad Hagan

Down the road you tend to hope that you need to learn less and that you will make more on ventures, but the safety net of being able to come back stronger and more focused is a reality if planned and detailed enough.

6 Things to Consider When Setting up a Marijuana Business

Mark Britton | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Mark Britton

Call them "ganjapreneurs," those wide-eyed marijuana enthusiasts who hope to turn the green stuff into green stuff of another kind. Despite the prospects of big payoffs, there are plenty of hurdles these ganjapreneurs must face before laying out the welcome mat.

Choosing Baltimore to Build a Tech Startup

Renny McPherson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Small Business
Renny McPherson

It's not an established place for tech entrepreneurship. But with with all of the right elements in place, and a local business environment and government that generously support their neighbors here in Charm City, it is increasingly becoming one.

Entrepreneur On the Prowl

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Jane D. Wurwand

A number of questions surround the word "entrepreneur." Is one born with the qualities to become an entrepreneurial success or does one learn the skil...

Art of Making Money: Sell The Sizzle

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

Art of making money: Sell the sizzle, not the steak. This is part one of a 12 part series on the art of making money, a fast paced system for the g...

Get the Heck Out of the Building in Founders School Part 2

Steve Blank | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

With a ~$2 billion endowment the Kauffman Foundation is the largest non-profit focused on entrepreneurship in the world. Giving away $80 million to ev...