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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 08.25.2014 | 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...

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.

Let's Talk Business: 5 Steps For Definite Success

Uloop | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Uloop

Having a successful business provides a test to the motivated, financially sound and mentally adept.  On the other hand, starting a business is relatively easy.

Is This Startup Ready for Investment?

Steve Blank | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. However, accelerator Demo Days are...

How to be Smarter than Your Investors - Continuous Customer Discovery

Steve Blank | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Teams that build continuous customer discovery into their DNA will become smarter than their investors, and build more successful companies. -- Awhile...

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.

The War for Talent

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Andrew_Yang

One reason why the hyperallocation of talent to certain industries, regions and firms goes ignored is that it combines narratives no one wants to talk about. Our economy has progressed from making things to supplying financial services.

Experienced Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders: Millennials Need Our Help

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

Based on my seven decades of business experience, I can see only one solution: millennials must create their own jobs.

Entrepreneurship Isn't About Creativity

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.31.2014 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

I sometimes compare starting a business to having a child. You have a moment of profound inspiration, followed by months of thankless hard work and waking up in the middle of the night.

Branding Bangladesh: India's Neighbor Is Becoming A Major Startup Hub

Anushay Hossain | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Anushay Hossain

It is one thing to tell people to follow their passion, but it is entirely different to embolden an entire generation to change the system so that large numbers of people can take part in transforming their society.

Time for Founders School

Steve Blank | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Having a film crew in your living room for two days is something you want to put on your bucket list. With a ~$2 billion endowment the Kauffman F...

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-Part 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Over the years Dino an...

Early-stage Regional Venture Funds-Part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Over the years Dino an...

Analyze The ROI Of Your Innovation Idea, Step By Step

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 03.23.2014 | Small Business
Bobby Grajewski

In our experience, those who view their invention as a business opportunity (and keep their emotional attachment to their idea out of the equation) are the most successful.

Forget Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling, Let's Build a Brand New House!

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

For most of my career, momentum was on my side. Then, as I reached my 60s I realized something important that I believe every woman needs to hear.

Do Pivots Matter?

Steve Blank | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure' Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven In late 201...

4 Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask in January

Bill McBean | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

January may not be the busiest month for entrepreneurs, or would-be entrepreneurs, but it's the month that the "Should I?" questions get asked more often.

Common Money Stories That Keep Us From Financial Freedom

Amanda Abella | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
Amanda Abella

By flipping the script from a place of scarcity and hopelessness to one of looking into options, you put the power to control your finances back into your own hands.