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A New Degree for Generation Startup: Master's in Management

Amy Hillman | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Amy Hillman

The Master's in Management degree gives this generation -- whether they want to start a business or work for an existing company -- the ability to gain competitive skills relevant to their chosen profession.

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

Women & Co | Posted 07.04.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Linda Kempkin had a vision to help women entrepreneurs quickly secure a strong Internet presence for their new businesses. We thought it would be helpful to know what lessons she would share with readers who may be thinking about making the leap to entrepreneurship.

8 Cardinal Rules for Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Women & Co | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Women & Co

Every day, at work and at home, we weigh competing demands and opportunities. It's not only difficult but can be overwhelming at times. Sound familiar? Try having a focusing question to create clarity.

Entrepreneurial Lessons From a 9-Year-Old Boy

Katie Hawkes | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Katie Hawkes

While we can't all invest in cardboard arcades and plan to make enough cash to pay off mortgages, student loans and/or bankruptcy fees, we can take a few cues from Caine.

What Are The Fastest-Growing Industries? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses know best that the life cycle of certain industries can be abruptly cut short by new developments or changing consumer preference, wh...

Janean Chun

Why I Mortgaged My Mom's House To Start A Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 04.19.2012 | Small Business

Louis Woelfel made a promise to his dying father that changed the direction of his life. On his deathbed after a yearlong battle with pulmonary fi...

Kickstarting a New Business Idea

Gabriela Gutierrez | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Gabriela Gutierrez

The only thing scarier than showing something you're working on to your friends, the people who know everything about you and still love you, is to present your projects for scrutiny to complete strangers. This is especially true in New York City.

Early Predictors of Long-Term Survival for Startups

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you see a startup with these execution habits, that may be the horse you want to bet on, and ride to the finish line.

On Being a Female Entrepreneur

Caroline Chu | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Caroline Chu

There's a gender disparity between the tech and beauty industries, and while I am thrilled I've been able to be a part of both, I'm really hoping to see that imbalance change as more men and women branch out to do what they love.

10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Beat the Odds

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

It's a Good Time to Start a Business: Five Things You Need to Know

Brian Hamilton | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Brian Hamilton

Private company sales and profit margins are up and steadily increasing, GDP is growing and there are signs of life in the real estate markets. Now is the perfect time to employ yourself by starting a business.

Blinded by the Light -- The Epiphany

Steve Blank | Posted 06.03.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

It can be challenging for an entrepreneur to slow down, disengage from the relentless pace and smell the roses. But making this kind of time for your right brain to process what your left-brain has learned can bring you insights you'd never uncover otherwise. You can't force an epiphany but when it comes, you'll know it.

Is Regulation Really Strangling Start-ups, and How Much Would the JOBS Act Do to Keep It Under Control?

Scott Bittle | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

Whether regulation is hampering business and stymieing job creation is just as important as whether the public interest is being served and what would be lost if the regulations were rolled back or pruned.

The Race To Become The Next Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Small Business

It's often said that Silicon Valley is more than just a place -- it's a state of mind. As such, the entrepreneurial mecca, defined as the southern ...

The Self-Employed Revolution

The Huffington Post | Steve Strauss | Posted 03.26.2012 | Small Business

What do you do if you have been out of work for 99 weeks, your unemployment is running out and you have no prospects? What do you do if you are a 30-s...

Babies in the New Economy

S. Lochlann Jain | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
S. Lochlann Jain

Want to make some extra cash in a depressed economy? All you may need is a young terminally ill man and a good dose of American entrepreneurial spirit.

3 High School Alums From Different Worlds Find Sweet Success Together

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website, MarloThomas.com, was to have a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't ...

7 Tools for Getting Your Startup Off the Ground

Grace Nasri | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Grace Nasri

If you're ready to take the leap and start your own Web company, the following tools will help get you on your way.

Your Start-up Life: Should I Quit My Dead-End Job?

Rana Florida | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

I've been stuck in a corporate job my entire adult life. We recently had a management change over and I HATE my new boss. I've been dreaming of opening up my own restaurant for years and cooking is my passion. I have a family with three small children and can't lose the income of a stable job.

A Sense of Urgency

Tim Devane | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Tim Devane

Decision-making around a new company is thoughtful, creative and exhausting. But it doesn't need to take forever; in fact it shouldn't. If your idea is going to change the world, then make it change the world, now.

Gazelles and Entrepreneurs: A to M as Fast as You Can!

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

For entrepreneurs, in particular, technology has been a game-changer, dramatically lowering the cost of starting a business -- from establishing a supply chain to advertising to building a customer base.

Heads-Up for Entrepreneurs: Run Your Start-Up Through this Checklist Before You Take the Leap

Frank Farwell | Posted 05.11.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Start-up entrepreneurs today are often so eager to join the entrepreneurial arena that they fixate on an untested and probably "wrong" product. Why? They fall in love with their business plan and proposed product line without testing it against alternatives.

Don't Limit Your Online Marketing To Google: Smart Companies Use LinkedIn To Grow Sales, Membership And Influence

Christian Moritz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
Christian Moritz

In addition to Google and Bing, increasingly people are using LinkedIn as their search tool for products and services.

Starting Your Own Business, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

Posted 09.06.2013 | MarloThomas

Career expert Tory Johnson, CEO of Women For Hire, explains what you must know before becoming your own boss. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo ...