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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.

Smart Entrepreneurs Plan Ahead For A Startup Exit

Marty Zwilling | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about for a new startup is how it will end. Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor a...

Test Any Business Idea for Less Than $400

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You've got a great idea for a new store, app or restaurant. Should you quit your job and invest before doing basic marketing research? It's amazing how many businesses are started on a hunch or feeling. Instead, budget $400 in some general digital marketing tactics to test the waters out by doing the following.

7 Ways to Address Employees Who Try to Cover Up Their Mistakes

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.05.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young ...

Entrepreneurs Need To Bridge The Knowing-Doing Gap

Marty Zwilling | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

These days, with the many Internet articles and new courses available, most new entrepreneurs readily cross the gap from lack of business knowledge to...

What It's Really Like Working For Uber

Melanie Curtin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Melanie Curtin

Let me tell you what it's really like working for Uber.

Disruptive Women: A Conversation With Susan O'Brien, Founder of Smigin

Maura Kelly | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Maura Kelly

Innovations and provocative ideas come and go. And some can truly disrupt the status quo. I'll talk with women building companies in a digital economy and forging a new entrepreneurial landscape.

6 Ways to Fairly Decide Who to Let Go First

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.02.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If cutting back staff needs to occur, the only fair method I have experienced is performance-based. Companies should continually track each employee's performance.

Will A Business Incubator Help Hatch Your Startup?

Marty Zwilling | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Accelerators generally accept startups at a slightly later stage, and attempt to compress the timeline to commercialization into a few months, instead of a year or more.

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

Why Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

If you're an entrepreneur with dreams of making it big, the smartest move you can make is finding a mentor. Obtaining the right mentor is like choosing the perfect pair of rollerblades -- once you find the best fit, they offer you quality support and comfort when skating on unpredictable terrain.

6 Things That Change When You Become An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.25.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Be prepared for major changes to your lifestyle and psyche when you transition from an employee to an entrepreneur.

How Entrepreneurs Must Reinvent Themselves to Thrive

Marty Zwilling | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Everyone and every company needs to continually learn from their experience and adapt to a changing world to thrive. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is an old adage that really doesn't work in today's business world.

Top Keys to Mitigating Risk in Your Startup

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

No matter what, you're going to face risks as an entrepreneur of a startup company, but there are always ways to minimize those potential risks.

Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 08.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

How to Hire the Wrong People and Fail, Sometimes, Repeatedly!

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Why is it that some truly amazing social entrepreneurship ventures never get off the ground? Or why do some concepts and programs with every reason to succeed and thrive only achieve a modicum of success, and then die?

Entrepreneurs Must Start Selling And Listening Early

Marty Zwilling | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you are a social entrepreneur, a natural hook is the environmental or humanity cause that you espouse. Perhaps you can amplify your position by sponsoring an event, traveling to a visible location, or donating your time and other resources.

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.

4 Things You'll Need to Get Funding For Your Small Business Venture

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Getting funding is one of the biggest obstacles entrepreneurs face, but as long as you have these four things, you'll be in a good position to get it.

10 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Your Startup

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young ...

How Smart Entrepreneurs Select VC / Angel Investors

Marty Zwilling | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Too many entrepreneurs tell me they are looking for an investor, and can't differentiate between venture capital (VC) investors versus accredited Ange...

8 Reasons We Hired a Virtual Assistant

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young ...

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.

Women in Business Q&A: Lauren Katzberg and Julia Carmona, TheStylisted

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lauren is the Cofounder and CEO of TheStylisted. She began her career as a management consultant in New York, working with a top global cosmetic brand...