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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...

Entrepreneurs Today Don't Need a Big Budget to Start

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

It wasn't so many years ago that starting a new e-commerce business on the Internet was a complex custom development project, usually costing a million dollars or more. Now you can do it for free.

Why Marketplace Businesses Don't Have Subscriptions

Ryan Buckley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Ryan Buckley

SaaS models in marketplace businesses don't work. Marketplaces models for SaaS businesses don't work either. These two business models are parallels that don't cross. There is some gray area in between, though.

20 Minutes To Maximize Your Productivity As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to the world of entrepreneurship, but even on those busiest crazy days, it's possible to clear your head and set yourself up for higher productivity.

Smart Entrepreneurs Know Customer Buying Moments

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Today's customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Almost instantly...

How Real Is Work-Life Balance?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.16.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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

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.

Four Steps to Read a Meeting

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

These four states of perception allow someone to get a sense of a situation quickly and accurately. The more you practice them, the more accurate they become.

9 Creative Ways to Spur Extra Sales During the Summer Months

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.07.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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

Entrepreneur Leadership Today Demands a Human Focus

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. In fact, I have ...

The BE WISE Planning Strategy for Tech Executives and Entrepreneurs

Joyce Franklin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Joyce Franklin

Mark Zuckerberg does it. So does his sister Randi. Vinod Khosla has been doing it since before the Zuckerberg siblings were born. Reddit co-founder an...

10 Best Ways to Approach Charging Your Earliest Customers

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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

5 Keys to Product Differentiation for Fun and Profit

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is different, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet t...

16 Hobbies That Will Help You Run Your Business

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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