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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.

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.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.17.2014 | 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.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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.

My Visit With the Lord of the Startups: Y Combinator's Paul Graham

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.

The 3 Most Important Things to Consider Before Joining a Startup

Leah Yomtovian Roush | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
Leah Yomtovian Roush

While there's no one path to success, happiness, or career satisfaction, taking the leap and joining a startup is a rewarding road to travel for those motivated by challenges, accomplishment, and impact.

What UP Global Means for Entrepreneurs and Communities

Marc Nager | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Nager

Just last week, Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership announced the launch of UP Global, a new organization that aims to foster entrepreneurial communities and provide action-based programs for entrepreneurs.

The Mass Exodus of the Innovative Workforce

Startup Weekend | Posted 06.04.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

Why traditional firms are losing their creative and technical workforces by the droves By Mike Mates As a veteran ex-partner in a brand and inte...

SXSW... a Bucket List Event

Jason Grill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jason Grill

At the end of the day SXSW Interactive is an amazing spectacle. If you haven't ever been to Austin it's a must see city. If you haven't been to SXSW it's a bucket list event.

Top 6 List: Getting the Most Out of SXSW

Diana Kander | Posted 05.06.2013 | Small Business
Diana Kander

I emailed and texted a wide array of "South by" regulars, each of whom imparted some very valuable wisdom. Their advice was so good that I felt like I had to write this article and share it with anyone else interested in making the most out of their SXSW experience.

Why 5 Indiana Entrepreneurs Actually Have a Voice at the White House

Matt Hunckler | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Matt Hunckler

Indiana isn't usually included in the talent search when recruiting entrepreneurship poster boys. But last week, I was lucky enough to represent my home state at the White House as I told the entrepreneurship story that few have heard.

Big Companies: Pay It Forward

Summer Knight | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Summer Knight

Entrepreneurs and the self-employed account for a huge uninsured segment. Yet entrepreneurs and those who work for them shouldn't be without coverage, as health benefits help startups attract employees and keep them healthy.

Washington, D.C. Is Getting Hot! for Start-ups

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology
Julie Kantor

The perception of Washington, D.C. is not the reality of D.C. We have green grass, and big trees, and several blue ribbon elementary schools and we are more than a one-or-two-industry-wonder, thanks to technology and a vibrant new start-up scene.

Why Obama 2.0 Is Good for Innovation

Bennet Kelley | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

This is an important election for all Americans, but especially for those of us in the tech community since decisions we make in November will impact the state of American innovation both in the short-term and for years to come.

How America's Startups Are Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Ash Kumra | Posted 12.15.2012 | Small Business
Ash Kumra

We're learning to share. Well, at least our entrepreneurs are. It's called collaborative consumption, and more and more small businesses and entrepreneurs are using this concept to launch their companies.

From Wall Street to Main Street -- One Entrepreneur's Take on #WhatisWorking

Glen Surnamer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Small Business
Glen Surnamer

What our country is enduring is not a cyclical issue. This is a structural economic phenomenon that will require a re-training of America's workers, a recalibration of expectations, and a new approach to industries that have not kept pace with technological trends.

My Big Fat Geek Wedding

Rick Schwartz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Small Business
Rick Schwartz

I've been a movie producer for over ten years. But after a few sidelong glances, late night flirtations and moments of soul-searching, I've decided to stop cheating on my day job and commit to a new life partner. I'm now officially a software mogul.

Evaluating the Effects of Accelerators? Not So Fast

Jared Konczal | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business
Jared Konczal

Many people conflate business incubators with accelerators. We need to make a distinction between the two.

Should Small Business Owners Care About Company Culture?

Leah Busque | Posted 08.18.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

Startups should think of culture like breathing -- pretend your company can't live without it, and chances are, it can't.

What's In 'Startup America' For You?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.02.2012 | Small Business

Having trouble digesting all of the political jargon surrounding President Obama's Startup America Legislative Agenda? If you're a small-business owne...

It's Time to #FixYoungAmerica

Scott Gerber | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Scott Gerber

Youth employment is at a 60-year low. Student loan debt is approaching $1 trillion. Yet young Americans are far more optimistic about our country's future than the pundits would have you believe.

What Exactly Does Obama's Small-Business Agenda Propose?

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 02.01.2012 | Small Business

President Barack Obama sent a small-business proposal to Congress Tuesday, calling on bipartisan support for small businesses. The Startup America Leg...

Daymond John: Investing in America

Mike Green | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Mike Green

"My No. 1 agenda over the next five years is to change Silicon Valley -- the face of it -- by bringing the same mentality I had with FUBU, which is bringing popular culture -- all my artists, myself, my capital and my friends -- to Silicon Valley."

Top Advocate For Entrepreneurs Resigns

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business

Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a leading entrepreneurship advocacy group, is stepping down. Schramm, ...

Why Entrepreneurs And Obama Should Care About Capital Gains Taxes

John Backus | Posted 12.20.2011 | Small Business
John Backus

So how do you take a good idea -- zero percent capital gains for startups -- and make it a big idea, an idea that could turbocharge innovation, company formation, and job creation in our economy right now?