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Networking as an Introvert in the Startup World

Brian Kil | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Brian Kil

The most common piece of advice someone will give you when asking how to break into any industry is to network. But just the idea of networking makes an introvert's palms cold and sweaty, erupting images of funny looks from strangers.

5 Lessons Startup Founders Can Learn from Salsa Dancing

Jim Pugh | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jim Pugh

Whether you're launching a startup or taking up salsa dancing, you're going to have your work cut out for you. These lessons will come in handy while you're still fumbling around in the dark -- and even help you find your groove.

Secret Recipe for Startup Success

David Mandell | Posted 05.06.2014 | Small Business
David Mandell

Building a startup is, with absolute certainty, one of the most difficult journeys someone can embark on. Sleepless nights accompany early mornings and the looming taste of coffee and whiskey never quite leave your taste buds.

Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From the Walking Dead

Paula Conway | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Paula Conway

Like running with the dead, getting ahead in business is not complicated; just pick up the speed.

The Basics of Care and Feeding For Your Startup

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.05.2014 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

Startups can be a joy to have, and fun for everyone involved. But they can be finicky, sensitive to changes and in many cases, their health can go downhill in no time.

A Lesson on Why Curling Is Relevant to Startups

Jeremy Shure | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Jeremy Shure

It's Winter Olympics time. I often flip past a channel that is showing the sport of curling, and curling is a beautiful analogy for startups -- or more pointedly, for the team that must surround a founder.

The Best Possible Outcome for a Startup: Maximize Your Upside

Michele Serro | Posted 10.07.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

If launching a startup has taught me anything, it's this: the best possible outcome for a startup is inexorably linked to how -- and why -- that startup was conceived in the first place.

How I Raised $3 Million for My Startup in 13 Days

Corey Capasso | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business
Corey Capasso

The formal fundraising process from first meeting to close may have taken thirteen days, but the reality is much more complicated. Laying the groundwork for that fundraise required years of hard work, longstanding relationships, and even then, a good deal of luck.

Lessons Learned

Aron Susman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Small Business
Aron Susman

I joined my first startup about four years ago, in what I thought was early in the life of the company. We had about 50 paying enterprise customers us...

5 Things I've Learned From Launching a Startup

Ben Kosinski | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Ben Kosinski

I can't code, I'm terrible at math, and Excel spreadsheets scare me; but I have an understanding of the college demographic that most people don't and I've tried to launch a startup off of that thinking.

Three Myths About Raising a Seed Round

Sunil Rajaraman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Small Business
Sunil Rajaraman

I wanted to dive a little bit deeper into some common misconceptions about the process to help some entrepreneurs who are going through the process currently.

The Secrets to a Healthy Company Culture (Hint: Get It Right From the Start)

Chelsea Brownridge | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Chelsea Brownridge

Startups are in the perfect position to reap all of the benefits of a strong organization culture. The early days of a company's life are the most important time to find your team culture.

Personal Growth From Failure

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

In 2007, I worked on a retention campaign within a small tech start-up. I loved my job and it was made even better by the fact that I hired most of the people on the floor that I daily walked.

Business Management: A Smarter Approach to Product Strategy

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Instead of attempting to project so far out with ambitious designs, consider releasing more limited versions of your product in waves over the course of the same time period. That way, consumers can have access to the product sooner rather than later.

5 Lessons Your Startup Business Can Learn From Oprah and OWN

Carol Roth | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

As someone who has been busting myths around entrepreneurship for a while now, I am thrilled to have Oprah Winfrey as an ambassador to talk about the challenges of a new endeavor in our current competitive market environment.

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...

Entrepreneurs: Connect to Today's Customer Network

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Many businesses that seem to understand the new paradigm still fall for some common mistakes, like the following, that can blunt the effectiveness of their efforts.

You Built a Great Startup, But Can You Scale It?

Marty Zwilling | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every founder moving into the executive role has to step back and take a hard look at what works, and what doesn't work. The best ones can do that, and they adapt.

Six Ways Corporations Can Kill Your Startup Dream

Marty Zwilling | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you really want to be an entrepreneur, there is no time like the present. Old habits die hard, so the longer you wait, the harder it will be to make the jump, and your odds of success go down.