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Is Your Job a Drug Addiction?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 07.11.2014 | Small Business
Richie Etwaru

You know the danger and risks of an addiction, but the feeling is so good or good enough you convince yourself to engage in the danger and the risk ...

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.

The Wide World of Startups

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Tyson Hartnett

Even though startups are crazy, challenging, and risky, they make us come alive. It forces us to think outside the box, do the extra research, and put our lives into something that we believe will help change the world. At the end of the day, no matter if we fail or not, you can't take that passion away.

Vube: A Tech Startup Success Story

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Andrew Benkovic

Breaking into the tech world is hard. It has become a very crowded space, with new startups popping up daily. In reality, a majority of these startups will not succeed.

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.

My Good Friend Failure

Derek Handley | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Derek Handley

Every failure gives you a new insight about yourself and the world that is far more profound or impactful than the negative consequences of the failure. You just need to look really hard for it.

Entrepreneurs Do Not Have Dream Jobs

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

Earlier this year I was invited to speak at Wharton Business School at an event, Rebuilding America - Path of Entrepreneurship. Check out the full tal...

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.

5 Steps to Build Buzz for Your Startup Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

As a small or startup business, buzz is all you have. Your brand is young, your reputation is unformed, and your access to capital is limited. So how can you use buzz to your advantage? Try these five steps.

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson Joins the #AOLBuild Speaker Series

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

"This is the de-corporatization of AOL, and I am really digging it."- Fred Wilson Needless to say, AOL equally 'digs' the presence of renowned Uni...

Foundersuite: A Place for Entrepreneurs & Business-Builders That's Software

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

In a rare joint-column between "TechScape" and "BizScape," join us as we take a look at a business that satisfies both sectors in that it is a business that helps other start-ups AND a software technology which does that work for users.

Redefining Service

Andrew_Yang | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

If we broaden the notion of service to include 'helping organizations succeed,' 'creating value', and 'generating new opportunities for yourself and others,' we'll give many young people license to take on pursuits that are more sustainable for them and will drive society forward.

An Interview with Frank Gruber

Phil Simon | Posted 07.02.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Frank Gruber probably doesn't sleep much. He co-founded Tech Cocktail in 2006. The company  has grown into a hub for the creative class, offering t...

Understanding Legal Contracts for Entrepreneurs: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Let's be real, legalese, contract language - total snoozefest - and sounds a bit scary too, right? And what does it even mean? Presenting: Unders...

Aspiring Female Entrepreneur: 7 Lessons I (Re)Learned From Business School

Crystal Ung | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Crystal Ung

The way you treat and love yourself is how others will treat and love you. This is true in your professional and personal endeavors. If you command respect, you will get it. So go be amazing, and love yourself while doing so!

Protecting Your Online Business Presence

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

What many online business owners do not realize is that there are legal requirements for having an online presence. The two most common documents needed are "Terms & Conditions" and a "Privacy Policy."

The Economics Behind Innovation's Demise

Robert Bardunias | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Robert Bardunias

The concept of Net Neutrality hurting developer and engineering careers has been mocked, but look at what happened to doctors. The market, through insurance company policies, decimated reimbursements.

Multitasking -- The Startup Right of Passage

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.01.2014 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

The word multitasking means different things to different people. To startup people, multitasking is a way of life. Being able to do more with less is...

How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups - 1) great looking product demos, 2) compe...

What to Do When You Start Making Money in a Startup

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.30.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Once your company starts making a profit, it's time to redefine your goals and set a direction for accelerating your next stage of growth or establishing yourself more firmly in your niche.

Winning the Wireless World Cup

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Last week the highest court in the land recognized the centrality of mobile when Chief Justice Roberts wrote in an opinion, "modern cell phones...a...

33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure

Brian Honigman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Brian Honigman

To help provide some insight on how to navigate a career you're proud of, I've asked 33 tech entrepreneurs to share some of their biggest lessons learned from their own failures.

The Secret To Startup Success Is 3D

Jack Jia | Posted 06.26.2014 | Small Business
Jack Jia

What I've learned in making the transition from B2B CEO to B2C CEO is that, despite how different the two worlds may seem, surprisingly, the same principles of good product and business strategy apply.

Yo! Yeah, You. Yo!

Tom Morris | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

Things are not always what they appear. Something can seem to be sheer genius to some, and massive stupidity on a monumental scale to others.

Disrupting Our Oceans is the Next Big Thing

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 06.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Saeed Jabbar

I invite you to see our oceans as a big sea of code with algorithms as its waves and realize that you can hack it.