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Spencer Wolff | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Spencer Wolff

For too long the contemporary art world has been the exclusive redoubt of insiders, tastemakers, and a privileged elite. Gertrude has exploded this paradigm, and fashioned a conversational forum that democratizes and demystifies contemporary art.

Cultural Fit: 5 Reasons Why I Shouldn't Work at Buffer

Imriel Morgan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Imriel Morgan

The purpose of this article is not to criticize Buffer, their team or their culture because it works for them and they are doing very well. The lesson to be learnt here is you need to really think about where you apply as a cultural fit.

Meet the College Student Mentoring The Next Generation of Women Leaders

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women

Some college students spend their summers doing internships. Rising University of Pennsylvania senior Katyln Grasso spent hers running her own busines...

Why a Good Business Partner Can Be Bad

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Too often we hear reasons as to why business partners can be bad. If you have an argument, then who gets the business? What if one partner doesn't pull their weight? However, I'm coming from a different perspective.

5 Ways to Spot Monkey Mind

Dean Soukeras | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

Everyone reading this knows what it's like to worry or fret or fixate on something. In business and our personal lives we face problems everyday.

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.

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Shea Tate-Di Donna | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Shea Tate-Di Donna

Even with the growing interest in entrepreneurship, we must actively work to foster it, as it is critical to our success as a society and as an economy.

When You Google Gaza: Techies' Ambitions on the Embattled Strip

Jennifer MacKenzie | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Jennifer MacKenzie

With no way to study abroad, factory work unpalatable, and his family depending on him, Ahmed wracked his brain for "a business that can't be affected by Palestine crises."

The Buddy System: How To Score A Brand Partnership

Lisa Serwin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Serwin

If you're a newer startup, then chances are, you'd love, love a pitch meeting with a big fish like Starbucks. But corporate titans like those are getting pitched all the time. Is there a shortcut to inking a deal with one of them?

Crowdfunding Companies Are Not Flocking to the Coasts

Rohan Kusre | Posted 08.18.2014 | Small Business
Rohan Kusre

The Internet is doing to the crowdfunding industry what it has done to countless other industries in the economy: democratizing the process and making geographical barriers irrelevant.

Venture Capitalist: 6 Step CIO Digital Transformation Guide

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The explosion of mobile smart devices, adoption of social networks, use of mobile applications and cloud enabled services has consumerized IT and sign...

5 Ways to Avoid a Difficult Landlord

Frank Chalupa | Posted 08.14.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

As any entrepreneur will tell you, starting and growing a business isn't for the faint of heart. Add a difficult landlord to the equation and an entrepreneur's dream can quickly turn into a costly, time-consuming nightmare.

How I Got Into Techstars, Was Almost Kicked Out, and Fought to Stay in

Sherman Lee | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology
Sherman Lee

How are you different from your competitors? Investors tend to shy away if your market is crowded and if theres nothing that separates you from everyone else.

An Entrepreneur and God Walk Into a Café ...

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I don't believe in you," says the entrepreneur. "I just want to make that clear." "Okay," God says. "But in the interests of transparency, I think you should know that I believe in you." They order their coffees in ceramic cups to avoid adding to the landfill.

5 Benefits of Raising Capital Online Through Equity Crowdfunding

Sang Lee | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Sang Lee

Equity crowdfunding has become something of a legend in the startup industry. It is being hailed (and criticized) for being a brand new conduit for st...

It's a Start-Up World

Spencer Wolff | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Spencer Wolff

Founded barely seventh months ago, Emerging Collective intends to challenge today's euro-centric art market by fostering north-south dialogue and cultivating artists from emerging economies.

5 Major Warning Signs Your Startup Could Fail And What To Do About Them

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

The vast majority of startups eventually fail, but sharp-eyed entrepreneurs can decrease the chances of succumbing to failure by understanding the warning signs of a collapse and taking action immediately.

Design in Startups from the Get-Go

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

There has never been a better time to start a company since there is an abundance of capital, talent and growth rate. The rules of game have changed from a "make and sell" mentality to "how fast can one turn ideas/knowledge."

5 Ways to Create a Healthier, Happier Office

Frank Chalupa | Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether you're designing a new office or simply looking for ways to improve your existing space, here are five things today's professionals are looking for.

Failure Can Be a Lesson in Disguise

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy Confronting failure is a supreme challenge whether you are raisin...

6 Tips for Becoming a Startup Company Lawyer

Betterment.com | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Betterment.com

If you're a lawyer at a firm and you're thinking about transitioning in-house at a startup or younger company, one thing is clear: You're in good company.

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.

Startup Honeymooners

Aileen Gemma Smith | Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business
Aileen Gemma Smith

We're not Ralph and Alice. We are married founders who spend a lot of time together. The banter is generally good and we work seven days. We are friends who respect each other and share the same values.

Sales and Storytelling With Craig Wortmann

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

Learning to problem solve, deliver value and communicate effectively as a salesperson will greatly benefit me in any and every professional and personal pursuit in future.

What Losing 70 Pounds Taught Me About Startups

Jessica Santana | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Jessica Santana

When you get rid of your fears, stay consistent and learn to adapt to changes, you set yourself up for entrepreneurial success. Pound for pound, mastering these three skills will grant you longevity in business and industry. What are some of your most valued lessons?