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3 Reasons to Share Your Best Ideas Early

Nate Hanson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
Nate Hanson

Consider this a confession. I'm pretty sure we all do this, but I still got embarrassed when I realize I was doing it.

First Time Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Two-Sided Marketplaces

Matt Douglas | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
Matt Douglas

If you are thinking of starting a company, there is one decision that you need to make right up front. Are you trying to create a product or service for one market or are you going to attempt to create a two-sided marketplace?

4 Areas Critical to Engaged, Happy Employees

David Obrand | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
David Obrand

It's important to find ways to have fun that your employees agree upon. For us, it's rock climbing, table tennis, mud runs, off-site happy hours and regular philanthropic activities.

4 Practical Ways to Finding Your Life's Passion

Deena Varshavskaya | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Deena Varshavskaya

My mom was a non-political, non conformist by nature. This was best expressed by the fact that, if she wanted something, there was no stopping her. She set her own rules. These two traits  --  questioning everything and being unafraid to go after what I want  --  has defined who I am.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Advice to Get You Started On Your Journey

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Just in case you too dream of taking the leap from employment to entrepreneurship, I want to share something with you so that it will all seem manageable: three simple things that you can do today to get started on your journey.

How I Got My Startup Into Techstars

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Startup Weekend

By: Brandt 'Bubba' Page, Founder and CEO of QuotaDeck.com Last February, I attended a Startup Weekend in Provo, Utah not really knowing what to expec...

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

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.

Lean Startup and Design Thinking: 5 Things I've learned From Eric Ries

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

There is a reason for which entrepreneurs call their companies "startups" and not "endups". The name basically designates a small enterprise that begins somewhere at the bottom of the unknown, from where it begins to climb up.

5 Sites That Make Your Small Business Life Easier

Ebong Eka | Posted 07.18.2014 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Starting a business is easy... If you're thinking I'm nuts, I will explain. Running your business is the difficult part.

6 Funding Options for Young Businesses

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 07.18.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

A lot of budding entrepreneurs have asked us how they can raise capital for their new businesses. The answer is it's extremely hard . Investors/lenders rarely fund companies at this stage -- however, there are other options.

Grow Your Business by Protecting Your Life With Guardrails

Alex Charfen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

If you want a successful business, you almost always have to go through this intense startup period. When the business gains success and momentum, far too many business owners fail to recognize they can and should shift the intensity and begin to put up some simple guardrails.

Just Pick Up the F*#@ing Phone

Matt Douglas | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Matt Douglas

Like most people, I send dozens of emails a day. Pretty much anything that I work on can be dealt with using email. But is that always the right choice?

Startups: Switzerland's New Graduate Program

Student Reporter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Student Reporter

By Eva Perrett, Masters Student at Graduate Institute in Geneva Swiss students have dispersed the summer holidays. Among those graduating and enterin...

Robert Scoble: Welcome to the Age of Context

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Robert Scoble, if you want to read the future, look no further than the startup community. As the Chief Startup Liaison for Rackspace, th...

Leaving a Six-Figure Salary to Start a Company Instead

Aileen Gemma Smith | Posted 07.16.2014 | Small Business
Aileen Gemma Smith

"We don't have a usual mom." My teenage sons give this response with a degree of pride and humor. They were first ones I thought of when I decided formally to leave six-figure work and create my own path instead.

Why I Want You to Steal My Startup Idea

Jordan Phoenix | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Jordan Phoenix

My primary desired outcome from the work I do during my brief time on this planet is not to purchase luxury items for myself, it's to solve problems that cause suffering for billions of fellow human beings.

Starting Up Isn't All Rainbows and Unicorns

Jen Consalvo | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Jen Consalvo

While starting up is not all rainbows and unicorns, you can make it fun by embracing the rollercoaster for what it is and enjoying the ride. In talking to thousands of entrepreneurs over the years, we've heard a lot of these behind-the-scenes, gritty, honest stories about what entrepreneurship is really like.

7 Things To Do Every Morning As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Habits are what make us who we were, and these seven daily tasks can help you become a better entrepreneur.

What Type of Tech Job Applicants Offer the Best Performance

Jason Grill | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

As the tech job sector continues to grow in the United States there is a constant competition going on between employers to get the best talent available. However, there is a true disconnect between many businesses looking to hire talent and what the high tech worker really wants from a job.

Is Your Job a Drug Addiction?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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 ris...

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.