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Roadmap to Leaving your Corporate Job and Starting a Creative Business (Part 3 of 6)

Sumeera Rasul | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Sumeera Rasul

As a designer, designing and developing a product is the most crucial part of your business. Many designers struggle to create products that establish a sustainable demand among their customers.

5 Startup Secrets For Women

Susan Liang | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Susan Liang

You'll never know what you're capable of until you take yourself not just to the edge, but jump off of it entirely. Take a risk on yourself: go after your dream and dream big while you're at. Go big or go home.

Why Do You Do What You Do? 5 Ideas to Reconnect to Your Passion and Purpose

Maria Ross | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Maria Ross

Your business is an extension of you. It started with an idea and a hope and problem you were itching to solve. A vision of how you could improve someone's life, work, relationships, self-esteem or home.

Clara Chen: Stay Ahead of the Culture by Creating It

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Fresh from the success of her previous startup, there's no stopping the millennial entrepreneur Clara Chen to conquer the next challenge - being the CEO of the influencer marketing and content management platform in Asia Pacific, Influr.

4 College Students Share Their Big Ideas in TEDxPenn's "What Lies Ahead" Screening Session

David Ongchoco | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
David Ongchoco

Hosting TEDx talks are a powerful way to share ideas and inspire people to take action. Yet there are an abundance of ideas out there that it's hard to give everyone the opportunity to share their big idea.

Why You Shouldn't Wait to 'Feel Ready' to Make Your Business Leap

Kate McCready | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Kate McCready

Are you waiting until you 'feel ready'? Ready to break out of your current career? Ready to go out on your own? Ready to start that business you've always wanted to start? Ready to shift the direction of your business to that thing that feels right in your gut? Ready to take a leap?

5 Ways to Qualify Leads Through an Inbound Marketing Strategy

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Inbound marketing does the work for you, generating tons of new leads, but with these strategies, you can refine your lead flow and increase qualified leads.

Sniff Test: What Entrepreneurship Smells Like on Midwest Campuses

Robert Hatta | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Robert Hatta

MHacks is one of 40 hackathons his company is participating in this year and this is one of dozens of household name tech companies in attendance. The smell of money almost masks the growing musk of young hackers crammed into this swampy auditorium.

How to Raise Your Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Being an entrepreneur takes guts, another level of courage, and a total different mindset. The earlier you learn, the better -- as cited in developmental psychology.

What's Behind You Is Not Important

Tammy Kahn Fennell | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Tammy Kahn Fennell

As entrepreneurs we all swing for the fences, and sometimes we hit a grand slam, sometimes it's a single or a double, and sometimes, we strike out. In fact, the only guarantee is that there is none.

3 Ways a Cell Phone Can Torpedo Your Company's Reputation

Frank Chalupa | Posted 11.12.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

The flexibility and affordability of cell phones make them a seemingly logical alternative to a traditional office line but they can also end up costing companies over the long term if they don't phase them out when scaling their businesses and bringing on new employees.

Being Honest With Myself: I Never Played Third Base

Jeremy Shure | Posted 11.11.2014 | Small Business
Jeremy Shure

Honesty in business is vital, and one's name is all they have. As it relates to the above, I've learned over time that sometimes the hardest person to be honest with is yourself, and it's the same as it relates to a startup.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Destination Adaptive Environment

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 11.12.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

As an entrepreneur, you create the rules and regulations as you go along. If the rules serve a higher purpose, then you can keep them. If they do nothing but waste time, you can toss them, no questions asked.

The Sweet Spot for Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Successful startup founders are fueled by passion, a willingness to take risk and do whatever is necessary to make things happen. What they initia...

Paycheck Financing: A Great Way to Bootstrap Your Startup

Sramana Mitra | Posted 11.11.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

I would go so far as to say that most aspiring entrepreneurs ought to start their entrepreneurial journey while sitting inside a corporate umbrella. Especially for technical people, it allows for the enhancing of their technical skills, while also developing the bricks needed to build a venture.

5 Questions To Ask Before Seeking Startup Funding

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start looking for ways to fund your startup, make sure you can answer these questions.

Welcome to the Age of Context-Driven Sales and Marketing

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

The next generation enterprise software for sales, services and marketing such as marketing automation or customer relationship management (CRM) solut...

Starting a Small Business Is Anything But Routine

Gillian Small | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

Starting a new business requires total dedication and focus. However, the long days and stress can often be taxing on your body, mind and social life. Here are a few simple things you can do to maintain a sense of normalcy while building your small business, and re-gain control of your day.

10 Industries That Could Benefit from More Tech Innovation

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.14.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What field or industry do you believe could benefit from more technological innovation? Explain why. The following answers are provided by the Youn...

12 Innovative Social Media Tips to Better Connect with Customers (and Separate Yourself from the Competition)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.05.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

In what new ways are you using social media to reach your audience that sets you apart from larger competitors? The following answers are provided ...

Do These 5 Things to Get Great (Free) PR For Your Startup

Jonathan Long | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

After spending months or even years working around the clock your product or service is ready to hit the market. Regardless of what your startup aims to provide or solve, one thing is consistent -- you need press, and lots of it.

How to Fund Your Startup -- With VCs, Angels and Crowdinvesting

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my f...

Clear and Present Danger

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

As a business owner, my most empowering experience was firing my first manufacturer and walking away from a toxic relationship. Sometimes the very people you're writing checks to are your gateway to an early grave.

8 Legal Issues Most Entrepreneurs Don't Consider When Starting a Business, but Should

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Name one legal issue that most entrepreneurs don't consider when starting a business, but should. The following answers are provided by the Young E...

Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Business

Minh Chau | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology
Minh Chau

This past weekend was the 20th Cyberposium, an annual conference bringing together CEOs, CTOs, founders, and entrepreneurs to drive forward the discussion on the intersection of technology and media with business and society.