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Is Your Idea Ready For A Fashion Tech Lab?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology
Kay Koplovitz

There has been a great deal written about fashion technology, everything from wearables to fit design, customization, manufacturing and social media m...

How Startups Can Apply Design to Create Superior Customer Experiences

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Paul Hagen For a startup to succeed it must do more than simply develop a clever product or evolve features that mimic an incumbents...

How to Run Your Business Like a Rock Star

Rana Florida | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

wiwsbBands and startups have a lot in common. Sleepless nights, fueled on caffeine and adrenaline, they both have a lot at stake and chances are they've sacrificed a lot to get to where they are. Here are 15 simple tips to ensure your startup is a number one hit.

Embracing Change in an Uncertain Climate

Brandon J. Espinosa | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Brandon J. Espinosa

Next time a challenge or opportunity disguised in uncertainty is presented to you, take a second to reflect and give it thought before dismissing it. What you may be passing up is the opportunity to walk through the next door that is planning to open.

17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Celebratory Rituals

Jen Consalvo | Posted 09.18.2014 | Small Business
Jen Consalvo

'Starting up isn't all rainbows and unicorns,' is just a lighthearted way of saying that starting a company is one of the most grueling, stressful and exhausting things you can possibly do -- despite the heroic images of entrepreneurship we read about in the media.

Model Citizen Meets Modern Metals: A Fashion Week Feature on Gerard Yosca's Newest Collections

Lauren Demarest | Posted 09.18.2014 | Style
Lauren Demarest

After thirty years, Gerard Yosca Jewelry, Inc. remains a force within the fashion industry. And we had the honor of asking the man behind the jewelry, Gerard Yosca himself, to tell us more about these new collections.

How One Startup Is Helping Low-Income Americans

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Guy Cimbalo

In May 2014, Jimmy Chen left his position as product manager at Facebook in search of something smaller and more meaningful. That's when he stumbled u...

Where's the Best City to Start a Food Company?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Our company is based in San Francisco - one of the best areas in the world for a tech startup. But is Northern California the best place to start a f...

How to Find the Right Co-Founders

Steve Blank | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

How do you figure out what's the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? Surprisingly if you've filled out the business model canvas...

4 Reasons Guest Blogging Should Be a Part of Every Entrepreneur's Strategy

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.15.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It's important to develop and maintain a blog on your own website, but if you're already adhering to best practices internally, it's time to take your expertise -- and your personality -- further out.

Why Translational Medicine Will Never Be the Same

Steve Blank | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

For the past three years the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps has been teaching our nations best scientists how to build a Lean Startup.

8 Entrepreneurship Lessons From a Venture Capitalist

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

In her role as operating partner, Heidi Roizen is on the backlines of the deals where she manages the younger deal team, evaluates entrepreneurs and gives advice. Her experience of having played both the part of entrepreneur and venture capitalist has given her tremendous insight into what makes for a successful relationship.

Start Small, Keep the Day Job (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

Have you ever said that you would start a company or project if you only had the free time? While being busy is perfectly understandable in a societ...

Unleashing Creativity on Business

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Soren Petersen

The creative professions are moving into a new Golden Age after having lived for more than a century now in the shadow of engineering, marketing and...

The Gaming App That Does Social Good: An Interview With Puzzable Co-founder

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

Here are some questions he answered for me which I hope will inspire you to launch your own business or reinvent a business or organization that already exists.

Authoring the Future

Spencer Wolff | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Spencer Wolff

A young startup named Authorea is trying to bring efficiency and transparency to the process of writing scientific papers. At the same time, it hopes to revolutionize incentive structures in academia, and jumpstart scientific exploration in the 21st century.

The Startup Education Gap

Lee Schneider | Posted 09.10.2014 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

Startups need to understand and deploy their culture first, because that's how their customers will understand them best. There's a good reason for this: products are easily commodified. They can copied and sold at a lower price.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur -- The Inventure Cycle

Steve Blank | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. The...

8 Types Of Content You'll Need For A Successful Marketing Strategy

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Content marketing is one of the most cost-efficient strategies you can use to get your startup off the ground, but only if you know what types of content work.

Startup Accelerator Applying Multisided Crowdsourcing

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Identifying and attracting potential startup firms has so far been a game of chance, with far too much money chasing far too few opportunities. Thos...

Test Any Business Idea for Less Than $400

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You've got a great idea for a new store, app or restaurant. Should you quit your job and invest before doing basic marketing research? It's amazing how many businesses are started on a hunch or feeling. Instead, budget $400 in some general digital marketing tactics to test the waters out by doing the following.

What It's Really Like Working For Uber

Melanie Curtin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Melanie Curtin

Let me tell you what it's really like working for Uber.

Startup Advice From Yes Man CEO and College Student: Part 2

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.05.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

This installment covers how Nathan set out on his entrepreneurial journey and where he hopes to be in the next 10 years.

The Extension of Work Life Into Our Personal Space

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

I have experienced people who have a work persona is so different from their real personality that they have to separate the two to keep track of their efforts during the day. Being two people is a lot of work, after all.

Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank | Posted 09.03.2014 | Small Business
Steve Blank

A startup is not just about the idea, it's about testing and then implementing the idea. A founding team without these skills is likely dead on arrival.