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What Every Employer Needs to Know About 'Generation Y'

David Hassell | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
David Hassell

Top-dog decision makers in most businesses are generally still from prior generations. They are scrambling to understand the desires of this new, temperamental cohort group, and how to adapt their organizations to meet them.

How Online Retailers Are Preparing For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

'Tis the season for online sales. As the biggest sales weekend of the year approaches, online merchants small and large are preparing to entice cus...

Mediterranean Diet the Focus of Greek Food Startups

Elena Paravantes RD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Food
Elena Paravantes RD

If you look beyond all the packaging, business plans and awards what you see are young people embracing the humble ingredients of their traditional diet, which is slowly fading.

Why Startup PR Is All About Telling a Great Story

Zach Kitschke | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Zach Kitschke

Knowing how to convey your story will help you write a better investor pitch, shape a more compelling story for journalists, and determine a marketing strategy that resonates with your customers. Have you thought about these aspects of your story?

It's Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank | Posted 01.25.2014 | 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...

Work-Life Balance As an Entrepreneur

Azeem Khan | Posted 01.24.2014 | Small Business
Azeem Khan

It seems only natural that finding time for yourself in this mess is impossible, but the reality is that you can't go at 1,000 miles per hour if you're running on empty. That's where a work-life balance comes in.

9 Principles for Building an Authentic Business

August Turak | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
August Turak

I saw building a company as a demonstration project, a way to put all the principles that I espoused and lessons I had learned from the Monks at Mepkin Abbey into practice.

Happy Hipmunk Thanksgivukkah

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In this week's ATD episode in our Pivot series, we sit down with Hipmunk co-founders Goldstein and Huffman to discover how they grappled with getting their travel platform off the ground.

Let's Shrink the Growing World of Entrepreneurship

Thom Ruhe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Thom Ruhe

There's nothing like a global economic crisis to bring the world together. Devastating economic events that started in the late 2000s showed the world, once again, that the welfare of one nation is linked to the welfare of others.

7 Rules for Marketing a Start Up

Elaine Thompson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Elaine Thompson

Stick with these seven rules and you will have a good basis to make your next big idea spread like wildfire.

Jillian Berman

Young Entrepreneurs Get Creative In Face Of Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.22.2013 | Business

Like many young people confronting an era that has produced talk of a so-called Lost Generation, Oliver Barton emerged from school five years ago and ...

Shopify BuildaBiz Winner GoldieBlox's Video Goes Viral

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

That video depicts a trio of playful young girls setting up an elaborate Mouse Trap-style apparatus to the tune of the Beastie Boys' classic hit, "Girls." The lyrics are rewritten to empower girls who are tired of seeing only pink, princessy toys for girls.

Why Business Partnerships Go Bad

Jack Garson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Business is tough, as recent history has proven once again. It's much too tough to be fighting with your partners. Pick well.

7 Common Customer Development Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 03.05.2014 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

When practiced effectively, customer development can be an extremely valuable practice for getting startup ideas, testing viability of an idea, or opt...

3 Things Missing From Women's Bike Apparel and How We're Changing It

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

We were tired of our jeans losing the battle against our everyday commute. We were tired of looking for performance-ready apparel that works for the office too. This is what drove our inspiration for our very first product: The Perfect Bike Pant for women bike commuters.

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Revenue Streams

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with a team of...

How to Marry Your Startup and Your Partner

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Why does it matter how your life and work intersect? Because getting a company off the ground is an all consuming effort. And if you're married to work by day, and your wife or husband by night, effectively you're cheating on one with the other all the time. That's a recipe for disaster.

Chicago Transforms From Second City to Startup City

Sheryll Poe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Sheryll Poe

Unlike New York, and its connection to the financial sector or Los Angeles with the entertainment sector, Chicago's economy is built on its diversity. That allows us to be a world leader in many different areas all at once.

Why Enablers Are the Unsung Superheroes

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Whether it's solving a design issue, designing a machine to enable a process to work, or finding an alternative to a patent, the enabler in a company is the unsung, quiet hero who innovates his way around obstacles that would typically stop mortal men.

Wheeler's FCC: The Next Move on Spectrum

Christina Gagnier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While major carriers have made their arguments and everyone from economists to industry analysts have weighed in on how the auctions should be conducted and who should be able to participate, the next move on spectrum lies with Wheeler's FCC.

5 Things I've Learned From Entrepreneurs

John Dearborn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John Dearborn

In the last five years working for the Cleveland-based nonprofit development organization JumpStart, I've traveled all over the 21 counties of Northea...

How Building the Next Doorbell Turned Into Building a Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The day I had the idea for DoorBot, I missed an important package because I couldn't hear the doorbell. During my frustration of missing it, I looked down at my phone and thought: This is where my door should be answered.

Well They 'Should' Be Our Customers

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

When scientists and engineers who've been working in the lab for years try to commercialize their technology they often get trapped by their own belie...

The Rise of New York's Internationally Founded Tech Startups

Michal Tsur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Foreign countries continue to help make NYC a thriving tech hub. The reason behind the shift becomes clear when we consider everything the city has to offer these startups in return: an influx of bright minds and innovators.

What is Customer Development and Why Should Entrepreneurs Practice It?

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

What exactly is customer development? Developed by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, customer development is the practice of gaining customer insight...