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New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

StartOut takes a look at the unique challenges LGBT entrepreneurs face and aims to bring the gap with its second annual mentorship program.

Video Chat With Brad Feld, Today at 12:30pm ET

For budding young entrepreneurs a little guidance can go a long way. Stay tuned for our video chat with Brad Feld, the entrepreneur and early-stage venture investor.

Must-Have Mentors: How to Build Your Personal Board of Directors

Business coach Antonio Neves offers some sage advice for young entrepreneurs looking for more formalized guidance.

How to Turn an Internship into Entrepreneurship

Student entrepreneur Sarah Haselkorn on how working for a startup inspired her to launch her own business.
Incubator Helps Online Social-Recruitment Tool Take Off

Incubator Helps Online Social-Recruitment Tool Take Off

AngelPad helps RolePoint, an online recruitment platform, think bigger.
Mark Cuban on the Value of Hard Work and Other Tips This Week

Mark Cuban on the Value of Hard Work and Other Tips This Week

How to find ideas, make use of holiday downtime and more: our best tips of the week.
The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation.
4 Ingredients for Successful Mentoring Relationships

4 Ingredients for Successful Mentoring Relationships

What a communications professional learned from an exterminator and what you can learn about making the most of a mentoring relationship.
Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1 million in a group of Northern Alabama small businesses focused on defense and space technologies.
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

The Small Business Administration invested more than $1 million to support entrepreneur participation in a growing ecosystem of 'smart grid' technology.
5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Having these types of people around to ask advice of and bounce ideas off can be essential to business owner's success.
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom.

Want to Make Key Industry Contacts? Tap Into Local Resources

Student entrepreneur Franco Capurro on how he managed to attract a top-notch board of advisers.
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.

Are Young Treps Nurtured or Born?

Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry talks about his family of entrepreneurs and asks the question: Can young entrepreneurs be cultivated?

Daddy, I want to be an Entrepreneur!

As starting a business is no easy task, it might be difficult to embrace a child's decision to follow in your footsteps. But you should try. Here are 8 ways to encourage your little ones.
7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
Are You Coachable?

Are You Coachable?

If you aren't open to feedback and new ideas, it could be what's keeping you and your business from long-term success. Here's how to be more coachable.

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'SharkTank'

Even as the shark infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
10 Things Colleges Don't Tell Young Entrepreneurs at Graduation

10 Things Colleges Don't Tell Young Entrepreneurs at Graduation

A college degree can give grads confidence and poise. But it won't guarantee business success.
Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

A look at how advisors can help you more than any business book ever could.
8 Ways to Make a Reverse Mentorship Work for You

8 Ways to Make a Reverse Mentorship Work for You

In a constantly changing digital workplace, it pays to team up with younger colleagues to glean tips on social media, mobile apps and more.

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