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Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship

When it comes to starting up, our insecurities can become our own worst enemy. Here's how one young entrepreneur overcame his inner demons.

Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren chats with Team Colorblind co-founder Ben Ruiz, who opens up about what helped him launch and advice he’d like to share with fellow entrepreneurs.

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

Some focus on the importance of building relationships and perseverance. Others offer advice for those looking to start their own companies.
4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team

4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team

Now that we're in what baseball enthusiasts call the 'dog days of summer,' consider these tips for motivating your staff to be winners.

At Startup Accelerators, Expect the Unexpected

Accelerators may be all the rage today, but college trep AJ Agrawal offers to demystify some key details of the process.

6 Signs You're Ready to Declare Your Entrepreneurial Independence

Think you are ready for startup land? Here are six signs you are ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

Welcome to the Real World, Now What?

Now that school is over and you’re entering the workforce -- and possibly starting up -- you may find the new journey jarring. Here are four ways to ease the transition.
7 Inspirational Documentaries for Young Entrepreneurs

7 Inspirational Documentaries for Young Entrepreneurs

Feeling down amid the early-summer doldrums? Check out these documentaries for a quick pick-me-up and a few choice marbles of wisdom.

How to Stay Focused When the Summer Heat Saps Your Stamina and Your Startup

The summer is notoriously slow for certain businesses -- people are on vacation, summer hours kick in, sales slow down. Here’s how to keep your vision laser focused on your startup.
The Best Inspirational Quotes from 2013 Commencement Speeches (Slideshow)

The Best Inspirational Quotes from 2013 Commencement Speeches (Slideshow)

As the 2013 graduation season ends, we wanted to provide young entrepreneurs a recap of the most inspirational advice from the commencement addresses.

3 Ways to Avoid the Loneliness of Working Remotely

For cash-strapped startups, forgoing an office space is a keen way to save money. But what do you do to keep loneliness at bay? Here are some tips.
Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Corporate creativity guru Erik Wahl offers three unconventional tactics to boost employee engagement.

Getting the Best From Every Employee: Communication Techniques That Work

Make sure everyone shares your company's vision with these four tips for communicating your expectations clearly.

Dropbox CEO Gives Graduates His Cheat Sheet for Success

Tech entrepreneur Drew Houston spoke about the importance of obsessing over your dream during his 2013 commencement speech at MIT.
Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success

Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success

In business, as in life, your preconceived notions can wreck your future potential. To stamp them out, consider an attitude adjustment.

Dalai Lama's Lessons for New Grads on Global Responsibility and Compassion

During his commencement speech, the Dalai Lama provides insight into how young entrepreneurs can make the world a better place.
4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

Making endless to-do lists can be counterproductive. Try sitting down with a pen and paper to do one of these writing exercises to help you refocus on what's most important to you and your business.

Stephen Colbert Offers Grads Some Key Advice: 'Pave Your Own Path'

Despite challenging economic times, comedian Stephen Colbert had some takeaways for recent grads during his 2013 commencement address at the University of Virginia on Saturday.

Why Entrepreneurs Choose Freedom Over Money

Starting your own business often means thankless hours, measly pay and the stress of being at the helm. Yet entrepreneurs report greater job satisfaction than their employed counterparts. Here's why.

How to Turn Criticism into the Ultimate Startup Motivator

Student entrepreneur Will Caldwell on the taking critiques in stride and using that feedback to help improve a business.
A Look at Modafinil and Getting an Entrepreneurial Edge, the Natural Way

A Look at Modafinil and Getting an Entrepreneurial Edge, the Natural Way

While "smart drug" Modafinil has recently been in the limelight, we wanted to provide tips on how to naturally get energized.

Obama's 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on How to Live the American Dream

During his commencement speech this past weekend, President Barack Obama provides tips on succeeding as entrepreneurs.
How to Maximize Every Sales Opportunity

How to Maximize Every Sales Opportunity

Being successful at selling means setting high goals, staying focused and winning over your most important prospect: yourself. Here are three strategies to help you make the most of every sale.
Want to Flourish in Business? Cultivate Positivity

Want to Flourish in Business? Cultivate Positivity

The power of positivity isn't just in your head. It can also do wonders for your startup.

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