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With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'

For years, co-founders Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe shunned outside investment. But when they were approached by the show's producers, the timing was finally right.
Laura Entis
10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs
Productivity

10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs

The founders and co-founders of Techstars' graduating class share their favorite productivity hacks.
Laura Entis
Sick of Working for Someone Else? Here are 3 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job.
Quitting a Job

Sick of Working for Someone Else? Here are 3 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job.

If you want to go out on your own, there are a few things you must do before you dive in head first.
Nick Ruiz
10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last
Starting a Business

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.
Anthony Scaramucci
12 Ways to Find Inspiration
Inspiration

12 Ways to Find Inspiration

Founders and co-founders from Techstars' latest graduating class reveal where they turn when searching for new ideas and solutions.
Laura Entis
From an Extra Bedroom to 20 Stores and Counting: How Kendra Scott Created a Multimillion-Dollar Jewelry Empire
Grow Your Business

From an Extra Bedroom to 20 Stores and Counting: How Kendra Scott Created a Multimillion-Dollar Jewelry Empire

In 2002, Kendra Scott started a business selling handcrafted earrings door to door. Last year, Kendra Scott Design took in $75 million in revenue and is opening new locations across the country.
Laura Entis
From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup
Starting Up

From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup

Frederick Hutson shares advice for entrepreneurs with untraditional backgrounds who are seeking VC funding.
Laura Entis
4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur

It takes passion to leave a steady gig for the uncertainties of your own business but making the move successfully requires some level-headed strategy.
John Rampton
Why Now Is the Best Time to Start Your Own Business
Starting a Business

Why Now Is the Best Time to Start Your Own Business

The rebounding economy, low interest rates, less expensive technology and the state of regulation are all fair winds blowing in favor of new small-business owners.
Cindy Yang
Former Apple CEO John Sculley: You Learn From Your Mistakes, Not Your Successes
Failure

Former Apple CEO John Sculley: You Learn From Your Mistakes, Not Your Successes

Failure hurts, but it often provides an invaluable learning opportunity.
Laura Entis
5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Where to Launch Your Startup
Location

5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Where to Launch Your Startup

Where you start your business will have a big effect on how your business does in the long run. Carefully consider taxes, talent and cost of living before you commit.
Drew Hendricks
The Dating App That Refused Mark Cuban's $30 Million Buyout Offer Just Raised $7.8 Million in Funding
Funding

The Dating App That Refused Mark Cuban's $30 Million Buyout Offer Just Raised $7.8 Million in Funding

Cuban asked the three sisters behind the dating app if they'd sell it to him outright, but they refused.
Laura Entis
You Need Not Be a 20-Year-Old Techie to Found a Successful Firm
Entrepreneurship

You Need Not Be a 20-Year-Old Techie to Found a Successful Firm

Entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds can make the startup world their playground while putting stereotypes to rest.
Zeynep Ilgaz
Why More Millennials are Bullish on Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur Mindset

Why More Millennials are Bullish on Entrepreneurship

Optimism is back in a big way among U.S. entrepreneurs, especially the millennial set.
Kate Rogers