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Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer

Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer

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A self-taught engineer turned entrepreneur who helped unlock protected DVDs in the '90s shares his thoughts on programming, startup VISAs and whom he admires in tech.
December 5, 2013 in Starting a Business
Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

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If you're in the rarefied position of being able to attract investor dollars, these three young founders have some advice for you.
December 3, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

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When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.
December 2, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Bedtime Gets High-Tech With Digital PJs

Bedtime Gets High-Tech With Digital PJs

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Inspired by QR-code technology, Juan Murdoch created cotton pajamas printed with a series of dots; when scanned with a smartphone, each dot launches one of 47 narrated bedtime stories,
November 29, 2013 in Apps & Software
The Case for an Early Buyout

The Case for an Early Buyout

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Being acquired by a bigger company early in your venture's life cycle can be a sweet deal in its own right.
November 27, 2013 in Payments & Collections
How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

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Starting a new business is an emotional roller coaster. That's why it helps to make a living out of what you love. Here's how to get there.
November 20, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

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No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes.
November 19, 2013 in Financing
3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kindergarteners

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kindergarteners

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Don't over-think it: Embrace your inner 5-year-old and go with your gut.
November 18, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality

5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality

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Practical tips for turning a product idea into a consumer must-have.
November 17, 2013 in Starting a Business
Why So Many VC Firms Invest in the Same Companies

Why So Many VC Firms Invest in the Same Companies

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How to understand venture capital's herd mentality.
November 14, 2013 in Venture Capital
How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

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Getting an app off the ground isn't easy. Here are five steps to help make your first hundred days more manageable.
October 30, 2013 in Apps & Software
Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Here Are 3 Tips on Getting Started

Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Here Are 3 Tips on Getting Started

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For our series College Treps, founder of real estate software company Rivolix offers up advice on what aspiring entrepreneurs should do when starting up.
October 22, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

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Five strategies for starting a business from the CEO and co-founder of web site creation and hosting service Weebly.
October 22, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Start a Business in 10 Days

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

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Our hyper-intense, super-condensed guide to launching a new profitable business.
October 15, 2013 in Your Business Plan
The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

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You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness.
October 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

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A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.
October 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

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So many of today's most successful innovations were started by young entrepreneurs -- from Facebook to Google to Microsoft. Did you miss your innovation window?
September 27, 2013 in Business Ideas
3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You

3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You

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Sometimes starting a business seems like the best antidote to having a boss and job you don't like. But there's more to it than that. Here are three key factors to consider.
September 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Celebrate all things entrepreneurial at Denver Startup Week, the Be Great Fest promotes LA startup ecosystem, practice your public speaking at Impact Hub, unleash your social media super-powers at the Social Media Strategies Summit . . . This week's notable news and startup events.
September 16, 2013 in News and Trends
3 Reasons It's the Perfect Time to Be an Entrepreneur

3 Reasons It's the Perfect Time to Be an Entrepreneur

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Starting your own business couldn't be a better idea with these three factors lined up for you.
September 6, 2013 in Startup Basics
4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

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Before pumping every last dime and ounce of sweat into launching your business idea, test it out with these four strategies.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas

How Unconventional Majors Can Help You Thrive in Entrepreneurship

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For aspiring young entrepreneurs, studying something as seemingly unrelated to business as fine art or anthropology might end up teaching you way more than you realize.
August 28, 2013 in Starting a Business
How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

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The fundamentals of business plan writing remain the same, but there are some crucial changes these days that you should keep in mind when crafting your plan.
August 15, 2013 in Your Business Plan
The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

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These U.S. metro regions have the highest ratio of tech startups compared to the national average.
August 14, 2013 in Location

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
August 13, 2013 in Starting a Business

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