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Support Innovation: Buy Gifts With True Startup Spirit This Holiday Season
Holiday Shopping

Support Innovation: Buy Gifts With True Startup Spirit This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving may feel a million miles away, but it -- and the holiday shopping season -- will be here before you know it. Spend your holiday shopping dollars investing in entrepreneurs and their innovations.
Catherine Clifford
3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup
Starting a Business

3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.
Justin Jones
3 Ways to Transform Yourself Into the Entrepreneur You Want to Be
Leadership Qualities

3 Ways to Transform Yourself Into the Entrepreneur You Want to Be

Are you a passionate, resilient and assertive new business owner? Even so, perhaps you're lacking in these critical areas that could help you become the best in your field.
John Rampton
Bright Idea: Startup Finds Unexpected Use for Solar-Powered Lights
Technology

Bright Idea: Startup Finds Unexpected Use for Solar-Powered Lights

The M-KOPA Solar system is literally lighting up a cleaner, greener -- and safer -- future for one remote region of the world.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures
Success Strategies

The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures

Uncorrected errors of judgment cause more business failures than lack of financing or market upheaval.
Thomas White
5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team
Hiring

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

A serial entrepreneur shares his insights on creating an organization that rocks.
John Rampton
7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry
The Grind

7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry

Startups are notorious for having long hours, a lot of bumps in the road and many projects occurring simultaneously. When times get tough and your team is down, here are seven ways to keep them motivated.
David Chait
Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment
Inventing

Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment

The risks may be high, but the rewards can be splendid, both monetary and intangible.
Christopher Hawker
Startups

The Biggest Mistake Is Ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand

An entrepreneur's passion must be tempered by one question. Will anybody buy the product?
Mike Kappel
When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity
Entrepreneurs

When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity

Big, splashy, entirely-original ideas are great but entrepreneurs do something important, and prosper, just making life easier for people.
Sujan Patel
With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever
Crowdfunding

With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever

The Coolest -- a cooler that comes equipped with a rechargeable blender for mixed drinks, a smartphone charger and other goodies -- is currently the second most funded project in the crowdfunding site's history.
Catherine Clifford
6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed
Alleynyc

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed

Getting screwed is part of the game, but it doesn't have to happen as often as it does.
Jason Saltzman
The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success
Starting a Business

The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

While the consumer and enterprise markets, get all the attention, look to create solutions for the biggest segment of employers in the U.S.
Andy Miller
A Guide to Hiring the Right Type of Salesperson for What You're Selling
Hiring Sales Pros

A Guide to Hiring the Right Type of Salesperson for What You're Selling

Just as a relief pitcher and a starter are different types doing the same job, sales pros come in endless variety.
George Deeb