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4 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Take Labor Day Off

Planning on skipping Labor Day fun to focus on your startup? Here are four reasons why you shouldn't.
How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

Execution is everything in entrepreneurship. But often your state of mind -- or perhaps more accurately, how you think -- will help determine what products or services you'll create and industries you'll disrupt.
Billabong's Wipeout: Surfwear Brand Now Worthless

Billabong's Wipeout: Surfwear Brand Now Worthless

Over the past six years, Billabong has erased billions of dollars in investor value. Its latest year-end financial report delivers the worst news yet.

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

Real-estate information powerhouse Zillow said it will buy StreetEasy for $50 million and also announced a secondary stock offering.

The 10 Types of People You Meet at Conferences (Infographic)

Looking to best allocate your networking time at conferences? Check out the 10 people you meet at conferences.
U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have the U.S. government in a tizzy. Here's our deep dive on what recent developments mean for digital currencies.

How This Car-Sharing Company Is Growing Up, Fast

In the sharing economy, customers are your sellers, buyers and inventory. While efficient, the model may attract unwanted questions from regulators, as many startups are beginning to learn firsthand.

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

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.

How Pivoting Helped This Startup Win Over Nordstrom

The co-founder of OrigAudio Jason Lucash discusses how listening to customers led to a change in product strategy and a major bump in revenue.

Have a Burning Question? Ask the Expert

Young PR entrepreneur Rebekah Epstein is looking to tackle your questions relating to gaining publicity, social media and starting a business.

As a Student Entrepreneur, Expect Crunch Time All the Time

Starting a business while still in school can be incredibly rewarding, yet also shockingly draining. Here are seven truths about entrepreneurship that CollegeTrep Karim Abouelnaga wish he knew earlier.

Smelling the Roses: How One Startup Aims to Disrupt the Floral Industry

Startup The Bouqs is looking to take the thorn out of online floral delivery.

If I Knew Then: CEO of Kid-App Maker Toca Boca on Finding Intrapreneurial Success

Bjorn Jeffery delves into why serendipity led to his success in innovation.

What Bluffing, Folding and Betting Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

After participating in the World Series of Poker, Matthew Toren provides insight on similarities between poker and running a business.

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.

A Young VC on How Young Entrepreneurs Can Land Cash for Their Young Companies

Early-stage venture capital investor Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital talks dollar bills and IPOs, among other weighty topics.

Why You Shouldn't Scale Your Startup

One of the biggest startup killers? Scaling too fast, too early. Here's how to grow more deliberately.
When to Ditch the Job for Your Startup Dream

When to Ditch the Job for Your Startup Dream

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock dishes advice on the right time to leave your day job.

Silver Lining in Motor City: How Detroit's Startup Scene is Shrugging Off Bankruptcy

With the dubious honor of filing for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, cuts to various economic development programs may not be far off. Startups are unmoved, however.

Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths

Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.

From Flop to Success, How Brand Tweaking Saved This Company

Amara founder Greg Connolly talks about how tiny changes in your brand strategy can ignite sales.

Team That Landed $1 Million After Answering Branson Tweet Sells Company

The young founders who cosmically met Richard Branson and got him to make a nearly $1 million investment just sold their company. See what they plan to do next.

How to Get the Drop on Legal Mishaps When Starting Up

Legal ins-and-outs can make a young entrepreneur's mind spin. Here are some tips to make legal issues less painful.

How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks

Self-funded startup founders may get to keep all their equity, but the process is no cake walk. Here are three major obstacles of running a bootstrapped company and how to overcome them.
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