Starting a Business

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

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

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.
Lyneka Little
5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job
Take It From The Pros

5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job

Early in my professional career I picked up some important business fundamentals that continue to influence my business today.
Jim Joseph
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs
America's Small Business Heroes

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
Nikhil Arora
For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity
America's Small Business Heroes

For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity

In honor of Giving Tuesday, our startup of the month is looking to buck the fast-fashion trend for a consumer-conscious model, while also donating a portion of sales to charity.
Andrea Huspeni
Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All
Take It From The Pros

Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All

Data scientist Thomas Thurston uses algorithms to understand the common traits between businesses that fail and succeed. Turns out, experience is only a small factor, and the best products can actually backfire.
Sarah Max
5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication
Starting a Business

5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication

Clear and effective communication is essential during presentations. Here's how you can get it right.
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is
Growth Strategies

How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make
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The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

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.
Neil Parmar
Online Startup Makes Website Editing Simple
Technology

Online Startup Makes Website Editing Simple

Barley is a website-management program that allows entrepreneurs to undertake on-screen editing of their sites almost as easily as making changes to a Word doc.
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows
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What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
Melanie Spring
Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)
Starting a Business

Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)

Before getting involved in crowdfunding, gather inspiration from big successes and learn from major scams.
Kate Taylor
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs
America's Small Business Heroes

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
Martin Zwilling
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter
Starting a Business

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
Stephen Key
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