Young Entrepreneurs

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Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.
Starting a Business

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.
Starting a Business

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Stagnation may warrant radical change, but 'pivots' are too often punts -- not thoughtful, strategic redirections. Rather than undertake drastic measures in haste, startups ought to consider a regimen...
Business Moving Forward

What I Learned About Running a Startup From Econ 101

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on the theory of comparative advantage and how your startup would do well to learn about it.
Growth Strategies

How Entrepreneurs Push for Innovation, One pocket at a Time

Think creating the next iPhone is tough? Try making the perfect pocket or purse to hold one.
Take It From The Pros

Want to Flourish in Business? Cultivate Positivity

The power of positivity isn't just in your head. It can also do wonders for your startup.
Business Moving Forward

Blue, Green, Gold? How to Manage Employees by 'Color' Temperament

Authors Susan Geary and Anne Bulstrode provide a simple way for entrepreneurs to decipher employees' temperaments -- and how to handle them.
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College Startup Rethinks Laundry

A prepaid campus laundry service offers a lesson in entrepreneurship.
Marketing

Want to Go Viral? 4 Ways to Get Viewers to Share Your Videos

People are increasingly tuning in to videos, but maybe not yours. Here's how you and your startup can become a YouTube sensation.
Take It From The Pros

Why You Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Doing things that make us uncomfortable aren't fun, but they're absolutely necessary. YE business coach Antonio Neves explains.
Entrepreneurs

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
Starting a Business

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
Starting a Business

When You Raise Capital, Think 'We' Instead of 'Me'

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the nuances of building a business with other people's money.
Starting a Business

The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

In launching a startup, a great idea and business acumen are key ingredients. But they're nothing without confidence. Here's how to win over investors, employees and customers.
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