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3 Unexpected Takeaways From SXSW

Inc - March 12, 2014

SXSW Interactive is nothing if not a microcosm of what's happening on a mass scale in the rest of the country. In terms of fundamental business practices, key shifts in major markets, and overall trends affecting everything... Read »

Flickr Cofounder Launches Geo-Tagging App Findery

Mashable - March 7, 2014

Findery, a location-based social network created by Flickr cofounder Caterina Fake, rolled out its long-awaited iOS app Thursday. Findery takes a hyperlocal approach to social discovery. Users pin notes, which can be public... Read »

Avoid These Off-Site Work Party Mistakes

Entrepreneur - December 3, 2013

For startup businesses with a lot on their holiday plates, throwing an office party can be the thing that causes everything to slide into their laps. Read »

Why ‘No’ Should Be An Entrepreneur’s Favorite Word

Forbes - June 10, 2013

Sorry might be the hardest word – at least according to Elton John – but no runs a close second. When you’re starting out as a fledgling entrepreneur, no can seem downright impossible. Read »

10 Questions To Ask When Designing Your Office

Entrepreneur - June 10, 2013

The work environment is evolving at many companies these days, resulting in the need for new office design. Read »

8 Lessons Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves

Fast Company - May 22, 2013

Many of today’s success stories learned lessons later in life that they wished they had known as they were beginning their careers. These 8 share the advice they wish they had gotten in their early twenties. Read »

The Pros And Cons Of Franchising Your Business

Entrepreneur - May 7, 2013

Entrepreneurs who have developed a successful business often wonder if they should franchise as a way to expand their operations. Like any business model, franchising has its benefits and drawbacks. Read »

Every Entrepreneur’s Least Favorite Question

HBR - May 6, 2013

It's happened to every founding CEO. You're in a meeting and you're asked that simple question that often feels like the hardest one: "How are things going?" Read »

The Keys To Andreessen Horowitz’s Success

Fortune - February 12, 2013

Venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz talk about how they modeled their firm after CAA and JPMorgan. Read »

Startups: Alternatives To Friends And Family

Fortune - December 27, 2011

Most entrepreneurs have learned that it's almost always quicker and easier to get cash from someone you know, rather than angel investors or professional venture capitalists. In fact, most investors "require" that you... Read »

Are You The Right CEO For Your Company?

Inc. - December 20, 2011

Running a startup is a lot different than running a more mature company. Will you be able to make the transition? Here are three ways to find out. Read »

BAD NAMES Like This One Can Kill Your Business

Entrepreneur - September 28, 2011

Sometimes, tough as it may be to hear, your business name or even your overall concept is wrong from the start. Read »

How To Estimate Startup Costs

Entrepreneur - September 20, 2011

One of the reasons having a business plan is a good first step for starting a business is to answer the fundamental, and critical question of how much money it will take to get the venture started. Read »

Job Growth Depends On Entrepreneurial Risk

Harvard Business Review - September 19, 2011

Today's America will need to find a different formula for competitiveness and job creation. Read »

How To Get Your Product Endorsed By A Celebrity

Entrepreneur - September 19, 2011

In many cases a bit of stardust can have a huge impact on the success of your product, as celebrity watchers keep a close eye on these influential trendsetters. Read »