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How Blockchain and ICOs Are Changing the Funding Game for Startups:




Do Women-Only Networking Groups Help or Hurt Female Entrepreneurs?:




Success After Failure: How These 5 Entrepreneurs Bounced Back:


Any successful person will tell you about a life-defining or breakdown moment of failure from their past that was responsible for making them who they are today. These entrepreneurs and members of ...


There's more to an entrepreneur than starting up. There's also the exit.:




The story behind Square's bank charter application:


"Over 67% of our [customers] can't get financing anywhere," she said. "And so we are their sole source of financing. ... We think that enables us to serve an underserved market in a way that very few ...


This CEO's marriage of ice cream and architecture:


After leaving her architectural job at Disney in 2009, Natasha Case founded Coolhaus with her friend Freya Estreller. They launched their architecturally inspired ice cream sandwich company at the ...


How These 10 Women Are Redefining What it Means to Be a Feminist Founder:




Meet the Woman Who Broke Silicon Valley's Gender Barrier--and Built a $1.5 Billion Tech Company:


The Silicon Valley gender narrative is firmly entrenched: Women don't get computer science degrees and don't start successful tech companies. Don't tell Therese Tucker any of that. By Maria Aspan Senior ...


Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site:


Google launched "Startup with Google" https://startup.google.com/ today, a new site that brings together all the company's resources for founders and their startups. As the name implies, the focus ...


Co-working space is on a tear in Denver, leading some to speculate it will take over the office market:




Creative Entrepreneurs of the Made in Italy: Enzo Ferrari:


The legend behind Ferrari has been built around the efforts and determination of its founder and mentor: Enzo Ferrari https://www.ferrari.com/en-US In a personality-driven context, Enzo Ferrari's ...


Is it time to rethink the 8-hour workday?:


Many of us consistently clock in eight hours or more per day on the job. But there's evidence suggesting we may want to collectively scale back. Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/careers/employment-trends/2017/09/14/is-it-time-to-rethink-the-8hour-workday/105526086/ ...


Four Business Models for the Digital Age:


John Sviokla GiRim Sung John Sviokla is the head of Global Thought Leadership at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), where he also works with clients on strategy and innovation. In addition, ...


Why Employers Favor Men:


The findings may help employers train recruiters to be aware of their biases and work around them. Why are women discriminated against in hiring decisions? Research by Katherine Coffman, Christine ...


Why You Still Need Business Cards:


Business cards may seem old fashioned especially for Generation Y and Z. However, it is still essential to actually carry a business card because it provides an easy way of letting other people get in ...


Why Top Musicians Pay $15,000 and Wait 2 Years for This Man's World-Famous Bagpipes:


Every year Dave Atherton crafts by hand, using only traditional tools, 30 to 40 custom bagpipes of the finest wood, silver, brass, and mammoth ivory. Atherton's instruments cost between $3,000 and $15,000: ...


Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free:


Put Google's insights about what makes a great manager to use without paying a penny. By Jessica Stillman https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/google-is-giving-away-its-best-tools-for-managers-.html (Many ...


TED Talk of the week Ray Dalio: How to build a company where the best ideas win :


What if you knew what your coworkers really thought about your ideas? Ray Dalio makes the business case for radical transparency, with a system for decision-making that can create an idea meritocracy ...


Top CEOs Get Brutally Honest About What It Takes to Run a Company:


Inc. asked the nation's fastest growing, private-company CEOs to answer a series of wide-ranging questions about their early days and their biggest struggles. Here's how they launched and how they stay ...


Entrepreneur's New Show 'Elevator Pitch' Will Floor You:


The first 60 seconds of a business pitch can be the difference between achieving your highest dreams or falling flat on your face when seeking venture capital. Entrepreneur magazine teamed up with a group ...


4 Silicon Valley venture firms invest $21 million in Denver's Guild Education:


Guild created a tech-based program for employers to offer employees tuition reimbursement and even a college degree. Discounts on tacos are no match for employee tuition reimbursement, believes ...


This app will do all the SEO heavy-lifting for you:


Your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy is key to not only landing on the first page of Google search -- usually the starting and stopping ground for most users when they query -- it's also essential ...


15 Great TED Talks for Sparking Creativity :




Interest in cyberinsurance grows as hackers target small businesses:




'Get Sh*t Done' Is This Company's Rallying Cry. Maybe It Should Be Yours, Too?:




Startup Marketing Should Skip Traditional Advertising:


The power and influence of paid media advertising, including print ads, TV commercials, radio, and even online digital campaigns is waning, in favor of unpaid earned and owned messaging from your website, ...


These Are the Best States for Women Entrepreneurs - Montana has the highest rate of female business owners.:


Overall, the best places for women to start businesses iif they want to be surrounded by other female entrepreneurs skew towards the western parts of the US. Still, as Zippia's analysis showed, women ...


2 women entrepreneurs who invented a fake male cofounder say acting through him was 'like night and day':


They noticed an enormous difference between how contractors and contacts treated him versus how they treated the women. They're glad to see that the story of Keith Mann, their fictional cofounder, ...


What Google's Open Communication Culture Is Really Like:


When I started at Google in 2002, there were about 500 employees. When I left nine years later, there were over 50,000. For all that time, I marveled at the relative cohesion of company culture--the values ...


Robots will kill most retail jobs, and it's going to suck, expert warns:


Around four in five retail jobs that don't directly deal with customers will disappear in the coming decades. Nearly two thirds of sales jobs face a similar threat. Expert predictions vary wildly on ...

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