So you are thinking about launching a startup—my hat is off to you. Today’s successful entrepreneur is an innovative explorer; he is a modern-day Magellan poised with spyglass in hand deciphering the waves of challenge in the marketplace seas that cause so many to become shipwrecked. According to the Silicon Valley Bank ‘Startup Outlook 2013... More »3 Seeds for Securing Your Successful Start-Up
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Now in its fifth season, ABC’s “Shark Tank” has helped dozens of entrepreneurs receive the capital and connections they needed to grow their SMB. The show invites entrepreneurs to pitch their company to five investors, each a successful business owner in their own fields. If one of the investors (known as Sharks) believes the company... More »What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From ABC’s “Shark Tank”
"The first three versions of the business plan were not viable, since expenditures exceeded revenue. This tends to be a very bad model for business. By the time I got to version four (which included a restaurant and a bar on the same premises as the miniature golf course), the numbers started to make more sense." More »Urban Putt: Turning a vision into a viable business
The classic secret to small business success is hard work and lots of it. It's just like the secret of success in gymnastics. How does a gymnast get to the Olympics? The answer is exactly the same as the punchline to the old joke about how you get to Carnegie Hall: Practice. More »Gymnasts Flip Over Facility In North Alabama: Huntsville Gymnastics a classic small business
Sometimes, following can be the most productive form of leadership. More »Are You the Best Person to Lead Your Startup?
Heading to SXSW? Don't get lost in the shuffle this year. More »10 Ways to Actually Meet the Right People at SXSW
Every successful business starts with a vision. Every unsuccessful business does too. How can you tell whether your dream is destined to succeed? And once your new business is operating, how can you keep that dream on track? We asked three successful entrepreneurs how they came up with the idea for their businesses. What led them to make the decision to go ahead and commit time, money and energy to turning that dream into reality? How they knew their vision could become a viable business? More »Keeping the Dream Alive: Turning your vision into a viable business
Snap Games Inc is a Utah-based organization, focused on developing ideas for the casual and mobile gaming industry. This games market as a whole generates $24 Billion dollars in revenue, and mobile specific gaming is set to top $10 Billion Dollars in 2014. And that number is growing! Interestingly, women make up a significant portion... More »5 Steps to Getting a Stealthy Startup Off the Ground!
Entrepreneur Seth Talbott understands that it's okay to fail but not okay to give up. More »YEC Member Spotlight: Seth Talbott, Co-Founder of Preferling
Learn both how to determine a fair asking price and how to spot a raw deal. More »Buying or Selling a Business? 5 Ways to Get the Best Value
(After reading this article and this article, both from Inc.com and also this blog post from my pal Jason Elkins, I decided to craft my own article about this kinda-swept-under-the-rug-until-now issue.) We entrepreneurs have a few secrets that most of us won’t talk about. Like, ever. Because if you’re successful, you’re not supposed to experience... More »The 7 Huge Secrets of Entrepreneurship: What Every Business Owner Should Know
In 2011, The New York Times defined this generation of college graduates as an entrepreneurial generation, and according to Deloitte’s 2013 Millennial Innovation survey, 78 percent of Millennials continue to believe that innovation is essential for business success. Perhaps nowhere are these trends more apparent than in American startups. From tech and education to health... More »Top 50 Startups To Work For After College
In a new video, Alizila reporter Melanie Lee takes a look at the features of Alipay Wallet, China’s top mobile payment application with more than 100 million users. More »Cashless Society Looms With Alipay Wallet App [Video]
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