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Start-Ups Starting Smaller and Leaner, But More Aggressive

When people ponder founding a new company, many might think about years of developing and perfect their product followed by the long struggle to gain a toe-hold in the industry. But The New York Times reports that start-ups need not necessarily follow this pattern to prove successful. Instead, a growing number of companies are taking […]

How to Approach a Startup

During an era when Mark Zuckerberg has taken a place for college students to keep in touch to a worldwide internet behemoth, the appeal of starting your own business seems obvious. The Wall Street Journal spoke with some young professionals who have taken the plunge and looked at what a startup needs to be successful. […]

Brazil represents destination of cousins’ creative entrepreneurship

A pair of cousins who are pursuing their Master’s of Business Administration at prestigious schools represents an emerging trend of business school students whose paths diverge from traditional paths like investment banking, hedge funds and consulting. Rather, the New York Times reports, Davis Smith of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Kimball […]

VC Claims: Entrepreneurs “Peak” At 25 – Though Some Challenge Assertion

Researchers have endeavored to ascertain, among other questions, are entrepreneurs born that way or are they result of their upbringings. One venture capitalist recently chimed on another question: At what age do Internet entrepreneurs peak? The popular technology blog Tech Crunch reports that according to one successful venture capitalist, the career of an Internet entrepreneur […]

LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman Dispenses Entrepreneurial Advice

Held in Austin, Texas every year, South by Southwest brings together the divergent industries the city is home to, including technology and music. This year, Reid Hoffman, the co-founder and chairman of networking site LinkedIn, gave a speech to attendees about the trick to building a successful, “massive” company. Hoffman knows what it takes to […]

Want New Opportunities? Value Your Self Initiative

Long, long ago there was a young woman who was afraid of taking initiative. She had lots of great ideas and was a go-getter, but inside she was always looking for permission. She wanted somebody to tell her it was okay to just do it. She had strong opinions and a great sense of intuition, […]

Being Imperfect Isn’t A Bad Thing

Perfectionism sucks you dry, plain and simple. I’ve been reading Apolo Anton Ohno’s book Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday. I wasn’t surprised to learn that perfectionism is something that he struggled with in his sports career. To be successful you have to have the desire to work to your greatest ability, the problem lies […]

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…

One of the most common things I hear is this: Jordana, I would love to start my own business, but I have no idea what I want to do! Sound familiar? So many people stop themselves from moving forward because they’re waiting for the perfect idea to come their way. While those AHA moments are […]

Want more clients? Date your heart out

So you’re probably wondering….what does one thing have to do with another? Interestingly enough, there is A LOT that dating can teach you about your business and how to successfully work with clients. Here are the five key lessons I’ve learned about entrepreneurship from being single in the city. 1. Be clear about who you […]

Entrepreneur Profile: Alex Matjanec, founder of MyBankTracker.com

Company Name MyBankTracker.com Industry Personal Finance Founder Name Alex Matjanec Partners / Co-founders Tadas J. Nikulin, Jason Reposa Founder’s Age when company was started Alex – 25, Tadas – 26, Jason – 28 Tell us about your background (education, etc) Earning a degree in Business Administration from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, I quickly […]