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Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help. — "I have this great business idea, but I just don't know what to do next." This comment was from a casual conversation I had with my son's doctor this past week, as we waited in his office for checkup tests results.
Nov 21, 2014

Our @PeterGasca has a relatively easy way to push your business past the "idea" stage: Collaborate. Here are 7 ways.

Defiant Streaming TV Startup Aereo Finally Caves, Files For Bankruptcy — Unable to rebound from a devastating Supreme Court loss, Aereo is finally throwing in the towel.

18 Unusual Habits That Boost Your Energy More Than Coffee — "Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death." These words from Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, describe a mentality many founders can relate to as they go through the day-to-day grind of running a startup.
Nov 21, 2014

How 10 hot, young entrepreneurs keep up their energy (without coffee), as told to Empact Showcase's @MichaelDSimmons…

What the Father of Lean Startup Thinks You Need to Start Up — In my first tech startup, we raised $1 million. I worked 20-hour days and used every ounce of blood, sweat and tears that I had. The stress even caused a fistfight with my co-founder. He's much bigger than I am, so I bit his ear like Mike Tyson. (Sorry, Yoni.)

A Watch That Shoots Lasers? Yes, Please. — Every morning when I wake up, I wish I could shoot lasers from my wrist. Don't you? One enterprising hobbyist heard my calls and created a watch that, yes, shoots lasers. ( Weep. Tear.) The watch was built by Patrick Priebe -- my new hero -- using a machined metal body, a carbon-coated cover and a 1,500-miliwatt laser.

Does Your Staff Dislike You? — The challenge for entrepreneurs is that they are frequently forced to play a number of roles: innovator, marketer, strategist, manager and leader. Doing this while moving a new company forward is so challenging that it's often easy to overlook the people side of the business.
Nov 21, 2014

Nervous when my staff runs a story about whether a boss is disliked by his own staff, like this one, by @JohnRStoker.

The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done — Isn't it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them at your startup. The challenge is to find people who get things done, as well as work hard.

The Navy SEAL's 10-Step Approach for Creating the Ultimate Business Plan — Planning a mission in special operations can take anywhere from five minutes to five days depending on the target's complexity. Decision-making criteria span a broad scope of considerations, ranging from the weather and terrain, enemy situation, the personnel used and the timeline set.
Nov 21, 2014

Writing a business plan like you're a Navy SEAL. A story only the incomparable @jeffboss9 can tell.

Uber's Revenge Plan and Apple's $24M Fine: Your Weekly News Roundup — Running a startup is time-consuming. But it's important to stay abreast of events impacting the innovation and small-business economy. Here's our weekly recap of headlines that entrepreneurs need to know: Related: How to Hire a Startup Star: Your Weekly Tips Roundup

The Future-Proof Entrepreneur: 25 New Tech Trends — Check out the predictions we made in 2010 to see what's changed since then.

The Entrepreneurial Backstory of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Creator R.A. Montgomery — Earlier this month, noted author and Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) champion R.A. Montgomery, died at his home in Warren, Vt. He was 78. As the creator of a now iconic literary format, Montgomery was also a noted entrepreneur and early arriver to the tech and gaming scenes.
Nov 21, 2014

'Choose Your Own Adventure' creator R.A. Montgomery conditioned us for the interactivity of digital media today. RIP

7 Ways to Relieve Boredom by Hustling for Extra Cash — At the last company I worked for, I spent hours bored at work. One day, it just clicked in my head that I needed to start something. I began by blogging and making money on the site. That turned into real cash, to the point where I was making more outside work than inside work.
Nov 21, 2014

Here's a great way to fill up your free time at work, courtesy of our @JohnRampton: Do a side hustle for extra cash.

During Your Next Launch, Don't Neglect Self-Care — Fall always has that bustle about it -- the back to school rush, leaves falling and merchants making their biggest hustles of the year. It's for the larger world what the entrepreneurship universe goes through during launch season, as someone prepares to offer a product, teleclass series, training, consulting, sessions package, downloadable item, ecourse or business.

Apple's First Social-Media Guru on the No. 1 Way to Market Your Brand — Peter Friedman ran social media for Apple before it was even called social media. Working directly with Steve Jobs starting way back in 1984, the Harvard Business School grad oversaw AppleLink, which spun off as the beginnings of AOL (America Online).

Use Kickstarter to Validate Your Million-Dollar Idea — If I asked you if you considered yourself successful, what would you say? Better yet, how do you measure success? One way most people measure it is by the results they get in life. Some even measure it by the amount of money they make.

5 Lessons That Prove True In Games and Life, Too — If you look close enough, you can find profound meaning in even the most unsuspected of places! One of those places is - surprise! - the hyper addictive game "Piano Tiles." But what makes it so meaningful and profound? Well, there are five life lessons that you can learn this seemingly innocuous game of habit.

Be Wary of These 8 Behaviors That Could Signal Later Troubles — How good are you at reading people? No one can predict the future, but over the years, I've developed the ability to smell a problem from a mile away. That's because there are always warning signs. Always! My feeling is that life is way too short to work with people who are a pain in the ass.

5 Ways Work and Love Can Be the Same Thing — Ping-pong tables, candy buffets, unlimited vacation -- more and more, companies are offering creative perks to recruit and motivate employees. But as workplace benefits become increasingly gimmicky, it begs the question, Is entertaining employees really the same thing as engaging them?

4 Ways You Are Your Own Worst Enemy — Having been an entrepreneur for the better part of two decades, I've come to learn a thing or two about how my mindset contributes to or detracts from my business. The one person that we all talk to throughout the day is ourselves.