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All Great Entrepreneurs Have This

Management skills don't make an entrepreneur great. Neither does access to capital or innovative thinking. It's something much more simple.<p>What makes an entrepreneur successful?<p>Some people believe it's the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or …

5 things Google Ventures guy Rich Miner looks for in startups

Rich Miner has a lot of startup cred. After all, he co-founded Android, the mobile business which sold to Google in 2005 and only turned into the …

Create Something From Nothing: 6 Core Principles of Business-Building

How do you build something small into something bigger and more sustainable? Keep these core ideas in mind.<p>Many businesses start with an idea and create something lasting. More often, they start with a spark of some sort--a strategic asset, a reputation, a track record with customers, or even an …

3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn In Business School

Business school was great. I learned about a broad variety of topics I had never been exposed to before—accounting, finance, strategy, and marketing—all of which were very important in starting my own company, Bunndle.<p>But shortly after getting started, I realized there were a few things b-school …

A Checklist for Personal Efficiency

At the end of the day, there are two ways to excel in business: Right strategy and personal effectiveness. Strategy is often a complex matter, and personal effectiveness is simpler, but very few do it well.<p>Yet the potential gains when you maximize how efficiently you perform can be astronomical. …

The 10 Worst Traits of Even the Great Entrepreneurs

Does it really take a few flaws to make a great entrepreneur, or are the rest of us just confused about what a perfect business person is all about? In the past I’ve written about the positive attributes of great entrepreneurs, so this time I thought I would focus on the negatives that I see often, …

Foundersuite debuts tool collection to help you start your company

Recently soft-launched Foundersuite offers entrepreneurs a set of tools and templates to lessen the burden of starting a company.<p>The site is debuting with four modules and four template bundles. “It’s designed to help founders know what to do next, providing guidelines and structure to the messy …

Asian E-Commerce Sites Net $6.9 Billion in Investment in Past 3 Years, But Exits Still Tiny [STATS]

Asian e-commerce companies have attracted $6.9 billion across 383 deals – through funding, acquisitions, and IPOs – from 2010 to the present day. …

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)

It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.<p>Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In …

Audacious Startups Part VI: South Asian Entrepreneurs With Bold Visions For Healthcare

In my research for startups by South Asian Entrepreneurs, I found a few game changing concepts driven by inspiring visions to change the face of various aspects of healthcare and our lives. These startups will change the face of much in the medical field and potentially bring out its best. The …

The Single Most Important Element for Business Success

If somebody asked you what is the most crucial aspect of business to focus on to ensure success, what would you say?<p>Some would choose Sales. Some would say Marketing. Many would claim it’s Leadership. Others believe it’s Systems. More than a few would be adamant that the most important element is …

5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs

An old e-mail exchange between Steve Jobs and James Murdoch illustrates how savvy negotiation works.<p>A series of emails about ebook prices between Apple and HarperCollins, including ones written by Steve Jobs, were recently released as part of the Department of Justice price-fixing suit against …

5 Easily-Copied Traits of an Excellent Leader

Harold MacDowell, CEO of TDIndustries, sets a standard for company culture that you should imitate. Here's how.<p>I recently met and had breakfast with Harold MacDowell, the CEO of TDIndustries, a mechanical construction and facilities service company in Dallas. I reached out to him because I had been …

32 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye

It’s Sunday, so we’re back with a compilation of startups in the region! Remember, for startup tips and story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

3 Things Startups Can Learn From Reading ‘One Piece’ Manga

These days there are so many theories of how to do a startup. There’s the Rocket Internet MBA-style, and then there’s the Lean Startup movement, and …

The 7 Important Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned at Big Omaha (They're Not What You Think)

I just came back from Big Omaha this past week, which is pretty much the best conference in the country for entrepreneurs. The event is thrown by a …

Making the Transition to Entrepreneurship: 4 Steps

Starting a business is one thing. Now you need to learn to live like an entrepreneur.<p>So many of the entrepreneurs I work and speak with are women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s with awesome business-building ideas and the intellectual and network capital to make it happen. Some are first-time …

10 Start-ups Designing the Future of Advertising

An Irish newspaper is moonlighting as a start-up incubator. Check out the small companies it's trying to nurture.<p>The newspaper <i>The Irish Times</i> is looking to answer a question near and dear to the hearts of media companies everywhere: What is the future of advertising? It asked entrepreneurs to …

Steve Jobs: Live Each Day As If It Was Your Last

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, some day you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day …

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SmartThings opens up its home automation platform to developers

To say SmartThings' Kickstarter campaign was a success is an understatement: the Internet of Things outfit, which offers a clever array of home automation sensors, routers and smartphone apps, raised more than $1.2 million (over four times the company's original goal), nabbed over 6,000 backers and …

Successful Business Communication: It Starts At The Beginning

A while back I was able to attend a seminar by Dr. John Lund on communication where he gave some amazing advice on how to better communicate with others. His input was simple and easy to follow, yet powerful. The best quote of the entire event was this: “Don`t communicate to be understood; rather, …

12 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye

It’s Sunday and we are back to bring you a compilation of startups in the region. Remember, for startup tips and story suggestions, feel free to …

Startup Scenes Across Asia: Let’s Look At 11 Of Asia’s Top Tech Cities

Asia is very young and fresh in terms of tech, so the continent is just getting started. In fact, economically, Asia’s only really had its growth …