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More than 35,000 entrepreneurs around the world have gone through the Startup Weekend program since 2009. Now the co-founders are sharing their best practices in a new book of how in 54 hours entrepreneurs can go from pitching their ideas to creating a new business.
The author writes that in his work, "studying the traits of thousands of entrepreneurs, I found that the leading cause of frustration and failure in the self-employed community is the one-size-fits-all approach to entrepreneurship."
In a bid to take control of their own careers and avoid joining the unemployment line, college students are flocking to entrepreneurial programs — and schools are rushing to serve their needs.
Consider it one of the many paradoxes of leadership: It starts with the leader, but it’s never about the leader. Although leaders in business, politics, and other arenas shoulder tremendous responsibility, the focus can never be on them. They are stewards--servants, really--of a greater whole known as the community, the nation, the organization. That doesn’t make the job any easier, of course; in fact, it makes it all the more complex.
CNBC's Jon Fortt explains why the battle for e-readers is heating up.
Do you ever over-complicate things? Here's how to better present your ideas and yourself.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Groupon is getting set for its IPO, but there are a slew of competitors nipping at its heels.
In this guest post author Harvey Mackay writes how important likability is in the sales game.
In product marketing, there’s an old saying: “a brand is more than a word; it’s the beginning of a conversation" — here's how to get people talking.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on whether YouTube will turn up the heat on Netflix and traditional cable providers.
At Quickoffice, which sells software that allows users to create and edit documents on mobile devices, Alan Masarek always enjoyed getting deep into the numbers of his business — almost as if he were chief financial officer instead of chief executive.
Will Netflix continue to lose subscribers, and what are its new competitors? Mike Vorhaus, Magid Advisors president, provides insight on the direction of the the company and how to play it, with the Fast Money traders.
The latest National Association for Business Economics (NABE) survey shows economic growth in the U.S. but expectations for future growth are muted. Insight with Ken Simonson, NABE vice president and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
De-leveraging is having a dramatic impact on most of the world's economic activity, says Curtis Arledge, BNY Mellon Investment Management CEO, who says companies are benefiting from low interest rates, which explains strong earnings.
Whether you took in a screening of "Scream 4" this year, visited a haunted house this month, or bought a zombie Halloween costume, you’re a customer in the “business of fear.”
Temporary stores specializing in the holiday are everywhere — sometimes two in a suburban strip or city block. It's part of a booming retail business model, now worth some $8 billion a year.
Whether it's a politican claiming his opponent will increase taxes or a service that promises to protect its users from harm, consumers are presented with a daily barrage of scary scenarios.
Many companies and corporations use advertising fear tactics to achieve their end goal of maximizing profit.
This week's mega-mergers have suddenly forced mid-sized players to reexamine their strategies.
Walmart is back in the game, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer and could be poised to break out, now that the company has gotten its act together and is once again posting healthy same store sales number.