SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- At Pinterest, the four-year-old online bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70 percent of the users are female. Male-heavy boards dominate in the start-up mecca of Silicon Valley, which prides itself on progressive thinking and putting talent first.» Read More
After ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today, AOL founder and Startup America chairman Steve Case spoke with Squawk on the Street about how the government can make it easier for entrepreneurs to create successful companies.
Insight on Facebook's anticipated IPO and investing in startups to grow the economy, with Scott Case, Startup America CEO and Steve Case, AOL founder/The Case Foundation founder.
How an idea for a toy marshmallow shooter prompted one man to leave his job and start a million dollar business.
Ex-Wall Streeter Dave Mayer, an avid Ironman and entrepreneur, will be featured on the season premiere of ABC's "Shark Tank" Friday.
Tech start-ups sometimes must pivot — choose an entirely new direction in the hopes of transforming a dud of a business into one that might have a shot at success.
As employee dissatisfaction spreads through the financial-services industry amid waning profits, slashed bonuses and layoffs, New York's bustling world of tech startups is attracting fed-up financiers, offering them jobs, cash and a shot at creating empires of their own.
Among the stars promoting products at the Consumer Electronics Show are Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, who announced they are partnering with audio companies to design their own headphones.
Failure rates of new businesses are as scary as the current unemployment rate. So if you are thinking of starting the business, the best way to ensure success is to get industry experience before you commit to a new venture.
As Kodak's stock continues to drop and the threat of bankruptcy looms, people are wondering what happens to the city that depended upon the benevolent employer for so long. Rochester, N.Y. is doing just fine, thanks in part to Kodak refugees who have started small businesses over the past 20 years.
Emerging from the housing projects of South Boston, Barbara Lynch has become one of Boston’s most successful and celebrated restaurateurs. Without so much as a high school diploma, the 47-year-old Ms. Lynch has built a company of nine culinary businesses that have 250 employees and produce $19 million in annual revenue.
Pamela Meyer heard a lecture at her Harvard reunion that ended up inspiring a new business: teaching business people how to spot liars.
It has been another tough year for many small businesses. One in four, according to the National Federation of Independent Business, believes the biggest problem is weak sales. Here are five businesses that hung on as long as they could, but had to close their doors in 2011.
Today's trends become tomorrow's realities. And while trends are intriguing to learn about for their own sake, they should abe an important component of your strategic thinking and planning for your small business as you head into 2012.
With dogs substituting as children in many families, doggy day care is an industry that is growing despite the flailing economy. Owners spent an estimated $51 billion this year on their pets, including $3.65 billion on services such as boarding and grooming.
What's the most efficient way to leverage the new idea of a private public partnership inceding venture capital ideas? Sharing perspective on the role of venture capitalists, with Ann Winblad, Winblad Venture.
Faced with soaring unemployment rates, many returning Iraq and Afghan war veterans are taking matters into their own hands by starting their own businesses.
The average cost to start a business in America is only $325 and the average amount of time it takes to start one is a mere six days, reports Intuit. Here are five strategies to jumpstart your new enterprise without breaking the bank.
"What we had, and what we did, we always thought of our people and our customers," says Kenneth Langone, Home Depot co-founder/Invemed Associates. Also, Arthur Blank, Home Depot co-founder/Atlanta Falcons owner and Bernie Marcus, Home Depot co-founder/Marcus Foundation chairman discuss building a business today according to the customer.
Congress is looking at ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise money, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
The decision to close a business can be one of the most painful experiences an entrepreneur can face. But if you learned from the experience and can take those lessons into your next business, that is success–not a failure, the Christian Science Monitor reports.