As the population ages, younger baby boomers are starting small enterprises in such fields as massage therapy, senior fitness training and nutrition. The NYT reports.» Read More
The world is getting smaller for entrepreneurs, and that’s a good thing. It gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to make an impact on more than just their businesses.
Being in the Billion-Dollar Club limits how, and if, a start-up can get out. For one thing, when you’re the most expensive product on the shelf, very few companies can afford to buy you.
Spotify has raised about $100m from a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs in a round that puts a $3bn valuation on the company and completes its eight-month search for new funding, according to two people familiar with the situation.
We are shifting into a network society that is a product of the post-information era. Startups, and entrepreneurs, are at the core of this reinvention of the way we work and live.
Want to ski at the Yellowstone Club? Be prepared to pay.
Recently, Bono admitted to “humbling” realizations about foreign aid: “job creators and innovators are ... the key, and aid is just a bridge.” It’s no secret: the world needs jobs.
In theory, the cloud is great. It simplifies actions, such as billing. It lets businesses reduce their information technology costs. And it claims to be infinitely scalable. In the real world, though, it doesn't always work as well as advertised.
A successful microeconomic strategy draws on a region’s unique strengths, then integrates the value chain to create ecosystems of entrepreneurship that support innovation and new business formation.
Imagine a place where high-impact entrepreneurs are so pleased that they don’t complain. Would those be entrepreneurs living in Silicon Valley perhaps? Not so.
An entrepreneurial ecosystem has sprouted in what some would say is a most unexpected community. It has all the elements of a large city effort, including support for technology startups as well as the 98 percent of startups that are not technology-based.
Shortly after the Icelandic economy crashed in 2008, we founded our first company. Call us crazy, but in the midst of thousands losing their jobs and the first en masse public protest against the government since Iceland’s induction into NATO in 1949, we decided to start a board game company. It was a blast.
Some 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed — 47 percent of the unemployed globally. Economic leaders have been stumped as to what to do about it. Now Generation Y is taking matters into its own hands.
An engineering degree and business school training gave Justin Ashton the background he needed to start a high tech company, but it was serving six years as an Air Force intelligence officer that taught him the skills he needs to lead the firm.
Millions of parents who have taken out loans to pay for their children’s college education have since fallen on tough times because of the recession, health problems and job loss.
Jason Sadler is the kind of guy who will sell you the shirt off his back. Now, he's going to go one better — he'll sell you the name off his driver's license!
For decades, politicians spanning the full ideological spectrum paid devotional lip service to the "family farmer." Today, the economic bloc that is patronized most avidly by Democrats and Republicans alike is "small business," shorthand for honest business people whose work ethic and risk taking magically generate most of the country's new jobs.
In the wake of Sandy’s aftermath, startups based on New York City have had to relocate to keep operations running. With so many Silicon Alley offices located in Lower Manhattan, where power has been out for days, finding a remote hideout with wifi has been critical.
Expedia Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said Hurricane Sandy will hurt its results, though he couldn't estimate the total cost.
Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell's brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local.
The chronicle of where people choose to start companies as compared to where they come from is far more complex and much more interesting than you might imagine.