Category | Business

Success Stories of Two Entrepreneurs

Posted on 30 January 2011

Two entrepreneurs seize the day. Making a career dream come true means different things to different people. For a certain brand of entrepreneurs who have a passion to share with the world, the best career path is self-employment. “I’ve always been big into goal-setting and making dreams come true,” says Anne Leighton, an independent music [...]

Can’t Find a Job? Start a Company

Posted on 22 November 2009

Nate Breindel is one busy student. In addition to completing his last semester at Washington University in St. Louis with a major in marketing and psychology, he also owns and operates his own business. “It’s especially difficult when you have three stores. There’s a lot going on. But I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything,” [...]

Have You Lost the Urge To Start Your Own Firm?

Posted on 18 November 2009

What a difference a year makes. At business schools nowadays, b-to b and b-to-c stand for “back to banking” and “back to consulting.” With the dry-up of funding, fewer students are thinking about starting businesses, particularly dot-com ventures. At Harvard Business School, the decline in student entrepreneurs has been steep. About 40 teams entered the [...]

How to Become a Successful Businesswoman

Posted on 05 November 2009

When it comes to venture capital, women entrepreneurs still get the crumbs, but they are figuring out how to get a few more these days. Women entrepreneurs secured just 5% of the $48 billion of venture capital invested last year. Though that is up from a 2% share in previous years, studies show that women [...]

Do You Have What It Takes To Run Your Own Business?

Posted on 20 October 2009

There’s never been so much interest in entrepreneurship — what it is, what makes it work and how to boost it in yourself and your company. Whether you’re ready to graduate from business school and become a free agent, start a business after college or want to help your next employer get ahead, seeing yourself [...]

Forget About Academics, It’s Business on Campus

Posted on 18 October 2009

Class ends at 10:50 a.m., and a mass of students scurries out of room 410 in Hamilton Hall. Only Bryan Berkett remains. “So,” says Roosevelt Montas, the teacher, “you missed the midterm.” He adds, “If I had to give you a grade today, it would be an F.” Minutes later, walking across the Columbia University [...]

Young Business Entrepreneurs Are Rewriting Business Rules

Posted on 17 October 2009

A decade ago, when Robert Atkin assigned his freshmen business students a research project, they approached it with the casual indifference of any other college paper. Today when his first-year students get the same assignment, some tackle the project by starting businesses — surprisingly sophisticated ones. One 20-year-old is pursuing an online die-making business. Another [...]

E-Commerce Success Starts With Planning

Posted on 12 October 2009

While e-commerce is no longer a hot buzzword, the Internet is still an important sales channel for many businesses. Now more than ever, success is driven by business basics: Entrepreneurs who hope to succeed online must understand their audience, develop a solid game plan and market their site to their target customers. “Planning is the [...]

The Top 10 Trends In the Internet Industry

Posted on 31 July 2009

To discover the bewildering array of possibilities in the Internet’s immediate future, look to the medium itself. Every day a boisterous online populace debates the subject in countless e-mail lists, Web sites and discussion groups. The most stirring questions all touch on efforts to exploit the commercial potential of the global network, a movement unabated [...]

Rallying Behind the Flag Industry

Posted on 28 July 2009

“As a general rule, the flag industry is a quiet, routine business that chugs along every year,” says Tibor Egervary, director of sales and marketing for Valley Forge Flag Company in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. “But that completely changed. And after September 11, you could feel the extra little edge about getting everything just right.” Literally five [...]