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Surprise: Recessions don’t spark business startups

More than half of 2009’s Fortune 500 companies launched in bear markets…When the dust has cleared, this recession will have spurred more new businesses than past downturns because the percentage of those who are unemployed will remain persistently high.

By on January 11, 2014


Rethinking the Idea of Networking

By MentorNight Crew Running a successful startup without a doubt requires thinking outside of the box. As time moves forward, technology changes, public opinion changes, and ideas change. As such, an entrepreneur constantly needs to keep an ear and an eye out for new ideas, and re-think old ones. One idea in particular that needs […]

By on February 21, 2013


As Aaron Sees It…™ Pivot or KO: “Pivoting Your Startup”

By Aaron Abram “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t […]

By on January 17, 2013


Watching Movies Is Good for You

By David O’Grady A few years ago I traded in a 15-year career in journalism and public relations for the opportunity to work toward a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA. Part of my current occupation includes teaching undergraduates how to watch film and other visual media through the lenses of history, theory, […]

By on December 11, 2012


Make a Ruckus

By Brian Tippy “I’m not signing that thing,” said an angel investor when I inquired about a non-disclosure during our first meeting. “My job is to listen to pitches. I’ve heard hundreds. The chance of an idea overlap is inevitable.” In other words, a startup idea without execution is worth less than the cocktail napkin […]

By on September 11, 2012


2 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Social Media Consultant

By Jesse Bouman The social media industry has been maturing over the past few years. Brands are really starting to accept it as a marketing medium and social media marketers are becoming more savvy and creative when it comes to connecting with audiences. There are much fewer charlatans running around, calling themselves “Gurus” and dispensing […]

By on August 3, 2012


StartUp Financially Healthy

By Sarah Stockdale Accounting sucks. OK, that was a bold statement. Let me rephrase: accounting is a source of pain for most small business owners. So, like most people, they take that pain and ignore it because it stresses them out. They shove it in a shoebox somewhere in their office and hope it goes […]

By on July 13, 2012


eMinutes is Forming 500 Free Corporations for First-time Entrepreneurs

By Under30CEO For nearly twenty years, the lawyers at eMinutes have formed corporations for A-list celebrities, musicians, and athletes. Now, eMinutes has embarked on a mission to form 500 free corporations for first-time entrepreneurs. Free means free. eMinutes is even paying the filing fees. For first-time entrepreneurs who have not yet formed a corporation, eMinutes […]

By on June 7, 2012


Be the Star of Your Own Business

By Aaron Benay The great playwright and screenwriter David Mamet once said: “Life in the movie business is like the beginning of a new love affair: it’s full of surprises, and you’re constantly getting f*cked.” After more than 10 years in the entertainment business, I understand why Mamet won a Pulitzer—because his observations are not […]

By on May 6, 2012


Get Messy . . . so you can clean it up.

By Brandon Broadstone Design is a process of creativity that functions with ingenuity. Sometimes, the regular routine creates the best work. Other times, design requires mixing it up. Hitting some extremes. Getting very, very messy, and then coming back to reality to clean it up. In the world of design, getting messy is simple: it’s […]

By on April 6, 2012