Entrepreneurial

Startup develops astrological algorithm to predict romance

February 14, 2011

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If astrology can be used to predict such things as stock market crashes, surely it can help people make love connections. That was the thinking behind New York-based startup Moonit.com

What small business can learn from Jerry Seinfeld

By Guest Contributor
February 11, 2011

John Spence is the author of “Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action”. He is an award-wining professional speaker and corporate trainer. The views expressed are his own. –

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Kill the mortgage deduction and give it to entrepreneurs

February 11, 2011

Prospective home buyer Jessica Doctoroff (C) visits a condominium for sale with her real estate agent Brenda Bremis in Medford, Massachusetts April 2, 2009.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder  Somehow I don't think President Obama had the home-mortgage interest deduction in mind when he mentioned the U.S. tax code before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week.

Business tips from “The Demon” Gene Simmons

February 10, 2011

Gene Simmons – rocker, reality TV star and self-styled marketing genius – may be the shrewdest businessman to have donned face makeup and six-inch heels.

Stockton small business rankled by Forbes list

February 9, 2011

Misery loves company but not when it comes to the Forbes magazine list of “America’s Most Miserable Cities.”

Selling pickaxes during a gold rush

February 7, 2011

– Chris Dixon is co-founder of Hunch and founder of Founder Collective, and an investor in many early-stage companies like Skype and Foursquare. Previously he co-founded Siteadvisor, which was acquired by McAfee. This blog originally appeared on cdixon.org. The views expressed are his own. –

Online sports gaming startup eyes Super Bowl boost

February 6, 2011

Nic Sulsky hopes this weekend’s anticipated record Super Bowl television audience helps boost traffic to his online sports gaming startup.

Venture capitalists are not your friends

By Guest Contributor
February 4, 2011

– Steve Blank is a teacher, writer, and serial entrepreneur. He teaches at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Business School and at Columbia. He is the author of “The Four Steps to the Epiphany” and “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”. This article originally appeared on www.steveblank.com. The views expressed are his own. –

Egyptian-owned small businesses send aid

February 1, 2011

The way immigrant-owned small businesses sustain relatives back home is a testament to entrepreneurial ingenuity underscored as the political unrest unfolds in Egypt.

Startups – so easy a 12-year-old can do it

By Guest Contributor
February 1, 2011

– Steve Blank is a teacher, writer, and serial entrepreneur. He teaches at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Business School and at Columbia. He is the author of “The Four Steps to the Epiphany” and “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”. This article originally appeared on www.steveblank.com. The views expressed are his own. –