Entrepreneurial

Exclusive: Entrepreneurs vow to create 1,000 jobs in two days

September 21, 2010

By the time he was 30, Dan Bliss had started 10 businesses, employing hundreds of people. Now he wants to help other entrepreneurs create jobs.

A startup financing strategy that works

By Reuters Staff
September 20, 2010

– Kenneth H. Marks is the founder and managing partner of Raleigh, North Carolina-based High Rock Partners. He is also the lead author of the “Handbook of Financing Growth”. The views expressed are his own. –

Small businesses need cash, not rhetoric

September 16, 2010

– George A. Cloutier, a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the founder and CEO of American Management Services, one of the Nation’s largest turnaround and management services firms specializing in small and mid-size companies. He is also the author of the bestselling book, “Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing”. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Big business pipeline for small business

September 14, 2010

CORRECTED: the Universal College Application was created by ApplicationsOnline LLC and not the NCAA as was previously stated.

Are turnkey hospitals possible?

September 13, 2010

Jon Weiner envisions a day when he can quickly build a new hospital utilizing American best practices and state-of-the-art technology anywhere in the world. While our experts were excited by Weiner’s healthcare concept they were mixed on his ability to ultimately pull it off.

Entrepreneurship void felt in Jackson Hole

September 9, 2010

– Jeff Bussgang is a general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School. He is the author of “Mastering the VC Game” and writes the blog “Seeing Both Sides”. The following is an abridged version of a blog that originally appeared on PE Hub. The views expressed are his own. –

Michigan launches “world’s largest” startup competition

September 2, 2010

The proliferation of startup incubator or accelerator programs has made it tough for most to stand out among the crowd. So the way the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition chose to do it, is by offering what it claims is the “world’s largest” cash award – $500,000 – to the winning business pitch.

RatePoint taking aim at Yelp?

August 31, 2010

Customer reviews can be crucial to a small business, especially in a climate where consumers are trying to make smarter decisions about their purchases. It’s no surprise then that review sites such as Yelp, Local and Mahalo have flourished over the last few years.

Online backup crucial for small businesses

By Reuters Staff
August 27, 2010

– Vance Checketts is the VP of Operations for online storage company Mozy. The opinions expressed are his own. –