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How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

As the lone female founder of a bustling incubator, I’m approached by women who feel dispirited, restless, confused, and insecure about their ability to j... »

10 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

10 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

As a small business, you may think it’s impossible to get the word out about what you do. That’s no excuse. And you don’t need fads or gimmick... »

6 Tech Must-Haves for International Business Trips

6 Tech Must-Haves for International Business Trips

Business travel can go wrong in any number of ways. You could, say, spill coffee on the dress shirt you were planning to wear to an important meeting. Or you co... »

How Google Taught Itself Good Design

How Google Taught Itself Good Design

“I had just assumed that Google was hostile to designers,” says Matias Duarte one afternoon this summer. We’re in a drab Google conference roo... »

Apple Rolls Out iOS 7.0.2 to Fix Lock Screen Passcode Security Flaw

Apple Rolls Out iOS 7.0.2 to Fix Lock Screen Passcode Security Flaw

A minor update to iOS 7 was released today, fixing a bug that allowed those in the know to bypass the lock screen without entering a passcode and access some of... »

16 of the Best Mobile Apps Released in September

16 of the Best Mobile Apps Released in September

As September draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable mobile apps to hit our radar over the past month. Without f... »

10 Ways that iPads Are Transforming Retail

10 Ways that iPads Are Transforming Retail

Andrew Yates is the head of iOS at Buffer, a smarter way to share your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts. You can contact him on Twitter, where he is @ay8s. ... »

A Dutch Bookshop Goes Goth, In a 15th-Century Cathedral

A Dutch Bookshop Goes Goth, In a 15th-Century Cathedral

“Not much is really sacred,” Bob Dylan raspily mourned, citing “flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark” and other choice bits of consumerism as evidence. A... »

BlackBerry Looks Set to be Acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.7b

BlackBerry Looks Set to be Acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.7b

What a way to start the week! BlackBerry announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with a group led by Fairfax Financial, a shareholder with a 10 pe... »

NBC’s Iconic “Today Show” Rebrands, with a Cheerier Sunrise

NBC’s Iconic “Today Show” Rebrands, with a Cheerier Sunrise

For over 60 years, as certain as the rising of the sun that marks its logo, NBC’s Today show has risen along with America. So how do you go about redesign... »

iPhone 5s and 5c Sales Top 9m Over Apple’s Opening Weekend

iPhone 5s and 5c Sales Top 9m Over Apple’s Opening Weekend

With two new smartphones to show off this year, it’s not surprising to hear that initial sales for Apple’s next-generation iPhones have skyrocketed. A staggerin... »

3 Core Principles of Great Leadership

3 Core Principles of Great Leadership

A good leader makes inspiring speeches and has exciting ideas. But a great leader takes action. Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways and founder of Peters... »

Font Fail: Pepsi Teams Up with Rape?

Font Fail: Pepsi Teams Up with Rape?

It’s hard to imagine an advertising error greater than this one: Pepsi partnered with Japanese clothing company BAPE (A Bathing Ape) to cross-brand Pepsi ... »

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Ilan Nass is the Chief Marketing Strategist at Fueled, an award-winning mobile app design and development firm in New York City.  Microsoft today unveiled its n... »

5 Things VCs Want You to Know Before You Pitch

5 Things VCs Want You to Know Before You Pitch

A high-stakes pitch to a VC is generally a one-shot chance to sell your business, but wouldn’t it be great if you could have a couple of goes at it? Each time y... »

5 Tips to Enjoy Technology– Without It Taking Over Your Life

5 Tips to Enjoy Technology– Without It Taking Over Your Life

With a mind-blowing background in technology for someone so young — he worked with Fisker Automotive, the X Prize Foundation, and the Naval Research Labor... »

Company Culture: How to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Edge as You Grow

Company Culture: How to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Edge as You Grow

A company’s culture is like water: It’s an ecosystem that supports the life forms that occupy it. It adapts to those forms over time, and eventually turns into ... »

How to Get Your Team to Take More Risks

How to Get Your Team to Take More Risks

By now it’s a truism that if you want more creativity from your team you have to make sure they’re comfortable taking risks and failing. But, of course, most pe... »

The Business Plan that Always Works

The Business Plan that Always Works

Why is it that business plans never come to life? Why do almost all of them, once written, sit on a shelf and gather dust, while the futures they describe never... »

The Best Kind of Entrepreneur to Be

The Best Kind of Entrepreneur to Be

“Entrepreneur” is an awesome word. Many people, especially those for whom the corporate world is anathema, can’t imagine being anything but an... »

The First Version of Your Start-Up Should Embarrass You

The First Version of Your Start-Up Should Embarrass You

Once you’ve identified a real problem and done your research, start trying to solve it in the simplest way possible. Your first version should certainly e... »

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