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What Salary Does the Founder of Your Favorite Startup Get? Probably Not a Very High One

What Salary Does the Founder of Your Favorite Startup Get? Probably Not a Very High One

If you’re a startup founder, how much should you pay yourself? Not very much, according to data that Compass has shared with The Next Web. The company collected... »

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... »

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 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... »

How to Help Your Startup Turn a Profit in 4 SimpleSsteps

How to Help Your Startup Turn a Profit in 4 SimpleSsteps

Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc. His ... »

13 Ways to Master UX Testing for Your Startup

13 Ways to Master UX Testing for Your Startup

Perfecting your product’s user experience (UX) means creating something that people truly enjoy using, be it an app, gadget or multifaceted service. Look no fur... »

5 Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

5 Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

As we argued in one of our previous columns, coaching has become an essential component of leadership in the work place. Pragmatic leaders–those intereste... »

How We Created a Fake Vodka Brand to Promote Our Startup

How We Created a Fake Vodka Brand to Promote Our Startup

The month was January 2013. We had a product launch coming up in a little under three weeks – our events product. We decided that instead of having a launch par... »

Why Your Start-Up Stopped Growing

Why Your Start-Up Stopped Growing

What’s holding you back? Rob Ashkenas, managing partner of Shaffer Consulting, points out the root of the problem, and smart ways to fix it. Slowdowns are... »

Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work with You

Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work with You

How young businesses can develop relationships with companies such as Nike and Pepsi. Earlier this year, Kathryn Sheaffer made her daily commute to the Palo Alt... »

Your Elevator Pitch Stinks. Here’s How to Fix It

Your Elevator Pitch Stinks. Here’s How to Fix It

The old, boring elevator speech is dead. Finally. Use these four tips to create a pitch that doesn’t sound like an outdated sales speech. Since the 1950s,... »

Never Give Up? That Could Be a Mistake

Never Give Up? That Could Be a Mistake

Persistence is often the key to success–unless you’re chasing the wrong idea. A recent study examines how blind persistence can cloud your judgment.... »

7 Characteristics That Will Kill Your Start-up

7 Characteristics That Will Kill Your Start-up

Don’t let these common short-comings destroy your shot at a successful business. You are creative, resourceful, visionary, driven, and probably a touch hy... »

8 Start-Up Buzzwords to Avoid

8 Start-Up Buzzwords to Avoid

If you use any of these words, consider this your start-up slang intervention. Ninja / • noun, a person with advanced skills. As in, “Dave is our secret n... »

4 Signs Your Start-Up Needs an Exit Plan

4 Signs Your Start-Up Needs an Exit Plan

Ready to kiss your start-up goodbye? VC principal Geoff Lewis offers four ways to tell if you’re prime for the picking. Exit strategies are rarely mention... »

Tumblr Is New York’s Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year

Tumblr Is New York’s Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year

Who needs Silicon Valley? New York startups are proving that Silicon Valley isn’t the only place where monstrous tech companies can be made. In the past t... »

Make This Tiny Change to Meet Your Biggest Goals

Make This Tiny Change to Meet Your Biggest Goals

This year, when checking in with my New Year’s resolutions, I changed one way I’d been thinking. It might make all the difference for your business.... »

Student and Itching to do a Startup? How’d You Like to Spend the Summer in Silicon Valley?

Student and Itching to do a Startup? How’d You Like to Spend the Summer in Silicon Valley?

If you’re a student and aspiring startup founder, you’re going to want to pay close attention to the following. Startup Dream Team, started by Paris, France-bas... »

European Startups: Here’s How to (not) Raise Capital in the US

European Startups: Here’s How to (not) Raise Capital in the US

If you’re a European and work in tech in San Francisco, every summer you’ll be inundated with dozens of emails from friends, contacts and unknown European entre... »

How to Choose and Work With a Mentor

How to Choose and Work With a Mentor

  AS a small-business owner, you may feel isolated. Without a large organization’s resources, you may long for a sounding board for your frustrations and f... »

A Good Mentor Never Tramples on Big Dreams

A Good Mentor Never Tramples on Big Dreams

  Q. Do you remember the first time you were somebody’s boss? A. The first time was when I was probably about 16 or 17. We lived in Newfoundland, and I was... »

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