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Sex Toys Founder Explains Why Her Workers Are Happy And Productive

Sex Toys Founder Explains Why Her Workers Are Happy And Productive

By Vivian Giang It's hard enough to maintain professionalism at the workplace, but it may be even more difficult when you work in a sexually charged environment. And Patty Brisben, founder of Pure Romance, a company that sells intimate feminine products, told us she's "seen it all." Read More »

I'm A Successful Entrepreneur But Might Get Deported

I'm A Successful Entrepreneur But Might Get Deported

By Jose Pagliery NEW YORK -- It happens every time Celso Mireles, a tech consultant who runs a successful business in Phoenix, hops into his pickup truck and drives past a police car. His stomach turns. His chest tightens. He could be deported any minute. Mexican-born Mireles, 25, is among nearly 2 million... Read More »

Why Some People Are Almost Always Successful

Why Some People Are Almost Always Successful

By Kris Ruby What does true entrepreneurial success look like? Is it by number of books sold, number of columns secured, number of press hits, number of blog subscribers, or revenue? I asked ten rock star entrepreneurs: How have you defined your success as an entrepreneur so far? And what is your advice to... Read More »

12 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

12 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Some of the most admired companies are relatively young tech companies, like Facebook and Google. But do you have what it takes to work at a startup? What is the one quality you really need in order to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment? We asked some leading entrepreneurs. Read More »

Is 'Ugly Baby' Syndrome Holding You Back At Work?

Is 'Ugly Baby' Syndrome Holding You Back At Work?

By Shama Kabani Being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed: Everyone has a piece of advice to "gift" you with. Some of it is helpful ("Hire people who have a proven track record"); some isn't ("Don't be an entrepreneur, you'll never have a life!"). Some advice will be just plain weird ("Spray your... Read More »

Want A Job At The Next Facebook? 15 Ways To Get Hired By A Hot Startup

Want A Job At The Next Facebook? 15 Ways To Get Hired By A Hot Startup

Many people dream of working at the next Facebook or Google, a startup that is destined to be the next big thing. But what does it really take to get hired by a hot startup? Here are 15 tips from leading entrepreneurs: Read More »

12 Traits Workers Need To Succeed In A Startup

12 Traits Workers Need To Succeed In A Startup

With Facebook about to mint a whole new bunch of gazillionaires, you might wonder: Should you try to get a job at a startup? Before you send out a blitz of resumes, though, you need to consider whether you have what it takes to succeed in such an entrepreneurial environment. We asked some top entrepreneurs, and... Read More »

Why World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Shuns Life Of Luxury

Why World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Shuns Life Of Luxury

By Marcus Wohlsen SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Dustin Moskovitz is by many accounts the world's youngest self-made billionaire. But the 27-year-old isn't sipping champagne in the Caribbean. Instead he's thrown himself back into San Francisco's startup mix, even... Read More »

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Too Immature To Be CEO?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Too Immature To Be CEO?

By Matt Egan He may be leading a soon-to-be-public company that employs more than 3,000 people and is valued at $100 billion, but Mark Zuckerberg isn't your father's CEO. Through his management style and decision making -- especially the decision to leave the board out of a recent $1 billion purchase --... Read More »

America's Last Recession-Proof Job?

America's Last Recession-Proof Job?

By Melanie Hicken, BusinessInsider Shopping at Whole Foods on a recent Sunday afternoon, Lisa Ronis spotted the perfect additions to her business's inventory. But Ronis was not a chef scouting fresh produce or a sommelier seeking a rare Chardonnay. As a professional matchmaker, Ronis had her eye set on... Read More »

From Bureaucrat To Cufflink Maker: How I Turned A Hobby Into A Job

From Bureaucrat To Cufflink Maker: How I Turned A Hobby Into A Job

Donald Trump may have turned getting fired into a national catchphrase though his "Apprentice" TV show franchise, but for the average worker, there's little that's entertaining about being told, "You're fired." Just ask Anthony Bostic. Five years ago, he was dismissed from his job as director of relocation... Read More »

My Eureka Moment: From Lawyer To Greek Chef

My Eureka Moment: From Lawyer To Greek Chef

By Adam Kaufman NEW YORK – Rona Economou methodically chops feta cheese and drips... Read More »

How To Make $39,000 By Testing Sex Toys At Home

How To Make $39,000 By Testing Sex Toys At Home

It's a work-from-home job that some people would love. Every week, a box full of the latest sex toy technology lands on your doorstep. You try the toys, rate them, and are compensated over $39,000 a year. This is the workaday of 24-year-old Nat Garvey, reports The Sun, a British woman who tests out all the... Read More »

10 Startup Setbacks And How To Solve Them For Good

10 Startup Setbacks And How To Solve Them For Good

What is one common issue that you have faced with startup hires and how have you rectified the situation? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship... Read More »

11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Celebrates 200th Edition Of His Newspaper

11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Celebrates 200th Edition Of His Newspaper

The local paper has been struggling for some time now. Gannett announced last month that it was installing a pay wall on its 82 daily papers. The Journal Register Company, which publishes over 150 newspapers in the Northeast, filed for bankruptcy in 2009. But one local paper in south Boulder just celebrated... Read More »

Are You Ready To Launch Your Business?

Are You Ready To Launch Your Business?

By Abbie Davies Steinbacher I often get asked what the hardest part of being an entrepreneur is. While there are many challenges that come along with being an entrepreneur, from my experience as founder of the kids yoga company, My First Yoga, I believe that the single hardest part is just getting started.... Read More »

9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

By Justin Thompson Tax season is upon us, with less than two months to go until the April 17th deadline. Last year at this time I was a contract employee, and I remember the hassle of having to go through my taxes. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I did listen to my mother's sage advice... Read More »

The Truth Is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs

The Truth Is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Mitt Romney says they're "job creators" and vows to come to their aid as president. Newt Gingrich visited them on his "jobs and growth" bus tour. President Barack Obama calls them "the engine of our economy." Read More »

My Eureka Moment: From Wall Streeter to Urban Farmer

My Eureka Moment: From Wall Streeter to Urban Farmer

By Adam Kaufman NEWARK, N.J. -- The 5- and 6-year-olds in the cafeteria at St. Philip's... Read More »

How Do I Start A Business And Still Have A Personal Life?

How Do I Start A Business And Still Have A Personal Life?

I'm having trouble balancing being the founder of a startup and having a dating life. Can you give me some tips for making dating a priority while also being so immersed in a business that needs me? -- Lisa T., Brooklyn, NY Read More »

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