entrepreneurship

Measure Your Company's Way to Success

Successfully starting and running a business requires an owner to monitor the right numbers that show its health and warn of problems on the horizon.

Mom and Pop Businesses that Made It Big

It's National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, a day to honor family-run businesses. But they don't all stay small: Some popular national brands grew out of humble beginnings.

Will SXSW Reveal the Next Technology Trend?

SXSW opened up big doors for Twitter, but do all businesses that get accolades at the festival go on to greatness? We look back at past award winners to see how they fared.

5 Ways Rich People Think Differently From the Rest of Us

After three decades of interviewing self-made millionaires, Steve Siebold, author of "How Rich People Think," has concluded that the wealthy just think differently about money than the middle class. Here are five examples of what he learned:

The Biggest Trap Facing New Entrepreneurs

Millions of Americans have unleashed their inner entrepreneur by seeking to start their own businesses. But in doing so, many don't realize some of the hidden dangers that can newly self-employed people right where it hurts most: in the wallet.

Could This Radical College Change the World Economy?

At EARTH University, students don't produce papers. They produce produce -- organically grown crops they harvest and sell -- along with other entrepreneurial agricultural products. Is this hands-on education in working the soil and changing the world a model for a better future.

Entrepreneurship Begins in the Classroom, Study Finds

A new study by Babson College found "overwhelming evidence" that even just a few elective courses in entrepreneurship can inspire students to later launch their own businesses, a result that puts another dent in the old argument that entrepreneurship cannot be taught.

Entrepreneurship 101: A Guide for New College Grads

Today's challenging job market has many recent college grads contemplating the entrepreneurial life. Some have dabbled in self-employment, but most will going into it essentially relying on instinct. So we asked some experienced entrepreneurs what every would-be small businessperson needs to know.

Career Risk-Taking Hits a New Low, Thanks to the Still-Weak Economy

Whether it was a fresh startup or a fresh start, fewer Americans seemed willing to take career risks last year, according to a new report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The percentage of job-seekers starting their own businesses or relocating for new positions fell to historic lows in 2010.