For about a decade now, people have been slamming California as being one of the least business-friendly states in the Union.
The refrain goes something like this: taxes are too high, Sacramento too dysfunctional, pollution too suffocating.
And there is definitely something to this. More
Tax time is annoying enough without the IRS knocking on your door or sending you a stern letter saying they think you’re trying to pull a fast one.
But the IRS has audits for a reason—so that everyone pays their fair share. More
Yesterday, Yahoo announced it bought a startup called Summly. Summly made a news aggregation app. According to All Things D, Yahoo paid $30 million – 90% cash. More
How often have you bought a product based solely on an ad or a jingle? The truth is, prospects are rarely converted to customers based on bombardment strategies. The more effective strategy is to find potential customers who are already actively seeking the solution you’re offering.
Elizabeth Denny owns an art gallery—and a super-rad one at that. If you’re not already convinced that she’s impossibly cool, then you will be by the end of this Q&A. Oh, and you’ll definitely want to check out Denny Gallery—and shake the girl’s hand—stat. More
“Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell zoomed past their $2 million in 30 days Kickstarter goal to receive all of the needed funds in just ten hours! More
In many ways, entrepreneurs are the new rock stars. Billionaire entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg are huge celebrities, and a big part of his story is that he dropped out of of Harvard, like Bill Gates before him.
More and more students are starting to see college as unnecessary.
I’m the last person you’d imagine striking out on her own. I’ve always liked the camaraderie of having like-minded colleagues, the comfort of getting a paycheck every two weeks, and funding my retirement with a 401k. Need I add that I’m extremely risk-averse? More
Would you start a business with your best friend? It’s tempting. You see eye-to-eye on so many things—maybe you even share a passion for a business idea.
But is it worth the risk of losing your shirt, your BFF—or both? More
While most of you were watching re-runs of Miracle On 34th St over the holidays, my partners and I were fundraising.
In thirteen days we raised three million dollars. Sound like a fairy tale? That’s because it is. More
I started my company in 2009. I had just graduated from Johnson & Wales University and got hired in the height of the recession at my not-so-dream job. I was grateful to have a job, but knew I needed something else to put energy into. So, I started a business with my friend Alex*. More
A few months ago I jumped off a cliff.
That’s how everyone describes it and it’s absolutely true. The day I put in my notice to leave my full-time, well-paying job to start my own company, I was both terrified and excited; I was confident, except when my heart would start pounding and my inner voice would start screaming at me, “Are you CRAZY?! What on Earth do you think you are doing?” Reactions from friends and family were mixed. My family remains skeptical, while some friends and acquaintances told me they were inspired and impressed by the fact I was able to take such a step. Others simply smiled and said, “Oh, that’s so interesting. I hope everything works out.” More
Question from a college senior: I am considering dropping an undergrad honors thesis in order to work a full-time employment (along with classes) in my last semester. Am I screwing over future-me by not finishing the thesis? I have no PhD plans.
No, I don’t think you’re harming yourself at all. I didn’t do an undergrad honors thesis. I was a philosophy major, and in philosophy, there’s no point in getting a masters unless it’s a bump on the way to a PhD and you want philosophy to be your entire life. More
It’s Christmas Day, and no matter your own religion or lack thereof, you almost certainly have the day off work. The post office is closed, the stock market is closed, the mall is closed. But that doesn’t mean everyone is off work today. Many McDonald’s restaurants will be open, for one. And plenty of white-collar workers will be using the day to get a leg up on the competition while you and I sit around in pajamas with family. Here are 7 real-life Bob Cratchits who are toiling away today, accompanied by photos of the Christmas movies they’re missing out on watching. More