Topic: startups

Carrie Hammer Is Going To Revolutionize Your Work Wardrobe

Carrie Hammer Is Going To Revolutionize Your Work Wardrobe

If you haven’t heard of Carrie Hammer yet, we bet your work wardrobe has – and it’s going to be asking for her clothing line as a gift this season. Hammer, contributor to The Huffington Post’s style section and to StyleList.com, launched her self-titled, NYC-based clothing line CARRIE HAMMER in 2012 this year, delivering stylish professional wear to women with three versatile options: ready to wear, customization and made to measure. You can even choose the color, sleeve and length of your dress online. And, if you have a particular office environment, you can choose a dress that works for you, fitting your office dress code delivered in 3-4 weeks. Amazing, right? More »

Real Entrepreneurs Weigh In On Start-Ups: Silicon Valley

Real Entrepreneurs Weigh In On Start-Ups: Silicon Valley

Last night Start-Ups: Silicon Valley premiered in Bravo. The show follows a group of six Silicon Valley residents who range in ages from 26 to 32 and are bloggers, entrepreneurs, engineers, marketers and programmers for start-ups. If you thought you were going to be watching a show about the difficulties of starting a company in such a competitive landscape and innovative new technologies then you were wrong. After all, this is Bravo. Home of The Real Housewives of whatever franchise. The show is focusing on the social lives of these young people and it just happens to take place in a community that saw the mega success stories of tech geniuses like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates (which the cast will probably remind us of at least once every episode.)
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Hurricane Sandy Is Not An Excuse For Staying Home If You Work At A Tech Startup

Hurricane Sandy Is Not An Excuse For Staying Home If You Work At A Tech Startup

A little bit of rain (well actually quite more than a little bit of rain) isn’t going to keep the tech startup crowd from going to work. Though restaurants, Wall Street and other small business have all shut down, tech startups are still open. Due to cloud-based management systems, social enterprise tools and impenetrable servers, tech founders can work through natural disasters and even get ahead. More »

MSNBC Small Business Expert JJ Ramberg On Why She Loves Entrepreneurs

MSNBC Small Business Expert JJ Ramberg On Why She Loves Entrepreneurs

Did you know October is ‘Women in Small Business Month’? And what better way to celebrate this month than with J.J. Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s “Your Business,” the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners and co-author of It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business (available in stores now.) More »

Ex-Model And Shoptiques CEO Olga Vidisheva Tells Us Why She Doesn’t Believe in Networking

Ex-Model And Shoptiques CEO Olga Vidisheva Tells Us Why She Doesn't Believe in Networking

She came to the U.S. at the young age of 17 and supported herself by waitressing at a Japanese restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., a place she fell in love with when she moved there after her musician mother was asked to transfer from Russia to play piano in New Mexico. She says that this was a pivotal moment in her life, saying that “America is truly the land of opportunities.”
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3 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Say Do What They Did: Drop Out of College

3 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Say Do What They Did: Drop Out of College

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg all did the same thing. They ditched college to start their own businesses that, you know, essentially changed communication as we know it. But, it’s not just a boys club of short cuts to success. Remember the 20 year old CEO Stacey Ferreira we introduced you to who left NYU to launch MySocialCloud with financial backing from Sir Richard Branson? Well, she’s not the only one. More »

‘I Survived Launching A Startup With My Significant Other’

'I Survived Launching A Startup With My Significant Other'

Last week James Price, a serial tech entrepreneur that teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at Michigan’s Ross School of Business, wrote an article about how startup partners should write a prenup to divide up ownership of their business. He wrote:

“As with a marital prenup, negotiating such an agreement disciplines you as partners – at the beginning while you’re good friends and enthralled with your startup – to reason through what should happen if the partnership doesn’t hold together as planned. It’s a healthy thing to do. And if you design your prenup intelligently, you don’t have to anticipate every eventuality; you simply need to set up a thoughtful framework.”

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