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How to 'Act Big' in an Industry of Giants1:49

ConnectOne Bank CEO Frank Sorrentino describes the challenges of being a startup bank and the steps his company took to maintain a large presence.

What to Do About Ageism in Tech

At 30 years old, Mobile Roadie founder Michael Schneider says he's "old" for the tech industry.TK

The Biggest Bootstrapping Mistakes

NewME accelerator founder Angela Benton explains how you can avoid common mistakes made when bootstrapping.

Survival Tips for New (and Lonely) Entrepreneurs

Inc. contributing editor Geoffrey James lists a few strategies entrepreneurs can use to survive the often lonely entrepreneurial journey.

Raising Money Isn't Easy. Here Are 2 Big Things You Need to Know

Sageworks founder Brian Hamilton explains how to approach the major milestones in the fundraising process.

The Best Way to Increase Your Team's Productivity

Kiva president Premal Shah says you can achieve much greater workplace productivity by igniting your employees passion for their work.

Steve Blank: The Key to Startup Success? 'Get Out of the Building'

Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank explains how entrepreneurs fail when they wait too long to gauge real customer interest in their products.

How to Develop an Entrepreneur's Mindset

NewMe accelerator founder Angela Benton describes how to make a shift from the corporate world into entrepreneurship.

How to Be Insanely Passionate About Your Work

Kiva president Premal Shah explains how he found his passion working in the slums of India, during a sabbatical from his job at PayPal.

How Your Mentors Can Bolster Your Company

Jessica Johnson, president of Johnson Securities Bureau, explains how lifelong mentors can help guide and facilitate growth in your career and your business.

How to Sell Your Product for 5 Times More Than Everyone Else

Manduka CEO Sky Meltzer explains how he justifies selling $100 yoga mats in a market fixed at a $20 price point.

How the Economic Crisis Changed Reed's Natural Sodas

Reed's founder Chris Reed explains how the 2008 economic slowdown actually helped him focus the company on what's really important.

The Smart Way to Finance Your Business

Sageworks founder Brian Hamilton explains the questions you need to answer before you seek capital.

How to Truly Differentiate Your Product

Reed's Inc. founder Chris Reed describes why creating a really unique product is a more successful, and exciting, waym to conquer a market.

IOS or Android: Where to Build Your App First?

MobileRoadie CEO Michael Schneider explains which mobile operating system you should start building your app for.

GoDaddy Founder on the Major Downside of Going Public

GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons describes the headaches that come with taking a company public.

The Most Common Mistakes Women Make in Business

Leadership advisor Anese Cavanaugh describes how women leaders need to change in order to shine.

What Low-Budget Travel Has to Do With Starting a Business

Sama group founder Leila Janah explains how years of low-budget travel helped her identify the businesses she wanted to start.

The Power of Presence to Improve Your Leadership

Leadership advisor Anese Cavanaugh explains how to inspire people who work for you--or make them feel like hostages.

The Secret to Getting Your Product on Store Shelves

Ken Austin explains how he was able to get Tequila Avion, the spirits brand he founded, into stores and bars.

How to Start a Business in a Developing Country

Sama group founder Leila Janah explains what she's learned about navigating the business culture in Kenya and other parts of Africa.

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