The 8-Step Battle Plan to Succeed as an Entrepreneur by Jason Saltzman
Jan01

The 8-Step Battle Plan to Succeed as an Entrepreneur by Jason Saltzman

Being an entrepreneur is hard as hell. There’s no handbook on creating something out of nothing. There are plenty of books from thought leaders, but nothing that truly connects the dots. I’ve been self-employed since the age of 17 (aside from selling candy in elementary school with my buddy, Dave Cushman) and in my experience with the startup community as the CEO of AlleyNYC, I work with tons of entrepreneurs. I really see...

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50 Reasons to Start Your Own Business
Jan01

50 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Some people are destined to be entrepreneurs. From the time they get through school, or maybe even before that, they’re hungry to start a business and lead it to success, and they’ll stop at nothing to make that dream a reality. For others, starting a business is a scary, intimidating notion. There are too many unknowns to take the plunge. But if you’re considering becoming an entrepreneur, don’t forget all the benefits that go along...

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Where The Jobs Will Be By 2016
Nov04

Where The Jobs Will Be By 2016

One of the hardest decision any college student makes is what to major in. The fallout from the current tough economic times will likely be felt for many years to come. Because of this the job market may have changed considerably since you first thought of a major. The Bureau of Labor Statistics current “Occupations Outlook Handbook” gives us a glimpse of job market may look like by 2016. It will be interesting to see if the next...

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Why It’s Time to Bring Manufacturing Back Home to the U.S. by Thomas Roemer
Sep18

Why It’s Time to Bring Manufacturing Back Home to the U.S. by Thomas Roemer

In the last decade, we’ve lost millions of manufacturing jobs to outsourcing. According to U.S. News and World Report,  there are now 5.1 million fewer American manufacturing jobs than in 2001. The lure of low wages, tax advantages, and other cost savings has made for a seemingly straightforward calculus, and manufacturer after manufacturer, supported by intricate spreadsheets, has abandoned ship, until offshoring has become the...

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The Problems with Business Incubators, and How to Solve Them
Sep18

The Problems with Business Incubators, and How to Solve Them

There is a very real knowledge gap in the early stage start-up game, on both sides of the table. First-time entrepreneurs lack the seasoning to captain a steady ship through turbulent waters. Inexperienced friends and family and, increasingly, crowd sourced investors lack the ability to gauge the viability of a business, or to mentor naive entrepreneurs. This knowledge gap, I have come to believe, is best filled by savvy incubators....

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