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11 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Failures

By | Oct 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Ask any entrepreneur and they will say they have learned a lot. And while success is a big part of growing as an entrepreneur, nothing helps you grow faster than failure. The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) asked 11 entrepreneurs to share some of their…


20 Ways to Blow Up Your Company with Jason Mendelson [Video]

By | Oct 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

As a new founder, it’s hard to imagine all the ways it’s possible to completely mess up your company. However, mistakes, screw-ups and failures happen every day – they key is to learn from them. At least, that’s what Jason Mendelson has learned in his …


7 Tricks to Help You Bounce Back from Failure

By | Sep 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm

In the crowded technology world, being successful is hard. With an incredibly saturated market of driven entrepreneurs and only so much capital to go around, it’s difficult to establish yourself. Fortunately, as many startup founders know, failure is just the first step …


Pivoting: The Fine Line Between Persistence and Stupidity

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm

The best coaches always have a pregame strategy. They watch film, scout, and devise the plan they think has the best chance of beating their competitors. The same logic applies to running a business. You have ideas, strategies, and a plan of attack. Unfortunately, the…


6 Reasons Most Mobile App Startups Fail

By | Sep 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It might seem to be a bit too difficult to believe but most startups investing in mobile app development are not able to make profits or even break even. The number of mobile apps are growing, but the revenue from each are falling. Why…


Are These the Top 50 Startup Failures of All Time?

By | Sep 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Anywhere between 70 and 90 percent of all startups eventually fail – it’s a sad fact, but it’s a reality that has to be accepted before you jump into this career path. Some, however, fail bigger than others; big-profile startup failures where companies have…


Richard Branson’s 5 Lessons on Failure 

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

You can’t run a company for nearly 50 years without some massively spectacular failures, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has certainly seen his share. Maybe you’ve heard of the defunct Virgin Cola, but what about Virgin Brides? (A somewhat judgmental name for a…


18 Startup Mistakes That Lead to Failure [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

In a 2006 essay written by Y Combinator’s Paul Graham, he lays out the eighteen startup mistakes that lead to, well, startup failure. Setting aside the obvious issue of making a product or service that people don’t even want, Graham talks about other mistakes that …


For Startup Success in 2015, Watch Out For These Top 20 Reasons for Startup Failure

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

For most, startup failure is inevitable. It’s a harsh reality to face, but it’s a reality that you have to acknowledge before fully jumping into the startup world. Resources vary, but anywhere between 70 percent to 90 percent of all startups eventually fail –…


3 Ways To Overcome Failure In Sales

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

Many people who dislike sales have this opinion because of the fear of rejection. And while failure is a part of every job, in sales you typically have more failure than success. You must be brave to be on the front lines and sell. This…


Startups: 3 Ways to Extend Your Runway and Avoid Burning Cash

By | Nov 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

According to a recent venture capitalist database survey, most startups run into problems because there is simply no demand for their product. But the second most common cause of startup failure is “ran out of cash”. If you’re running a startup that has a fit in…


9 Best Things We Learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Town Hall Meeting

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his first public town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California yesterday, where he spent some time answering questions from people across the world. From the questions regarding his thoughts on apple-tinis to more serious …


3 Keys To Being a Great Storyteller

By | Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to share my story as an entrepreneur at my alma mater, The University of San Diego. Excited about the opportunity, I took time to find trends in what made great storytellers. Researching over 30 amazing speakers,…