These are the US startups that Russian investors are backing

A taxi-hailing app. A transplant device developer. An online mortgage provider. Those businesses may have little in common, but one shared thread is that U.S. startups in these sectors have all secured large funding rounds led by Russia-based investors. They’re not alone. Over the past seven years, Russia-based strategic and venture investors have participated in […]

5 Ways to Grow and Build Trust

From your creditors to your employees, good business relationships are built on trust. Can the people who depend on you, confidently rely on you to treat them fairly? Once you have proven your dependability, they will make allowances for you and extend their level cooperation. This is essential to your business success. How much will […]

Everyone Starts at Zero: 5 Ways to Jumpstart From the Bottom

Everyone starts at the bottom. Everyone. There is a cliché that says, when you are at your lowest, the only way to go is up. Whether you want to better your financial standing, have a healthier lifestyle or improve your relationships, anything is possible, even if you have hit rock bottom. There is a misconception […]

Steve Jobs: An Extraordinary Career

“We started out to get a computer in the hands of everyday people, and we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.”-Steve Jobs Steve Jobs‘ vision of a “computer for the rest of us” sparked the PC revolution and made Apple an icon of American business. But somewhere along the way, Jobs’ vision got clouded — some […]

4 Keys To Being A More Effective Entrepreneur

It may not seem like it, but it’s true. Growing a successful business requires hard effort, grit, and ingenuity. There are many obstacles that will stand in the way of you and your dreams. Fortunately, building a thriving enterprise isn’t impossible. If you develop the right habits, you can overcome each challenge that you face. […]

Navigating the startup scene in China

Startups have been blossoming in mainland China in recent years. Among the various realms of startup businesses, those pertaining to shared economy and artificial intelligence have seen the fastest growth. Mobile payments, meanwhile, is one area where China has already made a name for itself. Singapore’s leader, Lee Hsien-loong, once remarked that the city-state has […]

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible arguments, but ignore how consolidation could be good, even great, […]

Female-Focused Coworking Space to Open in Maine

A new wave of female-focused coworking spaces are popping up around the country. And Portland, Maine will soon join New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Diego in the wave. Founder Heather Ashby will launch the new coworking space, CoworkHERS later this year. She feels traditional coworking spaces, while not bad for women, don’t always offer a space that’s […]