• PODCASTS
    Now Hear This: Podcasts are Here to Stay

    2017 has been a year of widespread change, but if there’s one certainty in the world of media, it’s that podcasts are here to stay. Not only has ad revenue grown 85% year on year, but from 2012 to 2015 the sheer number of podcasts in existence has more than doubled. That’s no small feat, […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Las Vegas shooting: Police admit they are baffled by ‘psychopath’ Stephen Paddock’s motivation for killing spree

    Police are seeking clues to explain why a retiree with a penchant for gambling but no criminal record set up a sniper’s nest in a high-rise Las Vegas hotel and poured gunfire onto a concert below, slaying dozens of people before killing himself. The Sunday night shooting spree from a 32nd-floor window of the Mandalay Bay hotel, on […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    The Entrepreneurs Who Are Calling Time On Late Payments

    Late payments are a major threat to business/photo credit: Shutterstock Late payment is the scourge of the startup world, and one of the prime reasons why so many fail to survive beyond five years. Research carried out by the U.K.’s Federation of Small Businesses found the average delay in payments to small businesses and the […]

  • STARTUPS
    Why Art Business Incubators are Boosting Startups

    A new kind of retail incubator has emerged in recent years, providing support for arts-oriented start-ups. One example is the Cleveland Flea, which helps turn Northeast Ohio artists into retail entrepreneurs by offering support services, connections to suppliers, and market access. Some observers have argued that these incubators have led to a dramatic rise in the […]

  • Are entrepreneurs born or made?

    Are you a big picture thinker like Steve Jobs? Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is a dream that millions of people share. But what type of person do you have to be? Moreover, if you’re an investor, are some people better risks than others? How to be resilient: […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Americans Are Not Good Savers. These Entrepreneurs Are Helping Change That.

    Between rising costs and stagnant salaries, Americans are saving less than ever. The 2008 economic crisis is often blamed, but Americans have been saving less for quite some time now. Consumer trends and alternative credit options have convinced people that there are other ways of generating value in the short term, distracting them from the necessary habit of putting […]

  • STARTUPS
    How startups are using new approaches to tackle healthcare challenges in India

    Impact venture fund Unitus Seed Fund (USF) recently concluded the fourth edition of its StartHealth competition, a nationwide challenge to find, fund, and mentor healthcare startups. Out of nine finalists, the top two slots went to Bioscan Research and NanoSniff Technologies.  “Every entrepreneur’s journey is different. But one thing that’s common in all the entrepreneurial […]