Entrepreneur2015

To get the world to fund your startup, start with your...

Peisy Ting’s relationship with crowdfunding began more than two years ago, when the Malaysian citizen quit her job in advertising. “I started to feel burnt out," she...

Here’s what it will take to be your own boss

"It's useful to remember that you’re going to fail," says Evan Burfield, co-founder of the small-business incubator 1776, in Washington. Anticipating setbacks, he said, builds an...

Dream of owning a restaurant? Get a truck, and other recipes...

Martin Setiantoko attended culinary school in Malang, Indonesia, and dreamed of opening his own restaurant. When he moved to New York at 24 with only...

A perfect time for young entrepreneurs

This article is part of Entrepreneurs: The Next Generation, a ShareAmerica series written in simplified English and designed to help you develop your business vocabulary....

From carpet weaver to CEO

Masooma Habibi wove carpets. Now she heads an electrical-engineering company. Andeisha Farid grew up in refugee camps. Today her nonprofit group educates orphans and...
Waqas Ali and Sidra Qasim inspecting shoes (Courtesy of Markhor)

Do you know who made your shoes?

Lahore, Pakistan, is renowned for the skill of its shoemakers. But that ancient craft seemed bound for extinction as cheap imported shoes flooded the...
Sergey Brin and Diane von Fürstenberg, seated, in electronic headwear (AP Images)

America’s most successful entrepreneurs aren’t all from America

Googol. It means the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. It  also inspired the name of a certain search engine you may know: Google....
A woman stares up at a chalkboard above her with speech bubbles suggesting all the advice for businesswomen available today

Advice for businesswomen: the good and the bad

An estimated 126 million women started or were running a new business in 2012, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report (GEM). Have your...