Running a Startup City

To find out why Sioux Falls has become one of the country's hottest cities, we sat down with Mike Huether, a native South Dakotan who was recently reelected mayor of Sioux Falls.

Running a Startup City

Silicon Cities | Smart government

6 of the Greatest Company Comebacks in History

Here are 6 of the greatest company comebacks in the history of corporate America.

6 of the Greatest Company Comebacks in History

America at work

How Whitepages Thinks Like a Startup

Nearly two decades old, Whitepages is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, a rare feat for any business. What's its secret? We found out.

How Whitepages Thinks Like a Startup

True innovation

Q&A With 1776 Co-Founder Donna Harris

We sat down for an interview with Donna Harris, the co-founder and co-CEO of 1776, the Washington, D.C.-based global incubator and seed fund.

Q&A With 1776 Co-Founder Donna Harris

Creating opportunity | Top Performers

Two Marines Moving: How One Veteran Started His Own Business

After serving in the Marines, Nick Baucom wasn't sure where his career path would take him. It wasn't long, though, before he came up with an idea for a company that would become Two Marines Moving, his now-thriving business.

Two Marines Moving: How One Veteran Started His Own Business

America at work | Creating opportunity

The Financial Grade — Aiming for Straight A’s

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog Meet the 2015 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year – Eastern Regional Finalist: Charter School Business Management Charter School Businesses Management (CSBM) is a consultancy that helps charter schools build strong, fiscally solvent organizations. CSBM’s work has positively impacted more than 50,000 students and prevented more than 14 high-performing charter schools from closing their doors. How did the company get started? As the chief financial officer of a charter school in Brooklyn, Raj Thakkar learned an important lesson firsthand: While charter schools are managed by brilliant educators, these leaders often lack the know-how of running the business’ books. About 80% of charter schools are closed due to financial mismanagement, while only 20% are shuttered over academics. “I couldn’t stand how many charter schools were failing because of financial mismanagement; actually, one in seven are closed down,” Raj says, adding, “I […]

The Financial Grade — Aiming for Straight A’s

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