Each week, our editors round up the most compelling entrepreneurial news and advice. Here are this week’s highlights.
One Sure-fire Way to Be a Better Leader
Introducing a new column by author and coaching expert Bruna Martinuzzi, called “Business by the Book.” Her column will be dedicated to improving your emotional intelligence, business etiquette, work-life balance and more. Plus: Get more leadership tips.
Obama’s Plans for Small Business
In his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama uttered the words “small business’’ just a few times, but his so-called “blueprint” to bolster the economy and create new jobs offered glimmers of help for businesses big and small. Plus: Read more small-business news.
Would You Buy Diapers From Jessica Alba?
Actress Jessica Alba last week launched a startup called The Honest Company, dedicated to selling eco-friendly products like diapers, bath and skin products and household cleaning products. Plus: Read more on startups.
Eric Ries: Are You Wasting Your Time?
The Lean Startup author, who’s also an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard, says in a new interview that most of the energy put into startups is, frankly, a waste. Plus: Get more tips on innovation.
The 3 Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn
Erik Michielsen, who interviews entrepreneurs for a living, shares some of the standout takeaways that have stuck with him and that he believes to be the keys to success. Plus: Get more advice on growth strategies.