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10 Trends That Could Change Your Business

From crowdsourced shopping to mancessories to new ways to get green: The 10 trends that will define opportunity next year.

Are You Ready to Launch?

Three key questions to ask yourself before you start your own business

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.

The Four Keys to Raising Capital

Address these four points clearly and confidently, and your investors are likely to buy in.

Success Stories

Get inspired by these entrepreneurs who have taken their idea and made it a success.
Biz Stone to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: If You're Not Emotionally Invested, Don't Do It

Biz Stone to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: If You're Not Emotionally Invested, Don't Do It

by Nina Zipkin
For our series, 'If I Knew Then,' the Twitter co-founder and Jelly Industries CEO says that while success isn't guaranteed with emotional investment, you're more likely to fail without it.
February 26, 2015
Don't Be Afraid to Start a Second Company in an Unrelated Industry

Don't Be Afraid to Start a Second Company in an Unrelated Industry

by Evrim Oralkan
Diversification through starting another business can strengthen your financial outlook and entrepreneurial spirit.
February 23, 2015
6 Leaders Share the Secrets to SaaS Startup Success

6 Leaders Share the Secrets to SaaS Startup Success

by Aaron Orendorff
From being the face of your startup to not just focusing on the freemium model, six leaders share what it takes to make it.
February 20, 2015
Invite Serendipity With Strategy

Invite Serendipity With Strategy

by Jurgen Appelo
An entrepreneur suggests that strangers who extend an offer to meet over coffee should be sure to clarify a purpose.
February 19, 2015
10 Ways to Discover Customer Sentiment About Your Business

10 Ways to Discover Customer Sentiment About Your Business

by John Rampton
Random complaints or compliments are no substitute for systematically keeping tabs what your customers have to say.
February 13, 2015
5 Valuable Concepts I Learned Working for a Multibillion-Dollar Firm

5 Valuable Concepts I Learned Working for a Multibillion-Dollar Firm

by Rob Biederman
A startup CEO describes how his experience at Bain Capital shaped the way he approaches business.
February 12, 2015
Mastermind James Altucher Reveals His Secret to Success

Mastermind James Altucher Reveals His Secret to Success

by Lewis Howes
The serial entrepreneur, author and angel investor opens up about investing, podcasting and predicting the future.
February 12, 2015
Stop Worrying About Everyone Stealing Your Idea

Stop Worrying About Everyone Stealing Your Idea

by Jessica Alter
Just like shark attacks are extremely rare, so is getting your ideas stolen.
February 10, 2015
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: Real Winners Say 'Hit Me Again'

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: Real Winners Say 'Hit Me Again'

by Lauren Covello
The real-estate mogul and startup investor knows how to fail -- and she's not afraid to do it.
February 5, 2015
The Right Tools for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The Right Tools for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

by Peter Gasca
A creators of a successfully-funded tool box offer tips and insights for how to launch a successful product that grabs the attention of the crowd.
February 2, 2015
5 Things 'America's Most Dangerous Underdog' Can Teach Us About Success

5 Things 'America's Most Dangerous Underdog' Can Teach Us About Success

by Phil Dumontet
The most successful athletes are driven by the desire to accomplish their goals and hit new personal records, something business leaders should also be doing.
February 2, 2015
Don't Be the Cheapest, Be the Best

Don't Be the Cheapest, Be the Best

by Mike Templeman
When pricing your product or service, instead of sweating the pennies, look at how you can charge more by offering a better quality experience for your customer.
January 30, 2015

5 Reasons Why Being Unrealistic Is a Good Strategy

by Zach Cutler
Throw reality out the window and start dreaming. It just may lead you to greatness.
January 29, 2015
The Story of a CEO Who Grew Up on Food Stamps

The Story of a CEO Who Grew Up on Food Stamps

by Chelsea Berler
A businesswoman shares lessons from her hard climb -- from humble beginnings in North Dakota to running an Alabama marketing agency.
January 29, 2015
Show Your Competitive Edge Without Knocking Your Rivals

Show Your Competitive Edge Without Knocking Your Rivals

by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Do more than down your rivals. This video shows you how to stand apart using your merits.
January 27, 2015
Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back

Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back

by Stephen Key
Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.
January 23, 2015
3 Relatively Unknown, But Successful Founders Who Prove Entrepreneurship Is Open to All

3 Relatively Unknown, But Successful Founders Who Prove Entrepreneurship Is Open to All

by Adam Toren
Think being an epic entrepreneur is only open to the elite few? Here are three entrepreneurs who prove it's a lifestyle for anyone.
January 22, 2015
What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.

What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.

by Tanya Benedicto Klich
As you examine your industry and competitors, identify your competitive edge.
January 19, 2015
Non-Disclosures Can Protect Your Idea, or Destroy It

Non-Disclosures Can Protect Your Idea, or Destroy It

by Martin Zwilling
Here are six considerations of when to sign an agreement with investors or other interested parties.
January 16, 2015
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