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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.
The Ultimate Guide to Staffing Your Wholesale Distribution Business

The Ultimate Guide to Staffing Your Wholesale Distribution Business

by Entrepreneur Press and Bridget McCrea
We'll show you who you need to hire, how to find them and how much to pay them.
November 25, 2014
Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help.

Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help.

by Peter Gasca
Working with others on a project is one of the most effective ways to move an idea forward.
November 21, 2014
The Navy SEAL's 10-Step Approach for Creating the Ultimate Business Plan

The Navy SEAL's 10-Step Approach for Creating the Ultimate Business Plan

by Jeff Boss
Similar to mission planning in special operations, there are myriad unknown factors that entrepreneurs must consider before they unleash a new product or service.
November 21, 2014
How a Kid in a Gang Became a Multi-Millionaire Entrepreneur

How a Kid in a Gang Became a Multi-Millionaire Entrepreneur

by Lewis Howes
At age 16 he was facing four years in prison. Now he's a successful entrepreneur, CEO and author.
November 19, 2014
How to Find the Inventory Sweet Spot in Wholesale Distribution

How to Find the Inventory Sweet Spot in Wholesale Distribution

by Entrepreneur Press and Bridget McCrea
Like Goldilocks, you need to find that 'just right' middle ground between too much stock and not enough products in order to generate profits. Follow these tips to keep your business in the black.
November 18, 2014
Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

by Peter Gasca
Delivering a great startup pitch is akin to performing an outstanding monologue. Follow these simple tips to give yours its highest impact.
November 13, 2014
The 5 Signals of Success, According to a Daily Show Alum and Clown 'Doctor'

The 5 Signals of Success, According to a Daily Show Alum and Clown 'Doctor'

by Bryan Elliott
Rob Corddry is not leading-man material, but he's totally OK with that. You too have to figure out your own metrics for success.
November 13, 2014
How Entrepreneurs Can Benefit From Frugal Experiments

How Entrepreneurs Can Benefit From Frugal Experiments

by Peter S. Cohan
Startups can snatch success from the jaws of failure by doing research on a shoestring.
November 12, 2014
8 Mindset Shifts Needed to Go From Older Employee to 'Silverpreneur'

8 Mindset Shifts Needed to Go From Older Employee to 'Silverpreneur'

by Maite Baron
Stop holding yourself back by referring to what you used to do. Instead be open to embracing the new.
November 11, 2014
The Best Location for Your New Wholesale Distribution Business

The Best Location for Your New Wholesale Distribution Business

by Entrepreneur Press and Bridget McCrea
Where you base your wholesale distribution business is a key decision. Here's what you'll need to keep in mind.
November 11, 2014
Meet the Producers Behind Indiegogo's Highest-Funded Film

Meet the Producers Behind Indiegogo's Highest-Funded Film

by Jason Ankeny
Rooster Teeth Productions is the innovative company behind the internationally popular online animation videos you haven't heard of...yet.
November 10, 2014
This Staging Service Can Make Your House a Hot Property

This Staging Service Can Make Your House a Hot Property

by Jason Daley
Looks can be deceiving, but using a staging service to have your house look its best can bring big bucks from potential buyers.
November 7, 2014
Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed?

Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed?

by Adam Callinan
Follow these four steps to determine whether you have a good business, or just a smudge on a cocktail napkin.
November 6, 2014
The 'Ace of Cakes' Star's 4 Simple Ingredients to a Successful Business

The 'Ace of Cakes' Star's 4 Simple Ingredients to a Successful Business

by Bryan Elliott
Duff Goldman discusses the steps he took build his Baltimore-based bakery into a national brand.
November 6, 2014
Before You Start a Wholesale Distribution Business, Read This

Before You Start a Wholesale Distribution Business, Read This

by Entrepreneur Press and Bridget McCrea
Want to be sure this is the right business for you? Read our quick guide for a big-picture view of the wholesale distribution business.
November 4, 2014
Martha Stewart: America Needs More Entrepreneurs

Martha Stewart: America Needs More Entrepreneurs

by Jason Fell
We speak with the TV personality and lifestyle icon about inspiration, motivation and the drive to start and grow a business of your own.
November 4, 2014
Everfan's Custom Capes Take Off Among Superhero Worshipers

Everfan's Custom Capes Take Off Among Superhero Worshipers

by Jodi Helmer
Meet the man who built a grown-up business from a childhood love of superheroes.
November 3, 2014
Biggest Failures, Best Advice and Defining Success From 14 Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Biggest Failures, Best Advice and Defining Success From 14 Inspiring Entrepreneurs

by Thai Nguyen
Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, at least one of the best-known entrepreneurs has been there, too.
November 3, 2014
The 'Hard-Stop' Method Can Help You Save Time and Money on Testing New Ideas

The 'Hard-Stop' Method Can Help You Save Time and Money on Testing New Ideas

by Rudolf Melik
By putting a cap on the amount of time a team can work on a project, you create an urgency that determines whether projects should be pursued further.
October 30, 2014
Conflict Among Team Members Can Lead to Better Results

Conflict Among Team Members Can Lead to Better Results

by Sherrie Campbell
Don't fear workplace disagreements. Instead frankly discuss the differences. Let all be heard. Work it through. The company can grow from it.
October 30, 2014
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