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Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

by Catherine Clifford
Jim Koch launched the Boston Beer Company from his kitchen table in 1984. Now, 30 years later, the leader of the craft brewing movement is doing more than $700 million in sales. Here’s what he learned about starting up.
Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

by Thomas Oppong
You don't want to start a business that may not survive. Do your homework, validate your idea and make sure you have a real market for it.
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4 Winning Startup Strategies From Pro Football

by Daniel Wesley
In sports, just as in your business, what matters most is the quality of your idea and the consistency of your execution.
The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

by Catherine Clifford
A look at the realizations that inspired the founders of Apple, Ikea, WhatsApp and other massively successful businesses.
Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

by Eric Schiffer
Great entrepreneurs don’t catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.
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2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

by Eric Siu
Steve Jobs wasn't right about everything. Sometimes, you really need to listen to what people want.
Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

by Jake Gibson
When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
5 Hidden Ways Your Summer Vacation Pays Off for Your Business

5 Hidden Ways Your Summer Vacation Pays Off for Your Business

by Jeffrey Hayzlett
Getting away can help you come back stronger than ever. Here's how to use time off to the fullest.

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