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Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats
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Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.
How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career -- Without Regrets
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How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career -- Without Regrets

Hobbies can run up a big bill and take up a lot of time. So why not turn your hobby into a profitable business? Plenty of reasons.
Why Hair Salons and Day Spas Fail
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Why Hair Salons and Day Spas Fail

Every new business owner faces an uphill battle for survival. Find out what hurdles you might encounter in the salon/spa industry.
How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas
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How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

We all have some type of creative genius inside of us. The only way to release it is to work on it.
'Infuse Your Personal Passion Into Everything You Do'
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'Infuse Your Personal Passion Into Everything You Do'

A laser-focus on an underserved market can help catapult your entrepreneurial success, as in the case of these two business owners.
5 Reasons Why Courting Influencers Is a Diversion From Building Your Business
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5 Reasons Why Courting Influencers Is a Diversion From Building Your Business

The best way to win the notice of the people you respect is to build a business they can't overlook.
5 Easy Tweaks You Can Make to Consistently Land New Customers
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5 Easy Tweaks You Can Make to Consistently Land New Customers

People visit your website looking for what you offer. Making them feel welcome is step one to earning loyal new customers.
This One Word Will Always Stifle Creativity
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This One Word Will Always Stifle Creativity

Great entrepreneurs understand that great ideas can often come from really bad ones.
Your Ideas Have No Value
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Your Ideas Have No Value

Get over holding onto your ideas and get out there and do something with them.
Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?
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Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?

WayFounder has come up with a route for inventors to bring their concepts to market.
Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.
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Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

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
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Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

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.
4 Winning Startup Strategies From Pro Football
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4 Winning Startup Strategies From Pro Football

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

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
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Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

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

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

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
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5 Hidden Ways Your Summer Vacation Pays Off for Your Business

Getting away can help you come back stronger than ever. Here's how to use time off to the fullest.
5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business
Starting a Business

5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business

Starting a business can be a challenge and often entrepreneurs need guidance in various areas. Here five established founders reveal their tips for getting a new business off the ground.
4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly
Leadership

4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

Entrepreneurs don't have years or even months to build trust. To get sales quickly, they need to act quickly.
Ka-Ching: Making Money Online
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Ka-Ching: Making Money Online

With the online world taking over our lives, here is how entrepreneurs can cash in.
Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School
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Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School

It can be difficult to make an impact in the fashion industry, but following these steps will get you off to the right start.
Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session
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Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session

Actors often improvise during scenes. Entrepreneurs should be imploring this same tactic for brainstorming sessions.
5 Places to Look on Social Media for New Business Ideas
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5 Places to Look on Social Media for New Business Ideas

For entrepreneurs looking to dive into the startup world, turn to social media for brainstorming new venture concepts.
50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business
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50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.
Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps
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Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Before you spend big money on bringing your product to market, make sure there is actually a market for your product.
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