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What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices
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What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat.
If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business
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If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

Eventually, a competitor will come and beat you at your own game. Provide your own internal disruptions to stay relevant.
A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster
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A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster

Harnessing the advice and networks of people you trust has big benefits and won't cost that much.
9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur
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9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

It's a jarring change from living on a paycheck to living on a dream. If you aren't willing think differently, better to keep your day job.
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.
7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs
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7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs

Combine good values and good sense with a good idea, add a lot of work, you'll succeed.
10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business
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10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed.
Ancient Yoga Has Lessons for Modern Entrepreneurs
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Ancient Yoga Has Lessons for Modern Entrepreneurs

The intriguing flexibility of the skilled yogi relies on a powerful core. Your business also needs both to thrive.
How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market
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How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there.
5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business
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5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Swedish entrepreneur Fredrik van Huynh shares what every entrepreneur should live by to succeed in a relentless business world.
How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process
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How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind.
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes
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Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded
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4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.
Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes
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Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)
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How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
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