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A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

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Plenty of business owners are looking to sell their businesses. Consider these seven points before writing your check.
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

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Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

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When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom.
December 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
Starting a Business? Here's What You'll Be Up Against (Infographic)

Starting a Business? Here's What You'll Be Up Against (Infographic)

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From slow sales to finding funding -- a breakdown of the struggles that entrepreneurs face.
December 4, 2012 in Startup Basics

6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus

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Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on how to leverage college resources to land start-up capital.
November 29, 2012 in Startup Basics
How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes BadPlay Video

How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on why a written agreement can be a critical asset for keeping partners accountable.
November 27, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

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A look at the pros and cons you should consider before deciding on a business structure.
November 27, 2012 in Choosing a Business Structure
10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers

10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers

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Consider this your vendor checklist, from costs and payment options to purchasing terms and sell-through. We've got you covered.
November 27, 2012 in Startup Basics
How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers

How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers

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Creating a business with the intent to sell demands forward-looking thinking from the very beginning.
November 20, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

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Messy legal issues can derail a new business. It's best to keep it clean from the start.
November 19, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
Why Patents Won't Protect YouPlay Video

Why Patents Won't Protect You (Video)

Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.
November 19, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for YouPlay Video

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.
November 15, 2012 in Choosing a Business Structure
Gurbaksh Chahal: What I Learned Starting a Foundation

Gurbaksh Chahal: What I Learned Starting a Foundation

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After committing $1 million to launch a nonprofit, the serial entrepreneur shares three things he learned along the way.
November 12, 2012 in Startup Basics
Necessary Start-Up Styles: Why a Hoodie and Jeans Aren't Enough

Necessary Start-Up Styles: Why a Hoodie and Jeans Aren't Enough

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When launching a business, the last thing on your mind is probably your wardrobe. But it shouldn't be. Here, the founders of Hukkster divvy out their start-up fashion advice.
November 7, 2012 in Startup Basics
Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA'Play Video

Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA' (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on establishing a new name under which your company can do business.
November 6, 2012 in Naming Your Business
Could This Free Online University Be Your Next Start-Up Incubator?

Could This Free Online University Be Your Next Start-Up Incubator?

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University of the People offers some would-be entrepreneurs an opportunity to bone up on business basics. See how the program could become an even more viable option in the future.
November 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
5 Ways to Set a New Company Up for Success

5 Ways to Set a New Company Up for Success

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Making a big splash early on can set your company up for successes down the road. Here are some suggestions for giving your company the upper hand.
November 3, 2012 in Startup Basics
9 Ways to Beef-Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap

9 Ways to Beef-Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap

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If you weren't born with an innate ability to manage a business, you could get an MBA. Or you might try implementing these tips.
November 2, 2012 in Startup Basics
How to Turn Your Fear into Fuel

How to Turn Your Fear into Fuel

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Three steps to make your entrepreneurial anxiety work for you.
October 30, 2012 in Startup Basics
Resources to Help Launch Your Business

Resources to Help Launch Your Business

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From processing payments to building a website, these resources will help you get your startup running in no time.
October 30, 2012 in Startup Basics
12 Surprising Signs You Could Be an Entrepreneur

12 Surprising Signs You Could Be an Entrepreneur

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The traits and circumstances many people might consider a liability may actually just be the perfect fuel to drive you as an entrepreneur. Here's why.
October 29, 2012 in Startup Basics
What to Look for When Renting Office Space

What to Look for When Renting Office Space

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Choosing a space for your business is a big decision, especially for startups. Here are the things you should consider because signing a lease.
October 25, 2012 in Startup Basics

All About 'Young' Entrepreneurs

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Between 'Shark Tank' poaching for young entrepreneurs and big-brand sponsored contests focusing on the younger set, the list of available funding and support opportunities for founders goes on.
October 24, 2012 in Startup Basics
How to Build a Support Network

How to Build a Support Network

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Five tips for building a network that can offer support to help your business succeed.
October 22, 2012 in Startup Basics
3 Lessons in Business From a Reality TV Backstabber

3 Lessons in Business From a Reality TV Backstabber

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A two-time 'Big Brother' contestant shares what he's learned.
October 18, 2012 in Startup Basics
Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on Finding the Courage to Start a Business

Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on Finding the Courage to Start a Business

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In this special 'Ask Entrepreneur' feature, the multimillionaire entrepreneur answers a reader's question on how to fight through fear to find business success.
October 15, 2012 in Startup Basics
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