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Entrepreneurship: Risks You Need to Consider (Infographic)

Entrepreneurship: Risks You Need to Consider (Infographic)

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Here is a look at some of the struggles that a successful small business owner faces.
October 12, 2012 in Startup Basics
Is Romney Right About Startup Rates Dropping? (Opinion)

Is Romney Right About Startup Rates Dropping? (Opinion)

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Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney set fact-checkers scrambling during this week's debate when he stated that new business startups were at 30-year lows.
October 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
4 Startups That Can Help You Tackle Your Small-Business Problems

4 Startups That Can Help You Tackle Your Small-Business Problems

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We take a look at several startups that are trying to crack the nitty-gritty problems of launching and running a business, saving entrepreneurs time, money and a lot of headaches.
October 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
Barbara Corcoran's Secrets to Success

Barbara Corcoran's Secrets to Success

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At the 2012 World Business Forum, Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran shared the lessons that helped her business grow.
October 4, 2012 in Startup Basics
Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing BusinessPlay Video

Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
September 27, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

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Intrapreneurs are launching businesses within -- and with the help of -- their places of employment.
September 26, 2012 in Startup Basics
College Students Who Pivoted Into Entrepreneurship

College Students Who Pivoted Into Entrepreneurship

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Picked the wrong major? Young entrepreneurs like Austin Hackett of CrowdHall and Julie Sygiel of Underbrella are finding success outside their college degrees.
September 17, 2012 in Startup Basics
10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

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You never want to make the same mistake twice, but isn't success sweeter when you don't make any? Here are some reasons why businesses fail and tips for how to avoid it.
September 14, 2012 in Startup Basics

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

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Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readersÂ’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
September 13, 2012 in Startup Basics
Business Advice from 9 Successful Entrepreneurs

Business Advice from 9 Successful Entrepreneurs

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These big names in business share the lessons they have learned on the road to success.
September 4, 2012 in Startup Basics
5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'

5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'

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What the reality show about toy collecting can teach you about turning your passion into a profitable business.
August 31, 2012 in Startup Basics
4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion

4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion

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How to know when it's the right time to start your own business.
August 30, 2012 in Startup Basics

How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors

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Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
August 29, 2012 in Startup Basics
5 Business Naming Trends Startups Should Consider

5 Business Naming Trends Startups Should Consider

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When coming up with a name for your startup, don't consider it lightly. But do consider these business-name trends.
August 28, 2012 in Naming Your Business
7 Frugal Startup Tips from Millionaire Entrepreneurs

7 Frugal Startup Tips from Millionaire Entrepreneurs

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Even the most successful business owners pinched pennies when starting up -- and many still do. Consider their money-saving advice when starting a business.
August 21, 2012 in Startup Basics
Andrew Rasiej on the Next Big Wave in Tech -- And How Young Treps Can Surf It

Andrew Rasiej on the Next Big Wave in Tech -- And How Young Treps Can Surf It

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The NY Tech Meetup chairman offers his thoughts on the future of social media and helpful resources for starting up today.
August 19, 2012 in Startup Basics
3 Reasons to Incorporate Your BusinessPlay Video

3 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on when it makes sense to incorporate your startup company.
August 16, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

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How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.
August 15, 2012 in Location
How to Know If a Business Partner is Right for YouPlay Video

How to Know If a Business Partner is Right for You (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on making sure you and your partners have what it takes to start a successful business together.
August 9, 2012 in Startup Basics
What You Need to Know About Pricing

What You Need to Know About Pricing

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Before you establish a pricing strategy, understand the concepts behind ideas like neutral, penetration, skimming and value-based pricing.
August 6, 2012 in Money Basics
How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1Play Video

How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1 (Video)

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When Caroline Ceniza-Levine quit her day job to start a business, she needed to have revenue coming in immediately. Hear how she did it.
August 6, 2012 in Money Basics
Startup Must-Haves: Perseverance and Optimism (Infographic)

Startup Must-Haves: Perseverance and Optimism (Infographic)

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Starting your own business is a marathon of facing tough decisions.
August 2, 2012 in Startup Basics
When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying CustomersPlay Video

When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying Customers (Video)

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Consider these three issues before suing a client over unpaid fees.
July 24, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

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Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
July 20, 2012 in Startup Basics
Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

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Starting up when you're 13 may not be easy, but for some it could mean landing big bucks -- as ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank' looks for fodder on school campuses.
July 19, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in PartnershipsPlay Video

The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships (Video)

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About to strike a business partnership? Attorney Nina Kaufman shares advice on how to do it right.
July 12, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
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