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How to Find the 'Goosebumps' Moment in Your Startup Story

How to Find the 'Goosebumps' Moment in Your Startup Story

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At this year's SXSW Interactive Festival, Austin entrepreneur Lyn Graft gives tips on how to get investors and customers excited about your new business.
March 10, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Four People You Need on Your Team

The Four People You Need on Your Team

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Forget fantasy sports. This is the real-life team you should have in place for your business to thrive.
March 8, 2012 in Startup Basics
Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?

Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?

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When it comes to launching a business, should you trust your gut or employ a more analytic approach? Professor Steve Blank and behavioral economist Kay-Yut Chen square off.
February 28, 2012 in Startup Basics
How Living Lean Helped One Startup Get Off the Ground

How Living Lean Helped One Startup Get Off the Ground

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To save the cash she needed to launch her new beauty product, Brandy Jans traded her pricey Manhattan digs for room and board with Mom and Dad.
February 18, 2012 in Money Basics
Five Tools for Naming a Startup

Five Tools for Naming a Startup

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Stuck on what you should call your new business? Here are five ways to ease the creative process.
February 17, 2012 in Startup Basics
Five Things to Do Before Your SXSW Launch

Five Things to Do Before Your SXSW Launch

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A good showing at Austin's South by Southwest Interactive festival can carry you down the path to startup glory. Here's a last-minute checklist.
February 16, 2012 in Startup Basics
What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

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When you have something to sell, being stuck in one place isn't always a winning idea. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
January 30, 2012 in Location
Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

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Finding a mentor when you're just starting up, can make all the difference. Here are eight tips for finding one.
January 26, 2012 in Startup Basics
How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

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Small businesses and entrepreneurs were mentioned just six times in Obama's speech. We examine how often past presidents have put them in the spotlight.
January 25, 2012 in Startup Basics
Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era

Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era

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The vision and actions of entrepreneurs are changing the world. And you're a part of it.
January 24, 2012 in Startup Basics
Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

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The Zappos.com founder is hoping his bet on Las Vegas will be a win, win for his company and the community.
January 23, 2012 in Location
Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

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The SBA's Small Business Development Centers serve over 500,000 entrepreneurs a year, but they're still on the budget chopping block.
January 20, 2012 in Startup Basics
Five Tools for Social Entrepreneurs

Five Tools for Social Entrepreneurs

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Want to start a business, plus do some good in the world? Here's a list of resources.
January 10, 2012 in Startup Basics
Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

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The billionaire tech entrepreneur offers his best advice from hiring passionate employees to never hiring a PR firm.
January 10, 2012 in Startup Basics
How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

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The retro-1950s-diner restaurant theme has been done to death. So how has DickieJo's managed to start up and thrive?
January 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

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There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
January 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
A Quick Guide to Naming Your Business

A Quick Guide to Naming Your Business

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How to decide what your business name should say about you and your company.
January 2, 2012 in Naming Your Business
A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

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Use this list of free -- or almost free -- tools to turn your business idea into a reality in the new year.
December 15, 2011 in Startup Basics
That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

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Ten business lessons from top musicians, actors, comedians and other high-profile celebrities.
December 2, 2011 in Startup Basics
For Net Neutrality Advocates, the Fight Continues

For Net Neutrality Advocates, the Fight Continues

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Some tech entrepreneurs say more regulation is needed to keep the Internet open -- especially when it comes to wireless providers.
November 22, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Bootstrap Your Business

How to Bootstrap Your Business

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Starting up a business is a full-time job. So how do you manage it when you already have a full-time job? Here's how a few entrepreneurs juggled both to payoff.
November 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
What I Learned About Entrepreneurship from Richard Branson

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship from Richard Branson

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For young entrepreneurs, having a mentor -- even one you've never met -- can mean the difference between running a successful business and just dreaming about it.
November 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

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Here is a look at some of the programs that will keep startups growing in the months to come.
November 18, 2011 in Startup Basics
Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

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Why big companies would rather buy your company instead of launching their own competitive version.
November 15, 2011 in Startup Basics
Richard Branson on How to Avoid Common Startup Mistakes

Richard Branson on How to Avoid Common Startup Mistakes

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The celebrated British business mogul shares what he's learned on his entrepreneurial journey.
November 15, 2011 in Startup Basics
Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

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Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
November 14, 2011 in Startup Basics
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