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Venture Capital Investor Brad Feld on What It Takes to Succeed As an Entrepreneur

Venture Capital Investor Brad Feld on What It Takes to Succeed As an Entrepreneur

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Brad Feld dives into the trenches of entrepreneurship to learn what makes some businesses successful
March 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
The Biggest Startup MistakesPlay Video

The Biggest Startup Mistakes (Video)

Business success is more about gut instinct than spreadsheets and other tips from Entrepreneur Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper.
March 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
How to Start a BarPlay Video

How to Start a Bar (Video)

The owner of a trio of Irish pubs in New York City offers need-to-know tips and advice to aspiring bar owners.
March 17, 2011 in Startup Basics
How Can I Maintain the Focus I Need to Run My Company?Play Video

How Can I Maintain the Focus I Need to Run My Company? (Video)

Scott Gerber, founder of Sizzle It and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on maintaining the discipline needed to launch a startup.
March 16, 2011 in Startup Basics
Never Get a Real Job

Never Get a Real Job

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Five things you need to know to always be your own boss
March 8, 2011 in Startup Basics
How to Buy a Business

How to Buy a Business

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A business matchmaker on how to size up a company for sale.
February 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
Behind the Scenes with Surprise IndustriesPlay Video

Behind the Scenes with Surprise Industries (Video)

An inside look at our story as reporter Jennifer Wang gets a surprise of her own -- a day at circus school.
February 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 9. Execute Your Marketing Plan

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 9. Execute Your Marketing Plan

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You'll need to be ready when customers start calling. Here's how to prepare for those initial queries.
February 17, 2011 in Startup Basics
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

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How to decide what you call your company. Plus, choosing a business structure.
February 14, 2011 in Naming Your Business
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 3. Calculating Startup Costs

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 3. Calculating Startup Costs

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You'll want a good estimate of the cash you need to launch. These tips can help. The third in a 10-part series.
February 1, 2011 in Money Basics
How Can I Bootstrap My New Business?Play Video

How Can I Bootstrap My New Business? (Video)

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Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., offers tips for people looking to bootstrap their own business.
January 19, 2011 in Startup Basics
How Can I Find a Mentor?Play Video

How Can I Find a Mentor? (Video)

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Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on securing introductions to those who can open doors for you.
January 6, 2011 in Startup Basics
How Can I Come Up With a Name for My Company?Play Video

How Can I Come Up With a Name for My Company? (Video)

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Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on how to decide on a name for your business.
January 6, 2011 in Startup Basics
When Severance is Your Seed Money

When Severance is Your Seed Money

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How to best use that sudden stash of cash to become your own boss.
January 5, 2011 in Startup Basics
Register, Protect and Defend

Register, Protect and Defend

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How to stake and protect your claim when it comes to intellectual property.
January 3, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
Four Steps to Make Ads More Effective

Four Steps to Make Ads More Effective

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How to test and measure marketing results to save time and money.
December 28, 2010 in Startup Basics
How to Name Your Business

How to Name Your Business

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What's in a business name? Plenty. Follow this guide to choose a memorable name that will best represent your brand.
December 17, 2010 in Naming Your Business
Starting a Part-Time Vs. Full-Time Business

Starting a Part-Time Vs. Full-Time Business

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Here's what to consider when choosing the right path for your business.
December 16, 2010 in Startup Basics
10 Ways to Ditch Your Job and Work for Yourself

10 Ways to Ditch Your Job and Work for Yourself

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In a crummy economy where work is scarce, Scott Gerber believes that you need to create a job to keep a job.
December 7, 2010 in Startup Basics
How to Name -- or Re-Name -- Your Business

How to Name -- or Re-Name -- Your Business

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A seven-point primer for creating compelling business names and avoiding major mistakes
November 19, 2010 in Naming Your Business

Seeking Startup Advice? Look No Further Than Your Pizza Box

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Forget about the Facebook model, Papa John's road to success is much more realistic.
November 19, 2010 in Startup Basics
Aaron Patzer: How I Started Mint.com

Aaron Patzer: How I Started Mint.com

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The online entrepreneur talks about ditching his day job, finding investors and hiring top talent to launch his startup.
November 2, 2010 in Startup Basics
What Scares Business Owners?

What Scares Business Owners?

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Plenty of things. But, like inventory, employees and cash flow, fear can be managed.
October 29, 2010 in Startup Basics
Wear Your Startup Failure as a Badge of Courage

Wear Your Startup Failure as a Badge of Courage

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Real entrepreneurs know that failure can be a milestone on the road to success, as long as they learn from the mistakes.
October 28, 2010 in Startup Basics
Tax Basics for Startups

Tax Basics for Startups

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Part one in a three-part series to help get your business started on a strong foundation.
October 25, 2010 in Startup Basics
Why Startups Must Think Lean -- Or Else

Why Startups Must Think Lean -- Or Else

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Eric Ries says in a soft economy and Web-enabled world, the lean startup is a concept whose time has come.
October 20, 2010 in Startup Basics
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