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The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

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It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is?
January 14, 2014 in Startup Basics
10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

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One of the first steps on your way to making an idea a reality is pitching. Here are 10 ways to make sure you ace your presentation.
January 14, 2014 in Startup Basics
How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

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As an entrepreneur, standing up for your vision to your loved ones might possibly be the best practice you will get for the life that awaits you.
January 13, 2014 in Startup Basics
The 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014

The 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014

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Real-estate firm Zillow predicts the top 10 markets for growth and white-hot housing deals this year.
January 10, 2014 in Location
Naming Your Business? Consider These 3 Points First

Naming Your Business? Consider These 3 Points First

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Finding the right name can make or break your business.
January 9, 2014 in Startup Basics
4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public

4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public

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Wix chief executive talks about life at a startup on the way to a big milestone.
January 7, 2014 in Startup Basics
Advice From Barbara Corcoran to Marc Ecko: Entrepreneur's Hottest Videos of 2013

Advice From Barbara Corcoran to Marc Ecko: Entrepreneur's Hottest Videos of 2013

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Here, we count down our most-viewed videos from the last 12 months.
January 6, 2014 in Startup Basics
What's the Top Benefit of Co-Working Spaces?

What's the Top Benefit of Co-Working Spaces?

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There's one advantage at these shared offices you can't find in a typical work environment.
December 19, 2013 in Location
Do the Side Hustle: 5 Better Ways to Earn Extra Cash

Do the Side Hustle: 5 Better Ways to Earn Extra Cash

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Check out these five digital-platforms where side hustling and passion drive income.
December 19, 2013 in Startup Basics
How Strong Networks Create Strong Companies

How Strong Networks Create Strong Companies

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Having a strong network of creative individuals and partners leads to a good foundation for your venture.
December 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
Startup Founders: Be Your Own Salesperson

Startup Founders: Be Your Own Salesperson

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No one knows a product better than the person who thought it up. Who better to deal with customers?
December 16, 2013 in Startup Basics
Tips for Expanding Your Business to Another City

Tips for Expanding Your Business to Another City

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Mark Vevle helped set up Brooklyn Flea Philly, but the market failed. Lessons learned, he decided to open his own, Philly-centric market.
December 12, 2013 in Location
How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

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Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
December 12, 2013 in Location
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

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Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
December 10, 2013 in Startup Basics
8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)

8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)

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Early iterations of now famous tech startups are almost unrecognizable.
December 10, 2013 in Startup Basics
Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

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Regardless of how new you are to the process of starting a business, it can be a daunting prospect. The Virgin CEO shares how to do it, step by step.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

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Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

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When delivering a presentation before an audience, our words aren't the only thing people pay attention to. Consider this advice for making better eye contact, staying calm and more.
December 8, 2013 in Startup Basics
What Would Mark Cuban Change About His Career?

What Would Mark Cuban Change About His Career?

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In five short words, the billionaire tech entrepreneur says a lot.
December 6, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job

5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job

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Early in my professional career I picked up some important business fundamentals that continue to influence my business today.
December 4, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All

Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All

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Data scientist Thomas Thurston uses algorithms to understand the common traits between businesses that fail and succeed. Turns out, experience is only a small factor, and the best products can actually backfire.
December 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication

5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication

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Clear and effective communication is essential during presentations. Here's how you can get it right.
December 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

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Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
December 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

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From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
November 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

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Starting and growing a business can be an emotional roller coaster. But when profits aren't generating, how do you know when it's time to throw in the towel?
November 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

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A prototype is often the only way to know if your idea will fly, and if your startup is ready to launch.
November 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
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