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The Truth Behind 12 Common Startup Funding Myths
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The Truth Behind 12 Common Startup Funding Myths

Most inexperienced entrepreneurs have overly optimistic outlooks about how to successfully finance their startups.
Hate Being Stuck Behind a Desk? 7 Business Ideas for You.
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Hate Being Stuck Behind a Desk? 7 Business Ideas for You.

If you're driven by getting out and meeting new people, these businesses might be for you.
A Pitch Deck Containing These 15 Slides Is More Likely to Get the Money
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A Pitch Deck Containing These 15 Slides Is More Likely to Get the Money

By playing up the what, who, why and how, investors will have a better idea of why they should partner with your company.
Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help.
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Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help.

Working with others on a project is one of the most effective ways to move an idea forward.
The Future-Proof Entrepreneur: 25 New Tech Trends
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The Future-Proof Entrepreneur: 25 New Tech Trends

Check out the predictions we made in 2010 to see what's changed since then.
Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.
Starting a Business

Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.

There are few decisions in business that are more important than deciding whether you'll 'go it alone' or team up.
Pitching for Success: What to Do Before, During and After an Investor Meeting
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Pitching for Success: What to Do Before, During and After an Investor Meeting

To secure an investment, you need to capture the investor's heart, not just his mind.
Answer These 6 Questions Before Sinking Money Into Some Entrepreneur's Great Idea
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Answer These 6 Questions Before Sinking Money Into Some Entrepreneur's Great Idea

Investing in a startup requires believing in the founder. Due diligence is as much a gut check as a fact check.
How a Startup Made It During Its First Two Years Without Relying on Investors
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How a Startup Made It During Its First Two Years Without Relying on Investors

With a focus on the product and a few 'lucky' breaks, a mobile app developer dives into fundraising for the '99 percent.'
4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed
Starting a Business

4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed

While preparation is always good, no amount of charts can protect you from the realities of a 21st-century business world in permanent beta.
Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention
Starting a Business

Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

Delivering a great startup pitch is akin to performing an outstanding monologue. Follow these simple tips to give yours its highest impact.
Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected
Starting a Business

Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected

Here are six strategies to craft a name that grabs attention, but not for legal reasons.
Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs

So you're a young dot-com wannabe launching your own venture. Here's what the successful entrepreneur and investor has to say.
Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel
Starting a Business

Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel

It's easy to feel like everything is already set and there's no room for innovation. Don't believe it.
7 Qualities the Army Instilled in Me That Helped Me Launch a Business
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7 Qualities the Army Instilled in Me That Helped Me Launch a Business

Veterans possess these skills that help them excel in entrepreneur or employee roles.
The Quick and Dirty on Marketing, Advertising and Branding
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The Quick and Dirty on Marketing, Advertising and Branding

Misunderstanding the differences between these terms can create a situation as uncomfortable as wearing pajamas to a professional networking event.
The Formula for a Thriving Product Business
Starting a Business

The Formula for a Thriving Product Business

There are four factors successful entrepreneurs have in common. The man behind a recent Kickstarter campaign for a new set of games provides a great example.
4 Best Practices to Avoid Startup Failure
Starting a Business

4 Best Practices to Avoid Startup Failure

It takes a strong will and an unrelenting purpose to find ways in which your venture can sustain success.
How to Create a Business Plan Investors Will Love
Starting a Business

How to Create a Business Plan Investors Will Love

Here are some strategies you can use to create a strong business plan that will translate into funding.
4 Signs It's Time for Your Startup to Grow Up
Grow Your Business

4 Signs It's Time for Your Startup to Grow Up

Here are four clues your company is reaching a tipping point and must transition from entrepreneurial to professional management.
Don't Want to Screw Up Your Startup? Follow These 7 Rules.
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Don't Want to Screw Up Your Startup? Follow These 7 Rules.

To ensure you build a strong foundation for your new venture, make sure you do these seven things.
5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring Your First Employee
Grow Your Business

5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring Your First Employee

To prevent costly mistakes and wasted time, run through all of the following considerations before you even think about recruiting.
Anytime Is a Great Time to Launch a Business -- If You Do This
Grow Your Business

Anytime Is a Great Time to Launch a Business -- If You Do This

Consider these five steps so your company triumphs once out of the gates.
3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value
Grow Your Business

3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value

These missteps will waste your company's time, money and resources.
How to Get PR for Your Startup
Starting a Business

How to Get PR for Your Startup

Step one to getting people to pay attention to your business is getting the press to pay attention. That can be a challenge.
Why You Should Pay Yourself First in Business (And How to Do It Right)
Starting a Business

Why You Should Pay Yourself First in Business (And How to Do It Right)

Get ready to turn the old idea that 'sales minus expenses equals profits' on its head.
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