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

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

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

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

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.
Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era
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Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era

The vision and actions of entrepreneurs are changing the world. And you're a part of it.
Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City
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Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

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

Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

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

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

The billionaire tech entrepreneur offers his best advice from hiring passionate employees to never hiring a PR firm.
How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea
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How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

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

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

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.
A Quick Guide to Naming Your Business
Naming Your Business

A Quick Guide to Naming Your Business

How to decide what your business name should say about you and your company.
A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012
Startup Basics

A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

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

That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Ten business lessons from top musicians, actors, comedians and other high-profile celebrities.
For Net Neutrality Advocates, the Fight Continues
Legal Basics For Startups

For Net Neutrality Advocates, the Fight Continues

Some tech entrepreneurs say more regulation is needed to keep the Internet open -- especially when it comes to wireless providers.
How to Bootstrap Your Business
Startup Basics

How to Bootstrap Your Business

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.
What I Learned About Entrepreneurship from Richard Branson
Startup Basics

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship from Richard Branson

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.
Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week
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Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

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

Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

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

Richard Branson on How to Avoid Common Startup Mistakes

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

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
How Gowalla, Still in Startup Mode, Changed Direction -- Fast
Startup Basics

How Gowalla, Still in Startup Mode, Changed Direction -- Fast

With Foursquare fast gaining ground, the location-service startup made difficult changes to its business model. What entrepreneurs can learn from the young company's pivot.
Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
Pros and Cons of New Grads Starting a Business
Starting a Business

Pros and Cons of New Grads Starting a Business

Here's what you'll need to consider before deciding whether entrepreneurship is a good option for you.
Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
Startup Basics

Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

If you're thinking about starting a business, it's time for some personal assessment. Take this informal quiz to see how your personality compares with the popular profile of today's successful entrepreneurs.
Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
Startup Basics

Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Estimates of the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S. vary widely. If you want a more precise number, we'll need a definition of the word that everyone agrees on.
Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?
Startup Basics

Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Small businesses create most of the jobs, we've often been told. But is it true? See which two types of businesses have been adding jobs, according to new data.
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