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10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

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How do you know when the time is right to make the leap?
March 13, 2013 in Startup Basics
Get Out of Limbo: How to Go From Dream to Decision

Get Out of Limbo: How to Go From Dream to Decision

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Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur who just can't take the leap or you're trapped in a tough business dilemma, consider these strategies to get unstuck.
March 12, 2013 in Startup Basics
What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business

What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business

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Four need-to-know tips for businesses that play music.
March 12, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Build an Advisory Board

How to Build an Advisory Board

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Why you should consider building an advisory team alongside your business plan -- and how to get started.
Quick Guide to Reduce Insurance Premiums and File Effective Claims

Quick Guide to Reduce Insurance Premiums and File Effective Claims

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The ins and outs of keeping your insurance costs down.
March 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
Indiegogo's Slava Rubin on the Myths of Entrepreneurship

Indiegogo's Slava Rubin on the Myths of Entrepreneurship

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The Indiegogo co-founder says anyone can be an entrepreneur and no project is too small. And, yes, it's entirely possible that one day your mom might understand what you're doing.
March 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
Yammer's David Sacks Offers 3 Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs

Yammer's David Sacks Offers 3 Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs

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From raising capital fast to being innovative, startup advice from the SXSW Interactive festival.
March 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Create a High Performance Office

How to Create a High Performance Office

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From equipment to lighting to privacy, office design can have a tremendous effect on morale -- here's how to get it right.
March 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Can You Afford to Quit Your Day Job?

Can You Afford to Quit Your Day Job?

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How to determine if you can afford to work on your startup full-time.
March 7, 2013 in Money Basics
How to Conduct Effective Job Interviews

How to Conduct Effective Job Interviews

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The basics of what you need to know about interviews from what questions to ask to how to judge non-verbal clues, and more.
March 6, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Provide More Benefits Without Busting the Bank

How to Provide More Benefits Without Busting the Bank

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Ideas for making the most of employee benefits.
March 5, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together

The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together

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1776 Washington D.C.'s is 15,000-square-foot 'incubation platform' that includes an accelerator and co-working space.
March 5, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Design a Business Card That Gets Noticed

How to Design a Business Card That Gets Noticed

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If you don't have the money to hire a professional designer, here are several tips to help you create your eye-catching business cards.
March 4, 2013 in Startup Basics
3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

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Here's a look at three entrepreneurs who have changed company names and the lessons they learned.
March 4, 2013 in Naming Your Business
When and How to Lease Equipment

When and How to Lease Equipment

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The pros and cons of leasing office equipment for your business.
March 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website

The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website

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From assessing your customer's needs to registering a domain, here's what you need to consider before you start selling online.
March 2, 2013 in Startup Basics
Startup Hiring: The Basics of Pre-Screening Job Candidates

Startup Hiring: The Basics of Pre-Screening Job Candidates

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What to look for in a candidate's resume and application.
March 1, 2013 in Startup Basics
7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

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Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.
February 28, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
The 4 Essential Elements Inventory

The 4 Essential Elements Inventory

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Inventory management might not be the most exciting part of starting a business, but it's one of the most important.
February 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
Startup Hiring: How to Craft the Best Job Posting Matches the Job

Startup Hiring: How to Craft the Best Job Posting Matches the Job

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Crucial tips for recruiting the best job candidates.
February 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
Taking on Risk, Embracing Rejection and Other Startup Lessons From the TrenchesPlay Video

Taking on Risk, Embracing Rejection and Other Startup Lessons From the Trenches (Video)

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What you can learn from the most successful entrepreneurs when faced with these common startup challenges.
February 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
Hiring Temporary Employees

Hiring Temporary Employees

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If you need help only through a busy season, consider working with a temporary-help service. Here's what you need to know about working with a staffing firm.
February 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
A Powerful City Finds Its Entrepreneurial Groove

A Powerful City Finds Its Entrepreneurial Groove

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With a crop of startups and hot new accelerators, Washington, D.C., finally has "density" when it comes to entrepreneurs.
February 25, 2013 in Location
Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

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Dread the idea of calling prospects you haven't met yet? Using these tips can make cold calling easier for beginners.
February 21, 2013 in Startup Basics
Forget Silicon Alley. Stars Head to Houston for Pitch Contest

Forget Silicon Alley. Stars Head to Houston for Pitch Contest

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The Rice Business Plan Competition, set for April, is the biggest student competition of its kind -- and a symbol of Houston's thriving entrepreneurial side.
February 21, 2013 in Location

Save or Pay Off Debt? How to Weigh Your Options

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Social entrepreneur and educator Steve Mariotti on the importance of a thorough analysis when it comes to your startup’s finances.
February 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
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