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The Paradox of Generation Y
Starting a Business

The Paradox of Generation Y

Millennials want to make more money than previous generations. But their way of getting there is a head-scratcher.
Calculate Your SXSW ROI (Interactive Infographic)
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Calculate Your SXSW ROI (Interactive Infographic)

Are you getting the most out of SXSW? Understand the true value of your time at the festival with this interactive tool.
3 Routes to Register Your Business Name
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3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

Your name is your brand, so it's important to protect it. Oh, and it's the law.
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner
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5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

Choosing business partners is not easy. If they are going to be with you in the long haul, you need to make sure they are a great fit. Here are a few things you should be considering.
Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It
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Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

Startups are constantly needing to innovate to stay alive in the dog-eat-dog world of entrepreneurship. Large corporations are taking notice and looking for opportunities to capitalize on new concepts and ideas.
3 Ways to Overcome the Liability of Youth
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3 Ways to Overcome the Liability of Youth

Here are some strategies to make sure your age doesn't work against your business.
How 5 Companies Built Their Client Bases
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How 5 Companies Built Their Client Bases

Overcoming the chicken and egg problem is one of the biggest challenges for any web business.
These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks
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These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks

Two brothers from Idaho have come up with an alternative to the sock that prevents your shoes from stinking and still gives you a stylish, no-sock look.
SXSW Keynote Speaker Offers Up Advice For Becoming 'Findable'
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SXSW Keynote Speaker Offers Up Advice For Becoming 'Findable'

From job hunters to entrepreneurs wanting to get discovered, people often turn to the same played out approaches that aren't exactly eye catchers. Here are a few new, fresh tactics for getting discovered in our digital world.
SXSW's Biggest Debuts -- and Disappointments
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SXSW's Biggest Debuts -- and Disappointments

Some of today’s most famous tech companies got their start at South by Southwest. But not everything that emerges from this annual Texan festival becomes bigger and better.
6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read
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6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

With the mobile market continuing to gain momentum, more people are looking to get a piece of the pie. For those wanting to get a start in the world, here are a few books to get you started.
This Startup Is Eyeing a Members-Only Bathroom in Times Square
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This Startup Is Eyeing a Members-Only Bathroom in Times Square

Posh Stow and Go is currently hosting a crowdfunding campaign for its planned ultra-luxe restroom and storage facility slated to arrive in New York City's Times Square this June.
Be Strategic to Capture Media Attention
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Be Strategic to Capture Media Attention

Researching which media outlets will best serve your business can ensure that any media mention boosts your bottom line.
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up
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No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
Trim the Fat From Your Startup
Startup Basics

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

The lean movement is often associated with big business, but its principles can work for small companies, too.
3 Ways to Treat Early Adopters Like Royalty
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3 Ways to Treat Early Adopters Like Royalty

When first launching an endeavor, getting the first few customers on board can be extremely challenging. Yet, they provide a load of information. Here is how to make sure they are happy.
Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?
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Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?

The creator of classics like Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, and Office Space tackles startup culture in an HBO comedy
How to Avoid Hiring Duds
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How to Avoid Hiring Duds

While executives act like they have their hands on the pulse, often they miss the mark when it comes to hiring. Here are a few ways to make sure you land rock-stars and not complete duds.
Want to Drop Out of School and Start a Business? Don't Make These Stupid Mistakes.
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Want to Drop Out of School and Start a Business? Don't Make These Stupid Mistakes.

Before you decide to ditch your education for startup life, consider these do's and don'ts.
Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)
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Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you are going to have to be able to handle rejection. Probably more than you think.
The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever
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The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.
Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors
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Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

When you're first starting out, you need to build your reputation. Here's how to increase your chances in landing your first few gigs.
Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.
Finding Customers

Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.

Becoming a subcontractor allows you to more easily build your business, but there are certain stipulations to keep in mind.
The Lie Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves and Others
Starting a Business

The Lie Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves and Others

Entrepreneurs often seem like they are so put together – their plan is on target, they are doing amazing and life couldn't be better. But many times that couldn't be further from the truth. And that is okay.
Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done
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Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

WhatsApp is all over the news for its $19 billion deal with Facebook. But most startups won't make it to that caliber and that's okay. Here are a few tips on how to survive and thrive.
Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.
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Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.

While it may seem like an appealing option, working from home can present momentous obstacles at the startup level.
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