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The Key to Creating a Successful Startup Around Your Passion
Starting a Business

The Key to Creating a Successful Startup Around Your Passion

In this short video, Lewis Howes talks about one crucial element to making the startup of your dreams work.
Keep Calm and Continue Disrupting: Lessons From Building a Fast-Growing Firm
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Keep Calm and Continue Disrupting: Lessons From Building a Fast-Growing Firm

Even after a few years, a startup still has an uphill battle against more entrenched competitors.
Need Guidance at Your Startup? Create an Advisory Board Keeping These 3 Things in Mind.
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Need Guidance at Your Startup? Create an Advisory Board Keeping These 3 Things in Mind.

Figure out who your advisors will be, what role they'll play and what they'll get in return.
The North Star to Guide Your Startup: Core Values
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The North Star to Guide Your Startup: Core Values

A set of beliefs can guide a young company as it chooses new staff and lays a strong foundation for the future.
Advisory Board 101: How to Get Advisors to Say Yes
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Advisory Board 101: How to Get Advisors to Say Yes

An advisory board can be essential to a startup's success. But it isn't always easy to get busy professionals to join you team. Here are five tips on getting them to say yes.
4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee
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4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee

Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner.
Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same
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Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.
What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)
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What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

Running your own business is stressful, tiring and risky. So, why bother? A new survey reveals some surprising insights.
Customer Support Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3
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Customer Support Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Resource-constrained startups short on cash can implement a lean response strategy that turns consumers into advocates.
Think You're Ready to Launch? Answer These 8 Questions First.
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Think You're Ready to Launch? Answer These 8 Questions First.

Before you get too carried away with excitement, it’s important to slow down, take a deep breath and make sure that you’re actually ready to launch.
This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses
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This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses

New York-based startup Casper is looking to bring some transparency -- as well as vertical integration -- to the $13 billion mattress industry.
14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14
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14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Thousands of books offer business, leadership or startup advice, but we've narrowed down the options to some must-reads.
Don't Fall Prey to a Money-Laundering Scheme
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Don't Fall Prey to a Money-Laundering Scheme

Access to capital can pose a challenge ot many a new business. Make sure you obtain financing from legitimate sources.
The 3 Qualities of First-Wave Employees
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The 3 Qualities of First-Wave Employees

The first hires for any startup are the most important. Here's what to look for.
How to Find the Best Office Space for Your Cleaning Service
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How to Find the Best Office Space for Your Cleaning Service

If you're not sure where to locate your business, these tips can help you decide whether to start at home or rent commercial space.
Set the Most Competitive Prices for Your Cleaning Business
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Set the Most Competitive Prices for Your Cleaning Business

Follow these tips for determining a price that makes you a profit without gouging your customers.
6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business
Starting a Business

6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Do yourself a favor and avoid these costly pitfalls.
The Biggest Legal Mistake Entrepreneurs Make
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The Biggest Legal Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

Often entrepreneurs try to cut corners to save costs. But doing so with your legal documents, may end up costing you more down the road.
Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.
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Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.

Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential.
7 Training Tips to Get Your Cleaning Service Employees on the Right Track
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7 Training Tips to Get Your Cleaning Service Employees on the Right Track

Get your business started on the right foot by choosing workers who are a good fit for your cleaning business and training them properly.
Start These 8 Niche Cleaning Businesses
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Start These 8 Niche Cleaning Businesses

Whether you want to start a stand-alone business or add these services to your existing cleaning company, here are eight business ideas you might want to consider in the cleaning industry.
13 Secrets for Making Your Cleaning Business a Success
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13 Secrets for Making Your Cleaning Business a Success

Get the inside scoop from established cleaning service business owners who share their tips for building a successful cleaning business.
Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar
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Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

An insider's look at the kinds of problems you may encounter--and how to overcome them--on your quest to operate a successful bar
Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar
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Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar

The most important aspect of a successful bar is its personnel. From manager to busboy and bartender to dishwasher, these people will have a huge effect on how smoothly your operation runs.
Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)
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Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

U.S. entrepreneurial activity has declined for the last three years, but the percentage of entrepreneurs who are launching businesses out of necessity has also fallen, according to a study.
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?
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Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
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