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Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't

Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't

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The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company.
October 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the threat to not raise the nation's debt limit is a 'political weapon of mass destruction' both sides need to resist.
October 17, 2013 in Starting a Business
3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

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Whether you're building a cup holder or a tech gadget hooked to your smartphone, every product has to follow these three steps before it's ready.
October 16, 2013 in Startup Basics
3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

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It can be hard to exercise your brain's innovation muscles, but these three brain-boosting activities can help you no matter how busy you are.
October 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Start a Business in 10 Days

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

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Our hyper-intense, super-condensed guide to launching a new profitable business.
October 15, 2013 in Your Business Plan
When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

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Part of becoming profitable quickly is knowing what matters now and what can be pushed back several weeks or months
October 15, 2013 in Your Business Plan
How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business

How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business

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Tim Haskell has transformed the first haunted house in New York City into a mix of theatre, audience participation and scares that won't stop evolving.
October 15, 2013 in Success Stories
Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

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Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
October 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

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KFC has found a new use for your car's cup holder -- a lesson to all innovators out there: You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a good idea.
October 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters

How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters

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The co-founder of Fleksy explains how focusing on a niche demographic prepared him for the mass market.
October 14, 2013 in Success Stories

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Gamification and the Importance of Play

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Playfulness, as most entrepreneurs will tell you, can help alleviate the anxiety and stress that go hand-in-hand with owning a business.
October 14, 2013 in Starting a Business

How Keeping Wine Cold Became a Hot Business

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Ben Hewitt created the Corkcicle to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time."
October 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
Bloomberg Says London, Not Silicon Valley, Is New York City's Top Tech Competitor

Bloomberg Says London, Not Silicon Valley, Is New York City's Top Tech Competitor

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In the battle to reign supreme in the tech sector, the mayor of New York City says London is the city to watch.
October 12, 2013 in Location
The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

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You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness.
October 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why Every Entrepreneur Should Unleash Their Inner Artist

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Unleash Their Inner Artist

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Here are five ways to let your creative side shine to be a better entrepreneur.
October 11, 2013 in Business Ideas
Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

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Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect startup delves into how focusing on value can help attract volunteers and ensure they will be in it for the long haul.
October 10, 2013 in Starting a Business
5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

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A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.
October 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

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The founder of As Seen On TV has invested in 500 inventions in his career so far. He has tapped into some real home runs, but he has also lost a fair amount of money believing too long in the wrong products.
October 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Establish Retail Store Policies When Just Starting Out

How to Establish Retail Store Policies When Just Starting Out

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Before your grand opening, take time to formulate your operating policies. These guidelines will help you decide just what rules to put in place.
October 9, 2013 in Retail Center
How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

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If you're looking to launch a business while still in school, here are a few lessons learned from StudyMode founder Blaine Vess.
October 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)

Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)

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Venture capitalists invest approximately $20 billion a year into U.S. companies. Where does the money go? This infographic has the answers.
October 9, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

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The urge to start up can come on suddenly and powerfully. Here's how College Trep columnist Mark Burns got the entrepreneurial bug.
October 8, 2013 in Startup Basics
7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

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Before starting up, you might work at one to gain experience. Here's how to rise to the top.
October 8, 2013 in Startup Basics
6 Really Bad Misconceptions About the Debt Ceiling

6 Really Bad Misconceptions About the Debt Ceiling

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There are some dangerous ideas floating around about what will happen if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling. Here's what you need to know.
October 8, 2013 in Starting a Business
College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

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Regaalo, a web service that allows parents to send gifts to students, applies modern technology to an old-fashioned concept.
October 5, 2013 in Business Ideas
From New York to Zurich: How Startup Costs Compare in Cities Across the Globe (Infographic)

From New York to Zurich: How Startup Costs Compare in Cities Across the Globe (Infographic)

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Take a look at the hiring and office-rental costs associated with setting up your tech startup in these cities across the world.
October 4, 2013 in Location
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