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50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Peruse this list to find out if your temperament and traits indicate you're the type to mastermind a startup.
Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine
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Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine

Make yours meaningful by defining goals and specific strategies for customers, the enterprise and owners. Or skip one if there's no business purpose for it.
Want to Succeed at a Startup? Focus on These 5 Qualities.
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Want to Succeed at a Startup? Focus on These 5 Qualities.

Startups need passionate employees who will help drive growth. Here's how to impress founders and earn your place.
How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
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How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

In this podcast, one social entrepreneur shares his incredible startup story.
How to Avoid Trademark Infringement
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How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

Infringing on someone else's trademark is no laughing matter. Attorney Doug Wolf offers up advice on what entrepreneurs need to know about trademark infringement.
In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups
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In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.
10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Controllers
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10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Controllers

Understand your accounting department's methods and foster a process to improve efficiency, transparency and solid reporting.
Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember
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Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

The key is for you to set goals like it's really your business; then use them as a yardstick for to measure everything your startup does.
When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking
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When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

Dealing with legalities like copyright and trademarks can be a confusing (and costly) matter for entrepreneurs. Our expert attorney Doug Wolf provides some insight into this gray area.
Ready to Hang Out a Shingle in the Brave New World of Online Retail?
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Ready to Hang Out a Shingle in the Brave New World of Online Retail?

New ecommerce firms need to scope out a strategy to lure customers over their virtual thresholds.
7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property
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7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
Richard Branson on Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge
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Richard Branson on Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

"Everyone starts out as a beginner: Successful people are just further along in their careers."
Master Your Zen to Improve a Startup's Cash Flow
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Master Your Zen to Improve a Startup's Cash Flow

Entrepreneurs could take six lessons from yoga to enrich their business and worklife.
The Ramen Noodle Startup Menu
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The Ramen Noodle Startup Menu

Give these five budget-slicing moves a whirl when launching a new business.
Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.
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Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.
Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks
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Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks

Scoring hidden minutes and efficiently using them are critical to an entrepreneur's success
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship
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Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney
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When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road.
Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand
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Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.
The Paradox of Generation Y
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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.
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