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Apple Stores Now Offering iPhone Trade-In Program

Apple Stores Now Offering iPhone Trade-In Program

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Apple launched a new program in stores on Friday that will allow customers to swap in old iPhones for credit toward new ones.
August 31, 2013 in Starting a Business
Saying Yes to the Extreme Proposal Biz

Saying Yes to the Extreme Proposal Biz

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Cleveland's Perfect Proposal transforms proposals into events rivalling the wedding itself.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

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Execution is everything in entrepreneurship. But often your state of mind -- or perhaps more accurately, how you think -- will help determine what products or services you'll create and industries you'll disrupt.
August 30, 2013 in Startup Basics
How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

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Getting creative and surprising about what your restaurant menu offers is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Secret to Israel's Startup Success

The Secret to Israel's Startup Success

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'Silicon Wadi,' the high-tech startup mecca in Israel offers valuable lessons about what it takes to start and run your own business. Here are three key takeaways.
August 30, 2013 in Startup Basics
4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

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Before pumping every last dime and ounce of sweat into launching your business idea, test it out with these four strategies.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

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Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
August 29, 2013 in Starting a Business
Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

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Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
August 29, 2013 in Startup Financing
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

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Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
August 29, 2013 in Business Ideas
U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

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A new report from Ernst & Young says that while the U.S. is home to one of the best entrepreneurial environments in the world, there is no 'margin for complacency.'
August 29, 2013 in Location
Coming in 2020: Cars That Drive Themselves

Coming in 2020: Cars That Drive Themselves

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Nissan recently announced that it plans to bring a self-driven car to market by 2020.
August 28, 2013 in Starting a Business

How Unconventional Majors Can Help You Thrive in Entrepreneurship

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For aspiring young entrepreneurs, studying something as seemingly unrelated to business as fine art or anthropology might end up teaching you way more than you realize.
August 28, 2013 in Starting a Business
A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

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Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model.
August 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Best States for Entrepreneurs

The Best States for Entrepreneurs

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We checked out the data and talked to the experts to find the best states that best cater to small business. Here, our look at the places that are going the distance for 'treps.
August 26, 2013 in Location
The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

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We looked at the data and talked to the experts to find the best cities for small business. Here are five emerging entrepreneurial hubs.
August 26, 2013 in Location
Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

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There are more than 1,250 incubators in the U.S. With help from the National Business Incubation Association, we picked four for their ability to stand out in states that aren't always regarded as small business friendly.
August 26, 2013 in Starting a Business
7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

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From the way you sit in your chair to the color of your tie, nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life. Here's some advice.
August 25, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

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Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.
August 24, 2013 in Business Ideas
Wall Street to Nasdaq: What's Your Problem?

Wall Street to Nasdaq: What's Your Problem?

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Nasdaq's three-hour outage on Thursday has fanned concerns about the exchange's record of computer glitches.
August 24, 2013 in Starting a Business
Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

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Creating a business plan is important. But the trick is in learning how to leverage it to best get funding.
August 23, 2013 in Your Business Plan

Race to the Top Goes to College

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President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students.
August 23, 2013 in Startup Basics
What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

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Think more like an artist and you'll unleash the kind of creativity and forward thinking that makes the greatest entrepreneurs thrive.
August 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
Starbucks, Casino 'Whales' and the 80/20 Pricing Power Curve

Starbucks, Casino 'Whales' and the 80/20 Pricing Power Curve

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By focusing on your customers who are willing to spend more money on your products, you'll increase sales revenue as you decrease sales efforts.
August 23, 2013 in Startup Basics
Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones StealPlay Video

Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal (Video)

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Fabrice Grinda expands on International Idea Arbitrage and how to execute existing ideas in emerging markets.
August 22, 2013 in Your Business Plan
How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

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Behind every great entrepreneur, there's often a great mentor. Here's how to find one and turn this person into your biggest asset.
August 21, 2013 in Startup Basics
4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

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When you feel down, try these tips to fight self-doubt and get back to running your business.
August 21, 2013 in Starting a Business
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