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15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up
Startup Basics

15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

We all wish we could get everything right the first time. That, of course, isn't the case. Here's what some business owners wish they new from the start.
Vimeo Wants to License and Fund Your Movie
Startup Financing

Vimeo Wants to License and Fund Your Movie

Video-sharing website Vimeo has launched a $500,000 project to license and distribute crowdfunded films.
Dressed for Success: How 3 Fashion Startups Are Revamping the Industry
Starting a Business

Dressed for Success: How 3 Fashion Startups Are Revamping the Industry

Taking on the magazine, jewelry and men's apparel industry, these startups are vitally changing the way we dress and shop.
6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game
Business Ideas

6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game

Dell's Entrepreneur in Residence Ingrid Vanderveldt offers her view of trends that are going to take the main stage in 2014.
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype
Business Ideas

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores
Retail Center

JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores

The struggling department store announced it is closing 33 underperforming locations as it looks to cut costs.
Join the LIVE CHAT With Entrepreneur Magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper for #MentorMonth
Startup Basics

Join the LIVE CHAT With Entrepreneur Magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper for #MentorMonth

What's the best advice a mentor ever gave you? Join the conversation and let us know.
Why Millennials Should Become Entrepreneurs Now
Young Entrepreneurs

Why Millennials Should Become Entrepreneurs Now

With a high unemployment rate for the younger generation, entrepreneurship offers hope. Here are a few reasons it is the perfect time for millennials to pave their own path.
Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'
Startup Basics

Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'

Make sure your product is something that your clients need to have, otherwise your revenue potential will be low.
3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding
Startup Financing

3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

An entrepreneur has precious little time to convince anyone they are the real deal. Here are some ways to help your chances.
Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities
Business Ideas

Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

These four companies are giving new life to damaged, flawed or incomplete products and services.
The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed
Startup Basics

The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is?
How the Producer Behind 'Jersey Shore' Turned Her Life Into Reality TV
Growing Your Business

How the Producer Behind 'Jersey Shore' Turned Her Life Into Reality TV

SallyAnn Salsano has taken everything from bad first dates to partying at the Jersey Shore to become one of the most successful TV producers on air.
Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding
Startup Financing

Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

These ladies have found success getting money for their companies. Here's how they did it.
10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch
Startup Basics

10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

One of the first steps on your way to making an idea a reality is pitching. Here are 10 ways to make sure you ace your presentation.
Why Picking a Franchise Is Like Picking a Pair of Shoes
Franchises

Why Picking a Franchise Is Like Picking a Pair of Shoes

Whether you are picking a franchise or shopping for shoes, one thing is the most important: a good fit.
How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family
Startup Basics

How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

As an entrepreneur, standing up for your vision to your loved ones might possibly be the best practice you will get for the life that awaits you.
'Shark Tank' Winner: You'll Always Need More Money Than You Think
Success Stories

'Shark Tank' Winner: You'll Always Need More Money Than You Think

Mr. Tod's Pie Factory Owner Tod Wilson, who lived in his car before appearing on the first season of 'Shark Tank,' attributes his success to persistence.
How's Your Heart Rate? The Most and Least Stressful Jobs of 2014
Business Ideas

How's Your Heart Rate? The Most and Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

Job search website CareerCast released a list of occupations ranked by how taxing they are both mentally and physically.
The 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014
Location

The 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014

Real-estate firm Zillow predicts the top 10 markets for growth and white-hot housing deals this year.
The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)
Business Ideas

The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash.
Naming Your Business? Consider These 3 Points First
Startup Basics

Naming Your Business? Consider These 3 Points First

Finding the right name can make or break your business.
Warby Parker Founder Looking to Take on Big-Name Grooming Companies With Niche Offerings
Starting a Business

Warby Parker Founder Looking to Take on Big-Name Grooming Companies With Niche Offerings

After co-founding Warby Parker, Jeff Raider is hoping to find success again with his newest endeavor, Harry's.
4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public
Startup Basics

4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public

Wix chief executive talks about life at a startup on the way to a big milestone.
Advice From Barbara Corcoran to Marc Ecko: Entrepreneur's Hottest Videos of 2013
Startup Basics

Advice From Barbara Corcoran to Marc Ecko: Entrepreneur's Hottest Videos of 2013

Here, we count down our most-viewed videos from the last 12 months.
A New Take on Vintage Design
Business Ideas

A New Take on Vintage Design

Apparel startup Homage combines period-correct design sensibilities with contemporary production techniques.
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