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Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.
How To Start a Business

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

Many of us yearn to run our own businesses. Here are the six questions to ask to decide if it is for you.
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid
Startup Basics

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding
Startup Financing

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
Fresh Idea: Entrepreneur Puts Salad in a Vending Machine
Business Ideas

Fresh Idea: Entrepreneur Puts Salad in a Vending Machine

A visit to the vending machine can yield chocolate, chips or soda … but what about fresh vegetables?
5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs

5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs

Think the 'me' generation is spoiled, conceited and obsessed with themselves? Well, those may be good traits to have in the entrepreneurial world
This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia
Startup Financing

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
5 Challenges of Being the First to Market
Starting a Business

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.
6 Tips for Creating an Effective Internet Direct Mail Campaign
Starting a Business

6 Tips for Creating an Effective Internet Direct Mail Campaign

Getting direct mail prospects to visit your site isn't hard if you follow this direct mail expert's advice.
5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch
Home Based Basics

5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch

Operating a business where your intellectual capital is your golden ticket requires a calculated approach.
The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice
Finding Ideas

The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

Former Mint vice president discusses how he launched another successful venture.
How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)
Your Business Plan

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

Take a look at this infographic for tips on how to write a great business plan.
Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

For Jackie Martinez, Elements Massage has evolved from an outlet for her stress to an hourly job to her very own franchise.
Under the Radar: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014
Success Stories

Under the Radar: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014

Entrepreneur.com partnered with Social Media Week to come up with a list of startups that have potential for a breakout year.
Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs
Startup Financing

Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

Seven entrepreneurs offer up bootstrapping-financial advice to those aspiring to start their own business.
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online
Startup Basics

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute’ stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company
Starting a Business

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

Contrary to what many believe, startups do not need to nab funding to make it. Still to be a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to have a solid foundation. Here are five tips on how to do it.
5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise
Franchises

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise

With dissatisfying careers and back-to-back layoffs, many people are choosing to take control of their personal and professional future by exploring franchise opportunities. Consider these five tips when looking at franchises.
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success
Grow Your Business

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
Ignore the Advice of These 3 People
Startup Basics

Ignore the Advice of These 3 People

When launching your business, it's a good idea to seek help. But who should you go to?
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession
Startup Basics

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?
Starting a Business

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

There is a dark underside to owning a business that we don't like to talk about, but we need to understand.
Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse
Franchises

Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse

Terry and Lisa Jeffers wanted a franchise that combined heart and business. Here's what you can learn about mixing marriage and franchising from this power couple.
Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel
Business Ideas

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.
How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign
Starting a Business

How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign

These tips can help you choose the printer whose product and service will meet your needs.
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