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4 Startlingly Basic Mistakes That Doom Most Ecommerce Startups
Starting a Business

4 Startlingly Basic Mistakes That Doom Most Ecommerce Startups

Nurturing a new business to profitability is tough. One mistake is often too many.
Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy
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Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy

There's big money to be made in people's unused, idle things. One company breaking into the space provides some good examples to follow.
How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.
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How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.

Entrepreneurship is very, very hard work. My path to success involved dented cars, the FBI and going broke.
How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan
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How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan

If you don't know what gives your new business an edge in the marketplace, here's how to figure out your unique strengths and tell others about them.
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
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Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.
Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?
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Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?

There are four types of people who talk about being entrepreneurs. Most never become one. Here's how to see if you're serious.
Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs
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Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs

The Seattle-based tech company is hiring to build an 'end-to-end platform for startups.'
What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC
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What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC

Our legal expert Lori Hoberman discusses the pros and cons of the two different business entities.
6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions
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6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

If you're considering starting a business, a small amount of money can go a long way towards building your future success.
Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal
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Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal

Co-founders Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand knew that opening a cat cafe in New York City was going to violate regulations. That didn't stop them.
Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Before you go into business for yourself, take a personal assessment to see if owning your own business is the best fit for you.
The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan
Starting a Business

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

These instructions will help you craft the best business plan possible, one section at a time.
Enlist Advisors for Your Startup Wisely
Starting a Business

Enlist Advisors for Your Startup Wisely

Your fledgling outfit needs help. Still this is no excuse for treating experts in a slipshod fashion.
Richard Branson on Creating a Healthy Company Culture
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Richard Branson on Creating a Healthy Company Culture

Pay attention, because a company's culture is key to its success.
Struggling to Define Your Business Goals? Ask Yourself These Questions.
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Struggling to Define Your Business Goals? Ask Yourself These Questions.

Comfort food may have launched McDonald's, but strategic planning turned it into a multinational corporation.
Why You Should Love Your Job...Your Real One
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Why You Should Love Your Job...Your Real One

The vast majority of successful startup founders find their passion, their partners, and their product ideas at work.
First Steps: Writing the Executive Summary of Your Business Plan
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First Steps: Writing the Executive Summary of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the executive summary for your business plan.
First Steps: Writing the Management Section of Your Business Plan
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First Steps: Writing the Management Section of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the management section for your business plan.
First Steps: Writing the Product Section of Your Business Plan
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First Steps: Writing the Product Section of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the product section for your business plan.
First Steps: Writing the Industry Section of Your Business Plan
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First Steps: Writing the Industry Section of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the industry section for your business plan.
First Steps: Writing the Marketing Section of Your Business Plan
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First Steps: Writing the Marketing Section of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the marketing section for your business plan.
First Steps: Writing the Operations Section of Your Business Plan
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First Steps: Writing the Operations Section of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the operations section for your business plan.
First Steps: Writing the Financials Section of Your Business Plan
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First Steps: Writing the Financials Section of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the financials section for your business plan.
Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding
Starting a Business

Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding

By overcoming market failure in the development and financing of early-stage technology, the SBIR program makes possible commercial activity that would not otherwise have occurred.
5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living
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5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Following your passion will only get you so far. You also need a good plan in place to turn your dream into a reality.
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