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Wise Words for Startups: No Money, More Problems
Starting a Business

Wise Words for Startups: No Money, More Problems

For both the company and the investors, a lack of funds means a surplus of trouble.
Here's Everything That Can Go Wrong Naming Your Startup and How to Avoid It All
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Here's Everything That Can Go Wrong Naming Your Startup and How to Avoid It All

The innocent pleasure of naming your company can turn very unpleasant if you find out the hard way that name has a bad online reputation or a very different meaning in another language.
4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed
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4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed

While preparation is always good, no amount of charts can protect you from the realities of a 21st-century business world in permanent beta.
Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention
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Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

Delivering a great startup pitch is akin to performing an outstanding monologue. Follow these simple tips to give yours its highest impact.
Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected
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Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected

Here are six strategies to craft a name that grabs attention, but not for legal reasons.
How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist
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How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
Your Business, Only Leaner: How Savvy Outsourcing Can Save You Money
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Your Business, Only Leaner: How Savvy Outsourcing Can Save You Money

New outsourcing solutions give you alternatives for when you need to get things done quickly and inexpensively.
The Flawless Way to Open a Business
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The Flawless Way to Open a Business

Take these four steps to ensure that you start Day 1 on the right foot.
5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed
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5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed

Should you build a business plan or seek patent protection for your app?
Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs
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Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs

So you're a young dot-com wannabe launching your own venture. Here's what the successful entrepreneur and investor has to say.
The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members
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The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members

Selecting a board is a critical activity for entrepreneurs, as it can shape the course of a business. To ensure you are headed in the right direction, focus on these five questions.
Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed
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Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed

Because of a range of factors, those looking for a rebound in entrepreneurship have a long wait.
Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business
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Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business

Entrepreneurs blaze their own trail, often not knowing what the path holds. Three determined founders share the tips that helped them get their startup off the ground.
Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel
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Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel

It's easy to feel like everything is already set and there's no room for innovation. Don't believe it.
The Ultimate Guide to Metrics for Business Leaders
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The Ultimate Guide to Metrics for Business Leaders

Drive performance by focusing on key measurements in seven telling ways.
4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure
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4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure

Israeli electric car company Better Place made several mistakes that by themselves wouldn't have spelled disaster. Combined though, they spelled calamity.
8 Mindset Shifts Needed to Go From Older Employee to 'Silverpreneur'
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8 Mindset Shifts Needed to Go From Older Employee to 'Silverpreneur'

Stop holding yourself back by referring to what you used to do. Instead be open to embracing the new.
Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones
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Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones

If you're thinking about getting friends and family to loan you money to fund your business, read this first.
The Best Location for Your New Wholesale Distribution Business
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The Best Location for Your New Wholesale Distribution Business

Where you base your wholesale distribution business is a key decision. Here's what you'll need to keep in mind.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Think Like Scientists
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Why Entrepreneurs Should Think Like Scientists

Javelin's Trevor Owens explains you should test your assumption to know if your business idea will survive.
5 Secrets to Crafting the Perfect Startup Story
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5 Secrets to Crafting the Perfect Startup Story

When it comes to crafting a startup story so many entrepreneurs think an elevator pitch and a great deck will do the trick. This couldn't be further from the truth.
Drop Out Like Zuckerberg? No. Learn to Be an Entrepreneur in School.
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Drop Out Like Zuckerberg? No. Learn to Be an Entrepreneur in School.

Here are eight ways to get a head start on your future competition while working your way to a degree.
The Formula for a Thriving Product Business
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The Formula for a Thriving Product Business

There are four factors successful entrepreneurs have in common. The man behind a recent Kickstarter campaign for a new set of games provides a great example.
4 Best Practices to Avoid Startup Failure
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4 Best Practices to Avoid Startup Failure

It takes a strong will and an unrelenting purpose to find ways in which your venture can sustain success.
KISS Co-Founder: To Be a Success in Business, Think 'Me' First
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KISS Co-Founder: To Be a Success in Business, Think 'Me' First

Gene Simmons writes that 'you cannot fail' when you pursue a business that you are passionate about.
Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed?
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Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed?

Follow these four steps to determine whether you have a good business, or just a smudge on a cocktail napkin.
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