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The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

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If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.
February 22, 2014 in Starting a Business
Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

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When you're first starting out, you need to build your reputation. Here's how to increase your chances in landing your first few gigs.
February 22, 2014 in Finding Customers
Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.

Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.

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Becoming a subcontractor allows you to more easily build your business, but there are certain stipulations to keep in mind.
February 22, 2014 in Finding Customers
The Lie Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves and Others

The Lie Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves and Others

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Entrepreneurs often seem like they are so put together – their plan is on target, they are doing amazing and life couldn't be better. But many times that couldn't be further from the truth. And that is okay.
February 21, 2014 in Starting a Business
Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

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WhatsApp is all over the news for its $19 billion deal with Facebook. But most startups won't make it to that caliber and that's okay. Here are a few tips on how to survive and thrive.
February 21, 2014 in Starting a Business
Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.

Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.

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While it may seem like an appealing option, working from home can present momentous obstacles at the startup level.
February 21, 2014 in Location
Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

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A trio of wise, motivational TED presentations all business owners can benefit from.
February 21, 2014 in Startup Basics
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

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

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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.
February 21, 2014 in How To Start a Business
6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

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Many of us yearn to run our own businesses. Here are the six questions to ask to decide if it is for you.
February 20, 2014 in Starting a Business
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

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Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
February 20, 2014 in Startup Basics
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

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The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
February 19, 2014 in Startup Financing
Fresh Idea: Entrepreneur Puts Salad in a Vending Machine

Fresh Idea: Entrepreneur Puts Salad in a Vending Machine

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A visit to the vending machine can yield chocolate, chips or soda … but what about fresh vegetables?
February 19, 2014 in Business Ideas
This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

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

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Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
February 19, 2014 in Startup Financing
5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

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When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.
February 19, 2014 in Starting a Business
6 Tips for Creating an Effective Internet Direct Mail Campaign

6 Tips for Creating an Effective Internet Direct Mail Campaign

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Getting direct mail prospects to visit your site isn't hard if you follow this direct mail expert's advice.
February 18, 2014 in Starting a Business
5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch

5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch

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Operating a business where your intellectual capital is your golden ticket requires a calculated approach.
February 18, 2014 in Home Based Basics
The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

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Former Mint vice president discusses how he launched another successful venture.
February 18, 2014 in Finding Ideas
How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

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Take a look at this infographic for tips on how to write a great business plan.
February 18, 2014 in Your Business Plan
Under the Radar: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014

Under the Radar: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014

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Entrepreneur.com partnered with Social Media Week to come up with a list of startups that have potential for a breakout year.
February 17, 2014 in Success Stories
Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

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

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Seven entrepreneurs offer up bootstrapping-financial advice to those aspiring to start their own business.
February 17, 2014 in Startup Financing
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

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

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Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute’ stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
February 15, 2014 in Startup Basics
5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

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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.
February 15, 2014 in Starting a Business
Ignore the Advice of These 3 People

Ignore the Advice of These 3 People

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When launching your business, it's a good idea to seek help. But who should you go to?
February 13, 2014 in Startup Basics
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

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

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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.
February 13, 2014 in Startup Basics
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

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There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
February 13, 2014 in Starting a Business
The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

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There is a dark underside to owning a business that we don't like to talk about, but we need to understand.
February 12, 2014 in Starting a Business
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