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For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers
Starting a Business

For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers

Aim to provide substantial value to multiple other parties involved in the life cycle of your business.
Turns Out Apple Didn't Start in a Garage After All
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Turns Out Apple Didn't Start in a Garage After All

Steve Wozniak shatters the myth of Apple as a garage company. Not that it matters much.
3 Dominant Ad-Tech Companies Share the Secrets of Their Success
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3 Dominant Ad-Tech Companies Share the Secrets of Their Success

How did these startups grow from tiny teams working in closet offices to multi-million dollar companies with more than 100 employees?
The 4 Types of Business Plans
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The 4 Types of Business Plans

Learn which of these four business plan formats best fits your needs.
The Recipe For Great Crowdfunding Success
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The Recipe For Great Crowdfunding Success

Check out these expert tips for crowdfunding success from Entrepreneur's Ready to Launch event.
Take Precautions on the Alluring, Sexy and Mysterious Path of Innovation
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Take Precautions on the Alluring, Sexy and Mysterious Path of Innovation

Creating the right mindset, understanding the reality of invention, double-checking your ego and developing a sense of timing will help you move from having a worthy thought to fulfilling its promise.
What Happens When Startup Advisors Advise the Whole Team
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What Happens When Startup Advisors Advise the Whole Team

Instead of keeping sessions strictly between founders and mentors, the leaders of Buffer decided to let advisors speak directly to the entire team. Here's what happened.
Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?
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Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?

There is one big factor that determines whether you should put the time and effort into crafting a plan.
Don't Be a Mystery Boss. Give the New Team Your Management Playbook.
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Don't Be a Mystery Boss. Give the New Team Your Management Playbook.

While you are contemplating the thrill of launching your business, the people you've hired to make it happen are wondering about who they are working for.
The Real Person's Guide to Finding Your Passion and Loving What You Do
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The Real Person's Guide to Finding Your Passion and Loving What You Do

It's not easy for everyone to find an exciting niche that's practical to tap for launching an enterprise or earning a living. Here's how to maintain a healthy perspective.
5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan
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5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan

There are any number of reasons why you need to create a business plan, including starting a business, seeking funding and more.
5 Secrets to Running a Successful Wholesale Distribution Business
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5 Secrets to Running a Successful Wholesale Distribution Business

The pros chime in with expert advice on what you should do -- and what you shouldn't -- in order to succeed in this competitive industry.
5 Fears You'll Need to Conquer Before Starting a Business
Starting a Business

5 Fears You'll Need to Conquer Before Starting a Business

If you're going to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to be prepared for the risks.
What to Do When Employees Wonder Where All the New Funding Will Go
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What to Do When Employees Wonder Where All the New Funding Will Go

An influx of money can energize your team, or threaten dissatisfaction at how it is used. Transparence is the solution.
The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital
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The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital

Find out what VCs look for before investing in a new company.
A Great Name Tells You More Than Just What the Company Does
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A Great Name Tells You More Than Just What the Company Does

It sets the foundation for the customer relationship, establishes leadership and separates the business from the competition.
Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists
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Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists

A primer on the types of financing venture capitalists provide and what they look for in a company.
The Ultimate Guide to Staffing Your Wholesale Distribution Business
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The Ultimate Guide to Staffing Your Wholesale Distribution Business

We'll show you who you need to hire, how to find them and how much to pay them.
3 Stories on Bouncing Back From Failure
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3 Stories on Bouncing Back From Failure

A panel of ambitious entrepreneurs share how they've turned a mistake into an opportunity.
To Find the Right Franchise, Test Drive More Than One
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To Find the Right Franchise, Test Drive More Than One

Selecting a franchise is an enormous decision. Take a look at several, and consider your own skills and goals, before choosing.
7 Tips for Creating Your Own Co-working Space
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7 Tips for Creating Your Own Co-working Space

Need to find other ambitious and motivated business professionals to work with? Build a place that will foster collaboration, creativity and inspiration.
Looking for Stable Business Ideas? Here Are 12 Types of Companies With Healthy Cash Flow.
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Looking for Stable Business Ideas? Here Are 12 Types of Companies With Healthy Cash Flow.

Private companies in these fields tend to pay their bills on time.
The Pros and Cons of Sole Proprietorships
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The Pros and Cons of Sole Proprietorships

CPA Mark Kohler explains the advantages and disadvantages with this simple business structure.
7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do
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7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

There are certain basic minimum tasks you need to be successful. Fail at these and your business fails, too.
Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help.
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Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help.

Working with others on a project is one of the most effective ways to move an idea forward.
Worry About Late Adopters to Go Mainstream
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Worry About Late Adopters to Go Mainstream

For tech entrepreneurs, paying too much attention to first adopters can be a deadly move for business, says startup pro Martin Zwilling.
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