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Starting a Business? 4 Ways to Research Your Potential Customer.
Starting a Business

Starting a Business? 4 Ways to Research Your Potential Customer.

Here's the lowdown on how to talk to your target market and find out if there's enough opportunity available to start a business.
Entrepreneurs: Do You Need to Let Go?
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs: Do You Need to Let Go?

Having a clear vision is one thing, but putting on blinders is another.
For the Startup-Minded, Debating the Pros and Cons of College
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For the Startup-Minded, Debating the Pros and Cons of College

I'm successful, and I have a lot of thoughts on the value of education. In the end, there are good things and bad.
Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.
Starting a Business

Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.

Here are eight strategies to build your business with sweat equity.
5 Reasons to Make Starting a Family Business Your New Year's Resolution
Starting a Business

5 Reasons to Make Starting a Family Business Your New Year's Resolution

Families that have overcome the challenges of building a business together share a special bond.
How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)
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How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)

Product descriptions can be as dry as toast--or as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's how to craft one that keeps people reading.
Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.
Starting a Business

Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.

When deciding to launch a business, it's important not only to talk to potential customers, but to gather all of the industry data you can. Here's how to do it.
3 Tech Challenges That Keep Entrepreneurs Up at Night
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3 Tech Challenges That Keep Entrepreneurs Up at Night

In this age of information overload, startup founders who are aware and keep their heads above the competition will find success.
3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the 'Internet of Things'
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3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the 'Internet of Things'

Wireless technology presents a huge opportunity to change how we handle many everyday tasks.
What's Next for Entrepreneurship
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What's Next for Entrepreneurship

Learn how the title is evolving from this panel at this fall's Ready to Launch event in Manhattan.
How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea
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How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea

Before you jump in and start your business, make sure there's a market for it and conduct market research. Read on to learn how.
Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan
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Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan

There is a downside to putting your business plan on paper. Learn the risks and learn how to protect your interests.
Entrepreneur Confessions: What I Would Do Differently
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Entrepreneur Confessions: What I Would Do Differently

Three leaders share what they would change if they could go back and start all over again.
How Poker Is Like the Startup World, From a Real Pro
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How Poker Is Like the Startup World, From a Real Pro

The legendary poker pro Erik Seidel has found success. His path should resonate with many startup founders.
20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
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20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you want to take your new business or idea to the next level, start by going through some or all of these resources.
Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.
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Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.

To see if there is any future for a new business, focus only on the essentials and develop a minimum viable product.
New Pitch Program Starting in NYC in January
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New Pitch Program Starting in NYC in January

Techstars, AlleyNYC and Entrepreneur are working together on a bi-monthly pitch night.
5 Steps to Carving Out a Niche Business
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5 Steps to Carving Out a Niche Business

While you should always strive to offer high-quality products and great service to your clients, being the best at something can be harder than being the first to arrive to a new category or niche.
What Great Brands Know: Commit and Stay Committed
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What Great Brands Know: Commit and Stay Committed

Be as clear about what you will do as what you won't.
4 Big Challenges That Startups Face
Starting a Business

4 Big Challenges That Startups Face

Three CEOs of successful ad-tech companies share their biggest roadblocks as their businesses grew.
Sift Through Your Business Ideas for a Winner With These 3 Steps
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Sift Through Your Business Ideas for a Winner With These 3 Steps

You may have lots of great ideas, but which ones are actually profitable ones?
How to Determine the Goals and Objectives of Your Business Plan
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How to Determine the Goals and Objectives of Your Business Plan

A business plan is only as good as the goals and objectives it outlines. Here's how to determine what those are.
How Doing the Simple Startup Math Helps Avoid Overwhelm
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How Doing the Simple Startup Math Helps Avoid Overwhelm

Getting a handle on your basic numbers makes goals less abstract and keeps perspective on your progress.
Build a Million-Dollar Startup On a One-Year Deadline
Starting a Business

Build a Million-Dollar Startup On a One-Year Deadline

Aiming to grow a million-dollar company is possible. But you must start with these steps.
Before You Bring a Co-Founder on Board, Ask These 5 Questions
Starting a Business

Before You Bring a Co-Founder on Board, Ask These 5 Questions

Our expert this week discusses how entrepreneurs can test out a potential partner before going all in.
What to Include in Your Business Plan
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What to Include in Your Business Plan

Here's what your business plan should contain, how long it should be and what it should look like.
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