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Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years
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Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years

There's a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.
20 People Who Became Highly Successful After Age 40
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20 People Who Became Highly Successful After Age 40

No, life and success don't end in your 20s and 30s. Here are some perfect examples.
When You Focus on Failure Statistics, You May End Up One
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When You Focus on Failure Statistics, You May End Up One

Statistics tell you everything and nothing at the same time. So anyone that lets failure statistics affect their willingness to start a business has already lost the entrepreneur game.
Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different
Technology

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Here are the surprising, unorthodox strategies that helped the early software as a service pioneer rise to -- and stay at the top of -- the crowded online project management space.
Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging
Starting a Business

Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging

Case studies are everywhere, but check out these entrepreneurs who made crucial decisions on the one-way path to enviable success.
Arianna Huffington's Recipe for Success: Unplug, Renew and Recharge.
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Arianna Huffington's Recipe for Success: Unplug, Renew and Recharge.

The media mogul took a scary wake-up call and channeled it into a new lease on life -- one with a lot less stress and anxiety.
Is Your Startup Ready for the Spotlight?
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Is Your Startup Ready for the Spotlight?

Not every startup is ready for media attention. Here are three ways to determine whether your company is ready to be written up in the press.
How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire
Franchises

How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire

Brothers Joe and Allen Hertzman, who own six Long John Silver's, 13 Rally's and 24 Papa John's Pizza units, share what's in their secret franchising sauce.
5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes
Leadership

5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes

Here are five must-read books that show what entrepreneurial success really takes, and how we can apply the principles of the best to our business.
9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful
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9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

The difference between success and failure often comes down to these actions.
How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations
Franchises

How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations

At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.
Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'
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Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'

The fashion-retail founder explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to veer off of the prescribed track, why it is okay for them to make mistakes and how founders should strive to be like Indiana Jones.
Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire
Leadership

Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire

Some wise words that you can put into practice at your own startup endeavors.
How Entrepreneurs, Such as Daymond John, Learn to Improve Their Game
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How Entrepreneurs, Such as Daymond John, Learn to Improve Their Game

Startup life is fraught with peril, but it's one space where prior experience really helps. These business owners share how their business expertise evolved.
Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur'
Starting a Business

Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur'

In this interview, the talk-show legend talks to this founder about the passion that inspired him to launch an international giant.
How to Turn Haters Into Raving Customers
Marketing

How to Turn Haters Into Raving Customers

In this podcast, Lewis Howes chats with millionaire Timothy Sykes about how we can cultivate loyal customers and make a ton of money.
5 Quotes to Inspire the Optimistic Entrepreneur in You
The 'Treps

5 Quotes to Inspire the Optimistic Entrepreneur in You

A positive attitude can take you far in your career, like these five successes prove with their perspective of possibility.
How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name
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How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name

Essie Weingarten, the entrepreneur behind the wildly popular nail polish line, grew her childhood passion into a multimillion-dollar brand.
A Bulldog Inspired This Woman's $50 Million Startup
Starting a Business

A Bulldog Inspired This Woman's $50 Million Startup

When this woman's dog won a photo contest, she had a revelation -- that turned into a multi-million dollar business.
How This Wildly Popular Web Series Made It Big
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How This Wildly Popular Web Series Made It Big

The creators of 'Submissions Only,' a comedy web series that airs on BroadwayWorld.com, have struck a sweet spot with audiences well beyond the theater world.
5 Ways to Change the Odds
Lifestyle

5 Ways to Change the Odds

Whatever the odds are facing you, the biggest variable in your life is you.
Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity
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Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity

Tragedy and personal setbacks can ruin you, or inspire you to do more with your life. Here's some advice.
This Entrepreneur Almost Gave Up On Himself. Now, He Runs a Million-Dollar Brand.
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This Entrepreneur Almost Gave Up On Himself. Now, He Runs a Million-Dollar Brand.

Raj Peter Bhakta could be called crazy for some of his previous endeavors, but he seems to have hit it right with WhistlePig whiskey.
All Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 3 Things
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All Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 3 Things

WhistlePig Founder Raj Peter Bhakta experienced his fair share of business flops before founding a multimillion dollar brand. In this video, he summarizes what he has learned about building a successful business.
3 Entrepreneurs Who Turned Easter Into Sweet Business
Business News

3 Entrepreneurs Who Turned Easter Into Sweet Business

Candy and Easter go hand in hand. Some of the sweet treats in your basket are also big business for these companies.
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