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8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital
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8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital

Have a great idea but very little money? Don’t let that stop you! Those that want it bad enough will make it.
5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year
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5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.
7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup
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7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup

Naive optimism fuels the dream of building your own company but when you launch, it is time to get real.
3 Entrepreneurial Skills Inmates Perfect
The 'Treps

3 Entrepreneurial Skills Inmates Perfect

The experiences of prisoners serve as an extreme, stark example of those of startup founders.
10 Startup Tips Learned the Hard Way
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10 Startup Tips Learned the Hard Way

Be up front with customers about what you do and how much it will cost, and consider romantic relationships with co-workers very carefully.
Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment
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Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment

The risks may be high, but the rewards can be splendid, both monetary and intangible.
4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game
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4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game

An Israeli entrepreneur who helped Imperva go public has launched his own company, tapping a multinational talent base
The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur
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The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

People who start companies are passionate, energetic and unafraid of risk. Sometimes, that’s a recipe for disaster.
Richard Branson's 5 Steps for Startup Success
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Richard Branson's 5 Steps for Startup Success

The billionaire entrepreneur’s basic rules to get a business off to a strong start.
I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)
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I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning.
Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl
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Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
How to Name Your Startup
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How to Name Your Startup

Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business.
2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO
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2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO

Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success.
What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices
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What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat.
If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business
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If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

Eventually, a competitor will come and beat you at your own game. Provide your own internal disruptions to stay relevant.
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