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The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

A look at the realizations that inspired the founders of Apple, Ikea, WhatsApp and other massively successful businesses.
Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Great entrepreneurs don’t catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.
2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

Steve Jobs wasn't right about everything. Sometimes, you really need to listen to what people want.
Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
5 Hidden Ways Your Summer Vacation Pays Off for Your Business

5 Hidden Ways Your Summer Vacation Pays Off for Your Business

Getting away can help you come back stronger than ever. Here's how to use time off to the fullest.
5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business

5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business

Starting a business can be a challenge and often entrepreneurs need guidance in various areas. Here five established founders reveal their tips for getting a new business off the ground.
4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

Entrepreneurs don't have years or even months to build trust. To get sales quickly, they need to act quickly.
Ka-Ching: Making Money Online

Ka-Ching: Making Money Online

With the online world taking over our lives, here is how entrepreneurs can cash in.
Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School

Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School

It can be difficult to make an impact in the fashion industry, but following these steps will get you off to the right start.
Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session

Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session

Actors often improvise during scenes. Entrepreneurs should be imploring this same tactic for brainstorming sessions.
5 Places to Look on Social Media for New Business Ideas

5 Places to Look on Social Media for New Business Ideas

For entrepreneurs looking to dive into the startup world, turn to social media for brainstorming new venture concepts.
50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.
Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Before you spend big money on bringing your product to market, make sure there is actually a market for your product.
5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

No one knows the future but, sometimes, you can make a very educated guess where things are headed.
Why the PR Industry is Ripe for Disruption

Why the PR Industry is Ripe for Disruption

From how the industry treats women to the rapidly changing media landscape, PR must evolve. Attitudes have to change, too.
The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

These products came to be by chance -- spawning businesses and changing lives the world over.
How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name

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.
Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Start by making a list of things you love, and a list of things you hate.
The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.
9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

The author of a new book tells how several inventive types tested their product's premise. A catchy concept won't score profits for a startup if no one wants the device.
Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup

Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup

Rather than quitting, look for alternatives: pivot the business model or merge with new partners for support.
Why You Shouldn't Fear Copycat Developers

Why You Shouldn't Fear Copycat Developers

If a competitor takes your idea and launches their own version, don't fret. Twitter certainly hasn't.
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions

Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions

Creator of postage printer talks about how he launched his company and kept it going for two decades.
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