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How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad
Starting a Business

How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad

Listen to the advice that resonates with you, and ignore the rest.
Grant Davis
For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all else. For others, a successful business model comes first.
Catherine Clifford
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Growth Strategies

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and other words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.
Ray Hennessey
Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Entrepreneurs

Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you should persevere when things get tough, how to stop being anxious about presentations and more advice for business owners.
Brian Patrick Eha
From Chickens to Caskets -- 8 Unique Rental Businesses
Starting a Business

From Chickens to Caskets -- 8 Unique Rental Businesses

People have been renting movies and cars for years, but what about borrowing a wedding dress? Here's a look at the innovative and bizarre things that can be yours for a short time.
Kathleen Davis
10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now
Starting a Business

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you've believe for too long.
Martin Zwilling
How to Become an Expert in an Hour
Growth Strategies

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.
Stephen Key
Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.
Catherine Clifford
'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development
Starting a Business

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
Ashley Lee
The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now
Growth Strategies

The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small companies grow -- and fast.
Gabrielle Karol
Richard Branson Shares Letter He Wrote to 12-Year-Old Fan About Keys to Success
Starting a Business

Richard Branson Shares Letter He Wrote to 12-Year-Old Fan About Keys to Success

The Virgin Group founder recently received a letter from a 12-year-old girl asking about his skills. He took to LinkedIn on Thursday to share his response with the world.
Lyneka Little
3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype
Starting a Business

3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

Whether you're building a cup holder or a tech gadget hooked to your smartphone, every product has to follow these three steps before it's ready.
JD Albert
3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy
Starting a Business

3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

It can be hard to exercise your brain's innovation muscles, but these three brain-boosting activities can help you no matter how busy you are.
Debra Kaye
How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change
Growth Strategies

How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

Adapting to change quickly is a key way to ensure your business enjoys sustained growth. Here are six ways to make sure you're ready.
Peter S. Cohan