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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.

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

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

Start by making a list of things you love, and a list of things you hate.

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

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

Rather than quitting, look for alternatives: pivot the business model or merge with new partners for support.

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

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

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

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.

This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans

Amy Novogratz and Mike Velings are in the process of getting an investment fund off the ground that will identify and invest in technologies that aim to grow the fish-farming business.

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Anyone can have a million-dollar idea. But turning your dream into a living and breathing startup, takes work. Here are 10 tips to get you started.

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.

6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game

Dell's Entrepreneur in Residence Ingrid Vanderveldt offers her view of trends that are going to take the main stage in 2014.

Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

These four companies are giving new life to damaged, flawed or incomplete products and services.

Is it Time to Give Up? How to Know for Sure.

You’ve worked hard, but it might be time to take what you’ve learned and use those lessons to fuel a new project. Our experts explain how to take stock of the situation.

100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

Here's advertising agency powerhouse JWT's annual list of what's going to be on the top of everyone's tongue this year.
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