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Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.

How a Stolen North Face Jacket Sparked a New Business Idea

Inspired by chaotic coat-checking systems at bars, this young trep built a startup that landed the attention of Shark Tank and Mark Cuban. See how he made it happen.

How a Stolen North Face Jacket Sparked a New Business Idea

Inspired by chaotic coat-checking systems at bars, this young trep built a startup that landed the attention of Shark Tank and Mark Cuban. See how he made it happen.
The Future of the Subscription Economy

The Future of the Subscription Economy

Last year may have given rise to a surge in startup-subscription services, but will larger competitors joining in this year spoil the mood?
Richard Branson on the Importance of Creative Thinking

Richard Branson on the Importance of Creative Thinking

Virgin Group's founder answers a reader's question on how his personality drives the success of his business.
How to Test Your Business Ideas

How to Test Your Business Ideas

Rather than viewing your business goals as a straight line, try this method of zigzagging your way to success.
Lessons from Seth Godin on Embracing Uncertainty

Lessons from Seth Godin on Embracing Uncertainty

Why getting comfortable with failure is part of the entrepreneurial struggle.
Unlocking Business Ideas Hidden in the Natural World

Unlocking Business Ideas Hidden in the Natural World

A look at how the growing field of biomimicry has led to innovations inspired by nature.
Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

You need a lot of ingredients to launch a successful business, but a big pot of money isn't one of them. Virgin founder Richard Branson explains why.

5 Traits Top Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Want to know what you have in common with the worldÂ’s top entrepreneurs? Look no further: Business coach Antonio Neves sums it up right here.
College Startup Re-Imagines Bike Sharing

College Startup Re-Imagines Bike Sharing

ViaCycle set out to design a GPS-enabled, stationless bike-share system.
Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

Here is a rundown of industries expected to have plenty of room to grow in 2013.
'The Story of Stuff' and How Startups are Heeding Its Message

'The Story of Stuff' and How Startups are Heeding Its Message

Consumerism may have hit a highpoint in the last several decades, but these days the real opportunity resides in our closets. Here's a look at the rise of resale startups.
Innovative Event Aims to Merge the Worlds of Fashion and Technology

Innovative Event Aims to Merge the Worlds of Fashion and Technology

Decoded Fashion's hackathon builds technology to change the way designers create clothes and consumers purchase them.
3 Apps to Help You Write a Business Plan

3 Apps to Help You Write a Business Plan

Helpful apps that guide you from brilliant business idea to an actionable plan.
How to Manage the Stress of Uncertainty

How to Manage the Stress of Uncertainty

Four tips to help you gain control of a new business idea and lower stress.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

Need help trying to figure out if that great idea you're passionate about could become a successful business? Here's how to evaluate a potential winner.
A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond

A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond

In the tradition of solving consumers' problems, two young treps set out to eradicate the hangover.
How to Reframe Your Thinking to Sell Your Business Ideas

How to Reframe Your Thinking to Sell Your Business Ideas

Four tips to help you sell ideas, even if you hate sales.
Jason Lucash on Why Humor Can Be an Entrepreneur's Best Resource

Jason Lucash on Why Humor Can Be an Entrepreneur's Best Resource

The co-founder of OrigAudio lets viewers in on the top business lessons he's learned along with key tips on how to stand out amid stiff competition.
College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy

The founder of Adafruit Industries offers insights into how she managed to build a small empire from castaway Altoid tins and other common household items -- and secure the title of Entrepreneur of 2012.

Must-Have Mentors: How to Build Your Personal Board of Directors

Business coach Antonio Neves offers some sage advice for young entrepreneurs looking for more formalized guidance.
Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Four tips to help you know if your idea has run its course.
Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

Jeremy Umland came up with a quick-serve sushi concept: Customers design their own rolls at the counter, then a kitchen full of automated machines helps cooks prepare them for takeout in just minutes.
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