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Why Your Business Could Be Failing Even If You Hit Your Numbers

More than half of businesses that meet their income forecasts fail. Here's why and what steps you can take to make sure your business forecasts are financially sound.

A Plucky Startup Ditches 'Coin Piggy' Roots and Finds Its Mission

GoFundMe, a popular crowdfunding site, went through several iterations before it found its niche helping individuals rally around personal causes.

Numbers You Need to Know to Grow Your Business

Managing your business well means measuring your progress regularly. Here are five ways to better keep track of your numbers to help boost your bottom line.

3 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

Operating as a lean startup has its advantages, but you still need a roadmap to success. That's where your business plan comes in.

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.

College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today.

Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

When employees help set your company's goals, they'll be more committed to seeing them through. Here are some strategies to better engage employees in business planning.

When Is the Best Time to Write Your Business Plan?

You don't need to drop everything to put together a business plan. Instead, it should be a constant work-in-progress. Here's how.

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

How do you know when the time is right to make the leap?

How to Build an Advisory Board

Why you should consider building an advisory team alongside your business plan -- and how to get started.

3 Apps to Help You Write a Business Plan

Helpful apps that guide you from brilliant business idea to an actionable plan.

Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors.

Barbara Corcoran's 6 Pearls of Wisdom for Young Treps

Ahead of her keynote address at Entrepreneur's annual Growth Conference, here are some of her choicest gems of advice for young entrepreneurs.

Reworking Your Business Plan? Consider These Tips

If you're looking to run your business better, you'll need the discipline to stick to a plan. Here's how to make better choices from the start.

Reverse-Engineering Your Business Plan: Success Starts With the End

Focusing on your ultimate goals can help you devise a plan to reach them.

Writing a Business Plan? Don't Forget About Marketing

Executing a solid marketing strategy is essential to any venture's success. Otherwise, your genius may be greeted by crickets.

Young Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2012

From inspiring quotes and giant-brand mishaps to tips on starting up and growing a business, here are the stories that became our readers' favorites this year.

Are You Ready to Launch? Here's How to Find Out

Veteran venture capitalist Jason Green on the importance of a minimum viable product and assembling a top-notch team.

Do You Need an MBA for Startup Success?

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on how his education prepared him for running a business, but why he had to look elsewhere for startup help.

How Your Business Plan Might Be Holding You Back

Use the time you save writing a detailed business plan to move past the planning phase and help your company take flight.

10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

You never want to make the same mistake twice, but isn't success sweeter when you don't make any? Here are some reasons why businesses fail and tips for how to avoid it.

Thinking of Majoring in Entrepreneurship? Read This First

For many heading to campus who also dream of starting a business one day, majoring in entrepreneurship can help. But it's far from the only major decision you'll need to make along the way.

7 Paybacks an Alma Mater Can Offer Young Entrepreneurs

Think university resources are only for students? Here are some ideas for how to best utilize your old school -- even when you're no longer on campus.

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