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An entrepreneur is a person who creates a business where one didn't exist before, often employing innovation and more than an ordinary degree of risk. 

The terms entrepreneur and small-business owner should not be used interchangeably, although they often are. Entrepreneurs are not content in just owning a business. They are focused on building and growing an enterprise. And often, many entrepreneurs are ready to move on to the next thing once their venture has taken off.

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4 Ways to Look Like an Expert When You're Just Starting Out
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Even if newly-minted entrepreneurs are talented and qualified, they often aren't taken seriously right off the bat. Here are a few ways to change that viewpoint.
April 11, 2014 in The 'Treps
The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

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Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startup.'
April 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

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U.S. entrepreneurial activity has declined for the last three years, but the percentage of entrepreneurs who are launching businesses out of necessity has also fallen, according to a study.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

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There's a lot of focus on people who start their own businesses in college, but many successful entrepreneurs start their own businesses after years of work experience. Check out these blockbuster entrepreneurs who struck out on their own in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
April 1, 2014 in Starting a Business
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

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Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
March 12, 2014 in Starting a Business
Video: How Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh Rebounded After Hitting Rock BottomPlay Video

How Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh Rebounded After Hitting Rock Bottom (Video)

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In 2001, Cheezburger founder Ben Huh hit a low point, having had to close his 18-month-old startup. In this video, Huh chats with us about how a shift in perspective helped him gain a new outlook on life.
March 11, 2014 in The 'Treps
6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

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With the mobile market continuing to gain momentum, more people are looking to get a piece of the pie. For those wanting to get a start in the world, here are a few books to get you started.
March 4, 2014 in The 'Treps
The 4 Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs

The 4 Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs

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Following these four principles can help turn a challenge into adventure and toil into a labor of love.
March 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Why You Should Act Like an Entrepreneur, Even If You're Not

Why You Should Act Like an Entrepreneur, Even If You're Not

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Every successful employee should be the 'boss' of their own future and career advancement.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Business Schools Should be Transformed to Drive Entrepreneurism

Business Schools Should be Transformed to Drive Entrepreneurism

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Universities should empower students with the skills to push an idea through to implementation.
February 24, 2014 in Young Entrepreneurs
6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

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Many of us yearn to run our own businesses. Here are the six questions to ask to decide if it is for you.
February 20, 2014 in Starting a Business
Leadership Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leadership Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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As we honor one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century, here are some takeaways from the visionary for entrepreneurs.
January 20, 2014 in Leadership
Why Our Growing American Affluence Should Be Celebrated, Not Condemned

Why Our Growing American Affluence Should Be Celebrated, Not Condemned

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A new study suggests many Americans reach the dream of affluence. How? Because we're a country of smart, driven entrepreneurs.
December 11, 2013 in Leadership
Focus on Passion, Not Labels

Focus on Passion, Not Labels

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I have started, managed and guided a range of businesses. But I never considered myself an entrepreneur. Why? Because I never got caught up in labels.
November 15, 2013 in Business Management
Photos: What's in the Stars this Month for Entrepreneurs?

What's in the Stars this Month for Entrepreneurs?

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For the month of November, famed astrologer Jennifer Angel provides an entrepreneur-focused horoscope for each astrological sign. What's in your sign?
November 5, 2013 in Lifestyle
7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Don't Do

7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Don't Do

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What separates real entrepreneurs from the pack? A little tough love for the entrepreneurial generation.
November 4, 2013 in Leadership
Photos: What's in the Stars for Entrepreneurs This Month?

What's in the Stars for Entrepreneurs This Month?

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For the month of October, famed astrologer Jennifer Angel provides an entrepreneur-focused horoscope for each astrological sign. What's in your professional future?
October 1, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Millennials Are Snubbing the Corporate World for Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

Millennials Are Snubbing the Corporate World for Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

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The millennial generation is looking to skip a traditional career path to create their own.
September 23, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Photos: Top 30 Startups to Watch

Top 30 Startups to Watch

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In producing everything from at-home-mushroom kits to foldable-ballet slippers, these young companies are making plenty of waves in startup land. Here is Entrepreneur's 2013 list of the top 30 startups to watch.
September 10, 2013 in Innovation

Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths

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Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.
July 26, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

Blue, Green, Gold? How to Manage Employees Based on their "Color" Temperaments

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Authors Susan Geary and Anne Bulstrode provide a simple way for entrepreneurs to decipher employeesÂ’ temperaments -- and how to handle them.
April 3, 2013 in Starting a Business
Video: DocuSign Aims to Make Its eSignature Tech the StandardPlay Video

DocuSign Aims to Make Its eSignature Tech the Standard (Video)

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The eSignature pioneer has grown to capture more 25 million users who use their services to digitally sign, send and store legally binding documents in more than 188 countries.
January 9, 2013 in Apps & Software
7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

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A look at how the impending new crowdfunding rules are prompting entrepreneurs to predict -- and deliver -- what the expanded industry will demand.
May 15, 2012 in Financing
How Motorcycle Designer Erik Buell Got His Vroom Back, Post Harley-Davidson

How Motorcycle Designer Erik Buell Got His Vroom Back, Post Harley-Davidson

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The trailblazing entrepreneur followed up a disastrous collaboration by launching a new company, a showcase for innovative racing bikes. But can it get the funding it needs?
February 21, 2012 in Profiles
An Innovative Recording Studio Goes Mobile

An Innovative Recording Studio Goes Mobile

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The best artists in the business want to lay down their tracks at Allen Sides' Ocean Way Recording. Now he's taking his state-of-the-art studio expertise to them.
April 26, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs

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