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Shutting Down to Starting Up: Being Hooked on Entrepreneurship
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Even with past failures, entrepreneurs often continue to persevere on, looking for their next venture to jump into. For our series The Grind, one entrepreneur opens up about why she isn't ready to throw in the entrepreneurship towel.
April 24, 2014 in The 'Treps
Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

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Fail. Hope. Repeat. How a few simple steps can help you spring back if your startup fails.
April 22, 2014 in Leadership
14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

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Thousands of books offer business, leadership or startup advice, but we've narrowed down the options to some must-reads.
April 21, 2014 in Starting a Business
Richard Branson on Seeking Out Opportunity

Richard Branson on Seeking Out Opportunity

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Becoming an entrepreneur is a process.
April 21, 2014 in Grow Your Business
11 Lessons I Learned at Startups That Keep Me Up at Night

11 Lessons I Learned at Startups That Keep Me Up at Night

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Founding or working at a new business can be scary, but each experience can lead to improvements.
April 16, 2014 in The 'Treps
$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

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The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.
April 15, 2014 in Business News
My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

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An entrepreneur discusses how he fell into the trap of equating revenue with profit.
April 15, 2014 in The 'Treps
My Biggest Mistake: Trusting the Wrong People

My Biggest Mistake: Trusting the Wrong People

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Often entrepreneurs are anxious to get their startup up and running but not taking the time to make sure all the ducks are all lined up can cause a major headache down the road.
April 10, 2014 in The 'Treps
The SEALs' Guide to Planning for Failure

The SEALs' Guide to Planning for Failure

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Planning for failure is different than expecting to fail. Without a good plan, you're more likely to face bad results.
April 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

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The 'Shark Tank' investor and real estate mogul discusses the necessity of extreme optimism and why logic can be dangerous
April 2, 2014 in The 'Treps
Fearful, Lazy or Just Plain Stuck? 29 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Gifts (Motiongraphic)

Fearful, Lazy or Just Plain Stuck? 29 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Gifts (Motiongraphic)

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For those stuck in a creative rut, we've got just the thing.
March 27, 2014 in Lifestyle
Leave the Past Behind: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

Leave the Past Behind: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

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Often when people are faced with tough decisions, they revert back to their past and recall how tough choices affected their lives. This kind of behavior can hold people back from pursuing their passion.
March 25, 2014 in Leadership
3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

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Nobody likes that person that always denies or casts blame.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Overcome the Myths of Entrepreneurship

How to Overcome the Myths of Entrepreneurship

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With a new startup popping up every day, many people have formed stereotypes of what entrepreneurship entails. Here are a few misconceptions about the entrepreneurial journey and how to overcome them.
March 20, 2014 in The 'Treps
Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

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While many large corporations loath failure, in the startup world it is often celebrated. When failure occurs, here is how to make the most of it.
March 19, 2014 in Grow Your 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
Afraid of Failure? Think Like a Scientist and Get Over It.

Afraid of Failure? Think Like a Scientist and Get Over It.

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Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.
March 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
7 Ways to Get Moving Again After a Failure

7 Ways to Get Moving Again After a Failure

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Don't let a professional setback set you back. Get back up, brush yourself off, and have a plan to attain success.
March 5, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Video: Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller BetsPlay Video

Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller Bets (Video)

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The founder and CEO of Cheezburger talks to Entrepreneur.com about rebounding and lessons learned.
March 3, 2014 in Social Media
Are You Emotionally Intelligent? It'll Help You Rise Above Failure.

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? It'll Help You Rise Above Failure.

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Being aware of your emotions is a crucial ability for today's great entrepreneurs.
February 28, 2014 in Lifestyle
Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)

Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)

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If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you are going to have to be able to handle rejection. Probably more than you think.
February 21, 2014 in Starting a Business
Insure Yourself Against Extinction by Building Your Personal Brand

Insure Yourself Against Extinction by Building Your Personal Brand

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Separate yourself from your company and you'll be able to survive past failures.
February 20, 2014 in Branding
Entrepreneurs: Your Irrational Optimism Is Necessary

Entrepreneurs: Your Irrational Optimism Is Necessary

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A look at how an aggressively optimistic outlook can lead to great things.
February 14, 2014 in Lifestyle
Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy

Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy

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You have one life, so spend it doing something you love.
February 10, 2014 in Lifestyle

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