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How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.
Are You Holding Yourself Back? How to Use it to Your Advantage.

Are You Holding Yourself Back? How to Use it to Your Advantage.

Bad habits can prevent you from achieving success. It's time to change.
How To Win When You Fail

How To Win When You Fail

The way you react to screw ups is a critical factor in determining how successful you will be in business.
Thinking of Quitting? Remember, the Sun Will Rise.

Thinking of Quitting? Remember, the Sun Will Rise.

How we manage ourselves during downtimes are critical to our success.
9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

There are all sorts of pitfalls for entrepreneurs. These are the ones that trip up the majority of startup founders.
7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Leadership is a skill that can be continually strengthened. Here's how.
How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

OfficeMax's insensitive letter to 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash' is being blamed on Big Data. But all the blame rests with the company.
Closing Shop: Why I Decided to Throw in the Towel

Closing Shop: Why I Decided to Throw in the Towel

For our series The Grind, the founder of a healthy salad restaurant explains why she decided to call it a day and shut her restaurant doors.
How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

Scott Adams describes himself as a man with average skills who failed at almost everything. Yet, he has a bestselling book and created one of the most popular comics of all time. Here's how he did it.
Is it Time to Give Up? How to Know for Sure.

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.
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Infographics of 2013

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Infographics of 2013

The habits of the world's smartest people, the career arches of self-made billionaires, what really motivates employees and more topics explained through infographics.
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Starting and growing a business can be an emotional roller coaster. But when profits aren't generating, how do you know when it's time to throw in the towel?
Richard Branson on Embracing Failure

Richard Branson on Embracing Failure

It can be hard to start a new when you already have one startup failure under your belt. But overcoming the fear of failure is your first step to success. Here's how.
The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

From being rude to Mark Zuckerberg's wife, to burning down an office building, to inadvertently disabling the internet across large stretches of the Ukraine, these interns messed up in style.
4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

As we celebrate the top 100 crowdfunded companies, we take a look at some of this year's biggest crowdfunding flops.
What I Learned in Business From Failing in College Football

What I Learned in Business From Failing in College Football

I was a practice-field hero, and football failure. What I was missing in the game and in business was the cerebral side.

BlackBerry Says, 'Remain Calm. All is Well.'

In a letter to investors and customers, the fallen smartphone maker channels its inner Chip Diller.
How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

If you're looking to launch a business while still in school, here are a few lessons learned from StudyMode founder Blaine Vess.
Why Serial Entrepreneurs Aren't Actually More Successful The Next Time Around

Why Serial Entrepreneurs Aren't Actually More Successful The Next Time Around

If your only claim to fame is starting a handful of companies, yet you've had success with none of them, it's probably time to take a closer look at what you're learning.
Why Your Customers' Cravings Are Your Key to Success

Why Your Customers' Cravings Are Your Key to Success

Knowing what customers want and delivering will help you gain market share fast. Here's how.
Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

Encouraging perfection will slow things down for your startup. Here's how and why to make employees feel comfortable with messing up in the name of efficiency and progress.
5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

Surprisingly, running out of money is not the No. 1 reason.
The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story.

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