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From finding a mentor to talk you through your business mistakes and fears, to locating an attorney you trust to advise you on legal matters, you need a lot of help throughout all stages of your business. Here's where to find it. 

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What Every Mentor Should Know
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Interested in being a mentor? Make sure you have the right approach and expectations.
September 30, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

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These six tips help you take a casual, flexible approach to the mentor relationship.
August 28, 2013 in Grow Your Business
How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

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Behind every great entrepreneur, there's often a great mentor. Here's how to find one and turn this person into your biggest asset.
August 21, 2013 in Startup Basics
3 Online Resources for Getting Expert Startup Advice

3 Online Resources for Getting Expert Startup Advice

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Can't afford to have an attorney on speed dial? Don't worry, help is just a click away.
February 7, 2013 in Startup Basics
New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

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StartOut takes a look at the unique challenges LGBT entrepreneurs face and aims to bring the gap with its second annual mentorship program.
January 31, 2013 in Startup Basics
Can School Make You a Better Entrepreneur?

Can School Make You a Better Entrepreneur?

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We've all heard the business success stories of famous dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. But are there benefits to studying entrepreneurship?
January 15, 2013 in Startup Basics
Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

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The news is filled with success stories from incubator-backed startups, but can these programs really help your startup? We weigh the positives and consider the negatives.
December 28, 2012 in Startup Basics
Crowdfunding for Startup Capital -- And Market Intel

Crowdfunding for Startup Capital -- And Market Intel

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Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter offer more than money. With the right approach, young entrepreneurs can also gain valuable market insights.
December 21, 2012 in Financing
Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

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Fundraisers in West Virginia nurture fledgling businesses and help create a culture of entrepreneurship in the state.
December 14, 2012 in Startup Basics
5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

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Having these types of people around to ask advice of and bounce ideas off can be essential to business owner's success.
December 10, 2012 in Startup Basics
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

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Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

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When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom.
December 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

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Google+ will now feature a hub of information, including live college-level courses on business for military veterans and their families.
November 29, 2012 in Starting a Business
How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

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Getting your venture accepted into an accelerator can help immensely when it comes to getting venture capital, thanks to a rigorous screening process and help from mentors and peers.
November 20, 2012 in Financing
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

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Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
November 15, 2012 in Starting a Business
A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

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At a forum on young entrepreneurship, a more complex vision for what starting up is like for people in countries outside the U.S.
November 13, 2012 in Starting a Business
Could This Free Online University Be Your Next Start-Up Incubator?

Could This Free Online University Be Your Next Start-Up Incubator?

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University of the People offers some would-be entrepreneurs an opportunity to bone up on business basics. See how the program could become an even more viable option in the future.
November 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
9 Ways to Beef-Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap

9 Ways to Beef-Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap

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If you weren't born with an innate ability to manage a business, you could get an MBA. Or you might try implementing these tips.
November 2, 2012 in Startup Basics
How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

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Intrapreneurs are launching businesses within -- and with the help of -- their places of employment.
September 26, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

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Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
July 20, 2012 in Startup Basics
Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

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Before spending money on business incubators, Congress should first figure out whether we really need more in the U.S. and whether they actually help create jobs.
May 31, 2012 in Startup Basics
Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

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A look at how advisors can help you more than any business book ever could.
May 11, 2012 in Startup Basics
A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

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For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.
April 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
A Roadmap to Self-Reliance for Solopreneurs

A Roadmap to Self-Reliance for Solopreneurs

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One isn't always the loneliest number. In fact, it may be all that's needed to operate a successful business.
March 27, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Four People You Need on Your Team

The Four People You Need on Your Team

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Forget fantasy sports. This is the real-life team you should have in place for your business to thrive.
March 8, 2012 in Startup Basics
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