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Meet the CEO Who Took His Teen Son to a $55 Million Funding Meeting

The CEO of a marketing and sales software company used a business trip as an opportunity to bond with his 18 year old.

There Are 8 Indispensable Elements of Real Wealth and 7 Aren't Money

There is no contradiction between realizing financial security is crucial to happiness and that money really isn't everything.

Your Career Is a Supplement to Your Life, Not the Defining Factor

You're a hard-driving entrepreneur. But what should you do now if your work life has turned into your whole life?

How You Can Avoid Becoming a Workaholic

Working too much can negatively affect your life and your business. Here are four tips for finding the right balance.

6 Tips From Kickstarter on How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

A roundup of useful tips and best practices for creating a campaign that meets or exceeds its funding goal.

Richard Branson: 'I've Met Some of My Closest Friends Through My Work'

We spend a lot of time at work, so why not turn professional relationships into real friendships?

The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

With just a fraction of startups receiving venture capital financing, approach your social circles, with these five pointers in mind.

4 Tips for Being a Balanced Entrepreneur -- At Work and at Home

Putting your heart and soul into a startup is what entrepreneurs do. But being awesome doesn't stop when you come home. Here are some suggestions for finding the right balance.

How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

As an entrepreneur, standing up for your vision to your loved ones might possibly be the best practice you will get for the life that awaits you.

The People in Your Life Are Your Personal Brand Team

Your family, friends and colleagues in many ways become your brand. It's important to create a team of people that reflect how you want to live your brand.

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

Make your personal network your first investors, but don't make it too informal.

Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.

How to Deal With the Dual Demands of Children and Elderly Parents

Sandwich-generation entrepreneurs -- those in their 40s and 50s -- are juggling more family demands. Here's how to keep your sanity and your business.

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.

3 Reasons to Be Proud of Your Brick-and-Mortar Shop

Student entrepreneur Sarah Haselkorn on the daily rewards she gets from operating a physical location.

How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

With a busy startup schedule, it can be hard to devote any time to forging new relationships or even keeping old ones. Here's how to make time for the ones you love -- and yourself.

10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company.

4 Tips for Balancing Friendship and Business

Tech expert Prerna Gupta on the importance of keeping your team at a professional distance.

Tis the Season for Giving Thanks

With Christmas just a day away, don't forget to give a big 'THANK YOU' to the VIPs in your life.

How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Carter Kostler is hoping his fruit-infused water bottle will be his ticket to entrepreneurial success.

How to Craft a Business Plan That Will Turn Investors' Heads

When asking anyone to help fund your startup, you'll at least need a business plan first. Here's what it should include.

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