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Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
5 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding More Resources

5 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding More Resources

With these strategies, your company can do more with less.
The Secret to Keeping Employees Happy (Infographic)

The Secret to Keeping Employees Happy (Infographic)

A look at what keeps employees around for the long haul.
Navigating New Market Terrain

Navigating New Market Terrain

While almost every entrepreneur dreams of scaling beyond their state borders, understanding the hurdles of expansion can be tricky. Here are a few pointers.
These 3 Startups Are Looking to Get the Health Industry in Tip-Top Shape

These 3 Startups Are Looking to Get the Health Industry in Tip-Top Shape

With the health-care sector going through massive innovation and disruption, we wanted to get the skinny on what it was like working on a startup in this industry.
A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

Revamp your online presence in one week.
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.
10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business

10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business

Olympic skier Shannon Bahrke Happe has always been about risk versus reward, whether she's flying down a mountain or running her own company.
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.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jim Yu.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jim Yu.

Our marketing expert Jim Yu is looking to answer your questions on topics ranging from content marketing to SEO and entering the world of mobile.
Why Staying Small Is Better for Your Sanity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Why Staying Small Is Better for Your Sanity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how keeping your business small lets you control your schedule, what Jerry Seinfeld has to teach you about productivity and more advice for business owners.
Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

While many people celebrate going public, this new milestone can be challenging on many fronts. Here, we discuss how to keep investors engaged and your board satisfied.
Want to Thrive Like AirBnB and Uber? Build Growth Into Your Company's DNA.

Want to Thrive Like AirBnB and Uber? Build Growth Into Your Company's DNA.

The companies that win big are those that believe that everything they do is to support and drive growth.
Customer Retention Begins on the Front Lines

Customer Retention Begins on the Front Lines

Your existing customer base can still help you grow. Make sure your employees who deal with them are passionate.
The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

While many startups envision expanding their business beyond their country's borders, scaling globally can present some unique challenges.
How to Make It as a Freelance Entrepreneur

How to Make It as a Freelance Entrepreneur

For entrepreneurs wanting to go down the freelance route, here are five tools and tips to build a successful career.
Etsy to Offer Tips to Sellers in Town Hall Meeting

Etsy to Offer Tips to Sellers in Town Hall Meeting

CEO Chad Dickerson will discuss best practices for running an Etsy business in a live-streamed event, following company policy changes in the fall.
Smart Twitter Guidelines to Follow

Smart Twitter Guidelines to Follow

If you're new to Twitter, these guidelines can help you 'think before you tweet.'
15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

We all wish we could get everything right the first time. That, of course, isn't the case. Here's what some business owners wish they new from the start.
LISTEN: Marc Ecko on How to Build a Memorable Brand Like a Billionaire

LISTEN: Marc Ecko on How to Build a Memorable Brand Like a Billionaire

The fashion pioneer talks about what it takes to grow a successful business and become your own personal version of greatness.
How a Brand Pivot Helped This Startup Disrupt a $30 Billion Dollar Industry

How a Brand Pivot Helped This Startup Disrupt a $30 Billion Dollar Industry

Finding success in the world of fraternities and sororities, this startup decided to step up its game and have its brand go big.
Payroll, Meet Accounting: ZenPayroll and FreshBooks Join Forces

Payroll, Meet Accounting: ZenPayroll and FreshBooks Join Forces

Payroll service ZenPayroll and cloud accounting software company FreshBooks are combining their services in a move that could help small-business owners.
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community

Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community

Building strong ties to your community will help you you build a stronger company culture, better relationships with your customers and staff, and ultimately a more successful business.
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