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So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

Your food business might be able to support new ventures. Here's how to figure out the best direction to go in for expansion.
How Discomfort Can Lead to Success

How Discomfort Can Lead to Success

The things that make you nervous are often what helps you achieve the most.
Your Ideas Have No Value

Your Ideas Have No Value

Get over holding onto your ideas and get out there and do something with them.
Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

You don't want to start a business that may not survive. Do your homework, validate your idea and make sure you have a real market for it.
Inspire Innovators to Step Up at Your Company With Transparency

Inspire Innovators to Step Up at Your Company With Transparency

Fostering intrapreneurship within organizations both large and small can help bring companies to new levels of success.
Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look.

Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look.

Even today new inventions don't always involve harnessing high technology. The smallest idea can inspire a transformative product.
Become a Better Blogger Today With These 4 Actions

Become a Better Blogger Today With These 4 Actions

To get attention on the crowded Internet, you have to devote time to your craft and plan well.
Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Great entrepreneurs don’t catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.
The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

Investors don't want to invest in a product, they want to invest in a business. Here are seven reality checks to apply.
Ka-Ching: Making Money Online

Ka-Ching: Making Money Online

With the online world taking over our lives, here is how entrepreneurs can cash in.
Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session

Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session

Actors often improvise during scenes. Entrepreneurs should be imploring this same tactic for brainstorming sessions.
5 Places to Look on Social Media for New Business Ideas

5 Places to Look on Social Media for New Business Ideas

For entrepreneurs looking to dive into the startup world, turn to social media for brainstorming new venture concepts.
If You Fry It, They Will Come. Cronuts and the Business Case for Imitation.

If You Fry It, They Will Come. Cronuts and the Business Case for Imitation.

This hybrid dessert trend created opportunity across the country. We explain what the Cronut’s success can teach you.
You Have Good Ideas -- Don't Let Them Disappear

You Have Good Ideas -- Don't Let Them Disappear

A good daily habit to develop is to capture your thoughts. Who knows? It might just lead to a big breakthrough.
Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Before you spend big money on bringing your product to market, make sure there is actually a market for your product.
5 Tricks To Brainstorm Like It's Your Job

5 Tricks To Brainstorm Like It's Your Job

A whiteboard session can lead to great results but you must take the process seriously.
3 Online Tools for Supercharging a Company's Culture

3 Online Tools for Supercharging a Company's Culture

Easy-to-use software or online assessments can do some heavy lifting for managers aiming to promote the esprit de corps.
Houston, We Have No Problems: Ready Your Idea for Take Off

Houston, We Have No Problems: Ready Your Idea for Take Off

If you ever need to explain the process of building a new product to your CEO, manager or investor, just look to space travel.
Recognizing Opportunity is the First Step to an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Recognizing Opportunity is the First Step to an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Whether it's a new store location or a new way to do things, finding a chance to blaze your own path is vital.
No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage

No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage

When people fall back on the same tired ideas, your company can stagnate. Do these things to strengthen their backbones.
Jack Dorsey to Employees: Name-Dropping Makes You Look Dumb

Jack Dorsey to Employees: Name-Dropping Makes You Look Dumb

Trying to push an idea 'because the boss wants it' strips you of authority and diminishes the idea's merit, Dorsey writes.
Make a Positive Change Now With These 5 Life Shortcuts

Make a Positive Change Now With These 5 Life Shortcuts

Save time and conserve energy with these simple but powerful changes in your daily actions and thinking.
The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.
9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

The author of a new book tells how several inventive types tested their product's premise. A catchy concept won't score profits for a startup if no one wants the device.
Hottest of the Hot: The Most Exciting Trends in Innovation Right Now

Hottest of the Hot: The Most Exciting Trends in Innovation Right Now

At the launch of Tribeca Film Festival's Innovation Week, a panel of leaders in NYC talked about what excites them most right now. Answers ranged from a crowdfunded virtual reality headset to a new way to think about our own identities.
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