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5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

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Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections

How an Idea Partner Can Help Launch a Million-Dollar Startup

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For our series College Treps, Chris Norton discusses how an idea partner can help an entrepreneur separate million-dollar ideas from total duds.
November 12, 2013 in Starting a Business
Mastering Change: What You Can Learn From KFC and Instagram

Mastering Change: What You Can Learn From KFC and Instagram

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The most successful entrepreneurs know when to shift direction because their businesses need it. Here are three guideposts to help you along the way.
November 12, 2013 in Growth Strategies
3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

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Surrounding yourself with the right people helps you come up with more and better ideas. Here are three ways to build a community to help you be more innovative.
October 31, 2013 in Innovation
Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at why you should persevere when things get tough, how to stop being anxious about presentations and more advice for business owners.
October 25, 2013 in Productivity
4 Innovators, 4 Ways to Get Inspired

4 Innovators, 4 Ways to Get Inspired

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These scientists, artists and athletes share their tried and tested routes to finding a creative spark.
October 25, 2013 in Starting a Business
10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

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There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you've believe for too long.
October 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Become an Expert in an Hour

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

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Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.
October 24, 2013 in Growth Strategies
3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

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It can be hard to exercise your brain's innovation muscles, but these three brain-boosting activities can help you no matter how busy you are.
October 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

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Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
October 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

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Business ideas are buzzing all around you. It's just a matter of knowing where to look and how to uncover them. Here are five places to start.
October 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago

Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago

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Now in its third year, Chicago Ideas Week eclectic program attracts world leaders and nearly 30,000 attendees in search of creativity and new ideas. Here’s a look at how they did it.
September 27, 2013 in Grow Your Business
The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

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Give up too soon on your idea and of course it will be destined for failure. Here are four essential tenets of inventing and product development that will keep you on track to succeed.
September 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
Make Your Team Smarter, Happier and More Productive Without Spending a Dime

Make Your Team Smarter, Happier and More Productive Without Spending a Dime

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It's simply not true that intelligence is static. If you want your team to work smarter and better, try these three strategies.
September 5, 2013 in Managing Employees
How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

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Getting creative and surprising about what your restaurant menu offers is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

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Before pumping every last dime and ounce of sweat into launching your business idea, test it out with these four strategies.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

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Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
August 29, 2013 in Business Ideas
What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

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Think more like an artist and you'll unleash the kind of creativity and forward thinking that makes the greatest entrepreneurs thrive.
August 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas

What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas

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No matter how much 'you know you want it,' chances are your business idea is not original. Here's what you can do to stay out of legal trouble.
August 20, 2013 in Legal Center
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

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Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.
August 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

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There are other more productive ways to come up with business ideas. Here are five effective alternatives.
August 13, 2013 in Business Ideas
Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

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Everyone has experienced a dry spell when it comes to generating ideas. Here are seven steps to keep your idea well full.
August 8, 2013 in Business Ideas
Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

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Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
July 29, 2013 in Business Ideas
5 Ways to Make Your Product Sell Itself

5 Ways to Make Your Product Sell Itself

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With so many brands to choose from, customers often want to go with what they know. Here are five ways to make your product do its own marketing.
June 21, 2013 in Marketing Basics

5 Steps to Safeguard Your Product From Patent Theft

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Filing a patent isn't enough to protect your idea. It's important to consider how competitors might find a way around your patent and take action in advance. Here's how.
June 17, 2013 in Innovation

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