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Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.

6 Ways to Analyze Your Creative Ideas

Put your creativity to the test, and the ideas you ultimately bring back to clients will be all the stronger for it.

How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.

What's the Right Path for Startups Entering the 'Internet of Things'?

Web-connected products will soon explode. Where should entrepreneurs look to get in on the action?

Keep That Startup Spark Alive by Following Your Constant

Once your company has seen some success, figuring out what to do next is all about three variables.

Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions

Creator of postage printer talks about how he launched his company and kept it going for two decades.

Want to Make More Money? Understand the Multiplying Effect.

How much do you want to earn over your lifetime? Do the math and see if you're happy with the result.

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

In his new book Smart People Should Build Things, the founder of Venture of America Andrew Yang offers up advice on how aspiring entrepreneurs can begin getting their startup dream off the ground.

Be Prepared: 4 Ways to Outthink Your Competitors

You need a strategy to get ahead in business. Knowing yourself and your 'enemies' is important.

Where Do Great Ideas Come From?

Young entrepreneurs share what influences shape their businesses.

Why Dumbing Down Your Message Isn't Dumb

Often executives think its impressive to spew out jargon, technical words and high-level chatter. But often, people miss the point and the message.

Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want

When you make other people's problems your own, their happiness will be your success.

Big Ideas Come to Those Who Ask

Making it easy for your employees to offer suggestions could lead to big improvements to your product and company.

How Strong Networks Create Strong Companies

Having a strong network of creative individuals and partners leads to a good foundation for your venture.

10 Trends for 2014: We Seek Imperfect, Human Moments. With Our Smartphones at the Ready.

New York City-based advertising agency JWT defines the 10 trends that are expected to shape how we think and what we want in the New Year and beyond.

The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.

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

For our series College Treps, Chris Norton discusses how an idea partner can help an entrepreneur separate million-dollar ideas from total duds.

Mastering Change: What You Can Learn From KFC and Instagram

The most successful entrepreneurs know when to shift direction because their businesses need it. Here are three guideposts to help you along the way.

3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

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.

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

A look at why you should persevere when things get tough, how to stop being anxious about presentations and more advice for business owners.

4 Innovators, 4 Ways to Get Inspired

These scientists, artists and athletes share their tried and tested routes to finding a creative spark.

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

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.

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