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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
How to Become an Expert in an Hour

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.
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

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.
Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
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

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.
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

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.
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

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

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

It's simply not true that intelligence is static. If you want your team to work smarter and better, try these three strategies.
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

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

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

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

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

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

What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

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

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

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.
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

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.
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

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

Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

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

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

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.

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