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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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