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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.
5 Ways to Make Your Product Sell Itself

5 Ways to Make Your Product Sell Itself

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.

5 Steps to Safeguard Your Product From Patent Theft

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.

Creating a Prototype Immediately and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Read the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from why you should build a prototype early to why you need a team of "front stabbers."
How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.
Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.
Creative Problem-Solving Strategies to Test Your Business Idea

Creative Problem-Solving Strategies to Test Your Business Idea

How to use an approach called 'design thinking' when you're creating a new product or business.
Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

The fast-growing natural and organic products industry has plenty to offer hungry startups.
Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Four tips to help you know if your idea has run its course.
How to Motivate Creative Employees

How to Motivate Creative Employees

Four tips to help you inspire creative employees to share new business ideas.
Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

Pinterest gets sued, Facebook adds voice messaging to mobile apps, why Indonesia is ground zero for Twitter use and more social-media news.
Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.
Mark Cuban on the Value of Hard Work and Other Tips This Week

Mark Cuban on the Value of Hard Work and Other Tips This Week

How to find ideas, make use of holiday downtime and more: our best tips of the week.
How to Find New Business Ideas in Everyday Life

How to Find New Business Ideas in Everyday Life

Three tips to help you find new business opportunities in unexpected places.
How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and be more effective.
5 Ways to Learn to Trust Your Instincts

5 Ways to Learn to Trust Your Instincts

Try these techniques to hone your instincts and trust your gut decisions.
How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation

How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation

Using these four tenets of design thinking can help you think differently and improve your business.
Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming

Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming

Eight techniques from the Virgin-founder to get the most from your next ideas meeting.
Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

How to get beyond brainstorming, beat procrastination and find more permanent customers: our best tips of the week.
4 Ways to Organize New Ideas and Drive Innovation

4 Ways to Organize New Ideas and Drive Innovation

Follow these tips to help you turn great ideas into results.
How Successful Leaders Balance Skepticism and Openness

How Successful Leaders Balance Skepticism and Openness

Four tips for encouraging innovative in your team.
Why Collaboration Is Key

Why Collaboration Is Key

Ideas are worthless until they're out of your head and in front of others.

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