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How Old Is Too Old to Start a Business? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)
Infographics

How Old Is Too Old to Start a Business? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Martha Stewart didn't do any home decorating until she was 35. And Charles Flint started IBM at 61.
Catherine Clifford
Coke Is Luring Experienced Entrepreneurs to Create New Startups
Entrepreneurs

Coke Is Luring Experienced Entrepreneurs to Create New Startups

In Coca-Cola's new platform for entrepreneurs, Coke brings the money and the cachet, while startups (hopefully) help the soda giant reach new markets down the road.
Kate Taylor
Why This Entrepreneur Launched in Record Time, But Kept Her Company a Secret Until Blastoff
Trep Talk

Why This Entrepreneur Launched in Record Time, But Kept Her Company a Secret Until Blastoff

Normal Founder Nikki Kaufman went from having an idea for a 3-D printed earphone company to opening the doors of her flagship store in New York City in less than a year.
Catherine Clifford
Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps
Starting a Business

Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps

New product and service concepts are stifled by the process of taking them to market. If you can prove a demand, however, the next steps become much less intimidating.
Peter Gasca
After the Kickstarter Campaign: 3 Lessons for Startup Newbies
Kickstarter

After the Kickstarter Campaign: 3 Lessons for Startup Newbies

For the last year, college buddies Jake Huston and Vincent Ko have been building a startup together. Here's a look at what they have learned and where they are going.
Catherine Clifford
5 Tips From One Nontechnical Founder to Others
Software

5 Tips From One Nontechnical Founder to Others

Start off your software company in the right direction and build a business that will draw clients to pay the bills.
Travis Parsons
What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship

What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

The first year of a startup can be a brutal time for an entrepreneur. Here are a few lessons on how to survive the first 12 months.
3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup
Starting a Business

3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.
Justin Jones
8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding

8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Meticulous planning and plenty of hard work are the keys to crowdfunding the capital you need to launch.
Nathan Resnick
Even Superman Needs to Be Clark Kent Some of the Time
Advice

Even Superman Needs to Be Clark Kent Some of the Time

Considering launching a business? Remember this: You can phase in pursuing your entrepreneurship bid while still keeping that day job.
Roger J. Hamilton
When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode
Launching a Business

When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode

While many people may jump on the stealth-mode bandwagon, often they are doing so for the wrong reason. Here are the two times when founders should consider stealth mode.
Bernard Desarnauts
6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business
Launching a Business

6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business

Nothing is more overrated than learning things the hard way.
Leslie Barber
3 Enticements U.S. Cities Could Copy From Hong Kong to Encourage Entrepreneurship
Launching a Business

3 Enticements U.S. Cities Could Copy From Hong Kong to Encourage Entrepreneurship

Americans could learn a thing or two from this Asian business center if they want to attract people to create new enterprises.
Joshua Steimle
How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business
Finding Customers

How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Businesses take time to build, but there are a few tricks to snagging key clients quickly and getting your company off the ground immediately.
Dorie Clark