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Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.
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Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential.
April 16, 2014 in Starting a Business
Trim the Fat From Your Startup

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

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The lean movement is often associated with big business, but its principles can work for small companies, too.
March 2, 2014 in Startup Basics
Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

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With small businesses starting to think more like tech startups in terms of innovation and growth, here are a few tips to help companies get started down that path.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

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Adapting to change quickly is a key way to ensure your business enjoys sustained growth. Here are six ways to make sure you're ready.
October 15, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

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In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
September 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
Video: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?Play Video

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? (Video)

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A lean startup, as envisioned by Eric Ries, is about building an organization based on learning as the unit of progress in lieu of manufactured goods.
September 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

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Young entrepreneur David Chait delves into why startups should never assume a market exists for their product.
August 15, 2013 in Innovation
New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

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NYU recently unveiled its accelerator Launchpad, hoping to help young entrepreneurs with their ventures.
June 25, 2013 in Starting a Business

8 Startup Events and News to Know About This Week

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Master the art of cross-channel marketing at Integrated Marketing Week, take advantage of the guerrilla pitch opportunity of the year, enter the NY startup scene with drinks and demos at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, become a social media superstar, create a happy and positive business environment, rumors predict new Apple iPad5 and MacBook Air release, PandoDaily hosts Fred ‘The Don’ Wilson for a 90-minute, on stage shakedown, refine new ideas and find your MVP at Lean Startup Machine… This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
June 10, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Turn Your Startup Into a Lean, Mean Marketing Machine

How to Turn Your Startup Into a Lean, Mean Marketing Machine

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Don't let any of your marketing efforts and budget go to waste. Here are three ways to market more effectively and efficiently on a shoestring budget.
June 4, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Video: 3 Reasons Why You Need a Business PlanPlay Video

3 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan (Video)

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Operating as a lean startup has its advantages, but you still need a roadmap to success. That's where your business plan comes in.
May 28, 2013 in Your Business Plan
How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

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Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.
April 17, 2013 in Your Business Plan
5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

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The founders of popular image-hosting service imgur on what it takes to launch a tech startup without seeking outside investors.
March 10, 2013 in Financing
In Colombia, Vive La Revolucion Emprendedora

In Colombia, Vive La Revolucion Emprendedora

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The 'lean startup' movement heads to South America, where teams of entrepreneurs in Bogota are learning how to build scalable business models, writes serial entrepreneur Bob Dorf.
January 25, 2013 in Starting a Business
How to Operate in All-Out Survival Mode as a Young Entrepreneur

How to Operate in All-Out Survival Mode as a Young Entrepreneur

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If the holidays weren't as kind to your startup as you would have liked, here are some tips for helping you withstand leaner times.
January 8, 2013 in Grow Your Business

3 Tips for Turning Your Classmates Into Beta Testers

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Student entrepreneur David Chait shares his tips for gaining feedback from the diverse college community.
November 22, 2012 in Marketing

How to Balance a Fulltime Job With Starting Up

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Startup expert Rebekah Iliff says digging in, making sacrifices and putting in the appropriate time is critical.
October 31, 2012 in Starting a Business

Want to Make Your Startup Look Bigger? Tweak Your Phone System

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When you're just starting up and you want to land top-tier clients, you'd be surprised how important a proper communications regimen can be.
October 26, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Steve Blank: Inside the Lean StartupPlay Video

Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup (Video)

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The professor who popularized the "lean" movement describes his Lean LaunchPad course.
September 26, 2012 in Grow Your Business

How to Start Up from Your Dorm Room

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Student entrepreneur Franco Capurro launched his startup from a crammed, two-bed dorm room in China.
August 17, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Lean Startups Need Business Plans, Too

Lean Startups Need Business Plans, Too

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Lean business planning doesn't mean no business planning. The formal written business plan has long been obsolete. A real business plan should grow organically, with regular review and revision.
July 10, 2012 in Your Business Plan
Simple Sales Tips for Growing Your Customer Base

Simple Sales Tips for Growing Your Customer Base

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In this book excerpt, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf outline lean methods to get customers to spend more, and to send referrals your way.
June 27, 2012 in Starting a Business
How a Lean Startup Can Keep Customers

How a Lean Startup Can Keep Customers

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You have customers for your new mobile app or retail website. Here's how to fight churn.
Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

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Now that you've launched a mobile app or retail website, it's time to 'pull' customers toward you. Here's how.
June 13, 2012 in Starting a Business
Why Innovation Dies

Why Innovation Dies

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Author Steve Blank argues that the road for innovation does not go through committee.
May 2, 2012 in Starting a Business

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