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Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
6 Tips For Accepting Failure and Moving On

6 Tips For Accepting Failure and Moving On

Failure happens. It is what you learn from your missteps that sets you apart.
8 Tips for Marketing Success on a Self-Funded Budget

8 Tips for Marketing Success on a Self-Funded Budget

Time is what you need to spend when your shoestring startup has no marketing budget. With patience and persistence, you will build the loyal audience you need to succeed.
Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed

Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed

It is a rare startup that has the backing of venture capital fund, so forget about wooing investors and concentrate on wooing customers with your unique selling proposition.
14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Thousands of books offer business, leadership or startup advice, but we've narrowed down the options to some must-reads.
Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.

Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.

Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential.
Trim the Fat From Your Startup

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

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

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

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.
How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

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.
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

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

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

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

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

NYU recently unveiled its accelerator Launchpad, hoping to help young entrepreneurs with their ventures.

8 Startup Events and News to Know About This Week

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

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

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.
3 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

3 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

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

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

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.
5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

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

In Colombia, Vive La Revolucion Emprendedora

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

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

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.

3 Tips for Turning Your Classmates Into Beta Testers

Student entrepreneur David Chait shares his tips for gaining feedback from the diverse college community.

How to Balance a Fulltime Job With Starting Up

Startup expert Rebekah Iliff says digging in, making sacrifices and putting in the appropriate time is critical.

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

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.
Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup

Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup

The professor who popularized the "lean" movement describes his Lean LaunchPad course.

How to Start Up from Your Dorm Room

Student entrepreneur Franco Capurro launched his startup from a crammed, two-bed dorm room in China.

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