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How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad

How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad

Listen to the advice that resonates with you, and ignore the rest.
7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Don't Do

7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Don't Do

What separates real entrepreneurs from the pack? A little tough love for the entrepreneurial generation.
7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

You may be young with energy for days, but you don't know everything. Here are some tips for finding a perfect balance between youth and experience.
How to Create and Leverage a Stellar Board of Advisors

How to Create and Leverage a Stellar Board of Advisors

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur Franco Capurro opens up about how he nabbed an amazing board of advisors by turning to his network and leveraging his current mentors.
4 Contacts You Need In Your Network Now

4 Contacts You Need In Your Network Now

Being strategic about who is in your network can speed your way to success. Here are four key groups to keep in mind.
30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

The urge to start up can come on suddenly and powerfully. Here's how College Trep columnist Mark Burns got the entrepreneurial bug.
What Every Mentor Should Know

What Every Mentor Should Know

Interested in being a mentor? Make sure you have the right approach and expectations.
Forget Mentors. Find a Mirror

Forget Mentors. Find a Mirror

"Mirrors," whether friends or colleagues, can keep you honest with yourself and on track with your goals.
How to Find a Personal Trainer for Your Business

How to Find a Personal Trainer for Your Business

College Trep AJ Agrawal dishes about how he and GreekPull co-founder built a stellar team of mentors -- and you can too.
Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
Why an Accountability Buddy Is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth

Why an Accountability Buddy Is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth

Partner with another entrepreneur and coach each other to success. Here's how to create a win/win situation.
Daymond John of 'Shark Tank' on the No. 1 Thing Entrepreneurs Need

Daymond John of 'Shark Tank' on the No. 1 Thing Entrepreneurs Need

The 'Shark Tank' star explains what Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy can teach entrepreneurs and stresses the importance of financial mentorship.
Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

These six tips help you take a casual, flexible approach to the mentor relationship.
Think Like Van Gogh and 4 Other Must-Read Business Tips

Think Like Van Gogh and 4 Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how thinking like an artist can help you run your business and other essential nuggets of wisdom for business owners.
How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

Behind every great entrepreneur, there's often a great mentor. Here's how to find one and turn this person into your biggest asset.

Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren chats with Team Colorblind co-founder Ben Ruiz, who opens up about what helped him launch and advice he’d like to share with fellow entrepreneurs.

Why You Should Learn From Steve Jobs, Not Idolize Him

The late-Apple CEO did much to further entrepreneurship, in spite of his famously difficult personality. Here are some of his pearls of wisdom you should take to heart.
This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

A review of a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative shows that support provided to entrepreneurs in regional groupings bolstered local economies.

At Startup Accelerators, Expect the Unexpected

Accelerators may be all the rage today, but college trep AJ Agrawal offers to demystify some key details of the process.

Want to Land Key Mentors for Your Startup? Give Them Something of Value

Being able to bounce ideas off of mentors will be vital for your business, but how do you find these key people? Here are three tips.
Unreasonable at Sea Mentor Cathy Rodgers Distills Her View of the Aquatic Accelerator

Unreasonable at Sea Mentor Cathy Rodgers Distills Her View of the Aquatic Accelerator

With the radical Unreasonable at Sea experiment docked, we asked one of the mentors on board to weigh in on the program.
How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture

How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture

The young founders of Serengetee are looking to social entrepreneurship to make the world a better place. See how they're helped by a few choice fabric swatches.
Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup Support

Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup Support

The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant introduces Microsoft Ventures, bringing together its resources for entrepreneurs.

Mentors vs. Advisors and Why You Should Get to Know Why They Differ

For young entrepreneurs, a helping hand can go a long way. Just make sure you’re aware of what’s expected of you in return.
For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

New funding platforms are eager to ply you with capital and other resources in exchange for a cut of your future success. See if these services are right for you.

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