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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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'

How to Find the Right Mentor for Your Startup

Looking for a keen mentor can be challenging. Entrepreneur Liz Elam offers some tips for scoring an ideal match.

Lonely Entrepreneur? How to Build a Support System

Starting a business can be an isolating experience. But there are a few ways to surround yourself with good people.

3 Tips for Newbie Entrepreneurs on Starting a Business

Workplace expert and entrepreneur Liz Elam offers some advice about starting a business with little experience.

The Esquire Guy on the Art of Mentorship

Frank advice on the perfect mentoring relationship.

Jack Dorsey on Launching Twitter and His Top Advice for Young Treps

The social-media site that's found its way into practically every entrepreneurs' toolkit recently turned seven. Here, we chat with the site's co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders.

Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field

Robert Greene, author of 'The 48 Laws of Power,' talks to Entrepreneur.com about how to become a master.

4 Tips for Creating a Firm Foundation for Your Startup

Business consultant Joshua Medcalf on the importance of passion and dedication when launching a business.

4 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Up

When it comes to launching a business, you can make countless excuses, but you have to have faith. Here's how to confidently take the plunge.

Working Too Much or Too Little? 3 Tips for Finding Balance

If working 16-hour days isn't proving sustainable, consider these tips for striking a balance.

How Informational Meetings Can Expand Your Network and Influence

Want to network and bone up on the industry you’re hoping to launch into? Business coach Antonio Neves offers some tips for how to master the art of informational meetings.

5 Traits Top Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Want to know what you have in common with the world’s top entrepreneurs? Look no further: Business coach Antonio Neves sums it up right here.

Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

A San Francisco-based crowd-funding site draws the eyes and ears of multinational companies General Mills and Procter & Gamble.

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