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7 Ways to Pick Someone's Brain Without Being a Pest
Mentors

7 Ways to Pick Someone's Brain Without Being a Pest

Want to get advice from an industry leader? Here's how to do it the right way.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Overcoming Youngest Person in the Room Syndrome
Leadership Qualities

Overcoming Youngest Person in the Room Syndrome

The most successful people in business are those who identify good ideas early, adapt fast and work with the best.
Bryant Guffey
A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program
Accelerators

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
Geoff Weiss
The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Advisors
Advisors

The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Advisors

While advisors can (and should) take a startup to the next level by providing valuable insight, not all are created equal. Make sure to ask these questions to find the right advisor for your company.
Jessica Alter
Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor

Franchising provided Jasen Lawrence with mentors with direct experience and expertise in his business.
Kate Taylor
6 Dumb Ways to Ask for Help
Advice

6 Dumb Ways to Ask for Help

As an entrepreneur, the ability to make connections, ask for help and get help is easier than ever. When doing so, avoid these relationship-killing mistakes.
Carol Roth
9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Mindset

9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

It's a jarring change from living on a paycheck to living on a dream. If you aren't willing think differently, better to keep your day job.
Maite Baron
Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity
Overcoming Obstacles

Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity

An entrepreneur without a college degree gives his ingredients for overcoming hurdles and learning the skills to run a robust enterprise.
Tariq Farid
How to Find the Absolute Right Mentor to Steer You to Startup Success
Mentors

How to Find the Absolute Right Mentor to Steer You to Startup Success

Whether you need a cheerleader, someone to vent to or a person with specific skill sets, here are tips for approaching your search for the perfect guide.
Kelsey Ramsden
Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads
Mentoring

Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Often new companies don't offer comprehensive training and onboarding. Here's how to set up informal relationships instead.
Mike Bergelson
Hiring

5 Tips for Picking a Great Boss and Why it Matters

It's lucky to find a good boss but there is more than luck to doing it.
Shan-lyn Ma
Mentors

What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business

Yahoo's chairman recalls the lessons of fairness, coaching and helping others gleaned from the other paternal figures in his life.
Maynard Webb
James Dyson: 'Never Be Afraid to Fail'
If I Knew Then

James Dyson: 'Never Be Afraid to Fail'

James Dyson isn't just about vacuums. The inventor is also a pioneer in wearable gadgets and green technology. Through his experiences, the entrepreneur learned the one person he needed to believe in his technology was himself.
Nina Zipkin
Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Starting a company is an endurance race that only a few survive.
Richard Branson