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5 Scary Mistakes to Avoid on Facebook

5 Scary Mistakes to Avoid on Facebook

Don't make these no-nos when trying to build your fan base on the giant social network.
Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make

Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make

Sure, you might be good at starting a business. But what about building one? Here are some common blunders -- and how to avoid them.
Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Be creative in your store design and take a skeptical view of the conventional wisdom.
The Biggest Credit Card Mistake Entrepreneurs Make -- and How to Avoid It

The Biggest Credit Card Mistake Entrepreneurs Make -- and How to Avoid It

Before you reach for plastic to help start your business, consider the challenges that could cost you the success you're working so hard to build on.
3 Steps for Fixing Big Business Blunders

3 Steps for Fixing Big Business Blunders

Everyone makes mistakes, here's advice from a pro on how to come back strong after even the most embarrassing slip-ups.
3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business

3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business

How to spot warning signs before hiring people who will be a bad fit for your company.
7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid

7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid

How to prevent common store design mistakes that can make your customers less likely to buy.
5 Common SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 Common SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Advice for steering clear of deadly search engine optimization no-nos.
Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy's Restaurant

Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy's Restaurant

Opening day should be a big event for any new restaurant or business. Here are some tips on how to make yours a good one.
The Office's Five-Step Guide to a Disastrous Store Opening

The Office's Five-Step Guide to a Disastrous Store Opening

The opening day for the new Sabre store on 'The Office' was riddled with mistakes. Though funny, the show also offers vital lessons for entrepreneurs on what not to do.
Chris Brogan: Email Marketing is Not Dead

Chris Brogan: Email Marketing is Not Dead

The popular blogger shares advice on how to best use email to reach customers, plus common mistakes business owners should avoid.
Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.
Glassybaby Founder Lee Rhodes on Growth Mistakes

Glassybaby Founder Lee Rhodes on Growth Mistakes

Our Entrepreneur of 2011 award winner shares the mistakes she made when growing her company -- and the lessons learned along the way.
The Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

The Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

If you're thinking about writing a business plan, consider this list of common mistakes people make and expert advice for steering clear of them.
Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
The Three Worst Daily Deal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Three Worst Daily Deal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Some small companies have had nightmarish experiences working with sites like Groupon and others. Follow these tips to make your campaign a success.
Three Common Mistakes that Kill a Sale

Three Common Mistakes that Kill a Sale

Communications coach Carmine Gallo shares tips for avoiding the common blunders entrepreneurs make when pitching their product or service.
Richard Branson on How to Avoid Common Startup Mistakes

Richard Branson on How to Avoid Common Startup Mistakes

The celebrated British business mogul shares what he's learned on his entrepreneurial journey.
Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Follow these tips to dodge some of the most common planning pitfalls.
Three Common Accounting Mistakes

Three Common Accounting Mistakes

Expert advice and lessons learned from financial missteps of small-business owners.
Three Common Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Three Common Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Experts and small-business owners share tips to avoid blunders that affect your bottom line.
The Biggest Startup Mistakes

The Biggest Startup Mistakes

Business success is more about gut instinct than spreadsheets and other tips from Entrepreneur Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper.
When Should a Business Owner Get Personal on Social Media?

When Should a Business Owner Get Personal on Social Media?

Mikal Belicove, Entrepreneur Magazine columnist, on when to get personal or stay business-like on social media.
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