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Photos: What's in the Stars in September for Entrepreneurs?

What's in the Stars in September for Entrepreneurs?

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For the month of September, famed astrologer Jennifer Angel provides an entrepreneur-focused horoscope for each astrological sign. What's in the cards for you?
September 3, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

4 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Take Labor Day Off

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Planning on skipping Labor Day fun to focus on your startup? Here are four reasons why you shouldn't.
September 2, 2013 in Starting a Business

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
August 20, 2013 in Starting a Business

Young-Social Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal on Blazing Your Own Trail

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of living the life you want, not what others expect of you.
August 6, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship

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When it comes to starting up, our insecurities can become our own worst enemy. Here's how one young entrepreneur overcame his inner demons.
August 5, 2013 in Profiles

Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

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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.
August 1, 2013 in Profiles

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

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Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
July 23, 2013 in Human Resources
Photos: What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

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Some focus on the importance of building relationships and perseverance. Others offer advice for those looking to start their own companies.
July 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team

4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team

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Now that we're in what baseball enthusiasts call the 'dog days of summer,' consider these tips for motivating your staff to be winners.
July 17, 2013 in Leadership

At Startup Accelerators, Expect the Unexpected

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Accelerators may be all the rage today, but college trep AJ Agrawal offers to demystify some key details of the process.
July 9, 2013 in Business Management

6 Signs You're Ready to Declare Your Entrepreneurial Independence

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Think you are ready for startup land? Here are six signs you are ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
July 5, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the Real World, Now What?

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Now that school is over and you’re entering the workforce -- and possibly starting up -- you may find the new journey jarring. Here are four ways to ease the transition.
July 3, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Photos: 7 Inspirational Documentaries for Young Entrepreneurs

7 Inspirational Documentaries for Young Entrepreneurs

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Feeling down amid the early-summer doldrums? Check out these documentaries for a quick pick-me-up and a few choice marbles of wisdom.
July 3, 2013 in Productivity

How to Stay Focused When the Summer Heat Saps Your Stamina and Your Startup

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The summer is notoriously slow for certain businesses -- people are on vacation, summer hours kick in, sales slow down. Here’s how to keep your vision laser focused on your startup.
July 3, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Photos: The Best Inspirational Quotes from 2013 Commencement Speeches (Slideshow)

The Best Inspirational Quotes from 2013 Commencement Speeches (Slideshow)

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As the 2013 graduation season ends, we wanted to provide young entrepreneurs a recap of the most inspirational advice from the commencement addresses.
June 24, 2013 in Starting a Business

3 Ways to Avoid the Loneliness of Working Remotely

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For cash-strapped startups, forgoing an office space is a keen way to save money. But what do you do to keep loneliness at bay? Here are some tips.
June 19, 2013 in Business Management
Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

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Corporate creativity guru Erik Wahl offers three unconventional tactics to boost employee engagement.
June 19, 2013 in Managing Employees

Getting the Best From Every Employee: Communication Techniques That Work

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Make sure everyone shares your company's vision with these four tips for communicating your expectations clearly.
June 18, 2013 in Managing Employees

Dropbox CEO Gives Graduates His Cheat Sheet for Success

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Tech entrepreneur Drew Houston spoke about the importance of obsessing over your dream during his 2013 commencement speech at MIT.
June 10, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success

Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success

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In business, as in life, your preconceived notions can wreck your future potential. To stamp them out, consider an attitude adjustment.
May 21, 2013 in Leadership

Dalai Lama's Lessons for New Grads on Global Responsibility and Compassion

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During his commencement speech, the Dalai Lama provides insight into how young entrepreneurs can make the world a better place.
May 21, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

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Making endless to-do lists can be counterproductive. Try sitting down with a pen and paper to do one of these writing exercises to help you refocus on what's most important to you and your business.
May 21, 2013 in Productivity

Stephen Colbert Offers Grads Some Key Advice: 'Pave Your Own Path'

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Despite challenging economic times, comedian Stephen Colbert had some takeaways for recent grads during his 2013 commencement address at the University of Virginia on Saturday.
May 20, 2013 in Leadership

Why Entrepreneurs Choose Freedom Over Money

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Starting your own business often means thankless hours, measly pay and the stress of being at the helm. Yet entrepreneurs report greater job satisfaction than their employed counterparts. Here's why.
May 17, 2013 in Startup Basics

How to Turn Criticism into the Ultimate Startup Motivator

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Student entrepreneur Will Caldwell on the taking critiques in stride and using that feedback to help improve a business.
May 14, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

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