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Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot

Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot

A serial entrepreneur shares how she came to leave the corporate fold and establish her first business.
Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging

Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging

Case studies are everywhere, but check out these entrepreneurs who made crucial decisions on the one-way path to enviable success.
When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode

When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode

While many people may jump on the stealth-mode bandwagon, often they are doing so for the wrong reason. Here are the two times when founders should consider stealth mode.
Don't Want to Be Pigeonholed? Answer These 3 Questions.

Don't Want to Be Pigeonholed? Answer These 3 Questions.

If you want to move beyond othersÂ’ preconceived notions about you, ask yourself these questions.
Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives

Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives

Business products are generally purchased because they solve problems, so a deep understanding of the buyer is required.
EHarmony Wants to Find You a Job

EHarmony Wants to Find You a Job

The long-running dating site is reportedly launching a subsidiary that matches bosses and employees.
4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many different factors, but often, it comes down to these four recurring problems.
How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

You must analyze the market and the opportunity to see if you should move forward, or pivot.
How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot

How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot

Use a leadership change as a catalyst for a shift in the business model to keep up with trends.
2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

Steve Jobs wasn't right about everything. Sometimes, you really need to listen to what people want.
Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.
Don't Execute Your Sales Strategy Until You Validate Your Idea

Don't Execute Your Sales Strategy Until You Validate Your Idea

The only way to prove you have a winning concept is to get your product or service into customers' hands. But don't confuse that with selling.
Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
3 Rules for Making a Successful Pivot

3 Rules for Making a Successful Pivot

When the market is changing, you don't survive staying the same but how you adapt is just as important.
The 1 Thing That Can Save Your Sinking Startup

The 1 Thing That Can Save Your Sinking Startup

Getting off on a bad foot is not fatal for young companies. Serial-entrepreneur Steve Blank explains how a pivot can turn things around.
Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts.
Got Conviction? Then You Can Drive Your Business to Success.

Got Conviction? Then You Can Drive Your Business to Success.

Having a coherent, clear and resolute execution of your company's strategy will help you set your firm apart from its competitors.
10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed.
This Could Be Fab's Last Breath

This Could Be Fab's Last Breath

The troubled ecommerce site will fire about a third of its staff in its latest round of layoffs and its founder's blog has disappeared.
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
What Does Kevin Spacey Know About 'Disruption?' Apparently A Lot.

What Does Kevin Spacey Know About 'Disruption?' Apparently A Lot.

Recently, Kevin Spacey spoke to a crowd full of tech junkies on what is needed to break into industries that seem resilient to change.
How to Successfully Exit Your Family Business and Pivot for the Internet Age

How to Successfully Exit Your Family Business and Pivot for the Internet Age

An owner explains how he refocused on online sales, sold the local family heating services firm and runs a new ecommerce company.
How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.
Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of Layoffs

Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of Layoffs

The struggling gaming company is letting 15 percent of its employees go while making way for a new addition in the acquisition of U.K. competitor NaturalMotion.
A Pivot Could Save Your Mobile App From Failing

A Pivot Could Save Your Mobile App From Failing

Make sure the first version of your app isn't its last by taking customer feedback into account and adapting.

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