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Before You Strike Out on Your Own, Know These 3 Realities

Entrepreneurship is a sexy word with lots of promise, but like anything, there are some challenges to this dream. Be prepared!

Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

You're not likely to raise a $1 million on Kickstarter. Here's how you should go about raising funds for your project.

3 Lessons About Pricing From A&E's Storage Wars

What the popular show about bidding on storage units can teach you about getting the best price.

Lessons in Second Chances From 'Project Runway All Stars'

Five lessons for entrepreneurs from designers who are getting a second chance at success.

3 Rookie Entrepreneurial Mistakes from 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'

BravoTV debuted a new reality show based on startups, but the format is more frat party than computer geek.

How Inventors Could Benefit From a New Entrepreneurial-Themed Movie

The Home Shopping Network offers the opportunity of a lifetime as a tie-in to a forthcoming Seth Rogen movie.

3 Lessons in Business From a Reality TV Backstabber

A two-time 'Big Brother' contestant shares what he's learned.

Two Entrepreneurs' Marketing Plan: Crowdfunding a Reality Show

Startup:NYC pilot lacks drama to hook audiences and funding.

The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

You don't have to go on Shark Tank to catch the eye of a major league angel investor. Here's how one entrepreneur got funding by just sending an email.

Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

One of the reality show's most successful startups, Onswipe, offers advice on how they did it.

5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

Running a business with your family can be tough. The eccentric brood on Animal Planet's "Tanked" compromise to make it work.

5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'

The Food Network show highlights some of the foundations of building a business.

5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'

What the reality show about toy collecting can teach you about turning your passion into a profitable business.

7 Steps to Landing and Profiting from Celebrity Customers

What the team on Animal Planet's Tanked learned from working with Tracy Morgan

What You Can Learn About Branding From 'Project Runway'

Putting a unique spin on your business can help you stand out from the crowd.

Why Man vs. Food Is Worth Watching

How the Travel Channel show soared to success thanks to the host's winning personality.

The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too

'Everyday Edisons' producer Edison Nation has major connections and can help you bring your idea to market.

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.

Reality TV Show May Hit Too Close to Home in Silicon Valley

A new Bravo show that follows startups through their growing pains is riling the high-tech hotbed. A look at what may be behind all the griping.

6 Low-Cost Ideas for an Interior-Design Makeover

Does your restaurant or store need a face-lift? Consider these budget-minded tactics from a recent episode of 'Restaurant Impossible.'

Gordon Ramsay's Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team

The celebrity chef knows how to rev up his staff to perform at their best. Here are seven lessons from the season premiere of Fox's 'MasterChef.'

The Barter Kings' Guide to Building a Business Without Cash

More business owners are looking to barter for what they need. Here are seven tips for negotiating favorable trades.

Shark Tank vs. KickStarter: How One Startup Used Both to Launch

When deals fall apart, it can often be for the best. For this business owner, the upside of losing angel funding was retaining equity and control over his company.

Tabatha's Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Business Culture

The Bravo show about a brutally frank salon consultant has a lot to teach business owners from all fields.

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