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Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.
Starting a Business

Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.

How does any entrepreneur know what ventures to pursue, and which ones are best left behind?
Martin Zwilling
Before You Strike Out on Your Own, Know These 3 Realities
Entrepreneurs

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!
Adam Toren
Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.
Finance

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.
Kendall Almerico
3 Lessons About Pricing From A&E's Storage Wars
Growth Strategies

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.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
Lessons in Second Chances From 'Project Runway All Stars'
Starting a Business

Lessons in Second Chances From 'Project Runway All Stars'

Five lessons for entrepreneurs from designers who are getting a second chance at success.
Lindsay LaVine
3 Rookie Entrepreneurial Mistakes from 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'
Starting a Business

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.
Stephanie Vozza
How Inventors Could Benefit From a New Entrepreneurial-Themed Movie
Starting a Business

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.
Carol Tice
3 Lessons in Business From a Reality TV Backstabber
Growth Strategies

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
Starting a Business

Two Entrepreneurs' Marketing Plan: Crowdfunding a Reality Show

Startup:NYC pilot lacks drama to hook audiences and funding.
Carol Tice
The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban
Starting a Business

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.
Carol Tice
Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad
Finance

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.
Carol Tice
5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'
Growth Strategies

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.
Carol Tice
5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'
Starting a Business

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

The Food Network show highlights some of the foundations of building a business.
Carol Tice
5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'
Starting 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.
Carol Tice