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How This Mattress Company Got the Attention of New York Jet Eric Decker
Business Unusual

How This Mattress Company Got the Attention of New York Jet Eric Decker

This is what happens when a direct-to-consumer luxury mattress maker and celebrity backers get into bed together.
Michelle Goodman
How an Engineer's Desire to Keep His Keys Organized Led to a Business
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How an Engineer's Desire to Keep His Keys Organized Led to a Business

Here are the five steps Michel Tunney used to take his idea from a Kickstarter campaign to retail stores.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your First Business
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your First Business

A new entrepreneur's 'fast-success' launch of a fitness center proved to have some unhealthy aspects.
Paul Evans
The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer
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The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer

You want to hear "yes,'' and you will survive hearing "no,'' but you can't work with a "maybe'' that never ends.
Alex Iskold
8 Big Business Tenets That Don't Work for Startups
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8 Big Business Tenets That Don't Work for Startups

Large companies with existing resources and qualified people have different rules than the little guys for innovative efforts.
Martin Zwilling
Top 9 Things to Know About Starting Your Own Business
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Top 9 Things to Know About Starting Your Own Business

America didn't make it to the moon by taking the easy way out.
Neil Patel
The Pros and Cons of Working With Your Spouse
Working with a Spouse

The Pros and Cons of Working With Your Spouse

Sharing a home, a bed and a business can be great. Or it can be challenging.
Lisa Evans
4 Reasons You Will Lose Value In Your Startup, and How to Stop It
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4 Reasons You Will Lose Value In Your Startup, and How to Stop It

Here are a few major roadblocks entrepreneurs need to overcome and advice on how to do so.
Tallat Mahmood
Do You Still Need a Business Card?
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Do You Still Need a Business Card?

Canadian entrepreneurs need them, for sure. But what about everyone else? The answer is . . . probably not.
Kelly Lovell
4 Ways Your Startup Can Make a Lasting Impression
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4 Ways Your Startup Can Make a Lasting Impression

It's imperative to make a good first impression but, surprisingly, it's not all that hard to do.
Elliot Tomaeno
5 Ugly Truths About Entrepreneurship
Survival Strategies

5 Ugly Truths About Entrepreneurship

The SBA says that only half of new companies survive 5 years or more. How resolved are you not to be one of them?
Jonathan Long
5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Fishermen
Entrepreneurs

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Fishermen

As entrepreneurs, may we strive to implement the humility and hard work of a fisherman to build stronger, community-driven, inclusive companies that ultimately have the ability to adapt and change.
Rebekah Iliff
You Can't Makes Progress While Waiting for Inspiration to Begin
Inspiration

You Can't Makes Progress While Waiting for Inspiration to Begin

People who work when they are discouraged succeed more often than people who won't until they are inspired.
Daniel DiPiazza
3 Non-Retail Options for Your Specialty Food Business
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3 Non-Retail Options for Your Specialty Food Business

If you don't want to sell your specialty foods via a retail location or mail order, these methods offer a way to get started now.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.