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Big Business Meets the Startup World

Big Business Meets the Startup World

AlleyNYC and Rapp are connecting startups with big businesses.
The Myth of the Successful One-Person Business

The Myth of the Successful One-Person Business

Thinking about quitting your job and going into business all by yourself? Read this first and reconsider.
With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever

With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever

The Coolest -- a cooler that comes equipped with a rechargeable blender for mixed drinks, a smartphone charger and other goodies -- is currently the second most funded project in the crowdfunding site’s history.
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.
6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed

Getting screwed is part of the game, but it doesn't have to happen as often as it does.
Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

You don't want to start a business that may not survive. Do your homework, validate your idea and make sure you have a real market for it.
The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

While the consumer and enterprise markets, get all the attention, look to create solutions for the biggest segment of employers in the U.S.
Last Things First: 4 Secrets to Acing Your Product Development Process

Last Things First: 4 Secrets to Acing Your Product Development Process

Both big and small companies can have difficulty determining if their product or service will be a success before it hits the market. But it doesn't have to be that way.
4 Winning Startup Strategies From Pro Football

4 Winning Startup Strategies From Pro Football

In sports, just as in your business, what matters most is the quality of your idea and the consistency of your execution.
These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks

These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks

When it comes to these issues, the best policy is to avoid the risks.
The Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

The Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

Accounting leads the pack while several service-based industries follow closely behind.
6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business

6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business

Nothing is more overrated than learning things the hard way.
3 Enticements U.S. Cities Could Copy From Hong Kong to Encourage Entrepreneurship

3 Enticements U.S. Cities Could Copy From Hong Kong to Encourage Entrepreneurship

Americans could learn a thing or two from this Asian business center if they want to attract people to create new enterprises.
4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game

4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game

An Israeli entrepreneur who helped Imperva go public has launched his own company, tapping a multinational talent base
Determining the Best Legal Structure for Your Business

Determining the Best Legal Structure for Your Business

Sole-proprietorship, partnership, LLC or corporation? All have their advantages – and their drawbacks. Expert Alex Katz breaks down each one for us.
Applying What I Learned in Corporate Finance Improved My Startup's Culture

Applying What I Learned in Corporate Finance Improved My Startup's Culture

The button-down corporate world knows a lot about how to make a business work for the long term.
How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Businesses take time to build, but there are a few tricks to snagging key clients quickly and getting your company off the ground immediately.
Do More Homework Before Launching Your Business

Do More Homework Before Launching Your Business

One of the most grueling tasks of starting a business happens to be one of the most important.
Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Don't fall into these traps when organizing and launching your crowdfunding campaign.
Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

If you have business savvy but lack technical skills, bring in a technologist to strengthen your leadership.
The Hot Startups in the DreamIt Ventures NYC Class of 2014

The Hot Startups in the DreamIt Ventures NYC Class of 2014

Here's a close look at the companies of 2014 DreamIt New York City.
10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

A millennial and a business owner? These tips might strike a chord.
Meet the Next Class of 500 Startups

Meet the Next Class of 500 Startups

Introducing the next class of 500 Startups' accelerator program.
How to Recruit and Hire the Team You Need at Each Phase of Startup Growth

How to Recruit and Hire the Team You Need at Each Phase of Startup Growth

Every company embarks on a unique journey but hiring the right people is one thing they all have in common.
A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention

A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention

The cost of a patent attorney is daunting for independent inventors but a government program makes it affordable, if you qualify.
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