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12 Tips for Finding Seed Funding, Starting With a Close Look at Your Pocket

Raising money is an intricate web of objective fact, blind faith and calculations about whether you stay in control of your venture or hand it over to investors.

Why You Should Pay Yourself First in Business (And How to Do It Right)

Get ready to turn the old idea that 'sales minus expenses equals profits' on its head.

5 Ways to Get Your First Customer

The initial adopters of your product play a pivotal role for your company. They bring in revenue and can open doors to other purchasers.

Get Over the Business-Naming Hump With These 5 Strategies

For help with one of the biggest challenges for a new startup, a branding expert provides some surprising insights.

What Surfing Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Here are five ways the lessons of riding ways can help you build your business.

5 Potentially Dangerous Decisions to Avoid When Starting a Business

Steer clear of these minefields in laying the foundation for your newly launched firm.

Meet Your Market: 3 Ingredients to a Successful Launch

The software entrepreneur explains the three stages that all successful startups share.

How Burning Bridges Can Lead to Success

A former Googler explains how he created a mission and brand around his # 1 value: a freedom lifestyle.

3 Ways to Immerse Yourself in Startup Life

Test-drive the entrepreneurial life in one of these ways. Your plans to eventually launch a company may thrive as a result.

Start a Business on a Bare-Bones Budget With These 3 Lean Tips

Follow this advice to maximize your budget and stretch your bottom line.

Expert Advice: 8 Tips for Success From Freight Brokerage Owners

As a freight broker, your most important working relationship will be with the freight carriers you hire to move goods for your clients. Find out how to select the best carriers.

This Elon Musk-Backed Startup's Rocky Road to Solar 'Grand Slam'

After a shaky IPO, Solar City is said to be valued at nearly $6 billion today.

Why Competition Is Good

If you find yourself alone in a market wondering where all the competition is, you very may be standing alone with no customers.

5 Common Pitfalls That Ruin Businesses -- and How to Avoid Them

Many businesses collapse as a result of common issues. Mitigate them before they do any real damage.

7 Steps to Launch Your Freelancing Career Full-Time

Here's how you can prepare to dive into being your own boss for real.

Richard Branson on the Value of Debate in Business Partnerships

To resolve conflicts with business partners, try humor, debate and when necessary, a strong drink.

Use Ingenuity to Start a Business: Weekly Tips Roundup

Start your week with these top tricks and tips from Entrepreneur's online contributors.

Content Is Boring, So FunnyBizz Was Born

Learn to create better content for your business with a conference designed to promote humor.

The 5 Biggest Tax Differences Between an LLC and Corporation

Among the many decisions you need to make when launching a business is selecting a business structure. Here are a few pointers on the tax benefits of an LLC and corporation.

The 4 Roles Every Founding Team Should Have

A chief technology officer, a visionary, a user design pro and a rainmaker are among the players who are critical for launching today's successful companies.

Gilt Groupe Co-Founder: The 5 Secrets of Super Successful Founder Relationships

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder of Gilt Groupe and new beauty service app Glamsquad, reveals what it takes to build a productive and harmonious founding team.

FAU Launches Tech Runway Incubation Program for South Florida

A new program aims to jumpstart entrepreneurship in South Florida.

4 Steps to Navigate the Rough Waters of Information Overload

The entrepreneurial realm offers an ocean of opportunity. However, with such opportunity also comes a propensity for confusion.

5 Ways to Know if Your Idea Could Become a Business

How to judge if you're on to something big.
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