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What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

The first year of a startup can be a brutal time for an entrepreneur. Here are a few lessons on how to survive the first 12 months.
The Factor All Business Owners Must Understand

The Factor All Business Owners Must Understand

This CEO explains the one quality that he believes entrepreneurs need to study and master for success.
Flush With Cash, Tech Employees Are Investing in Nightlife

Flush With Cash, Tech Employees Are Investing in Nightlife

While many young techies are spending their money on nightlife, others are taking it a step further, by buying their own stake in restaurants and bars.
5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.
3 Steps to Determine Product-Market Fit

3 Steps to Determine Product-Market Fit

For entrepreneurs to succeed, they need to figure out consumers' needs and develop a product to solve these issues. Here are a few steps to help you determine product-market fit.
An American Entrepreneur in Kuwait on a Mission

An American Entrepreneur in Kuwait on a Mission

Why I proudly agreed to be part of the U.S. State Department's Speaker and Specialist Program to export entrepreneurism.
7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup

7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup

Naive optimism fuels the dream of building your own company but when you launch, it is time to get real.
Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot

Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot

A serial entrepreneur shares how she came to leave the corporate fold and establish her first business.
How Matched-Savings Grants Help Thrifty Entrepreneurs Realize Their Dreams

How Matched-Savings Grants Help Thrifty Entrepreneurs Realize Their Dreams

Programs around the nation will double the savings of low-income entrepreneurs working to start a business.
Noah Kagan on Entrepreneurship, and a Tool to Help Us All

Noah Kagan on Entrepreneurship, and a Tool to Help Us All

Words of wisdom From Noah Kagan, a friend and entrepreneur who knows the startup scene inside and out.
3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.
New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses

New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses

The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.
Your Ideas Have No Value

Your Ideas Have No Value

Get over holding onto your ideas and get out there and do something with them.
Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging

Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging

Case studies are everywhere, but check out these entrepreneurs who made crucial decisions on the one-way path to enviable success.
Leaving a Long-Term Job Takes Courage, Especially If You're a Woman

Leaving a Long-Term Job Takes Courage, Especially If You're a Woman

As more time is spent in a position, anticipation about what else is out there dwindles.
To Make It, You Have to Be Willing to Fall Flat on Your Face

To Make It, You Have to Be Willing to Fall Flat on Your Face

Anyone who dares to call themselves an entrepreneur has to take on the big risk that comes along with it, and continue taking risks.
Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?

Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?

WayFounder has come up with a route for inventors to bring their concepts to market.
7 Lessons for Nonprofit Organizations From the Startup World

7 Lessons for Nonprofit Organizations From the Startup World

Organizations tackling social problems have taught entrepreneurs the importance of mission. Entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done.
11 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Boost Franchise Development

11 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Boost Franchise Development

LinkedIn, where employers and job seekers find each other, is just as good for people seeking entrepreneurial opportunity.
10 Startup Tips Learned the Hard Way

10 Startup Tips Learned the Hard Way

Be up front with customers about what you do and how much it will cost, and consider romantic relationships with co-workers very carefully.
8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

If you focus on creating structure, you’ll be amazed how much you can accomplish.
The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures

The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures

Uncorrected errors of judgment cause more business failures than lack of financing or market upheaval.
Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo

Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo

Don’t let your product’s launch get in the way of building your business.
5 Rookie Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid, But Most Make

5 Rookie Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid, But Most Make

To err is human, entrepreneurs included.
Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

Jim Koch launched the Boston Beer Company from his kitchen table in 1984. Now, 30 years later, the leader of the craft brewing movement is doing more than $700 million in sales. Here’s what he learned about starting up.
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