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Get Some Real Advice For God's Sake
Advice

Get Some Real Advice For God's Sake

Always seek advice from those who've been in the same boat as you and successfully navigated those treacherous waters.
Steve Tobak
When Are You Actually Ready to Launch a Startup?
Startups

When Are You Actually Ready to Launch a Startup?

How about 10 years, the time you'll need to gain expertise in your industry
Peter S. Cohan
The Anatomy of a Winning Business Pitch
Pitches

The Anatomy of a Winning Business Pitch

Here's a breakdown of what a pitch includes and why it works, using a real-life example. Read and learn.
5 Common (And Expensive) Pitfalls Newbie Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid
Mistakes

5 Common (And Expensive) Pitfalls Newbie Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid

No matter the preparation that goes into your new small business, you'll learn many hard lessons along the way.
Cindy Yang
4 Reasons to Stand by Your Midwest Startup Location
Location

4 Reasons to Stand by Your Midwest Startup Location

The Midwest region is home to 150 of the Fortune 500 companies and generates 22 percent of the nation's gross domestic product.
Chuck Cohn
Finding the Missing Link Between Your Brain and Your Business
Faith

Finding the Missing Link Between Your Brain and Your Business

The practice of faith can have a big impact on filling in the blanks with how you position your new business.
Sandi Krakowski
The Secret to Getting Repeat Customers
Starting a Business

The Secret to Getting Repeat Customers

Follow these tips for providing excellent customer service, a must-have for any successful business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I've Ever Received
Advice

The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I've Ever Received

I've learned much through personal experience, but some of the best business lessons have come from other people.
Brian Hamilton
5 Steps to Developing Your Tech Product
Product Development

5 Steps to Developing Your Tech Product

While developing your own tech product may seem overwhelming, it is achievable -- even for non-techie entrepreneurs.
John Teel
Why Entrepreneurs Must Research Market Size
Market Research

Why Entrepreneurs Must Research Market Size

Reasonably and thoughtfully estimating an idea's potential market size is a key step to successfully bringing an idea to market.
Louis Foreman
Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive
Startup Basics

Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive

A species that evolves faster has a larger footprint in time. Same with startups.
Zach Ferres
Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers
Pitching investors

Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers

Too many startups neglect the most important goal: determining why someone would want to buy what they're selling.
7 Tips for Getting the Information You Need Before Becoming a Franchisee
Buying a Franchise

7 Tips for Getting the Information You Need Before Becoming a Franchisee

Speaking with at least five current owners is your best first step.
Anna Wilds
5 Ways to Know If Your Business Is Ready to Franchise
Starting a Franchise Business

5 Ways to Know If Your Business Is Ready to Franchise

Think you're ready to become the leader of a brand? Proceed very, very carefully.
Kyle Zagrodzky