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5 Reasons to Make Starting a Family Business Your New Year's Resolution
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5 Reasons to Make Starting a Family Business Your New Year's Resolution

Families that have overcome the challenges of building a business together share a special bond.
Daphne Mallory
How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)
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How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)

Product descriptions can be as dry as toast--or as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's how to craft one that keeps people reading.
Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.
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Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.

When deciding to launch a business, it's important not only to talk to potential customers, but to gather all of the industry data you can. Here's how to do it.
3 Tech Challenges That Keep Entrepreneurs Up at Night
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3 Tech Challenges That Keep Entrepreneurs Up at Night

In this age of information overload, startup founders who are aware and keep their heads above the competition will find success.
3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the 'Internet of Things'
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3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the 'Internet of Things'

Wireless technology presents a huge opportunity to change how we handle many everyday tasks.
Shane Buckley
Entrepreneurs: Do You Need to Let Go?
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Entrepreneurs: Do You Need to Let Go?

Having a clear vision is one thing, but putting on blinders is another.
Carly Okyle
How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea
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How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea

Before you jump in and start your business, make sure there's a market for it and conduct market research. Read on to learn how.
Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan
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Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan

There is a downside to putting your business plan on paper. Learn the risks and learn how to protect your interests.
Entrepreneur Confessions: What I Would Do Differently
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Entrepreneur Confessions: What I Would Do Differently

Three leaders share what they would change if they could go back and start all over again.
Carly Okyle
How Poker Is Like the Startup World, From a Real Pro
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How Poker Is Like the Startup World, From a Real Pro

The legendary poker pro Erik Seidel has found success. His path should resonate with many startup founders.
Jason Saltzman
20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
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20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you want to take your new business or idea to the next level, start by going through some or all of these resources.
Sujan Patel
Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.
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Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.

To see if there is any future for a new business, focus only on the essentials and develop a minimum viable product.
Kuty Shalev
New Pitch Program Starting in NYC in January
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New Pitch Program Starting in NYC in January

Techstars, AlleyNYC and Entrepreneur are working together on a bi-monthly pitch night.
Ray Hennessey
5 Steps to Carving Out a Niche Business
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5 Steps to Carving Out a Niche Business

While you should always strive to offer high-quality products and great service to your clients, being the best at something can be harder than being the first to arrive to a new category or niche.
Brian Horn