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After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta’s company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning.
How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days

How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days

Get a thriving company off the ground with this plan.
You Don’t Need Disruptive Technology to Be a Success, Iteration Works Too

You Don’t Need Disruptive Technology to Be a Success, Iteration Works Too

It can be tough selling a whole new concept, so consider following the lead of another company and making improvements.
7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising

7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising

There is nothing "fun" about fundraising. I am going through it now...
Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Weedmaps is establishing itself as the go-to portal for a new market.
The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Money is helpful when you launch your company but hustle and lots of work can get you rolling.
Defiance Is the Key to Weathering Startup Negativty

Defiance Is the Key to Weathering Startup Negativty

Hold fast when the naysayers unleash a barrage of discouragement. It makes it even better when you succeed.
7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

Your venture doesn't have to take over your life. Follow this list and have the time to do the things you want.
The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

Never fall into the trap of believing this is easy way to avoid paying taxes or taking personal responsibility for your actions.
Delivering World-Class Service on a Startup Budget

Delivering World-Class Service on a Startup Budget

Top-notch customer service doesn't need to be costly. Here are three ways new ventures can provide amazing service without breaking the bank.
Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro

Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro

Introductions are vital to good networking. Here are 7 ways to not screw it up.
2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment

2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment

The goal is figure out if a new contender can whip its rivals at meeting customer needs. But confirmation bias can sully good judgment.
How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

You must analyze the market and the opportunity to see if you should move forward, or pivot.
Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Great entrepreneurs don’t catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.
10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

A serial entrepreneur provides valuable insights gleaned from the trenches.
Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

The arrangement can result in a true learning experience on both sides.
Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.

Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.

The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own.
Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup

Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup

A female executive in San Francisco does some truth telling.
4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

Difficult though it is to calculate ROI on doing good, startups find social responsibility connects them sooner with customers, investors and committed employees.
4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project

4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project

Er, calm down and take it easy, an entrepreneur reminds herself. Not everyone will understand a novel concept from Day 1.
How to Name Your Startup

How to Name Your Startup

Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business.
Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.
What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)

What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)

Always have your elevator line ready for an unexpected visitor to your incubator.
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