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The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing Office Equipment

The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing Office Equipment

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Three entrepreneurs make the case for the best way to get equipped.
July 30, 2013 in Office Tech

Startups Get Hacked Too: 5 Security Tips to Implement Today

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With startups becoming an easy target for cyber attacks, find out how you can protect your company.
July 30, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About 31,216 Startups (Interactive Graphic)

Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About 31,216 Startups (Interactive Graphic)

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This tool provides a near exhaustive look at the past 22 years (and counting) of startups.
July 29, 2013 in Starting a Business
Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

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FieldCandy tents have offbeat graphics such as a block of cheese, leopard print and bubble wrap.
July 27, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

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Surprisingly, running out of money is not the No. 1 reason.
July 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
Photos: Invaluable Advice From 18 of America's Top Small-Business Owners

Invaluable Advice From 18 of America's Top Small-Business Owners

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Some of the most successful business owners in America offer their best advice for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.
July 26, 2013 in Leadership
In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs

In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs

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Turkish startups receive substantial support from the government, yet many entrepreneurs disagree with state policies, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg.
July 26, 2013 in Financing

Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths

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Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.
July 26, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Business Partner

10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Business Partner

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Having a partner could share the load...or create added burden.
July 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

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Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story.
July 25, 2013 in Business Ideas

When Overconfidence Backfires

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A certain brashness has correlations to success. But how much is too much?
July 24, 2013 in Leadership
Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement

Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement

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The CEO of Virgin shares how to cut the crap and make a mission statement that actually means something.
July 22, 2013 in Startup Basics

Why You Need to Love Your Startup

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Are you creating a dream -- or just working on a business?
July 21, 2013 in Work/Life Balance
Photos: What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

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Some focus on the importance of building relationships and perseverance. Others offer advice for those looking to start their own companies.
July 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

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Entrepreneurs in the Motor City have to deal with lackluster public services, but they also get access to cheap facilities and an unsaturated market.
July 19, 2013 in Location
Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

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The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.
July 19, 2013 in Success Stories
3 Simple Questions That Can Derail Your Reputation

3 Simple Questions That Can Derail Your Reputation

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Reaching out for help is a good thing, as long as you remember to respect other people's time, relationships and expertise.
July 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

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In his new book, business professor Daniel Isenberg says if people think you're crazy, you're onto something.
July 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings

Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings

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San Francisco startup 42Floors makes the process of leasing an office for your growing company simple.
July 16, 2013 in Business Management
How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

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Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
July 15, 2013 in Startup Basics
How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea

How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea

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Just days after going on sale, a tiny startup's product sells out. Here is how a drinking lid for Mason jars turned into an instant moneymaker.
July 14, 2013 in Business Ideas
Startup Offers a Digital Take on Art for Your Home

Startup Offers a Digital Take on Art for Your Home

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PIxeled app lets users send images and animation to framed displays on their walls.
July 13, 2013 in Apps & Software
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

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A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.
July 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

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Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.
July 11, 2013 in Startup Financing
Video: Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech StartupPlay Video

Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup (Video)

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Today's fin-tech companies are shaking up Wall Street. We ask three graduates of New York's FinTech Innovaton Lab about their best advice for starting up.
July 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
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