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The 3 Principle Sources of Funding Every Startup Needs
Funding

The 3 Principle Sources of Funding Every Startup Needs

For many founders, raising money is the single most stressful part of getting their startups off the ground. Here's how to fix that.
Josiah Humphrey
Detroit Is Beckoning to Tech Entrepreneurs
Detroit

Detroit Is Beckoning to Tech Entrepreneurs

The Motor City offers a trained workforce and, soon, gigabit speed Internet along with very affordable real estate.
Amanda Lewan
Get Your Product Figured Out First
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Get Your Product Figured Out First

So many entrepreneurs make the same mistake: Focusing on the wrong things without figuring out the product they plan to sell.
Greg Shugar
The Sherpa Approach to Mentoring
Mentoring

The Sherpa Approach to Mentoring

Four guidelines for advising and guiding without taking ownership of an entrepreneur's vision.
Leo Lax
Raising Entrepreneurs for a Brighter Financial Future
Parenting

Raising Entrepreneurs for a Brighter Financial Future

Small business ideas for kids.
Kari Luckett
10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last
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10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.
Anthony Scaramucci
Couch to 5K? No Way. To Get Traction for Your Startup, Get Out There.
Starting a Business

Couch to 5K? No Way. To Get Traction for Your Startup, Get Out There.

Four entrepreneurs tell how they experimented with different marketing techniques to find their first customers.
Drew Hendricks
13 Old-School Tips for New Wave Entrepreneurs
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13 Old-School Tips for New Wave Entrepreneurs

An experienced entrepreneur offers the freshman class lessons for building a startup.
Ron Burr
Hire Smart: How to Tell a Startup Superstar From a Weak Link
Hiring Employees

Hire Smart: How to Tell a Startup Superstar From a Weak Link

Every employee plays a huge role in the early days of a new business. It's important to find the right ones.
Rob Biederman
To Succeed With Your Small Business Avoid These 5 Mistakes
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To Succeed With Your Small Business Avoid These 5 Mistakes

Succeeding in business requires, more than anything, an unflinchingly examination of the market.
Chuck Pistor
How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup
Sharing Economy

How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup

Waiting out human behavior habits to change requires some serious patience. And maybe a bit of serendipity. Just ask BlaBlaCar.
Catherine Clifford
Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call
Starting a Franchise Business

Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call

Franchises offer lots that people find reassuring about the structure of the corporate job they are otherwise ready to chuck to start their own business.
Anna Wilds
Failure and Rejection in Startups: 3 Things to Remember
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Failure and Rejection in Startups: 3 Things to Remember

Suffering from a recent rejection? Guess what? You're in good company.
Sam Zebarjadi
How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business
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How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business

A competent and compatible accountant is a must-have for new business owners. Here's how to find one.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.