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The 3 Biggest Mistakes I Made as a Student Entrepreneur and How I Learned From Them

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Like many newbie business owners, YE CollegeTreps columnist Sarah Haselkorn has made mistakes. The important thing, she says, is to learn from them.
May 28, 2013 in Business Management
How to Manage Your Business Partner

How to Manage Your Business Partner

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Disagreements and hurt feelings between co-founders can sink a company before it starts. Here are four strategies to set the relationship up for success.
May 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
10 Lessons College Won't Teach You -- But Entrepreneurship Will

10 Lessons College Won't Teach You -- But Entrepreneurship Will

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Think college taught you everything you need to know about the real world? Think again.
May 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
10 Habits College Entrepreneurs Should Forget at Graduation

10 Habits College Entrepreneurs Should Forget at Graduation

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While college taught you many lessons, here are a few you should make a point to leave on campus.
May 24, 2013 in Startup Basics

The Real Power of Health Insurance

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Health insurance isn't a nice perk, it's a requirement for anyone choosing to go it alone as an entrepreneur.
May 23, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Startup Weekend and Startup America Partner to Jumpstart Global Entrepreneurship

Startup Weekend and Startup America Partner to Jumpstart Global Entrepreneurship

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With the support of AOL Co-Founder Steve Case, new organization UP Global aims to accelerate startup communities around the world.
May 23, 2013 in Startup Basics
U.S. Entrepreneurship Climbs to Highest Level in More Than a Decade (Infographic)

U.S. Entrepreneurship Climbs to Highest Level in More Than a Decade (Infographic)

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More than one in 10 Americans were developing their own business in 2012, according to the U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor released today. Here's a look at the demographics of the community.
May 22, 2013 in Starting a Business

To Be a Leader, You Must Know When to Follow

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Student entrepreneur Nathan Grotticelli on learning from the trials and triumphs of those who are more experienced in entrepreneurship.
May 21, 2013 in Leadership
Video: Startups Give Fashion a Tech MakeoverPlay Video

Startups Give Fashion a Tech Makeover (Video)

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An app that helps you pick out high heels. An online service that sends you trendy socks. These tech startups aim to give the fashion industry a digital upgrade.
May 17, 2013 in Startup Basics

10 Entrepreneurship Lessons College Didn't Teach New Grads

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Think college taught you everything you need to know about the real world? Think again.
May 17, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

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No matter how great your idea, if you don't have a solid market, you're wasting your time. Here are four ways to be more strategic about positioning your business idea for the right customers.
May 16, 2013 in Business Ideas

When to Ditch the Coffee Shop for Co-Working

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Workplace expert and entrepreneur Liz Elam on knowing when to say when to working out of your local café in favor of more professional accommodations.
May 15, 2013 in Starting a Business
Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

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Google and Donald Trump have invested big money in crowdfunding projects, RocketHub and A&E are teaming up, and new CNBC reality show 'Crowd Rules' premieres tonight.
May 14, 2013 in Financing
10 Questions to Ask Before Naming Your Business

10 Questions to Ask Before Naming Your Business

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A strong business name helps define your company in the market. Here is a guide to making yours meaningful and memorable.
May 14, 2013 in Startup Basics

Melinda Gates on the Power of Technology in Making Human Connections

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Social entrepreneur Melinda Gates spoke about the importance of making ethical choices and leaving a mark on humanity during her 2013 commencement speech at Duke University.
May 13, 2013 in Starting a Business
Video: Unveiling Fashion's Latest Trend: TechnologyPlay Video

Unveiling Fashion's Latest Trend: Technology (Video)

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The world's most glamorous industry is getting a digital overhaul as investors pour money into a wave of fashion-tech startups.
May 10, 2013 in Startup Basics
A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

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Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event.
May 10, 2013 in Profiles

3 Tips for Newbie Entrepreneurs on Starting a Business

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Workplace expert and entrepreneur Liz Elam offers some advice about starting a business with little experience.
May 8, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Ethics Coach on Misrepresentation

The Ethics Coach on Misrepresentation

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We tackle the ethical dilemmas of pretending to be bigger than you are, selling products you get for free, and quitting your job to become the competition.
May 8, 2013 in Business Management
The 10 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live After Graduation (Infographic)

The 10 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live After Graduation (Infographic)

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With graduation day just around the corner, find out the best places for new grads to live.
May 6, 2013 in Startup Basics
How Niche Players Can Compete Against Big Brands

How Niche Players Can Compete Against Big Brands

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Being the little fish in a small pond can be advantageous for young entrepreneurs.
May 6, 2013 in Finding Customers
Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

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Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.
May 4, 2013 in Social Media
Top U.S. Cities for Women Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Top U.S. Cities for Women Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

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A look at which major U.S. cities are the best for women business owners, and seven tips to help them get started.
May 3, 2013 in Starting a Business
Video: A Dose of Advice for Health-Tech StartupsPlay Video

A Dose of Advice for Health-Tech Startups (Video)

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With the U.S. spending $3 trillion on health care per year, the race is on to improve an inefficient system. We ask entrepreneurs at Blueprint Health accelerator to share their best tips for starting up.
May 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
Essential Elements of Working With a Business Partner

Essential Elements of Working With a Business Partner

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To keep your business running smoothly, it's crucial to have a clear division of duties. Here's how to set up a business with shared responsibilities-- for greater satisfaction and greater rewards.
May 2, 2013 in Startup Basics
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