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Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Often new companies don't offer comprehensive training and onboarding. Here's how to set up informal relationships instead.

How to Keep the Marriage Strong When You Work Together

There are certain lessons to learn to make both business and your relationship equally successful.

When Choosing Your Startup Partner, Opposites Really Do Attract

Why it's best to have someone at your side that you occasionally butt heads with.

The Problem With Hiring Millennials Is Their Age, Not Their Generation

Never mind the stereotypes about Gen Y. Young people will at times act young.

Are You Really Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?

Before you decide to jump the corporate ship, make sure you are really ready to start your own company.

3 Devices to Aid in Getting Your Bearings En Route to a New Venture

An entrepreneur's flexibility is critical in exploring and learning from markets outside the comfort zone.

5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

There is more to this lifestyle than meets the eye. Here are some things to ask yourself before you start.

How This Two-Person Company Runs Off Cell Phones

This co-founder of an organic chocolate milk company shares surprising ways he uses mobile apps to run his company.

Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Before you spend big money on bringing your product to market, make sure there is actually a market for your product.

The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

When looking for a co-founder, entrepreneurs need to make sure they are matched with the right partner before taking the startup leap together. Otherwise, disaster could ensue.

4 Things to Consider When Making Your First Hires

Making the right decisions today will ensure your company's survival tomorrow.

How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators

We've polled advice from some of the leading minds in accelerators on what you need to get started.

Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business

Because startup founders can be slow to install safeguards against cyber attacks, criminals often target new companies.

Startup Founders, Treat Yourselves Right From the Get-Go

New companies should provide an environment that the owners themselves would want to work at.

4 Secrets to Giving a Great Marketing Presentation

These four presentation secrets will grab your audience's attention and keep your customers engaged.

3 Key Players to Help Your Launch Team Soar

Because a founder can't possibly possess every skill, recruiting these individuals can help make your business hum.

8 Steps to Creating an Effective Advisory Board

While the key responsibility rests with the entrepreneur, this panel of subject-matter experts can fill key knowledge gaps.

Risk is the Admission Fee of Entrepreneurship

After recognizing an opportunity, you have to assess the costs, both financial and personal, to pursuing it.

5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

No one knows the future but, sometimes, you can make a very educated guess where things are headed.

The People You'll Need to Run Your Staffing Service

Employees are what the staffing industry is all about, so here's how to make sure you get good ones who'll help you grow your business.

How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps

Everyone's out to change the world these days. While that's no walk in the park, it isn't always rocket science, either.

When Passion Is a Pitfall and Seeking Bliss Is Bogus

A serial entrepreneur disspels the modern myth that locating the source of happiness is a pathway to profits.

These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup

If you're launching a product, avoid these business-derailing mistakes.

Immigrants Can Shed Fears of Entering the Startup World -- With These Strategies

Owning a company is an achievable goal for newcomers to America. Here's how.

Finding the Right Team to Lead Your Startup to Success

Every successful company has an equally successful team behind it. The first step is to build and foster a team that can drive your business to the next level.
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