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Playing With Fire? Oklahoma City Shooting Range Granted Liquor License

Though it may sound like a precarious pairing, guns and alcohol will be kept strictly separate, the facility's owners vow.

Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company.

Each partner should contribute to the business based on strengths. Rely on an advisor if needed and prepare for your relationship to evolve.

Finding a Voice for Your Brand

It isn't just about coming up with a killer brand. Success comes from giving that brand its own attitude.

The 1 Thing That Can Save Your Sinking Startup

Getting off on a bad foot is not fatal for young companies. Serial-entrepreneur Steve Blank explains how a pivot can turn things around.

The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.

Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Starting a company is an endurance race that only a few survive.

Are You Starting a Business for the Right Reasons?

To be successful as an entrepreneur, have a clear view of next steps. Some people quit a job they don't like but end up in a new place that's no better.

Houston, We Have No Problems: Ready Your Idea for Take Off

If you ever need to explain the process of building a new product to your CEO, manager or investor, just look to space travel.

Collaborate to Win Is the Paradox of Market Competition

Our great ideas go nowhere without relationships that bring us the customers, employees and investors we need to succeed.

For Long-Term Growth, First Scale Your Foundation

Don't let the exhilaration of the initial growth spurt distract you from the fundamentals necessary to grow for years.

The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

The co-founder of a new Cincinnati company shares what he learned about pitching, fundraising and claiming small victories.

A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business

The pros and cons of sole proprietorships, LLCs, S Corps and C Corps.

6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires

When starting a business, often it is just you running the show. Shifting from a 'solo entrepreneur' to a founder with a team can be challenging. Here are a few tips to make the process easier.

Do Startup Cultures Have to Be Profane?

Swearing and obscenity grant psychological release but they may turn off potential customers and thwart career advancement.

Does Your Startup Have a Strategy?

The way you make six key decisions can determine your new company's fate.

Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur'

In this interview, the talk-show legend talks to this founder about the passion that inspired him to launch an international giant.

The One Habit That Can Make or Break Your Success

Why simply being on time can help you have it all.

What's Changed -- and What Hasn't -- Since Winning Entrepreneur of 2012

Limor Fried describes the growth her company has experienced since being recognized in our annual entrepreneurship competition.

Why Being 50 (or Older) Is Just Right for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs with years of workforce experience and accumulated wisdom launch the businesses of their dreams.

Meet the Incubator Shattering the Left/Right Brain Divide

New Inc believes in mixing art and business.

7 Tips for a Smooth Start to Manufacturing

To avoid the pitfalls between prototype and real product, take it slow and know who you are trusting to manufacture your product.

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

These products came to be by chance -- spawning businesses and changing lives the world over.

Connect Internationally With Your e-Business

If you're seeking customers from around the world, these tips can help you increase your global reach.

Could Entrepreneurship Be the Great Equalizer?

Fresh-faced new-business owners may be able to combat a pressing social and economic issue: income inequality.

3 Things You Must Do Before Becoming Your Own Boss

Before deciding to go into business for yourself, take a deep look at your financial state and personality traits.
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