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10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first.
Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious.
If I Knew Then: Co-Founder of Natural Beauty Products Company on Staying Positive and Being Patient

If I Knew Then: Co-Founder of Natural Beauty Products Company on Staying Positive and Being Patient

Ido Leffler, co-founder of Yes To Inc., has accomplished a lot in the last seven years, and he's learned that good things come to those who wait.
Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin

Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin

You may have been "with the band" in college, but these days, you're probably more interested in being "with the brand." Check out our weekly series on branding across the country.
How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

Getting an app off the ground isn't easy. Here are five steps to help make your first hundred days more manageable.
Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Danae Ringelmann decided that she had to democratize the way that money gets distributed. Everything else hinges off her commitment to solve that one problem.
'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Following your passion will only get you so far. You also need a good plan in place to turn your dream into a reality.
9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Accelerator

9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Accelerator

Don't let the resources and opportunities available to you through an accelerator pass you by. Here are nine insider tips to keep in mind.
Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Here Are 3 Tips on Getting Started

Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Here Are 3 Tips on Getting Started

For our series College Treps, founder of real estate software company Rivolix offers up advice on what aspiring entrepreneurs should do when starting up.
Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on the DNA of Entrepreneurship and Motivational Leaders

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on the DNA of Entrepreneurship and Motivational Leaders

Do you choose entrepreneurship or does it choose you?
Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants

Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants

PivotDesk wants to play matchmaker for office space, helping fledgling companies find the right digs by connecting them with other businesses that are locked into long-term leases and have floor space to spare.
Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice

Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice

When you're just starting out, asking the right questions to the right people can be your difference between failure and success.

Entrepreneurship: The Game (Infographic)

Your game is being an entrepreneur. And here are your badges.
Richard Branson Shares Letter He Wrote to 12-Year-Old Fan About Keys to Success

Richard Branson Shares Letter He Wrote to 12-Year-Old Fan About Keys to Success

The Virgin Group founder recently received a letter from a 12-year-old girl asking about his skills. He took to LinkedIn on Thursday to share his response with the world.
Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit.
How to Start a Business in 10 Days

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

Our hyper-intense, super-condensed guide to launching a new profitable business.
When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

Part of becoming profitable quickly is knowing what matters now and what can be pushed back several weeks or months
How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business

How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business

Tim Haskell has transformed the first haunted house in New York City into a mix of theatre, audience participation and scares that won't stop evolving.
Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success

Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success

There's a way to do what you love and make a living at it. Here's one entrepreneur's success story.
30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

The urge to start up can come on suddenly and powerfully. Here's how College Trep columnist Mark Burns got the entrepreneurial bug.
If I Knew Then: H&R Block's Co-Founder on His Small Failures That Led to Big Successes

If I Knew Then: H&R Block's Co-Founder on His Small Failures That Led to Big Successes

Henry Bloch, co-founder of tax-preparation company H&R Block, opens up about what he learned during his nearly 60-year entrepreneurial journey.
College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

Regaalo, a web service that allows parents to send gifts to students, applies modern technology to an old-fashioned concept.
The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise

The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise

Owning a franchise can be a rewarding career path, but people need to be cognizant of the hard truths that come with it.
5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

Business ideas are buzzing all around you. It's just a matter of knowing where to look and how to uncover them. Here are five places to start.
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