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Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps
Starting a Business

Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps

New product and service concepts are stifled by the process of taking them to market. If you can prove a demand, however, the next steps become much less intimidating.
Peter Gasca
The Legacy of Communism Still Influences Beliefs About Entrepreneurship
Capitalism

The Legacy of Communism Still Influences Beliefs About Entrepreneurship

Twenty-five years years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the residents of former communist countries still tend to hold more negative views of entrepreneurship than their counterparts elsewhere.
Scott Shane
6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring Your First Employees
Hiring

6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring Your First Employees

Beyond running through the usual interview questions, pick up on these clues to find ideal candidates for the job.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
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Use Social Media to Connect With Your Future Salon and Spa Clients
Beauty Businesses

Use Social Media to Connect With Your Future Salon and Spa Clients

How these 7 social networks can help you find clients and generate more sales
4 Steps to Launching a Mobile App Even If You Don't Know How to Build It
Mobile Apps

4 Steps to Launching a Mobile App Even If You Don't Know How to Build It

You don't have to know how to build an app to get a good idea for one. Just add hiring developers to your launch check list.
Nathan Resnick
7 Key Steps Toward Starting Your Own Business
Starting a Business

7 Key Steps Toward Starting Your Own Business

It's easy to become overwhelmed in the early stages of launching a company. Try these steps to guide you along the way.
Sujan Patel
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6 Suggestions for an Aspiring Entrepreneur
Startup Advice

6 Suggestions for an Aspiring Entrepreneur

Based on what I've learned, here's some insight if you happen to be getting started along this road to starting a company of your own.
Joel Gascoigne
These Schools Offer the Most Cash for Business Plan Competitions
Top Colleges

These Schools Offer the Most Cash for Business Plan Competitions

Having students engage in business plan competitions is an important component of any entrepreneurship program. These U.S. graduate level programs award the most cash.
The Princeton Review Staff
How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career -- Without Regrets
Hobby Businesses

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career -- Without Regrets

Hobbies can run up a big bill and take up a lot of time. So why not turn your hobby into a profitable business? Plenty of reasons.
Women Entrepreneurs Take the Stage During New York's Jazz Age
Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs Take the Stage During New York's Jazz Age

These trailblazing business owners have much to teach their contemporary counterparts about taking risks and acting independently.
Donald Miller
Is Entrepreneurship Education Weakening in America?
Entrepreneurship

Is Entrepreneurship Education Weakening in America?

Since 2009, fewer Americans say their schools encourage the development of entrepreneurial principles.
Scott Shane
4 Questions to Ask Before Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge
Starting a Business

4 Questions to Ask Before Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

Starting and running your own business is one of the hardest things you can ever do. Make sure you're ready for the challenge.
Adam Callinan
Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.
Ask the Expert

Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.

Expert Sabrina Horn talks about the importance of gaining customers, keeping them happy and having proper procedures in place during the first few years of launching a PR firm.
Sabrina Horn
Pointers for a Publisher Planning to Launch an Online Magazine
Publishing

Pointers for a Publisher Planning to Launch an Online Magazine

Poised to enter the business? Here's what you need to know before you make the leap.
Brian Barquilla
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