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The Secret to Israel's Startup Success

The Secret to Israel's Startup Success

'Silicon Wadi,' the high-tech startup mecca in Israel offers valuable lessons about what it takes to start and run your own business. Here are three key takeaways.
4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

Before pumping every last dime and ounce of sweat into launching your business idea, test it out with these four strategies.
Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.

How Unconventional Majors Can Help You Thrive in Entrepreneurship

For aspiring young entrepreneurs, studying something as seemingly unrelated to business as fine art or anthropology might end up teaching you way more than you realize.
The Best States for Entrepreneurs

The Best States for Entrepreneurs

We checked out the data and talked to the experts to find the best states that best cater to small business. Here, our look at the places that are going the distance for 'treps.
The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

We looked at the data and talked to the experts to find the best cities for small business. Here are five emerging entrepreneurial hubs.
Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

There are more than 1,250 incubators in the U.S. With help from the National Business Incubation Association, we picked four for their ability to stand out in states that aren't always regarded as small business friendly.
The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.
Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal

Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal

Fabrice Grinda expands on International Idea Arbitrage and how to execute existing ideas in emerging markets.
4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

When you feel down, try these tips to fight self-doubt and get back to running your business.

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
Richard Branson on Building a Killer Mobile App

Richard Branson on Building a Killer Mobile App

The Virgin CEO shares what qualities it takes to create an app bound for success.
College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

Instead of boring slides with bullet points and clip art, Big Fish creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers.
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.
How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

To find success, you'll need to make a serious commitment to starting up -- even if it's just a side gig.
ZocDoc Is Cyrus Massoumi's Vision of Delivering Better Health Care

ZocDoc Is Cyrus Massoumi's Vision of Delivering Better Health Care

Founder Cyrus Massoumi shares the story behind ZocDoc's humble origins and how to build a renowned company culture.
How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

The fundamentals of business plan writing remain the same, but there are some crucial changes these days that you should keep in mind when crafting your plan.
The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

The U.S. is home to six of the top 10 startup ecosystems in the world, but some surprising cities are upping their game with notable strides in funding, talent, trendsetting and more.
The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

These U.S. metro regions have the highest ratio of tech startups compared to the national average.

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.
3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

If you want to open your own restaurant, be prepared for stiff competition. Here are three ways to make your establishment stand out from the pack.
Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy

Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy

Many workers ages 45 to 74 plan to start a business in later life, finds a new AARP survey.
Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Everyone has experienced a dry spell when it comes to generating ideas. Here are seven steps to keep your idea well full.
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