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In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.

10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Controllers

Understand your accounting department's methods and foster a process to improve efficiency, transparency and solid reporting.

Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

The key is for you to set goals like it's really your business; then use them as a yardstick for to measure everything your startup does.

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

Dealing with legalities like copyright and trademarks can be a confusing (and costly) matter for entrepreneurs. Our expert attorney Doug Wolf provides some insight into this gray area.

Ready to Hang Out a Shingle in the Brave New World of Online Retail?

New ecommerce firms need to scope out a strategy to lure customers over their virtual thresholds.

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.

Richard Branson on Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

"Everyone starts out as a beginner: Successful people are just further along in their careers."

Master Your Zen to Improve a Startup's Cash Flow

Entrepreneurs could take six lessons from yoga to enrich their business and worklife.

The Ramen Noodle Startup Menu

Give these five budget-slicing moves a whirl when launching a new business.

Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.

Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks

Scoring hidden minutes and efficiently using them are critical to an entrepreneur's success

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.

When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road.

Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.

The Paradox of Generation Y

Millennials want to make more money than previous generations. But their way of getting there is a head-scratcher.

Calculate Your SXSW ROI (Interactive Infographic)

Are you getting the most out of SXSW? Understand the true value of your time at the festival with this interactive tool.

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

Choosing business partners is not easy. If they are going to be with you in the long haul, you need to make sure they are a great fit. Here are a few things you should be considering.

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

Startups are constantly needing to innovate to stay alive in the dog-eat-dog world of entrepreneurship. Large corporations are taking notice and looking for opportunities to capitalize on new concepts and ideas.

3 Ways to Overcome the Liability of Youth

Here are some strategies to make sure your age doesn't work against your business.

These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks

Two brothers from Idaho have come up with an alternative to the sock that prevents your shoes from stinking and still gives you a stylish, no-sock look.

SXSW Keynote Speaker Offers Up Advice For Becoming 'Findable'

From job hunters to entrepreneurs wanting to get discovered, people often turn to the same played out approaches that aren't exactly eye catchers. Here are a few new, fresh tactics for getting discovered in our digital world.

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.

How to Avoid Hiring Duds

While executives act like they have their hands on the pulse, often they miss the mark when it comes to hiring. Here are a few ways to make sure you land rock-stars and not complete duds.

Want to Drop Out of School and Start a Business? Don't Make These Stupid Mistakes.

Before you decide to ditch your education for startup life, consider these do's and don'ts.

Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.

Becoming a subcontractor allows you to more easily build your business, but there are certain stipulations to keep in mind.
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