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The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business
Startup Mistakes

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Sure, you're idea is unique but how businesses survive, or don't, is the same for everybody.
Robert Tuchman
How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?
Starting a Business

How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?

It helps to bring in others to fill any gaps in your skill or experience. Here are five variables that will help you determine how much a new partner is worth.
Martin Zwilling
Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'
Success Strategies

Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'

Creating a successful and profitable business takes time.
Richard Branson
An Executive's Tale of Persistence in Hiring a Diverse Workforce for a Scrappy Startup
Hiring

An Executive's Tale of Persistence in Hiring a Diverse Workforce for a Scrappy Startup

A Bay Area manager shares some new-company growing pains.
Jenn Steele
Marc Ecko's Keys to Startup -- And Life -- Success
Alleynyc

Marc Ecko's Keys to Startup -- And Life -- Success

Laugh. Watch Will Ferrell movies. Kiss your kids. Intentionally sweat. Stay hydrated.
Jason Saltzman
10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College
Startups

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

To start a successful business, you'll have to quickly learn some techniques that aren't in any book.
John Rampton
The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development
Product Development

The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development

The three spots where product development startups are most likely to stumble - and how to get around them
JD Albert
How Much Risk Should First-Time Entrepreneurs Take On?
Risk

How Much Risk Should First-Time Entrepreneurs Take On?

Accepting risks is a skill that can be learned. When you're ready to launch a venture, consider these five tips that have proven effective in the classroom.
Amy Rosen
What Successful Poker Players and Entrepreneurs Have in Common
Leadership Qualities

What Successful Poker Players and Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Managing the risk properly is the challenge. Use the right intelligence to make your moves.
Diana Kander
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10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job
Starting a Business

10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job

The steps you must take to turn a side hustle into a full-fledged business.
Nina Zipkin
After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run
Starting Up

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Laura Entis
I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)
Inspiration

I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning.
Joel Gascoigne
How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days
Starting a Business

How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days

Get a thriving company off the ground with this plan.
Nina Zipkin
You Don't Need Disruptive Technology to Be a Success, Iteration Works Too
Starting a Business

You Don't Need Disruptive Technology to Be a Success, Iteration Works Too

It can be tough selling a whole new concept, so consider following the lead of another company and making improvements.
Martin Zwilling