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How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.

The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

There is a dark underside to owning a business that we don't like to talk about, but we need to understand.

Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse

Terry and Lisa Jeffers wanted a franchise that combined heart and business. Here's what you can learn about mixing marriage and franchising from this power couple.

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.

How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign

These tips can help you choose the printer whose product and service will meet your needs.

10 Tricks and Tips for Landing Your First Client

Launching your company is only the first step. Figuring out how to nab customers is the tricky part. Here are a few ways to get your first client on board.

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.

The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business

With some decisions, it's better to not decide-- yet.

Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience

When Bill Zolper opened a b.Good franchise, his years studying entrepreneurship were put to the test.

How to Think Differently to Succeed in a Complex World

If you want to be successful, you have to learn to see things from different perspectives and become a multidimensional thinker.

Are Millennials Really the Entrepreneurial Generation?

We hear so much about how millennials want to run their own businesses. But recent data suggest the opposite is true.

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

In his new book Smart People Should Build Things, the founder of Venture of America Andrew Yang offers up advice on how aspiring entrepreneurs can begin getting their startup dream off the ground.

Why 'Captain America' Types Make the Best Franchisees

Not everyone has the personality to be a franchisee. Here's what you should know before you make the jump.

3 Critical Checkpoints When Entrepreneurs Should Seek Advice

It's a fact that the journey for entrepreneurs is full of unknowns. And while many founders are encouraged to pave their own innovative path, there are a few scenarios when seeking advice is a must.

Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round

Seed funding often gives a company more opportunities to fail, not succeed.

A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch

Gwen Dean is leaving her full-time job as a machine engineer to follow her dream of being a full-time puppeteer. And she delivered the message to her boss in the form of a Super Bowl commercial.

Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

Here are five important reasons why the younger generation may be more inclined to be the entrepreneurs of the near future.

What Are You Willing to Do for the Business You Hate?

To figure out how to get into the business you love, you have to think about how to best use the business you hate.

Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'

Ashley Olson's employers turned into her biggest cheerleaders when she was chosen by Complete Nutrition's owners to open her own franchise.

The One Thing Your Company Needs Right Off the Bat

While traditional business plans may be going out of vogue, it is still important for companies to make sure they have one of these.

It Turns Out, Fear is Your Best Friend

When you've got skin in the game, you're more motivated to succeed.

A Dollar and a Dream: 15 Tech Startup Billionaires (Infographic)

Of the 500 richest people in the world, 167 are in the U.S. and 15 of those are tech entrepreneurs.

Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator

To get a sense of what it's like starting a socially-conscious startup, we reached out to three founders based at New York City's Center for Social Innovation.
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