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7 Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Take

To start and support your own business, you’ll have to put your career, personal finances and even your mental health at stake.

The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Nothing sets an entrepreneur up for a fall like early success.

4 Questions You Must Think Critically About Before Starting a Business

Don't fly blind and rapidly spend your hard-earned cash on an idea that may never work out.

7 Musts to Make Part-Time Entrepreneurship Work for You

If you feel more comfortable keeping your day job while pursuing your business dream, follow these tips.

Motor-Less City? Bankrupt Detroit's Booming Bike Industry.

The Motor City is becoming an unlikely hub for high-end bike manufacturing.

A 'Kool' Nerd's Lessons on Launching a Killer Social Enterprise

How do you build a business that both generates a profit and gives back to a worthy cause? An New York City entrepreneur shares his strategy.

4 Pieces of Bad Startup Advice That You Should Ignore

Investors will not be impressed if you attempt to pursue these unfounded bits of guidance.

Why the Lean Startup Model Might Save Your Life

Startup guru Steve Blank is reinventing life-science startups with an innovative program that launched this week.

6 Signs You Should Open Your Own Online Store

Is it time to strike out on your own? How to tell.

The Man Who Invented the Cubicle Went to His Grave Hating What His Creation Had Become

Cubicle design was intended to give workers more freedom. Instead, it is seen as a symbol of the drudgery of office work and the control companies have over their employees.

Why the Hell Would Anyone Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur might seem glamorous, but it isn't. Far from it. Still, the rewards are great... and not what you might expect.

A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

In partnership with the Case Foundation, we kick off a weekly series profiling entrepreneurs who are pioneering social change, as well as the investors who are backing their ambitious efforts.

Contracts 101: The Critical Paperwork You'll Use as a Freight Broker

As a freight broker, you'll need to understand the paperwork that comes with the profession. Here's what you need to know.

Screw the Competition. Entrepreneurs Need to Dominate From the Very Start.

Constantly fighting against business competitors is no way to run a startup, says sales expert Grant Cardone.

To Beat Ecommerce Rivals, Know Your Shipping Options

By asking yourself these five questions, you can better understand what your company needs and how to stay competitive.

3 Fundamentals Learned the Hard Way About Generating PR for a Startup

You learned your customer's problem and offered a solution. That's the basic idea for selling your story to journalists, too.

This Startup Wants to Change How Car Insurance Works

Metromile has created a device that captures mileage data to determine how much people should pay for their insurance policies.

7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Your company name will get used more and last longer than any other investment you make in your business. It’s important that you get it right the first time.

6 Reasons to Ditch Your Corporate Job for a Startup

While the corporate career path may offer perks and a safety net, working at a startup provides you a number of benefits.

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders

The top reason might surprise you. Or perhaps it won't.

3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance

They've all managed to make the tricky jump from great idea to great company.

4 Fundamental Strategies for Launching a Successful Ecommerce Startup

Success is never guaranteed but when we get the basics right, it is much more likely.

Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business

Before you start up, consider all the other functions of running a business, such as dealing with customers and keeping the books.

Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.

3 Personality Types That Can Make the Startup Rollercoaster a Bumpy Ride

From the thrill seekers to the onlookers, entrepreneurs need to pay attention to the different types of people looking to join their team. Here are three types to focus on.
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