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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.
Don't Launch Your Business Without Covering These Legal Bases

Don't Launch Your Business Without Covering These Legal Bases

Too many entrepreneurs risk losing their business by not taking care of these six crucial legal aspects.
How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

Launching a business when you have thousands of dollars in debt is a tricky move. Here's what you should know before you take the leap.
Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business

Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business

Being creative and diverse about your work experience is a smart way to prepare yourself for running your own company. Here's one entrepreneur's unusual path.
Geekbus Gives Future Entrepreneurs a Lift

Geekbus Gives Future Entrepreneurs a Lift

The founders of a San Antonio coworking space have created an educational program on wheels intended to spark students' creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit.
This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity

This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity

TalentBin's founders' plan to foster peer reviews of job candidates didn't pan out, but it paved the way for an even bigger idea -- finding those job candidates in the first place.

Young-Social Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal on Blazing Your Own Trail

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of living the life you want, not what others expect of you.
Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

We've gathered advice from entrepreneurs who made millions on their first businesses and are applying that hard-won wisdom to their new startups.

What Bluffing, Folding and Betting Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

After participating in the World Series of Poker, Matthew Toren provides insight on similarities between poker and running a business.
The 10 Riskiest Industries in America

The 10 Riskiest Industries in America

Based on a new report, these industries are expected to decline the most between now and 2018.
'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows

'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows

From CNBC's new show 'The Profit' to mainstays like 'Project Runway,' here's a look at Reality TV for the Entrepreneur.
When to Ditch the Job for Your Startup Dream

When to Ditch the Job for Your Startup Dream

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock dishes advice on the right time to leave your day job.
The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing Office Equipment

The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing Office Equipment

Three entrepreneurs make the case for the best way to get equipped.
Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About 31,216 Startups (Interactive Graphic)

Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About 31,216 Startups (Interactive Graphic)

This tool provides a near exhaustive look at the past 22 years (and counting) of startups.
Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

FieldCandy tents have offbeat graphics such as a block of cheese, leopard print and bubble wrap.
The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

Surprisingly, running out of money is not the No. 1 reason.
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