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The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

People who start companies are passionate, energetic and unafraid of risk. Sometimes, that's a recipe for disaster.
Isaac Oates
Profitability or High User Count: Which Leads to Startup Success?
Startups

Profitability or High User Count: Which Leads to Startup Success?

Google and Twitter have proven that both approaches can work, so you need to determine the right path for your company.
Martin Zwilling
Introducing QuickMVP, A New Tool for New Ideas
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Introducing QuickMVP, A New Tool for New Ideas

A new tool allows you to validate your ideas and build a real business.
Jason Saltzman
TechStars and R/GA Team to Support Hardware Development
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TechStars and R/GA Team to Support Hardware Development

TechStars' latest mission is to help early-stage hardware and connected-device companies get off the ground.
Jason Saltzman
The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)
Infographics

The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

A look at the realizations that inspired the founders of Apple, Ikea, WhatsApp and other massively successful businesses.
Catherine Clifford
5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur
Persistence

5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur

An overseas trip provides some insights about how an entrepreneur can prevail in realizing his dreams.
Nathan Resnick
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5 Tips for Finding Friends When You're a Startup Newbie
Networking

5 Tips for Finding Friends When You're a Startup Newbie

Everybody begins as an outsider. The connections you need are just outside your comfort zone.
Geoff Mcqueen
5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment
Real estate

5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment

The wreckage of the burst housing bubble has largely been cleared and mortgages are still historically low. America is ready to go home.
Brenton Hayden
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement
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The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
Bo Yaghmaie
4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful
Starting a Business

4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many different factors, but often, it comes down to these four recurring problems.
Thomas Oppong
Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.
Incubators

Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Business incubators present an amazing opportunity for startup companies, as long as you have the right expectations.
Peter Gasca
Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?
Lifestyle

Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?

Actress Blake Lively was looking to follow in Stewart's footsteps in launching her own lifestyle company. Stewart's response? 'Let her try.'
Geoff Weiss
Meet Some of the Hottest Startups Melding Fashion and Tech
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Meet Some of the Hottest Startups Melding Fashion and Tech

The inaugural class of the New York Fashion Tech Lab shows how big a business opportunity fashion can be.
Jason Saltzman
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