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Video: The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in PartnershipsPlay Video

The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships (Video)

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About to strike a business partnership? Attorney Nina Kaufman shares advice on how to do it right.
July 12, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
6 Tips for Making It Work as a Part-Time Entrepreneur

6 Tips for Making It Work as a Part-Time Entrepreneur

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When starting up, easing your way into entrepreneurship can pay off down the road. Here are some ideas for making that transition bearable.
July 7, 2012 in Starting a Business
Five Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

Five Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

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Establishing solid corporate and accounting strategies from the start is critical when launching a business. Consider this advice to get off on the right financial foot.
July 2, 2012 in Starting a Business
Simple Sales Tips for Growing Your Customer Base

Simple Sales Tips for Growing Your Customer Base

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In this book excerpt, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf outline lean methods to get customers to spend more, and to send referrals your way.
June 27, 2012 in Starting a Business
6 Steps to a Successful Business Launch

6 Steps to a Successful Business Launch

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How the founders of Tender Greens turned farm-fresh fare into a $16 million business -- and you can, too.
June 25, 2012 in Startup Basics
Video: Juggling a Startup and a BabyPlay Video

Juggling a Startup and a Baby (Video)

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More high-profile female entrepreneurs are showing they can start a successful company -- and a family. Here's a look at one fashion designer trying to do both, plus expert tips.
June 25, 2012 in Women's Center
Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

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The location app's former head of business development discusses where his next job as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz will land him.
June 20, 2012 in Profiles
Taking the Plunge into Entrepreneurship

Taking the Plunge into Entrepreneurship

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Harnessing your energy after a layoff can be the bridge to starting your own business, even in a challenging economy.
June 20, 2012 in Starting a Business
Why  Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Why Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

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Three entrepreneurs, among the first to certify their businesses as B Corps, share how it has affected their companies and offer advice on the process.
June 18, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Craft a Business Plan That Will Turn Investors' Heads

How to Craft a Business Plan That Will Turn Investors' Heads

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When asking anyone to help fund your startup, you'll at least need a business plan first. Here's what it should include.
June 15, 2012 in Your Business Plan
How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

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Three tips for motivating your employees and investors to buy into the big picture.
June 13, 2012 in Leadership
Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

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Now that you've launched a mobile app or retail website, it's time to 'pull' customers toward you. Here's how.
June 13, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As YouPlay Video

Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You (Video)

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As a startup entrepreneur, Amy Yazdian felt she had little leverage to demand perfection from her staff. Hear how she learned to get employees fired up, plus expert tips.
June 12, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative WorldPlay Video

Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World (Video)

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We speak with James Beshara the co-founder of the group-funding site Crowdtilt about what it's like to run a fast-moving young company with major investors watching.
June 11, 2012 in Profiles
At College Pitch Contests, Giant Companies Are Listening

At College Pitch Contests, Giant Companies Are Listening

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In the search for new ideas, private companies are creating ever more college-based business pitch contests and in-house startup incubators. But is this route right for your startup?
June 8, 2012 in Starting a Business
Fertility Yoga, Anyone? Entrepreneurs Tap Growing Holistic Niche for Women

Fertility Yoga, Anyone? Entrepreneurs Tap Growing Holistic Niche for Women

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With more women struggling to conceive, a cottage industry of yoga centers, acupuncturists and nutritionists has cropped up to help.
June 7, 2012 in Business Ideas
5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

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Starting up isn't always going to land you fame and fortune. But, if you're lucky, you will control your own destiny. Before you start up, consider the truth about common myths.
June 6, 2012 in Starting a Business

How High is Your Entrepreneurial Pain Tolerance?

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Getting through the often arduous startup period can be difficult for any entrepreneur — let alone someone who's starting up for the first time. Here's how to get equipped for the long haul.
June 1, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Here's a Cheap Business Idea: Ikea Hauling

Here's a Cheap Business Idea: Ikea Hauling

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Dustin and Jennifer Culton of Omaha made $30,000 in one year by taking people's Ikea orders -- and driving to the Swedish store's Minneapolis location to fill them.
May 31, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your BusinessPlay Video

How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business (Video)

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You might not want to incorporate in a state other than the one where your company is doing business, attorney Mark Kohler says.
May 30, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
Video: How to Negotiate. . . as a Business OwnerPlay Video

How to Negotiate. . . as a Business Owner (Video)

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Regina Angeles had to learn a new way to close deals when she started her own recruitment firm. Hear her best tips for negotiating.
May 29, 2012 in Starting a Business
Turning Passion Into Profits: Creating Buzz With Beeswax

Turning Passion Into Profits: Creating Buzz With Beeswax

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Dedicated to producing sustainable all-natural bath and body products, Amy and David Rzepka bank on bees to build their expanding home-based business.
May 28, 2012 in Starting a Business
Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

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Chobani's founder Hamdi Ulukaya tells the story of his company's modest beginnings and current growing pains.
May 25, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Skillshare and Changing the Way We LearnPlay Video

Skillshare and Changing the Way We Learn (Video)

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Learning doesn't have to end at graduation. Here's how Malcolm Ong and Michael Karnjanaprakorn built a business that aims to put learning first.
May 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice for New Grads Gets Some Respect

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While the number of employed young people remains desperately low, some experts suggest entrepreneurship as an increasingly worthy option.
May 14, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

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