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Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement

The CEO of Virgin shares how to cut the crap and make a mission statement that actually means something.

Why You Need to Love Your Startup

Are you creating a dream -- or just working on a business?

What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

Some focus on the importance of building relationships and perseverance. Others offer advice for those looking to start their own companies.

Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Entrepreneurs in the Motor City have to deal with lackluster public services, but they also get access to cheap facilities and an unsaturated market.

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.

3 Simple Questions That Can Derail Your Reputation

Reaching out for help is a good thing, as long as you remember to respect other people's time, relationships and expertise.

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

In his new book, business professor Daniel Isenberg says if people think you're crazy, you're onto something.

Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings

San Francisco startup 42Floors makes the process of leasing an office for your growing company simple.

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.

How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea

Just days after going on sale, a tiny startup's product sells out. Here is how a drinking lid for Mason jars turned into an instant moneymaker.

Startup Offers a Digital Take on Art for Your Home

PIxeled app lets users send images and animation to framed displays on their walls.

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.

Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup

Today's fin-tech companies are shaking up Wall Street. We ask three graduates of New York's FinTech Innovaton Lab about their best advice for starting up.

South Dakota Tops List of America's Best States for Business

The Mount Rushmore State ranks as the top state for business in 2013, according to a CNBC analysis.

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.

The College Question for Entrepreneurs Gains Momentum as Costs Surge

Regardless of whether interest rates on certain student loans stay inflated, the high cost of college must be met proactively. Here are some tips for tamping down on your education debt-load.

Find the Right Hires for Each Stage of Your Startup

From your business partners to full-time staff, here is what to look for at three critical stages of your startup.

AlleyNYC Founder on Running a Co-Working Space and Getting into One

To find out how to catch the eye of the hottest co-working spaces, we chatted with Jason Saltzman of AlleyNYC.

Where to Find a Community If You're a Solopreneur

No entrepreneur is an island. From incubators to co-working spaces to networking events, support groups for fellow business owners are springing up across the country.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

Disabled veterans often find the return to civilian life difficult, especially when seeking jobs. Now, a university program thinks it has the key to their independence: turn them into entrepreneurs.

Fin-Tech Startups Take On Wall Street's Pain Points

Five years since the crisis, opportunities in financial technology are plenty. We talk to three entrepreneurs who have grown their startups in New York's FinTech Innovation Lab.

Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting

The CEO of Virgin has seen a lot of challenges in his career, but perhaps none as big as becoming a dad. Here he discusses the similarities between parenting and running a business.

The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

With online sales growing, more entrepreneurs are breaking into ecommerce. Here's a look at this thriving industry.

5 Tips for Getting Acquired

CEO of angel investment group Angel Capital Group Rachael Qualls provides young entrepreneurs insight into how to position their startup for acquisition.
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