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A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change
Impact Investing

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.
Jean Case
Contracts 101: The Critical Paperwork You'll Use as a Freight Broker
Freight Brokerage Business

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.
Competitive advantages

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.
Jason Fell
To Beat Ecommerce Rivals, Know Your Shipping Options
Coaches Corner

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.
Samantha Drake
3 Fundamentals Learned the Hard Way About Generating PR for a Startup
Business Circle

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.
Vikas Lalwani
This Startup Wants to Change How Car Insurance Works
Entrepreneurs

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.
Cadie Thompson
7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
Business Name

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.
Alexandra Watkins
6 Reasons to Ditch Your Corporate Job for a Startup
Working at a Startup

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.
Clay Clark
Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders
Failure

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders

The top reason might surprise you. Or perhaps it won't.
Erin Griffith
3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance
College Entrepreneurs

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 Strategies

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.
John Rampton
Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business
Starting a Business

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.
Doug and Polly White
Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking
Crowdsourcing

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

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
Iman Jalali
3 Personality Types That Can Make the Startup Rollercoaster a Bumpy Ride
Starting a Business

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.
Andy Miller