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Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back
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Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back

Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.
Stephen Key
To Investors, Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies
Business Plans

To Investors, Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

One of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all.
Martin Zwilling
The 8 Target Audiences for Your Business Plan
Business Plans

The 8 Target Audiences for Your Business Plan

It's not just investors or bankers who'll want to see your business plan. Find out exactly who may be looking it over.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Basics of Buying a Franchise
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The Basics of Buying a Franchise

If you're thinking about becoming a franchisee, find out what you're getting yourself into by reviewing this quick guide.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
You Have the P.O.W.E.R. to Start a Business While Working Your Day Job
Startup Success Stories

You Have the P.O.W.E.R. to Start a Business While Working Your Day Job

Professional football is a grinding job but Israel Idonije started his business while still playing in the NFL.
Israel Idonije
9 Factors That Helped Me Make My First $1M in Profits
Success Strategies

9 Factors That Helped Me Make My First $1M in Profits

Making a million dollars in revenue is hard. Making a million dollars in profit is even harder.
Thomas Smale
6 Tough and Timeless Startup Lessons
Startup Funding

6 Tough and Timeless Startup Lessons

Success requires the confidence to begin and the humilty to listen when trustworthy people tell you what isn't working.
Ankit Oberoi
Considering an Online Business? Read This First.
Starting a Business

Considering an Online Business? Read This First.

Your odds of being successful in any Web-enabled field are much lower than you realize, especially if you conform to all the popular groupthink.
Steve Tobak
4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Break Into the Drug Industry
Starting a Business

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Break Into the Drug Industry

Many opportunities exist for those willing to explore this large and growing field.
Kevin Xu
The Best Ways to Do Market Research for Your Business Plan
Business Plans

The Best Ways to Do Market Research for Your Business Plan

Showing that you know the state of the market and understand what you need to do to succeed is critical in a business plan. Here's how to gather the facts you need.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Starting a Business

The Basics of Buying a Business Opportunity

If you're thinking about buying a biz opp, this quick guide will tell you what you're getting yourself into.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Value Proposition

How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition

It's not enough to be able to do, make or provide something: It must be worth something to potential customers
Jon Elvekrog
What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.
Business Plans

What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.

As you examine your industry and competitors, identify your competitive edge.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze
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How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze

Start thinking more clearly and realistically about growing your small business.
Ami Kassar