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How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea
Starting a Business

How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea

Before you jump in and start your business, make sure there's a market for it and conduct market research. Read on to learn how.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan
Business Plans

Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan

There is a downside to putting your business plan on paper. Learn the risks and learn how to protect your interests.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Entrepreneur Confessions: What I Would Do Differently
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Entrepreneur Confessions: What I Would Do Differently

Three leaders share what they would change if they could go back and start all over again.
Carly Okyle
How Poker Is Like the Startup World, From a Real Pro
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How Poker Is Like the Startup World, From a Real Pro

The legendary poker pro Erik Seidel has found success. His path should resonate with many startup founders.
Jason Saltzman
20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
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20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you want to take your new business or idea to the next level, start by going through some or all of these resources.
Sujan Patel
Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.
Startup Basics

Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.

To see if there is any future for a new business, focus only on the essentials and develop a minimum viable product.
Kuty Shalev
New Pitch Program Starting in NYC in January
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New Pitch Program Starting in NYC in January

Techstars, AlleyNYC and Entrepreneur are working together on a bi-monthly pitch night.
Ray Hennessey
5 Steps to Carving Out a Niche Business
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5 Steps to Carving Out a Niche Business

While you should always strive to offer high-quality products and great service to your clients, being the best at something can be harder than being the first to arrive to a new category or niche.
Brian Horn
What Great Brands Know: Commit and Stay Committed
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What Great Brands Know: Commit and Stay Committed

Be as clear about what you will do as what you won't.
Carly Okyle
4 Big Challenges That Startups Face
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4 Big Challenges That Startups Face

Three CEOs of successful ad-tech companies share their biggest roadblocks as their businesses grew.
Zach Cutler
Sift Through Your Business Ideas for a Winner With These 3 Steps
Startup Basics

Sift Through Your Business Ideas for a Winner With These 3 Steps

You may have lots of great ideas, but which ones are actually profitable ones?
Adam Toren
How to Determine the Goals and Objectives of Your Business Plan
Business Plans

How to Determine the Goals and Objectives of Your Business Plan

A business plan is only as good as the goals and objectives it outlines. Here's how to determine what those are.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
How Doing the Simple Startup Math Helps Avoid Overwhelm
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How Doing the Simple Startup Math Helps Avoid Overwhelm

Getting a handle on your basic numbers makes goals less abstract and keeps perspective on your progress.
Nathan Resnick
Build a Million-Dollar Startup On a One-Year Deadline
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Build a Million-Dollar Startup On a One-Year Deadline

Aiming to grow a million-dollar company is possible. But you must start with these steps.
Tanya Benedicto Klich