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'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows

From CNBC's new show 'The Profit' to mainstays like 'Project Runway,' here's a look at Reality TV for the Entrepreneur.

When to Ditch the Job for Your Startup Dream

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock dishes advice on the right time to leave your day job.

Steve Blank on Building Great Founding Teams

Getting your startup up and running means building a rock-solid founding team. Here are the factors to consider to help you get there.

The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing Office Equipment

Three entrepreneurs make the case for the best way to get equipped.

Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About 31,216 Startups (Interactive Graphic)

This tool provides a near exhaustive look at the past 22 years (and counting) of startups.

Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

FieldCandy tents have offbeat graphics such as a block of cheese, leopard print and bubble wrap.

The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

Surprisingly, running out of money is not the No. 1 reason.

Invaluable Advice From 18 of America's Top Small-Business Owners

Some of the most successful business owners in America offer their best advice for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs

Turkish startups receive substantial support from the government, yet many entrepreneurs disagree with state policies, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg.

Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths

Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.

10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Business Partner

Having a partner could share the load...or create added burden.

The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story.

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.
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