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How Niche Players Can Compete Against Big Brands

Being the little fish in a small pond can be advantageous for young entrepreneurs.

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.

Top U.S. Cities for Women Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

A look at which major U.S. cities are the best for women business owners, and seven tips to help them get started.

A Dose of Advice for Health-Tech Startups

With the U.S. spending $3 trillion on health care per year, the race is on to improve an inefficient system. We ask entrepreneurs at Blueprint Health accelerator to share their best tips for starting up.

Essential Elements of Working With a Business Partner

To keep your business running smoothly, it's crucial to have a clear division of duties. Here's how to set up a business with shared responsibilities-- for greater satisfaction and greater rewards.

10 Best States for Starting a Business

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study out this week breaks down what each state in the U.S. is doing to promote small-business growth.

Entrepreneurs See Brighter Days for Their Business, Not the Economy

In two surveys released today, small-business owners report being more optimistic about their company's future, though concerns persist about government regulation, the economy, taxes and health care.

Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech Startup

As investment grows in education technology, more entrepreneurs are looking to start businesses. Here are tips from those in the trenches.

The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

A new report ranks the top cities for startups based on lending, business friendliness, hiring pool and local economy.

How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

Running expert Eric Orton developed a new shoe to help athletes put their best foot forward.

The Triple Bottom Line Goal of Sustainable Businesses

A profitable startup that can make the world a better place? It's a win-win.

The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

In launching a startup, a great idea and business acumen are key ingredients. But they're nothing without confidence. Here's how to win over investors, employees and customers.

'The Office' Actor Rainn Wilson Builds a Site for Life's Biggest Questions

Growing social networking site SoulPancake aims to be a 'question collective' where users discuss and debate their deepest philosophical quandaries.

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

Here's what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss.

How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry

Childhood pals find big profits in stripped-down bicycles with their company Pure Fix Cycles.

Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off

As businesses move their data processing to the cloud, cyber-security is becoming an increasingly prevalent and mission-critical problem.

Study: Fewer Startups Launched in 2012

A Kauffman Foundation report finds entrepreneurship declined last year, with fewer men starting companies.

Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.

Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry

After years of struggle, the golf cap company stands out in a crowded market with a customized approach to selling.

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on Gaming and Business Growth

The video-game pioneer recounts his startup story, pointing out common pitfalls of aspiring entrepreneurs.

A Young Entrepreneur's Quick Path to Profitability

A new spin on a tech necessity propeled Eastern Collective's quick success.

Mobile App Helps Bars Manage Changing Beer Selections

Taplister helps customers and bartender up-to-date on what's being poured at their favorite bars.

A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America

Far from the maddening crowds, and five years since the financial crisis, we look at the entrepreneurship scene in Burlington, Vt.; Chico, Calif.; Lehi, Utah; Iowa City, Iowa; and Lansing, Mich.

Not an Entrepreneur Yet? How to Lead Without a Fancy Job Title

Not sitting in the c-suite at a company, doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader. Business coach Antonio Neves offers three tips for becoming a vital resource at your company.
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