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Can Radical Transparency Work for Your Business?

Can Radical Transparency Work for Your Business?

Five tips for a company culture where everyone knows everything.
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

A look at the pros and cons you should consider before deciding on a business structure.
Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles

Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles

Woodworkers carve out a niche with an offbeat, high-end product.
Is Your Generosity Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Is Your Generosity Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Three tips for setting limits when family and friends ask for free services.
How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers

How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers

Creating a business with the intent to sell demands forward-looking thinking from the very beginning.
The 3D Printing Craze Hits Young Entrepreneurs

The 3D Printing Craze Hits Young Entrepreneurs

Three-dimensional printing technology is helping treps start and run dynamic new businesses.
The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

Messy legal issues can derail a new business. It's best to keep it clean from the start.
The Two Ps of Consumer Behavior: (Seeking) Pleasure and (Skirting) Pain

The Two Ps of Consumer Behavior: (Seeking) Pleasure and (Skirting) Pain

Too many startups develop products and services for ‘assumed’ wants and perceived needs. What about designing solutions for deeper desires?

How to Never Miss a Chance to Hype Your Startup

Student entrepreneur Brian Ballan shares his tips for promoting your brand whenever possible -- without being annoying.
How Entrepreneurs at 10 Cool Startups Spend Their Lunch Hour

How Entrepreneurs at 10 Cool Startups Spend Their Lunch Hour

An inside look at how ten up and coming young entrepreneurs use their lunch hour to fuel their workdays.
A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

At a forum on young entrepreneurship, a more complex vision for what starting up is like for people in countries outside the U.S.
When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

Why two grandmothers chose personality over money for the shark's investment in their candy business.
Gurbaksh Chahal: What I Learned Starting a Foundation

Gurbaksh Chahal: What I Learned Starting a Foundation

After committing $1 million to launch a nonprofit, the serial entrepreneur shares three things he learned along the way.
The Advantages of Seller Financing For Startups

The Advantages of Seller Financing For Startups

Seller financing has advantages for both sides of a deal.
Lessons in Second Chances From 'Project Runway All Stars'

Lessons in Second Chances From 'Project Runway All Stars'

Five lessons for entrepreneurs from designers who are getting a second chance at success.
Extrabux: From Campus Startup to Social-Shopping Goldmine

Extrabux: From Campus Startup to Social-Shopping Goldmine

Many college students dream of starting up a business that rakes in millions of dollars. This guy did it by age 24.
3 Rookie Entrepreneurial Mistakes from 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'

3 Rookie Entrepreneurial Mistakes from 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'

BravoTV debuted a new reality show based on startups, but the format is more frat party than computer geek.
Are You Taking More Than You Give? 3 Tips for More Balanced Relationships

Are You Taking More Than You Give? 3 Tips for More Balanced Relationships

How being generous will inspire others to help you and strengthen your business relationships.
Which State Is Best for Small Business? (Infographic)

Which State Is Best for Small Business? (Infographic)

Thinking of starting up? Find out which states are the best (and worst) for small business.

Need a Post-Sandy Stress Reliever? Take Small Breaks

Just breathe, take a walk and eat nurturing foods. These tips and others will help you reduce your stress load, even when you're not dealing with a natural disaster.
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business From Home

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business From Home

Owners of home-based businesses often fail to establish proper boundaries between their work and personal lives. Here's how to get it right the first time.
How to Turn Your Fear into Fuel

How to Turn Your Fear into Fuel

Three steps to make your entrepreneurial anxiety work for you.
Resources to Help Launch Your Business

Resources to Help Launch Your Business

From processing payments to building a website, these resources will help you get your startup running in no time.
12 Surprising Signs You Could Be an Entrepreneur

12 Surprising Signs You Could Be an Entrepreneur

The traits and circumstances many people might consider a liability may actually just be the perfect fuel to drive you as an entrepreneur. Here's why.
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