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5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed
Apps

5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed

Should you build a business plan or seek patent protection for your app?
Rahul Varshneya
Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs

So you're a young dot-com wannabe launching your own venture. Here's what the successful entrepreneur and investor has to say.
The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members
Advisory Boards

The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members

Selecting a board is a critical activity for entrepreneurs, as it can shape the course of a business. To ensure you are headed in the right direction, focus on these five questions.
Panos Panay
Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed
Entrepreneurship

Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed

Because of a range of factors, those looking for a rebound in entrepreneurship have a long wait.
Scott Shane
Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business
Innovators

Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business

Entrepreneurs blaze their own trail, often not knowing what the path holds. Three determined founders share the tips that helped them get their startup off the ground.
Carly Okyle
Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel
Startup Basics

Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel

It's easy to feel like everything is already set and there's no room for innovation. Don't believe it.
Jeffrey Fermin
The Ultimate Guide to Metrics for Business Leaders
Big Data

The Ultimate Guide to Metrics for Business Leaders

Drive performance by focusing on key measurements in seven telling ways.
Asha Saxena
4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure
Failure

4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure

Israeli electric car company Better Place made several mistakes that by themselves wouldn't have spelled disaster. Combined though, they spelled calamity.
Daniel Wesley
8 Mindset Shifts Needed to Go From Older Employee to 'Silverpreneur'
Older Workers

8 Mindset Shifts Needed to Go From Older Employee to 'Silverpreneur'

Stop holding yourself back by referring to what you used to do. Instead be open to embracing the new.
Maite Baron
Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones
Business Plans

Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones

If you're thinking about getting friends and family to loan you money to fund your business, read this first.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
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The Best Location for Your New Wholesale Distribution Business
Wholesale Business

The Best Location for Your New Wholesale Distribution Business

Where you base your wholesale distribution business is a key decision. Here's what you'll need to keep in mind.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Think Like Scientists
Ready to Launch

Why Entrepreneurs Should Think Like Scientists

Javelin's Trevor Owens explains you should test your assumption to know if your business idea will survive.
Carly Okyle
5 Secrets to Crafting the Perfect Startup Story
Storytelling

5 Secrets to Crafting the Perfect Startup Story

When it comes to crafting a startup story so many entrepreneurs think an elevator pitch and a great deck will do the trick. This couldn't be further from the truth.
Joanna Lord
Drop Out Like Zuckerberg? No. Learn to Be an Entrepreneur in School.
Education

Drop Out Like Zuckerberg? No. Learn to Be an Entrepreneur in School.

Here are eight ways to get a head start on your future competition while working your way to a degree.
Martin Zwilling