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Incubators Aren't Only for Tech Startups
Incubators

Incubators Aren't Only for Tech Startups

Today's incubators are diverse and community-based. Here's a look at the breadth of options available in fashion, food and other physical-product sectors.
Why That VP From Google Is Probably Not the Best Fit for Your Startup
Hiring

Why That VP From Google Is Probably Not the Best Fit for Your Startup

The best people for building your startup into a billion-dollar company likely are not already working at billion-dollar companies.
Eric Larson
What Young People Must Know About Entrepreneurship
Young Entrepreneurs

What Young People Must Know About Entrepreneurship

To prompt more teens and college kids to consider starting a business as a viable career option, clue them in to the following critical factors.
Miles Jennings
The 6 Things You Must Have to Successfully Transition Out of Your Day Job
Startup Basics

The 6 Things You Must Have to Successfully Transition Out of Your Day Job

Entrepreneurship begins with a dream but succeeding at it requires being wide awake to reality.
Kimanzi Constable
18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)
Infographics

18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)

If you're making any of these mistakes, your business will pay the price.
Carly Okyle
Meet the Startups That Faced Off at the First-Ever 'Pitch Night NYC'
Pitch contests

Meet the Startups That Faced Off at the First-Ever 'Pitch Night NYC'

Ten startups participated in the rapid-fire competition; three were related to real estate.
Laura Entis
If Your Work Doesn't Inspire You, Nothing Will
Inspiration

If Your Work Doesn't Inspire You, Nothing Will

If you're in constant need of reinforcement and inspiration and unsure of the path you're on, that's a sure sign that you haven't found what you love to do yet.
Steve Tobak
9 Extremely Clever Startup Funding Stories
Raising Capital

9 Extremely Clever Startup Funding Stories

No launch capital? Don't let it stop you. See what these entrepreneurs did.
Te-Erika Patterson
How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business
Starting a Business

How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business

If you know you want to be your own boss but you aren't sure what type of business you want to start, these tips can help you figure that out.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
4 Startlingly Basic Mistakes That Doom Most Ecommerce Startups
Technology

4 Startlingly Basic Mistakes That Doom Most Ecommerce Startups

Nurturing a new business to profitability is tough. One mistake is often too many.
Jan Verleur
Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy
Starting a Business

Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy

There's big money to be made in people's unused, idle things. One company breaking into the space provides some good examples to follow.
Peter Gasca
How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.
Entrepreneurship

How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.

Entrepreneurship is very, very hard work. My path to success involved dented cars, the FBI and going broke.
Jason Saltzman
How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan
Business Plans

How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan

If you don't know what gives your new business an edge in the marketplace, here's how to figure out your unique strengths and tell others about them.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.
Ami Kassar