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Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks

Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks

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Scoring hidden minutes and efficiently using them are critical to an entrepreneur's success
March 13, 2014 in Starting a Business
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

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Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
March 12, 2014 in Starting a Business
When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

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While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road.
March 12, 2014 in Starting a Business
Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

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Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.
March 10, 2014 in Starting a Business
The Paradox of Generation Y

The Paradox of Generation Y

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Millennials want to make more money than previous generations. But their way of getting there is a head-scratcher.
March 10, 2014 in Starting a Business
Calculate Your SXSW ROI (Interactive Infographic)

Calculate Your SXSW ROI (Interactive Infographic)

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Are you getting the most out of SXSW? Understand the true value of your time at the festival with this interactive tool.
March 7, 2014 in Starting a Business
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

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Choosing business partners is not easy. If they are going to be with you in the long haul, you need to make sure they are a great fit. Here are a few things you should be considering.
March 6, 2014 in Starting a Business
Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

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Startups are constantly needing to innovate to stay alive in the dog-eat-dog world of entrepreneurship. Large corporations are taking notice and looking for opportunities to capitalize on new concepts and ideas.
March 6, 2014 in Starting a Business
3 Ways to Overcome the Liability of Youth

3 Ways to Overcome the Liability of Youth

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Here are some strategies to make sure your age doesn't work against your business.
March 6, 2014 in Starting a Business
These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks

These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks

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Two brothers from Idaho have come up with an alternative to the sock that prevents your shoes from stinking and still gives you a stylish, no-sock look.
March 5, 2014 in Starting a Business
SXSW Keynote Speaker Offers Up Advice For Becoming 'Findable'

SXSW Keynote Speaker Offers Up Advice For Becoming 'Findable'

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From job hunters to entrepreneurs wanting to get discovered, people often turn to the same played out approaches that aren't exactly eye catchers. Here are a few new, fresh tactics for getting discovered in our digital world.
March 5, 2014 in The 'Treps
6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

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With the mobile market continuing to gain momentum, more people are looking to get a piece of the pie. For those wanting to get a start in the world, here are a few books to get you started.
March 4, 2014 in The 'Treps
Want to Drop Out of School and Start a Business? Don't Make These Stupid Mistakes.

Want to Drop Out of School and Start a Business? Don't Make These Stupid Mistakes.

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Before you decide to ditch your education for startup life, consider these do's and don'ts.
February 24, 2014 in Starting a Business
Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.

Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.

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Becoming a subcontractor allows you to more easily build your business, but there are certain stipulations to keep in mind.
February 21, 2014 in Finding Customers
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

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Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
February 20, 2014 in How To Start a Business
6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

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Many of us yearn to run our own businesses. Here are the six questions to ask to decide if it is for you.
February 20, 2014 in Starting a Business
5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs

5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs

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Think the 'me' generation is spoiled, conceited and obsessed with themselves? Well, those may be good traits to have in the entrepreneurial world
February 19, 2014 in Young Entrepreneurs
5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

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When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.
February 18, 2014 in Starting a Business
How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

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Take a look at this infographic for tips on how to write a great business plan.
February 17, 2014 in Your Business Plan
Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

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For Jackie Martinez, Elements Massage has evolved from an outlet for her stress to an hourly job to her very own franchise.
February 17, 2014 in Franchises
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

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Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute’ stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
February 14, 2014 in Startup Basics
5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

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Contrary to what many believe, startups do not need to nab funding to make it. Still to be a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to have a solid foundation. Here are five tips on how to do it.
February 14, 2014 in Starting a Business
5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise

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With dissatisfying careers and back-to-back layoffs, many people are choosing to take control of their personal and professional future by exploring franchise opportunities. Consider these five tips when looking at franchises.
February 14, 2014 in Franchises
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

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The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
February 13, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

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A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
February 12, 2014 in Startup Basics
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