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How to Become Risk Savvy

How to Become Risk Savvy

Sure, starting and running a business comes with risks. But a savvy entrepreneur knows how to minimize them by taking calculated risks instead of crazy ones.
Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan

Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan

If you're sailing your boat without a rudder, you're going to lose control when the water gets rough. A growing business needs a sound operations plan to survive.
How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work

How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work

Campbell McKellar describes her vision for a different kind of co-working space -- one where individuals get to choose where they work.
The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships

The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships

About to strike a business partnership? Attorney Nina Kaufman shares advice on how to do it right.
6 Tips for Making It Work as a Part-Time Entrepreneur

6 Tips for Making It Work as a Part-Time Entrepreneur

When starting up, easing your way into entrepreneurship can pay off down the road. Here are some ideas for making that transition bearable.
Five Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

Five Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

Establishing solid corporate and accounting strategies from the start is critical when launching a business. Consider this advice to get off on the right financial foot.
Simple Sales Tips for Growing Your Customer Base

Simple Sales Tips for Growing Your Customer Base

In this book excerpt, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf outline lean methods to get customers to spend more, and to send referrals your way.
6 Steps to a Successful Business Launch

6 Steps to a Successful Business Launch

How the founders of Tender Greens turned farm-fresh fare into a $16 million business -- and you can, too.
Juggling a Startup and a Baby

Juggling a Startup and a Baby

More high-profile female entrepreneurs are showing they can start a successful company -- and a family. Here's a look at one fashion designer trying to do both, plus expert tips.
Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

The location app's former head of business development discusses where his next job as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz will land him.
Taking the Plunge into Entrepreneurship

Taking the Plunge into Entrepreneurship

Harnessing your energy after a layoff can be the bridge to starting your own business, even in a challenging economy.
Why  Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Why Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Three entrepreneurs, among the first to certify their businesses as B Corps, share how it has affected their companies and offer advice on the process.
How to Craft a Business Plan That Will Turn Investors' Heads

How to Craft a Business Plan That Will Turn Investors' Heads

When asking anyone to help fund your startup, you'll at least need a business plan first. Here's what it should include.
How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

Three tips for motivating your employees and investors to buy into the big picture.
Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

Now that you've launched a mobile app or retail website, it's time to 'pull' customers toward you. Here's how.
Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You

Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You

As a startup entrepreneur, Amy Yazdian felt she had little leverage to demand perfection from her staff. Hear how she learned to get employees fired up, plus expert tips.
Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World

Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World

We speak with James Beshara the co-founder of the group-funding site Crowdtilt about what it's like to run a fast-moving young company with major investors watching.
At College Pitch Contests, Giant Companies Are Listening

At College Pitch Contests, Giant Companies Are Listening

In the search for new ideas, private companies are creating ever more college-based business pitch contests and in-house startup incubators. But is this route right for your startup?
Fertility Yoga, Anyone? Entrepreneurs Tap Growing Holistic Niche for Women

Fertility Yoga, Anyone? Entrepreneurs Tap Growing Holistic Niche for Women

With more women struggling to conceive, a cottage industry of yoga centers, acupuncturists and nutritionists has cropped up to help.
5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting up isn't always going to land you fame and fortune. But, if you're lucky, you will control your own destiny. Before you start up, consider the truth about common myths.

How High is Your Entrepreneurial Pain Tolerance?

Getting through the often arduous startup period can be difficult for any entrepreneur — let alone someone who's starting up for the first time. Here's how to get equipped for the long haul.
Here's a Cheap Business Idea: Ikea Hauling

Here's a Cheap Business Idea: Ikea Hauling

Dustin and Jennifer Culton of Omaha made $30,000 in one year by taking people's Ikea orders -- and driving to the Swedish store's Minneapolis location to fill them.
How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business

How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business

You might not want to incorporate in a state other than the one where your company is doing business, attorney Mark Kohler says.
How to Negotiate. . . as a Business Owner

How to Negotiate. . . as a Business Owner

Regina Angeles had to learn a new way to close deals when she started her own recruitment firm. Hear her best tips for negotiating.
Turning Passion Into Profits: Creating Buzz With Beeswax

Turning Passion Into Profits: Creating Buzz With Beeswax

Dedicated to producing sustainable all-natural bath and body products, Amy and David Rzepka bank on bees to build their expanding home-based business.

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