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'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.

How to Conduct an Interview Effectively

The basics of what you need to know about interviews from what questions to ask to how to judge non-verbal clues, and more.

How to Provide More Benefits Without Busting the Bank

Ideas for making the most of employee benefits.

The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together

1776 Washington D.C.'s is 15,000-square-foot 'incubation platform' that includes an accelerator and co-working space.

How to Turn Your Youth into Your Ultimate Asset

As a young entrepreneur, wisdom and experience may not be your forte but energy and enthusiasm can offer a keen tradeoff. Here's how to use youth most effectively.

How to Design a Business Card That Gets Noticed

If you don't have the money to hire a professional designer, here are several tips to help you create your eye-catching business cards.

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

Here's a look at three entrepreneurs who have changed company names and the lessons they learned.

The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website

From assessing your customer's needs to registering a domain, here's what you need to consider before you start selling online.

Startup Hiring: The Basics of Pre-Screening Job Candidates

What to look for in a candidate's resume and application.

A Look Inside Washington D.C.'s Startup Scene

Politicians aren't the only movers and shakers in the U.S. capital. A highly educated population and revitalized urban core make Washington, D.C., an ideal spot for launching a new venture, according to these eight startups.

How Informational Meetings Can Expand Your Network and Influence

Want to network and bone up on the industry youÂ’re hoping to launch into? Business coach Antonio Neves offers some tips for how to master the art of informational meetings.

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.

Seth Godin on Dealing With Critics and Rejection

The popular marketing guru on how to deal with rejection and still unlock your ability to do amazing things.

Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.

How a Stolen North Face Jacket Sparked a New Business Idea

Inspired by chaotic coat-checking systems at bars, this young trep built a startup that landed the attention of Shark Tank and Mark Cuban. See how he made it happen.

How a Stolen North Face Jacket Sparked a New Business Idea

Inspired by chaotic coat-checking systems at bars, this young trep built a startup that landed the attention of Shark Tank and Mark Cuban. See how he made it happen.

How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

With a busy startup schedule, it can be hard to devote any time to forging new relationships or even keeping old ones. Here's how to make time for the ones you love -- and yourself.

Startup Hiring: How to Craft the Best Job Posting Matches the Job

Crucial tips for recruiting the best job candidates.

Hiring Temporary Employees

If you need help only through a busy season, consider working with a temporary-help service. Here's what you need to know about working with a staffing firm.

Making Sales Presentations

Not a natural-born sales person? We walk you through the steps to take to succeed at selling.

Meeting New Clients and Contacts Through Networking

Networking is a critical skill for entrepreneurs. Here are nine tips that can help you make the most of your efforts.

How to Test Your Business Ideas

Rather than viewing your business goals as a straight line, try this method of zigzagging your way to success.

10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company.

Why Emerging Technologies May Hold the Future of Fashion

As fashion becomes more reliant on content marketing, startups focused on sophisticated analytics, 3D printing and other emerging technologies come to the industry's forefront.
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