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How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping

How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping

Before you even think about asking someone to invest in your business, consider what Sean Broihier of Fine Art America did.

Successful Startups Often Come With a High Price

Most entrepreneurs expect to face the "normal" challenges of starting a business, which include finding the right opportunity, building and executing a winning plan, and financing their
A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding

A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding

After investors backed out, pastry chef Jessie Isaacs turned to her customers to raise money to open her storefront. In this video, she provides tips on how to crowdfund.
Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

The billionaire tech entrepreneur offers his best advice from hiring passionate employees to never hiring a PR firm.
Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

Use this list of free -- or almost free -- tools to turn your business idea into a reality in the new year.
Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

Here is a look at some of the programs that will keep startups growing in the months to come.
Pros and Cons of New Grads Starting a Business

Pros and Cons of New Grads Starting a Business

Here's what you'll need to consider before deciding whether entrepreneurship is a good option for you.
Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

If you're thinking about starting a business, it's time for some personal assessment. Take this informal quiz to see how your personality compares with the popular profile of today's successful entrepreneurs.
Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Small businesses create most of the jobs, we've often been told. But is it true? See which two types of businesses have been adding jobs, according to new data.
White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

President Obama announced a number of federal student loan reducing measures, which may also benefit entrepreneurs.
Steve Jobs' Surprising First Business Venture

Steve Jobs' Surprising First Business Venture

Before starting Apple, Jobs and fellow electronics enthusiast Steve Wozniak had another business idea.
Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy

Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy

Eric Ries talks about the ideas behind his new book 'The Lean Startup.'
Cities Should Market Their Problems to Entrepreneurs

Cities Should Market Their Problems to Entrepreneurs

For small towns across the U.S. to grow again after the worst recession since the Great Depression, here's a suggestion: Ask entrepreneurs for help.
'Pursuit of Happyness': Chris Gardner on Reinventing Yourself

'Pursuit of Happyness': Chris Gardner on Reinventing Yourself

The star of a real-life rags-to-riches tale shares advice for people struggling through a midlife career transition.
Lessons in Startup Survival from the Downturn

Lessons in Startup Survival from the Downturn

Startups large and small have sprung from downturns. Here's how they've managed.
How to Start a Business in a Recession

How to Start a Business in a Recession

Economic cycles come and go, but businesses must thrive in good times and bad. Fat Straws Bubble Tea's Terry Pham launched during a recession and survived two downturns. Learn how Pham and other entrepreneurs made a go of it in tough times.
How to Use Social Media to Build a Following -- And a Business

How to Use Social Media to Build a Following -- And a Business

Before the paint even dried on her new shop in Montreal, one entrepreneur took to the Web to build a community -- and later, a record opening.
Pivot or Persevere? The Key to Startup Success

Pivot or Persevere? The Key to Startup Success

Perseverance can be overrated as an entrepreneurial trait. Knowing when to change course to test out a new approach might be even more important.
Managing the Stress of Starting Your Own Business

Managing the Stress of Starting Your Own Business

Stop spieling off platitudes about risk. Instead, develop a strategy to offset the oof, ugh and ouch! that can tag along with a risk-taking life.
Three Tips to Start a Consulting Business

Three Tips to Start a Consulting Business

Ready to use your industry expertise to strike out on your own? Consider these tactics to get your business off to a successful start.
Startup or Start School? The Degree Debate

Startup or Start School? The Degree Debate

With sky-high unemployment among the nation's youth, the question of whether to startup now or wait until you finish college has never been more significant.
Wingman Businesses Cash in on Men's Dating Dilemmas

Wingman Businesses Cash in on Men's Dating Dilemmas

How three entrepreneurs got their start in the growing niche business of love.
How Young Entrepreneurs Can Bridge the Generation Gap

How Young Entrepreneurs Can Bridge the Generation Gap

Three strategies for overcoming age bias when starting a business.
Insights: Docstoc's Jason Nazar on the Personal Toll a Startup Can Take

Insights: Docstoc's Jason Nazar on the Personal Toll a Startup Can Take

The effort involved in starting a new business can put a strain on relationships, says the co-founder of a successful Internet company.

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