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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.

Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

You need a lot of ingredients to launch a successful business, but a big pot of money isn't one of them. Virgin founder Richard Branson explains why.

Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.

Kidpreneur Maya Penn on Starting Up and Giving Back

Twelve-year-old Maya Penn makes organic accessories and clothing and donates 10 percent of profits to local charities.

10 Inspirational Presidential Quotes

Words of wisdom from some of most influential leaders in U.S. history.

Young Treps Kick Off New Sports Ventures

As U.S. schools cut back on arts and sports programs, administrations are increasingly turning to private providers and startups to fill the gap.

5 Traits Top Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Want to know what you have in common with the worldÂ’s top entrepreneurs? Look no further: Business coach Antonio Neves sums it up right here.

College Startup Re-Imagines Bike Sharing

ViaCycle set out to design a GPS-enabled, stationless bike-share system.

Online Microlenders Offer Capital to Young Businesses

An eBay merchant quadruples his revenue with help from an online microlender.

What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

When starting up, it helps to know your strengths. Here's how to parse them out.

What the Year of the Snake Could Mean for Your Business

The Chinese New Year starts this weekend. Here's what the zodiac predicts for your company.

Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

Here is a rundown of industries expected to have plenty of room to grow in 2013.

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.

How to Manage the Stress of Uncertainty

Four tips to help you gain control of a new business idea and lower stress.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

Need help trying to figure out if that great idea you're passionate about could become a successful business? Here's how to evaluate a potential winner.

A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond

In the tradition of solving consumers' problems, two young treps set out to eradicate the hangover.

New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

StartOut takes a look at the unique challenges LGBT entrepreneurs face and aims to bring the gap with its second annual mentorship program.
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