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What Effective Leaders Do: Weekly Tips Roundup
Weekly Tips Roundup

What Effective Leaders Do: Weekly Tips Roundup

Start your week with these top tricks and secrets from Entrepreneur's online contributors.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Benefits

Hot Tech Startups Get as Many Perks as They Give

Startup tech companies that provide discounts to others are betting that their use will attract larger, paying customers.
Erin Griffith
5 Must-Use Tools for Brainstorming Company Names
Naming a Business

5 Must-Use Tools for Brainstorming Company Names

Determining a business name in an uninspiring conference room or over a glass of wine, just isn't going to cut it. Here are a few tips on unlocking your creative juices – and finding a name you love.
Alexandra Watkins
Earn Customer Trust and the Rest Will Follow
Trust

Earn Customer Trust and the Rest Will Follow

For entrepreneurs to succeed, customers need to trust in the brand. Here are three tips on building trust from the get-go.
Mike Laven
Small, But Fierce: How Tiny Firms Can Pack a Big Punch
Startup Basics

Small, But Fierce: How Tiny Firms Can Pack a Big Punch

In an economy hostile to small business, how are the most successful small firms surviving?
Chris Matthews
Strategy Is Not a To-Do List
Finding Customers

Strategy Is Not a To-Do List

Don't simply go through the motions of customer development. You should have a deep understanding of the purpose behind it.
Steve Blank
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Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs
Shark Tank

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs

Drive, passion and determination don't pay the bills; money does. Here are the wise ways the 'Queen of QVC' saved cash as an early entrepreneur and how you can, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Will Your Startup Get to the Promised Land? How to Know.
Ready to Launch

Will Your Startup Get to the Promised Land? How to Know.

If you're noticing your enthusiasm for your business draining, don't worry. It's all part of the cycle.
Carly Okyle
Starting a Franchise Business

There's Lots of Free Help for Choosing and Funding the Right Franchise Opportunity

Franchises have the allure of a ready-made business but it's more complicated than that.
Kedma Ough
The Importance of Culture When Starting Up
Ask the Expert

The Importance of Culture When Starting Up

With most startups just concerned with surviving, how important is culture?
Kip Tindell
The 5 Pillars, or 'Fingers,' of Successful Entrepreneurship
Startup Basics

The 5 Pillars, or 'Fingers,' of Successful Entrepreneurship

What sets the successful businesses apart from the failed ones? This 'handy' metaphor should help.
Ron Yekutiel
Keep 'Em Coming Back: How Freight Brokers Can Engage Customers Online
Startup Basics

Keep 'Em Coming Back: How Freight Brokers Can Engage Customers Online

Using your website and social media to boost your business is critical for your success, even if the bulk of your work as a freight broker takes place on the open road.
Using Entrepreneurship to Save the World. Really.
Alleynyc

Using Entrepreneurship to Save the World. Really.

There are a lot of really bad hotspots in the world. It's important to understand the good there, too.
Jason Saltzman