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Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?

Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?

When it comes to launching a business, should you trust your gut or employ a more analytic approach? Professor Steve Blank and behavioral economist Kay-Yut Chen square off.
Designing a More Work-Friendly Workspace

Designing a More Work-Friendly Workspace

A company ditches its traditional office for a cost-effective space that better reflects the way it does business.
How Living Lean Helped One Startup Get Off the Ground

How Living Lean Helped One Startup Get Off the Ground

To save the cash she needed to launch her new beauty product, Brandy Jans traded her pricey Manhattan digs for room and board with Mom and Dad.
Five Tools for Naming a Startup

Five Tools for Naming a Startup

Stuck on what you should call your new business? Here are five ways to ease the creative process.
Could Your Business Survive Without You?

Could Your Business Survive Without You?

Seventy-five percent of small-business owners have no real succession plan -- a potential recipe for disaster. This entrepreneur's accidental fate tells a cautionary tale.
There's No Business Like the Chocolate Business

There's No Business Like the Chocolate Business

A truck dealer, an engineer and a mapmaker left their professions to work with their one true love -- chocolate.
Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.
The Kickoff: Three Startups Born from the NFL

The Kickoff: Three Startups Born from the NFL

After the Super Bowl and the end of the season, some football stars learn business skills and start their own companies.
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.

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