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6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

Many of us yearn to run our own businesses. Here are the six questions to ask to decide if it is for you.
Lindsay Broder
5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs
Millennials

5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs

Think the 'me' generation is spoiled, conceited and obsessed with themselves? Well, those may be good traits to have in the entrepreneurial world
Sarah Rose Attman
5 Challenges of Being the First to Market
Starting a Business

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.
Scott Finfer
6 Tips for Creating an Effective Internet Direct Mail Campaign
Starting a Business

6 Tips for Creating an Effective Internet Direct Mail Campaign

Getting direct mail prospects to visit your site isn't hard if you follow this direct mail expert's advice.
Craig Simpson
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How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)
Business Plans

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

Take a look at this infographic for tips on how to write a great business plan.
Nina Zipkin
Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

For Jackie Martinez, Elements Massage has evolved from an outlet for her stress to an hourly job to her very own franchise.
Kate Taylor
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online
Starting a Business

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute' stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
Laura Entis
5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company
Starting a Business

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

Contrary to what many believe, startups do not need to nab funding to make it. Still to be a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to have a solid foundation. Here are five tips on how to do it.
Inna Kraner
5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise
Franchises

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise

With dissatisfying careers and back-to-back layoffs, many people are choosing to take control of their personal and professional future by exploring franchise opportunities. Consider these five tips when looking at franchises.
Paul Segreto
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success
Growth Strategies

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
Nina Zipkin
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession
Starting a Business

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
Catherine Clifford
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?
Starting a Business

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
David Rekuc
The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

There is a dark underside to owning a business that we don't like to talk about, but we need to understand.
Brian Hamilton
Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse
Franchises

Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse

Terry and Lisa Jeffers wanted a franchise that combined heart and business. Here's what you can learn about mixing marriage and franchising from this power couple.
Kate Taylor