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3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.

New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses

The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.

Your Ideas Have No Value

Get over holding onto your ideas and get out there and do something with them.

Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging

Case studies are everywhere, but check out these entrepreneurs who made crucial decisions on the one-way path to enviable success.

Leaving a Long-Term Job Takes Courage, Especially If You're a Woman

As more time is spent in a position, anticipation about what else is out there dwindles.

To Make It, You Have to Be Willing to Fall Flat on Your Face

Anyone who dares to call themselves an entrepreneur has to take on the big risk that comes along with it, and continue taking risks.

Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?

WayFounder has come up with a route for inventors to bring their concepts to market.

7 Lessons for Nonprofit Organizations From the Startup World

Organizations tackling social problems have taught entrepreneurs the importance of mission. Entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done.

11 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Boost Franchise Development

LinkedIn, where employers and job seekers find each other, is just as good for people seeking entrepreneurial opportunity.

10 Startup Tips Learned the Hard Way

Be up front with customers about what you do and how much it will cost, and consider romantic relationships with co-workers very carefully.

8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

If you focus on creating structure, you’ll be amazed how much you can accomplish.

The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures

Uncorrected errors of judgment cause more business failures than lack of financing or market upheaval.

Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo

Don’t let your product’s launch get in the way of building your business.

5 Rookie Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid, But Most Make

To err is human, entrepreneurs included.

Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

Jim Koch launched the Boston Beer Company from his kitchen table in 1984. Now, 30 years later, the leader of the craft brewing movement is doing more than $700 million in sales. Here’s what he learned about starting up.

The Biggest Mistake Is Ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand

An entrepreneur's passion must be tempered by one question. Will anybody buy the product?

Two Simple Steps to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Execute these low-cost strategies to get your business off the ground immediately.

Big Business Meets the Startup World

AlleyNYC and Rapp are connecting startups with big businesses.

The Myth of the Successful One-Person Business

Thinking about quitting your job and going into business all by yourself? Read this first and reconsider.

With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever

The Coolest -- a cooler that comes equipped with a rechargeable blender for mixed drinks, a smartphone charger and other goodies -- is currently the second most funded project in the crowdfunding site’s history.

When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode

While many people may jump on the stealth-mode bandwagon, often they are doing so for the wrong reason. Here are the two times when founders should consider stealth mode.

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed

Getting screwed is part of the game, but it doesn't have to happen as often as it does.

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

You don't want to start a business that may not survive. Do your homework, validate your idea and make sure you have a real market for it.

The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

While the consumer and enterprise markets, get all the attention, look to create solutions for the biggest segment of employers in the U.S.

Last Things First: 4 Secrets to Acing Your Product Development Process

Both big and small companies can have difficulty determining if their product or service will be a success before it hits the market. But it doesn't have to be that way.
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