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Do More Homework Before Launching Your Business

Do More Homework Before Launching Your Business

One of the most grueling tasks of starting a business happens to be one of the most important.
Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Don't fall into these traps when organizing and launching your crowdfunding campaign.
Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

If you have business savvy but lack technical skills, bring in a technologist to strengthen your leadership.
The Hot Startups in the DreamIt Ventures NYC Class of 2014

The Hot Startups in the DreamIt Ventures NYC Class of 2014

Here's a close look at the companies of 2014 DreamIt New York City.
10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

A millennial and a business owner? These tips might strike a chord.
Meet the Next Class of 500 Startups

Meet the Next Class of 500 Startups

Introducing the next class of 500 Startups' accelerator program.
How to Recruit and Hire the Team You Need at Each Phase of Startup Growth

How to Recruit and Hire the Team You Need at Each Phase of Startup Growth

Every company embarks on a unique journey but hiring the right people is one thing they all have in common.
A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention

A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention

The cost of a patent attorney is daunting for independent inventors but a government program makes it affordable, if you qualify.
Meet a Company That IS Changing the World

Meet a Company That IS Changing the World

Library For All provides digital libraries to poverty-stricken countries. Know them.
5 Lease-Term Questions Facing Every Entrepreneur

5 Lease-Term Questions Facing Every Entrepreneur

Selecting offices is a tricky balance of cost, location, function and the intangible message your space sends to customers and employees.
50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

From the idea stage to bringing a product or service to market, a business launch encompasses myriad steps. Here's an overview of everything an entrepreneur should consider, from start to finish.
5 Keys to Successful Sibling Partnerships

5 Keys to Successful Sibling Partnerships

Family may come first, but follow these five tried-and-tested tips to ensure your relationship can survive and thrive as a business partnership.
How to Get Motivated From Negativity

How to Get Motivated From Negativity

There's a trick to turning horrible days into positive lessons.
The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

People who start companies are passionate, energetic and unafraid of risk. Sometimes, thatÂ’s a recipe for disaster.
Profitability or High User Count: Which Leads to Startup Success?

Profitability or High User Count: Which Leads to Startup Success?

Google and Twitter have proven that both approaches can work, so you need to determine the right path for your company.
Introducing QuickMVP, A New Tool for New Ideas

Introducing QuickMVP, A New Tool for New Ideas

A new tool allows you to validate your ideas and build a real business.
TechStars and R/GA Team to Support Hardware Development

TechStars and R/GA Team to Support Hardware Development

TechStars' latest mission is to help early-stage hardware and connected-device companies get off the ground.
The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

A look at the realizations that inspired the founders of Apple, Ikea, WhatsApp and other massively successful businesses.
5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur

5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur

An overseas trip provides some insights about how an entrepreneur can prevail in realizing his dreams.
5 Tips for Finding Friends When You're a Startup Newbie

5 Tips for Finding Friends When You're a Startup Newbie

Everybody begins as an outsider. The connections you need are just outside your comfort zone.
5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment

5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment

The wreckage of the burst housing bubble has largely been cleared and mortgages are still historically low. America is ready to go home.
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many different factors, but often, it comes down to these four recurring problems.
Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Business incubators present an amazing opportunity for startup companies, as long as you have the right expectations.
Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?

Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?

Actress Blake Lively was looking to follow in Stewart's footsteps in launching her own lifestyle company. Stewart's response? 'Let her try.'
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