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The 6 Things You Must Have to Successfully Transition Out of Your Day Job
Startup Basics

The 6 Things You Must Have to Successfully Transition Out of Your Day Job

Entrepreneurship begins with a dream but succeeding at it requires being wide awake to reality.
Kimanzi Constable
18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)
Infographics

18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)

If you're making any of these mistakes, your business will pay the price.
Carly Okyle
Meet the Startups That Faced Off at the First-Ever 'Pitch Night NYC'
Pitch contests

Meet the Startups That Faced Off at the First-Ever 'Pitch Night NYC'

Ten startups participated in the rapid-fire competition; three were related to real estate.
Laura Entis
If Your Work Doesn't Inspire You, Nothing Will
Inspiration

If Your Work Doesn't Inspire You, Nothing Will

If you're in constant need of reinforcement and inspiration and unsure of the path you're on, that's a sure sign that you haven't found what you love to do yet.
Steve Tobak
9 Extremely Clever Startup Funding Stories
Raising Capital

9 Extremely Clever Startup Funding Stories

No launch capital? Don't let it stop you. See what these entrepreneurs did.
Te-Erika Patterson
How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business
Starting a Business

How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business

If you know you want to be your own boss but you aren't sure what type of business you want to start, these tips can help you figure that out.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
4 Startlingly Basic Mistakes That Doom Most Ecommerce Startups
Technology

4 Startlingly Basic Mistakes That Doom Most Ecommerce Startups

Nurturing a new business to profitability is tough. One mistake is often too many.
Jan Verleur
Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy
Starting a Business

Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy

There's big money to be made in people's unused, idle things. One company breaking into the space provides some good examples to follow.
Peter Gasca
How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.
Entrepreneurship

How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.

Entrepreneurship is very, very hard work. My path to success involved dented cars, the FBI and going broke.
Jason Saltzman
How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan
Business Plans

How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan

If you don't know what gives your new business an edge in the marketplace, here's how to figure out your unique strengths and tell others about them.
Entrepreneur Staff
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.
Ami Kassar
Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship

Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?

There are four types of people who talk about being entrepreneurs. Most never become one. Here's how to see if you're serious.
Greg Shugar
Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs
Amazon

Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs

The Seattle-based tech company is hiring to build an 'end-to-end platform for startups.'
Catherine Clifford
What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC
Ask the Expert

What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC

Our legal expert Lori Hoberman discusses the pros and cons of the two different business entities.
Lori Hoberman