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What Makes Israel a Hotbed for Startups?

According to estimates, the country is second to Silicon Valley for new companies. Here are three things that may be driving that.

Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps

New product and service concepts are stifled by the process of taking them to market. If you can prove a demand, however, the next steps become much less intimidating.

The Legacy of Communism Still Influences Beliefs About Entrepreneurship

Twenty-five years years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the residents of former communist countries still tend to hold more negative views of entrepreneurship than their counterparts elsewhere.

6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring Your First Employees

Beyond running through the usual interview questions, pick up on these clues to find ideal candidates for the job.

Use Social Media to Connect With Your Future Salon and Spa Clients

How these 7 social networks can help you find clients and generate more sales

4 Steps to Launching a Mobile App Even If You Don't Know How to Build It

You don't have to know how to build an app to get a good idea for one. Just add hiring developers to your launch check list.

7 Key Steps Toward Starting Your Own Business

It's easy to become overwhelmed in the early stages of launching a company. Try these steps to guide you along the way.

6 Suggestions for an Aspiring Entrepreneur

Based on what I've learned, here's some insight if you happen to be getting started along this road to starting a company of your own.

These Schools Offer the Most Cash for Business Plan Competitions

Having students engage in business plan competitions is an important component of any entrepreneurship program. These U.S. graduate level programs award the most cash.

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career -- Without Regrets

Hobbies can run up a big bill and take up a lot of time. So why not turn your hobby into a profitable business? Plenty of reasons.

Women Entrepreneurs Take the Stage During New York's Jazz Age

These trailblazing business owners have much to teach their contemporary counterparts about taking risks and acting independently.

Is Entrepreneurship Education Weakening in America?

Since 2009, fewer Americans say their schools encourage the development of entrepreneurial principles.

4 Questions to Ask Before Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

Starting and running your own business is one of the hardest things you can ever do. Make sure you're ready for the challenge.

Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.

Expert Sabrina Horn talks about the importance of gaining customers, keeping them happy and having proper procedures in place during the first few years of launching a PR firm.

Pointers for a Publisher Planning to Launch an Online Magazine

Poised to enter the business? Here's what you need to know before you make the leap.

Create a New Market Category by Courting Analysts Your Customers Respect

Persuading the people who have credibility with your potential customers is a key step to cornering your new market.

3 Entrepreneurial Lessons to Learn From Kanye West

The innovators in music world are teaching young Americans some basics about breaking out on their own.

Why Hair Salons and Day Spas Fail

Every new business owner faces an uphill battle for survival. Find out what hurdles you might encounter in the salon/spa industry.

The 14 Steps Needed to Recruit Your Early Startup Team

By far the hardest and most exasperating part of launching a successful startup is recruiting an all-star team. Here is how to get it done.

The 7 Critical Elements Your Ecommerce Site Needs to Be Considered Trustworthy

With ecommerce platforms making it easier than ever to launch a website, competition is fierce. To ensure your website stands up to the trust test, make sure it has these seven components

Talent's Never Enough: Emerging Fashion Designers on Honing Business Savvy

With New York Fashion Week underway, freshmen designers discuss how they've honed their business-savvy and their eye for design.

'Infuse Your Personal Passion Into Everything You Do'

A laser-focus on an underserved market can help catapult your entrepreneurial success, as in the case of these two business owners.

A New Program to Support Entrepreneurs

We at AlleyNYC and Entrepreneur Media have put together an awesome way to help colleges and incubators shepherd innovation.

The 10 Key Legal Documents for Your Business

Entrepreneurs are not paperwork-sorts of people but some things just have to be written down and signed.

America Is Still the Land of Opportunity for British Tech Stars

A British consul general details how transplants from across the pond eye the States for entrepreneurial endeavors and outlines a few obstacles to their success.
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