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4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed
Business Plans

4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed

While preparation is always good, no amount of charts can protect you from the realities of a 21st-century business world in permanent beta.
David Slayden
Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention
Pitching

Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

Delivering a great startup pitch is akin to performing an outstanding monologue. Follow these simple tips to give yours its highest impact.
Peter Gasca
Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected
Naming a Business

Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected

Here are six strategies to craft a name that grabs attention, but not for legal reasons.
Aaron Keller
How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist
Business Plans

How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
Your Business, Only Leaner: How Savvy Outsourcing Can Save You Money
How To

Your Business, Only Leaner: How Savvy Outsourcing Can Save You Money

New outsourcing solutions give you alternatives for when you need to get things done quickly and inexpensively.
Carly Okyle
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The Flawless Way to Open a Business
Starting a Business

The Flawless Way to Open a Business

Take these four steps to ensure that you start Day 1 on the right foot.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
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5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed
Apps

5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed

Should you build a business plan or seek patent protection for your app?
Rahul Varshneya
Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs

So you're a young dot-com wannabe launching your own venture. Here's what the successful entrepreneur and investor has to say.
The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members
Advisory Boards

The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members

Selecting a board is a critical activity for entrepreneurs, as it can shape the course of a business. To ensure you are headed in the right direction, focus on these five questions.
Panos Panay
Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed
Entrepreneurship

Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed

Because of a range of factors, those looking for a rebound in entrepreneurship have a long wait.
Scott Shane
Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business
Innovators

Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business

Entrepreneurs blaze their own trail, often not knowing what the path holds. Three determined founders share the tips that helped them get their startup off the ground.
Carly Okyle
Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel
Inspiration

Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel

It's easy to feel like everything is already set and there's no room for innovation. Don't believe it.
Jeffrey Fermin
The Ultimate Guide to Metrics for Business Leaders
Big Data

The Ultimate Guide to Metrics for Business Leaders

Drive performance by focusing on key measurements in seven telling ways.
Asha Saxena
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4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure
Failure

4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure

Israeli electric car company Better Place made several mistakes that by themselves wouldn't have spelled disaster. Combined though, they spelled calamity.
Daniel Wesley