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Is it Time to Give In? How to Know for Sure.

Is it Time to Give In? How to Know for Sure.

No entrepreneur wants to pull the plug on a startup. Science sheds some light on why we can’t always tell when enough is enough.
The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

We called on leading entrepreneurs to share the most valuable piece of advice they've received.
Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?

Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?

To fight startup failure, practice product testing early and often.
A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster

A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster

Harnessing the advice and networks of people you trust has big benefits and won't cost that much.
These Siblings Feed Off Each Other's Input to Drive Their Entrepreneurial Success

These Siblings Feed Off Each Other's Input to Drive Their Entrepreneurial Success

A serial entrepreneur recalls her early collaborations with her brother and gives tips on how to encourage enterprise-building traits.
7 Tips for Hiring the Team Your Startup Needs to Succeed

7 Tips for Hiring the Team Your Startup Needs to Succeed

Finding top talent is hard, assembling top talent into a harmonious, effective team is harder still. Patience, instinct and humility help a lot.
America's Most Expensive States

America's Most Expensive States

Cost of living varies all over the country -- something business owners know all too well. Here's a look at the most expensive states to live in.
3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers

3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers

While those who work project by project are integral part of the U.S. workforce, a startup needs to take measures of protection.
50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.
5 Secrets to Keeping Your Business Alive and Thriving

5 Secrets to Keeping Your Business Alive and Thriving

To get and stay in front of the competition, you need to do more than just offer something different.
How Should You Incorporate Your Business? Here’s a Cheat Sheet. (Infographic)

How Should You Incorporate Your Business? Here’s a Cheat Sheet. (Infographic)

If the mention of S Corp, C Corp, or LLC makes your blood pressure rise, you aren’t alone. Use this infographic for a breakdown of what each business structure means in terms of taxes, complexity and access to capital.
Tight Budget Launch Dilemma - Outsource or DIY?

Tight Budget Launch Dilemma - Outsource or DIY?

The self-funded entrepreneur can neither afford to outsource everything or do things poorly.
5 Things You Must Do When Entering Into a 50/50 Partnership

5 Things You Must Do When Entering Into a 50/50 Partnership

Often entrepreneurs need another individual to help found (and run) a company. And while two minds are better than one, these two minds need to be on the same page.
Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch

Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch

There's no secret sauce for making a new eatery profitable but careful planning surely helps.
Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements

Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements

Before you launch your company, create a document that will serve as its foundation.
3 Tips for Naming Your Business in the Modern, Mobile World

3 Tips for Naming Your Business in the Modern, Mobile World

Before you spend hours agonizing over what to call your company, consider these three tips.
Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Often new companies don’t offer comprehensive training and onboarding. Here's how to set up informal relationships instead.
How to Keep the Marriage Strong When You Work Together

How to Keep the Marriage Strong When You Work Together

There are certain lessons to learn to make both business and your relationship equally successful.
When Choosing Your Startup Partner, Opposites Really Do Attract

When Choosing Your Startup Partner, Opposites Really Do Attract

Why it's best to have someone at your side that you occasionally butt heads with.
The Problem With Hiring Millennials Is Their Age, Not Their Generation

The Problem With Hiring Millennials Is Their Age, Not Their Generation

Never mind the stereotypes about Gen Y. Young people will at times act young.
Are You Really Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?

Are You Really Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?

Before you decide to jump the corporate ship, make sure you are really ready to start your own company.
3 Devices to Aid in Getting Your Bearings En Route to a New Venture

3 Devices to Aid in Getting Your Bearings En Route to a New Venture

An entrepreneur's flexibility is critical in exploring and learning from markets outside the comfort zone.
5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

There is more to this lifestyle than meets the eye. Here are some things to ask yourself before you start.
How This Two-Person Company Runs Off Cell Phones

How This Two-Person Company Runs Off Cell Phones

This co-founder of an organic chocolate milk company shares surprising ways he uses mobile apps to run his company.
Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Before you spend big money on bringing your product to market, make sure there is actually a market for your product.
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