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3 Reasons It's the Perfect Time to Be an Entrepreneur

3 Reasons It's the Perfect Time to Be an Entrepreneur

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Starting your own business couldn't be a better idea with these three factors lined up for you.
September 6, 2013 in Startup Basics

10 Business Plan Benefits You Might Be Forgetting

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If you think creating a business plan is not for you, think again. Here are ten ways your business plan can help you be a better entrepreneur.
September 6, 2013 in Your Business Plan
How to Find Work You Truly Love

How to Find Work You Truly Love

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Five steps to building a fulfilling career you love or discovering the type of business you want to start.
September 5, 2013 in Starting a Business
3 Lies You Heard on 'Shark Tank'

3 Lies You Heard on 'Shark Tank'

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Can you really trust reality television for sound advice on how to start your own business? Here are three 'Shark Tank' nuggets of wisdom you might want to question.
September 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
Saying Yes to the Extreme Proposal Biz

Saying Yes to the Extreme Proposal Biz

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Cleveland's Perfect Proposal transforms proposals into events rivalling the wedding itself.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Secret to Israel's Startup Success

The Secret to Israel's Startup Success

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'Silicon Wadi,' the high-tech startup mecca in Israel offers valuable lessons about what it takes to start and run your own business. Here are three key takeaways.
August 30, 2013 in Startup Basics
4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

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Before pumping every last dime and ounce of sweat into launching your business idea, test it out with these four strategies.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

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Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
August 29, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Best States for Entrepreneurs

The Best States for Entrepreneurs

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We checked out the data and talked to the experts to find the best states that best cater to small business. Here, our look at the places that are going the distance for 'treps.
August 26, 2013 in Location
The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

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We looked at the data and talked to the experts to find the best cities for small business. Here are five emerging entrepreneurial hubs.
August 26, 2013 in Location
Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

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There are more than 1,250 incubators in the U.S. With help from the National Business Incubation Association, we picked four for their ability to stand out in states that aren't always regarded as small business friendly.
August 26, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

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Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.
August 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
Video: Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones StealPlay Video

Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal (Video)

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Fabrice Grinda expands on International Idea Arbitrage and how to execute existing ideas in emerging markets.
August 21, 2013 in Your Business Plan
4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

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When you feel down, try these tips to fight self-doubt and get back to running your business.
August 21, 2013 in Starting a Business

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
August 20, 2013 in Starting a Business
Richard Branson on Building a Killer Mobile App

Richard Branson on Building a Killer Mobile App

The Virgin CEO shares what qualities it takes to create an app bound for success.
August 19, 2013 in Apps & Software
College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

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Instead of boring slides with bullet points and clip art, Big Fish creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers.
August 17, 2013 in Success Stories
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

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Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.
August 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

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To find success, you'll need to make a serious commitment to starting up -- even if it's just a side gig.
August 16, 2013 in Startup Basics
Video: ZocDoc Is Cyrus Massoumi's Vision of Delivering Better Health CarePlay Video

ZocDoc Is Cyrus Massoumi's Vision of Delivering Better Health Care (Video)

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Founder Cyrus Massoumi shares the story behind ZocDoc's humble origins and how to build a renowned company culture.
August 15, 2013 in Apps & Software
How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

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The fundamentals of business plan writing remain the same, but there are some crucial changes these days that you should keep in mind when crafting your plan.
August 15, 2013 in Your Business Plan
The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

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The U.S. is home to six of the top 10 startup ecosystems in the world, but some surprising cities are upping their game with notable strides in funding, talent, trendsetting and more.
August 14, 2013 in Starting a Business
The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

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These U.S. metro regions have the highest ratio of tech startups compared to the national average.
August 14, 2013 in Location

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
August 13, 2013 in Starting a Business
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