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When You Shouldn't Follow Your Heart
Finding Your Passion

When You Shouldn't Follow Your Heart

You can't always follow your heart, but don't give up on it. Where passion and pragmatism meet, great things happen.
Ryan Holmes
Schooled: 3 Big Lessons Learned From Undergrad Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Schooled: 3 Big Lessons Learned From Undergrad Entrepreneurs

A global business competition is fertile ground for startup best-practices.
Aneil Mishra
6 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan
Business Plans

6 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan

Revise your business plan so it grows with your company and your goals.
Nina Zipkin
Should You Structure Your Business as a Nonprofit?
Starting a Business

Should You Structure Your Business as a Nonprofit?

Discover the pros and cons of structuring your new business as a nonprofit.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Lessons Uber, WhatsApp, Amazon and Apple Have Taught Us About Disruption
technology innovation

The Lessons Uber, WhatsApp, Amazon and Apple Have Taught Us About Disruption

They've solved problems. They've innovated. They've piggybacked on existing disruptors to be the powerhouses they are today.
Steve Cook
What Adults Can Learn From Teenage Ecommerce Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs

What Adults Can Learn From Teenage Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

These bright young entrepreneurs are not only learning the skills it takes to start a business, but also offering up some sage advice along the way that we can all take a moment to learn from.
Why Moving Your Startup Offshore Can Quadruple the Length of Your 'Runway'
Overseas

Why Moving Your Startup Offshore Can Quadruple the Length of Your 'Runway'

Southeast Asia? Eastern Europe? Australia? There's a lot of money to be saved by packing your bags.
Josiah Humphrey
The Startup Life May Be for You If You Have These 5 Qualities
Starting a Business

The Startup Life May Be for You If You Have These 5 Qualities

Say goodbye to stability. Leaving a paycheck is not for everyone, so go through this list to see if you have what it takes.
Deborah Mitchell
What to Look For When Hiring Your First Employees
Driving Business - Driving Success

What to Look For When Hiring Your First Employees

Your startup's initial employees can make or break the place. Choose wisely.
Paula Andruss
Food Trucks 101: Where to Stock Up on Ingredients
Startup Kit

Food Trucks 101: Where to Stock Up on Ingredients

Here are six places to consider when purchasing the food and supplies you'll need for your mobile food business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Dear Graduate, Here's What Nobody Told You
Inspiration

Dear Graduate, Here's What Nobody Told You

Young entrepreneurs should realize that while they're scared, everyone's scared.
Sarah Vermunt
5 Tips for Keeping Your Day Job While Launching Your Own Business
Entrepreneurs

5 Tips for Keeping Your Day Job While Launching Your Own Business

You want to give your new company your entire focus but few people can afford to abruptly give up their paycheck.
John Rampton
Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs
National Small Business Week

Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs

The six finalists in the running for National Small Business Person of the Year share what they wish they'd known as they were getting started.
Catherine Clifford
LLCs Are More Limited Protection Than Many Entrepreneurs Realize
Incorporation

LLCs Are More Limited Protection Than Many Entrepreneurs Realize

The assets of sole proprietors don't receive blanket protection simply by forming an LLC.
Steve Cook