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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
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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
5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

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It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.
August 12, 2013 in Leadership
3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

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If you want to open your own restaurant, be prepared for stiff competition. Here are three ways to make your establishment stand out from the pack.
August 9, 2013 in Business Ideas
Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy

Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy

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Many workers ages 45 to 74 plan to start a business in later life, finds a new AARP survey.
August 8, 2013 in Starting a Business
Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

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Everyone has experienced a dry spell when it comes to generating ideas. Here are seven steps to keep your idea well full.
August 8, 2013 in Business Ideas
Don't Launch Your Business Without Covering These Legal Bases

Don't Launch Your Business Without Covering These Legal Bases

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Too many entrepreneurs risk losing their business by not taking care of these six crucial legal aspects.
August 8, 2013 in Legal Center
How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

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Launching a business when you have thousands of dollars in debt is a tricky move. Here's what you should know before you take the leap.
August 7, 2013 in Personal Finance
Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business

Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business

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Being creative and diverse about your work experience is a smart way to prepare yourself for running your own company. Here's one entrepreneur's unusual path.
August 7, 2013 in Startup Basics
Geekbus Gives Future Entrepreneurs a Lift

Geekbus Gives Future Entrepreneurs a Lift

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The founders of a San Antonio coworking space have created an educational program on wheels intended to spark students' creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
August 7, 2013 in Innovation
Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

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A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit.
August 6, 2013 in Business Management
This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity

This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity

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TalentBin's founders' plan to foster peer reviews of job candidates didn't pan out, but it paved the way for an even bigger idea -- finding those job candidates in the first place.
August 6, 2013 in Business Ideas

Young-Social Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal on Blazing Your Own Trail

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of living the life you want, not what others expect of you.
August 6, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

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We've gathered advice from entrepreneurs who made millions on their first businesses and are applying that hard-won wisdom to their new startups.
August 5, 2013 in Success Stories

What Bluffing, Folding and Betting Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

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After participating in the World Series of Poker, Matthew Toren provides insight on similarities between poker and running a business.
August 2, 2013 in Starting a Business
Photos: The 10 Riskiest Industries in America

The 10 Riskiest Industries in America

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Based on a new report, these industries are expected to decline the most between now and 2018.
July 31, 2013 in Startup Basics
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