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4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many different factors, but often, it comes down to these four recurring problems.

Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Business incubators present an amazing opportunity for startup companies, as long as you have the right expectations.

Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?

Actress Blake Lively was looking to follow in Stewart's footsteps in launching her own lifestyle company. Stewart's response? 'Let her try.'

Meet Some of the Hottest Startups Melding Fashion and Tech

The inaugural class of the New York Fashion Tech Lab shows how big a business opportunity fashion can be.

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Sure, you're idea is unique but how businesses survive, or don't, is the same for everybody.

How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?

It helps to bring in others to fill any gaps in your skill or experience. Here are five variables that will help you determine how much a new partner is worth.

Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'

Creating a successful and profitable business takes time.

An Executive's Tale of Persistence in Hiring a Diverse Workforce for a Scrappy Startup

A Bay Area manager shares some new-company growing pains.

Marc Ecko's Keys to Startup -- And Life -- Success

Laugh. Watch Will Ferrell movies. Kiss your kids. Intentionally sweat. Stay hydrated.

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

To start a successful business, you'll have to quickly learn some techniques that aren't in any book.

The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development

The three spots where product development startups are most likely to stumble - and how to get around them

How Much Risk Should First-Time Entrepreneurs Take On?

Accepting risks is a skill that can be learned. When you're ready to launch a venture, consider these five tips that have proven effective in the classroom.

What Successful Poker Players and Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Managing the risk properly is the challenge. Use the right intelligence to make your moves.

10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job

The steps you must take to turn a side hustle into a full-fledged business.

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.

I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning.

How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days

Get a thriving company off the ground with this plan.

You Don't Need Disruptive Technology to Be a Success, Iteration Works Too

It can be tough selling a whole new concept, so consider following the lead of another company and making improvements.

7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising

There is nothing "fun" about fundraising. I am going through it now...

Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Weedmaps is establishing itself as the go-to portal for a new market.

The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Money is helpful when you launch your company but hustle and lots of work can get you rolling.

Defiance Is the Key to Weathering Startup Negativty

Hold fast when the naysayers unleash a barrage of discouragement. It makes it even better when you succeed.

7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

Your venture doesn't have to take over your life. Follow this list and have the time to do the things you want.

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

Never fall into the trap of believing this is easy way to avoid paying taxes or taking personal responsibility for your actions.

Delivering World-Class Service on a Startup Budget

Top-notch customer service doesn't need to be costly. Here are three ways new ventures can provide amazing service without breaking the bank.
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