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2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment

The goal is figure out if a new contender can whip its rivals at meeting customer needs. But confirmation bias can sully good judgment.

How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

You must analyze the market and the opportunity to see if you should move forward, or pivot.

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Great entrepreneurs don’t catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

A serial entrepreneur provides valuable insights gleaned from the trenches.

Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

The arrangement can result in a true learning experience on both sides.

Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.

The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own.

Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup

A female executive in San Francisco does some truth telling.

4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

Difficult though it is to calculate ROI on doing good, startups find social responsibility connects them sooner with customers, investors and committed employees.

4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project

Er, calm down and take it easy, an entrepreneur reminds herself. Not everyone will understand a novel concept from Day 1.

How to Name Your Startup

Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business.

Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.

What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)

Always have your elevator line ready for an unexpected visitor to your incubator.

10 Apologies I Will Never Again Make as a Startup CEO

A woman entrepreneur shares her unconventional launch experience, not fitting the typical tech-entrepreneur mold, as a marketer not a programmer.

How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC

The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart.

Is This the Golden Reason for Launching a Startup?

This serial entrepreneur says that of all the various reasons for pulling the entrepreneurial trigger, there is one that is indispensable.

A Netflix for Legos – Building a Startup Brick by Brick

Toy rental is the latest entrant to the sharing economy. Pley shares its strategy for navigating this emerging – and fickle – industry.

Reports of the Demise of New Successful Apps Are Greatly Exaggerated

Don't be dissuaded from jumping into app development. Just like any other business, it's all about building a better product.

4 Ways to Lessen the Pressure on Your Wallet

Sometimes a solution is counterintuitive: Your fledgling business can save money by spending sums up front.

2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO

Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success.

Don't Execute Your Sales Strategy Until You Validate Your Idea

The only way to prove you have a winning concept is to get your product or service into customers' hands. But don't confuse that with selling.

What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat.

5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business

Starting a business can be a challenge and often entrepreneurs need guidance in various areas. Here five established founders reveal their tips for getting a new business off the ground.

Difficult People Suck: 5 Quick Tips on How to Deal

When people make you want to scream, here are five really quick tips to cope.

Ka-Ching: Making Money Online

With the online world taking over our lives, here is how entrepreneurs can cash in.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship

The Declaration of Independence reminds us why going out on your own is a worthwhile endeavor.
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