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You Have A Great Idea For A Product, So Now What?

You Have A Great Idea For A Product, So Now What?

Most entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but few of them are able to successfully execute that one idea that makes all the difference.
Before You Jump Into the World of Franchises, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Before You Jump Into the World of Franchises, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Think proven concept, not big brand, when buying a franchise.
Richard Branson on Common Misconceptions About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Richard Branson on Common Misconceptions About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial success isn't reserved for one personality type, and you don't have to commit all your savings to an idea on blind faith.
Meet the eHarmony of Tutoring

Meet the eHarmony of Tutoring

If it works for dates, it should work for matching students with tutors.
Net Neutrality Debate Surpasses Janet Jackson's 'Nip Slip' in Number of Comments Sent to the FCC

Net Neutrality Debate Surpasses Janet Jackson's 'Nip Slip' in Number of Comments Sent to the FCC

I'm sorry Ms. Jackson, the net neutrality debate is for real.
Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.

Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.

Expert Sabrina Horn talks about the importance of gaining customers, keeping them happy and having proper procedures in place during the first few years of launching a PR firm.
How to Brand Your Side Gig While Working a Full-Time Job

How to Brand Your Side Gig While Working a Full-Time Job

Often entrepreneurs begin their startup dreams working on a side project while also juggling a full-time job. Here are a few pointers about how can entrepreneurs talk about their new role without jeopardizing their current job.
What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

The first year of a startup can be a brutal time for an entrepreneur. Here are a few lessons on how to survive the first 12 months.
3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.
Before You Start Up, Do These 3 Things

Before You Start Up, Do These 3 Things

Take these three steps before leaving your day job to ensure your success as an entrepreneur.
When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode

When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode

While many people may jump on the stealth-mode bandwagon, often they are doing so for the wrong reason. Here are the two times when founders should consider stealth mode.
How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Businesses take time to build, but there are a few tricks to snagging key clients quickly and getting your company off the ground immediately.
The One Controversial Thing You Should Do Before Starting Your Business

The One Controversial Thing You Should Do Before Starting Your Business

After realizing he wasn't really moving forward at his startup, founder Alex Lorton decided to make a big change in his approach to the entrepreneurial world.
The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship

The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship

As people are trying to navigate away from the 'corporate jungle' towards the land of supposed 'entrepreneurial utopia,' a lot of misconceptions arise. Here are five big ones.
Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Spending time with ambitious youth is one of the best things you could do to jump start your own ambition.
Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

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.
You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)

You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)

Businesses owned by women are booming in the South. Check out this infographic to see how your state matches up.
4 Hidden Elements of Leadership to Learn Before Starting Up

4 Hidden Elements of Leadership to Learn Before Starting Up

Before setting out on your next business venture, do a personal inventory of yourself to see where you stand.
Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.
Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them

Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them

Surinder Singh, the founder of Jugglebox, a company that supplies plastic boxes for movers, pitched to the 'Shark Tank' producers at a recent casting call at Columbia Business School.
5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business

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.
Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School

Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School

It can be difficult to make an impact in the fashion industry, but following these steps will get you off to the right start.
The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

We called on leading entrepreneurs to share the most valuable piece of advice they've received.
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