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The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Nothing sets an entrepreneur up for a fall like early success.

Starting a Business? When to Scrimp vs. Splurge.

When you're launching a business on your own, you need to spend wisely.

The 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Stop Doing

As a new entrepreneur, you can and should learn from the mistakes of others.

3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance

They've all managed to make the tricky jump from great idea to great company.

3 Personality Types That Can Make the Startup Rollercoaster a Bumpy Ride

From the thrill seekers to the onlookers, entrepreneurs need to pay attention to the different types of people looking to join their team. Here are three types to focus on.

Why I Would Choose the Startup Road All Over Again

While entrepreneurship can be challenging, it can also be extremely rewarding. For our series The Grind, a founder discusses why he is happy he chose to launch a startup – and why he'd do it all over again.

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

Think proven concept, not big brand, when buying a franchise.

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

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

I'm sorry Ms. Jackson, the net neutrality debate is for real.

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

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

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

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

Take these three steps before leaving your day job to ensure your success as an entrepreneur.

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

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

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

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.

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

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
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