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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.
20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Need a reason to start your own business? Here are 20 of them.
The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

When looking for a co-founder, entrepreneurs need to make sure they are matched with the right partner before taking the startup leap together. Otherwise, disaster could ensue.
Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Starting a company is an endurance race that only a few survive.
Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Start by making a list of things you love, and a list of things you hate.
Money Is Not What Makes Successful Entrepreneurs Tick

Money Is Not What Makes Successful Entrepreneurs Tick

It's easier to make money with a job. Entrepreneurs who succeed do it because it is hard.
If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again

If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again

A recent survey found that for more than 80 percent of small-business owners, the rewards outweigh the challenges.
This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.
The Very First PR Step a Startup Needs to Take

The Very First PR Step a Startup Needs to Take

Startups often rush to be first to market, providing the press a half-baked story. Don't do that. Instead, make sure everything is in place before you approach the media.
How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup

How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup

Three tips to keep in mind when asking people who once managed or worked with you for money.
Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company

Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company

While your goals may change, a key element should connect all your enterprises.
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