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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

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

Starting a company is an endurance race that only a few survive.

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

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

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

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.

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

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

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

When Founders Leave the Companies They Started

Mark Pincus's departure from Zynga is a reminder that the skills needed to start a company are very different from those required to successfully manage its growth.

Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.

Three questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you should take an investment from a company.

Attention Entrepreneurs: Use Ignorance to Your Advantage

A subtle but important trait of the most successful entrepreneurs is the ability to manage uncertainty and strategically problem solve.

The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

Find out what type of paperwork you need to file and the laws you have to follow to keep your bar on the right side of the law.

With as Little as $500, These Entrepreneurs Created Multimillion-Dollar Businesses. Learn Their Secrets.

Don't let a lack of cash stop a good business idea from succeeding.

Richard Branson on Learning by Doing

Curiosity, an open-mind and a can-do attitude are just as important as experience.

6 Secret Weapons of Shy Entrepreneurs

Shyness doesnÂ’t have to keep you from success. In some ways, it can work to your advantage.

Richard Branson on Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

"Everyone starts out as a beginner: Successful people are just further along in their careers."

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.

Getting Your Dream Mentor to Talk to You

You have found the perfect mentor to guide you through your entrepreneurial journey. Now, you just need to figure out the best way to approach her. Here are a few tips.

How to Relax in Tense Startup Moments

Launching a company is no joyride. Entrepreneurs often face major pressure to succeed. When it feels like the whole world is on your shoulders, it is important to step back and put things in perspective.

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

The lean movement is often associated with big business, but its principles can work for small companies, too.

Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?

The creator of classics like Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, and Office Space tackles startup culture in an HBO comedy

7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup

Keeping a tight rein on expansion may actually be good for your company.

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