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What Bluffing, Folding and Betting Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

After participating in the World Series of Poker, Matthew Toren provides insight on similarities between poker and running a business.

When to Ditch the Job for Your Startup Dream

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock dishes advice on the right time to leave your day job.

Startups Get Hacked Too: 5 Security Tips to Implement Today

With startups becoming an easy target for cyber attacks, find out how you can protect your company.

University-Backed Businesses That Put Students in the Driver's Seat

Student-run businesses aim to give aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to test their mettle.

Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths

Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.

Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Entrepreneurs in the Motor City have to deal with lackluster public services, but they also get access to cheap facilities and an unsaturated market.

How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

You know what they say about one man's trash? It's another man's goldmine. Here's the story of how Harbortouch's Jared Isaacman saw an opportunity and grabbed.

Where to Find a Community If You're a Solopreneur

No entrepreneur is an island. From incubators to co-working spaces to networking events, support groups for fellow business owners are springing up across the country.

6 Signs You're Ready to Declare Your Entrepreneurial Independence

Think you are ready for startup land? Here are six signs you are ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

Want to Land Key Mentors for Your Startup? Give Them Something of Value

Being able to bounce ideas off of mentors will be vital for your business, but how do you find these key people? Here are three tips.

Are You Ready to Start Up? 3 Tips Before You Launch

Prior to jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, you need to be 100 percent ready mentally, physically and financially.

5 Business Secrets They Won't Teach You in the Classroom

College may have helped fill your head with reams of information but here are five lessons your professors didn't teach you.

Partnering Your Way to Startup Success

Entrepreneur Matt Clark explains why pouring money into finding your ideal business partner may be your best bet.

A Case for Exploring Alternative Capitalism Models

While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic. Here's a look at what other forms have emerged in recent years.

Do We Really Need an Alternative Form of Capitalism?

While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic.

When to Ditch the Coffee Shop for Co-Working

Workplace expert and entrepreneur Liz Elam on knowing when to say when to working out of your local café in favor of more professional accommodations.

3 Tips for Newbie Entrepreneurs on Starting a Business

Workplace expert and entrepreneur Liz Elam offers some advice about starting a business with little experience.

Attention College Treps: The 10 Best Cities to Live After Graduation (Infographic)

With graduation day just around the corner, find out the best places for new grads to live.

Blue, Green, Gold? How to Manage Employees Based on their "Color" Temperaments

Authors Susan Geary and Anne Bulstrode provide a simple way for entrepreneurs to decipher employees' temperaments -- and how to handle them.

Why the World Needs More Brilliant 'Stupid' Ideas

Next time someone says your business idea has more 'hair than brains,' consider the countless examples of fellow stupid-successful entrepreneurs.

How Informational Meetings Can Expand Your Network and Influence

Want to network and bone up on the industry you're hoping to launch into? Business coach Antonio Neves offers some tips for how to master the art of informational meetings.

Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.

Taking on Risk, Embracing Rejection and Other Startup Lessons From the Trenches

What you can learn from the most successful entrepreneurs when faced with these common startup challenges.

5 Traits Top Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Want to know what you have in common with the world's top entrepreneurs? Look no further: Business coach Antonio Neves sums it up right here.

Defining Your Business Goals

When you're just starting up, it's a good idea to set goals for your company and align them with your personal goals as well. Consider this advice for setting goals that are realistic for you.

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