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

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.
Michelle Goodman
Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company

While your goals may change, a key element should connect all your enterprises.
Richard Branson
When Founders Leave the Companies They Started
Zynga

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.
Laura Entis
Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.
Venture Capital

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
Leadership Qualities

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.
Dana Brownlee
The Legal Side of Owning a Bar
Startup Kit

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.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
With as Little as $500, These Entrepreneurs Created Multimillion-Dollar Businesses. Learn Their Secrets.
Starting Up

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
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Learning by Doing

Curiosity, an open-mind and a can-do attitude are just as important as experience.
Richard Branson
6 Secret Weapons of Shy Entrepreneurs
Starting Up

6 Secret Weapons of Shy Entrepreneurs

Shyness doesn't have to keep you from success. In some ways, it can work to your advantage.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Richard Branson on Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

"Everyone starts out as a beginner: Successful people are just further along in their careers."
Richard Branson
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

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.
Dana Brownlee
Getting Your Dream Mentor to Talk to You
Mentors

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.
Matthew Toren
How to Relax in Tense Startup Moments
Stress Management

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
Starting Up

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.
James Clear