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6 Suggestions for an Aspiring Entrepreneur

6 Suggestions for an Aspiring Entrepreneur

Based on what I've learned, here's some insight if you happen to be getting started along this road to starting a company of your own.
Stop Waiting for the Mythical Mentor

Stop Waiting for the Mythical Mentor

Embracing the ‘five-minute mentor’ might be the best way for you to get the mentorship you need.

Choose the Right Incubator for Your Startup

Our expert explains what factors should go into your decision.
6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business

6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business

Nothing is more overrated than learning things the hard way.
8 Characteristics of Mentors Who Are Worth Your Time

8 Characteristics of Mentors Who Are Worth Your Time

The right mentor is invested in your success. The wrong mentor is just somebody telling you how they used to do it.
Getting the Most out of Your Technical Advisor

Getting the Most out of Your Technical Advisor

A technical advisor can be a key person throughout a company's life cycle. Not only can they help get a business off the ground but can be a valuable resource later on.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Stephen King

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Stephen King

Lessons from the master of horror can apply to startups, too.
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.
Know Thy Customer: 3 Tips for Success From a $285M Company

Know Thy Customer: 3 Tips for Success From a $285M Company

Understanding customers, defining a clear business purpose and building the right team is crucial to a startup's success.
5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Swedish entrepreneur Fredrik van Huynh shares what every entrepreneur should live by to succeed in a relentless business world.
To Win a Startup Weekend, Get Excited, But Don't Talk Too Long

To Win a Startup Weekend, Get Excited, But Don't Talk Too Long

A guy named Bubba explains showmanship, brevity and other secrets of mesmerizing investors, even if you have a plain name.
The Key to Creating a Successful Startup Around Your Passion

The Key to Creating a Successful Startup Around Your Passion

In this short video, Lewis Howes talks about one crucial element to making the startup of your dreams work.
Keys to Business Success: 3 Lessons From the Masters

Keys to Business Success: 3 Lessons From the Masters

What you can learn about life and business from Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin.
How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors

How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors

Getting different entrepreneurs' takes can be invaluable, but also confusing. Figure out what's best for you with these tips.
6 Ways Startups Can Play Nice With Corporations

6 Ways Startups Can Play Nice With Corporations

Entrepreneurs who properly leverage the resources of a corporation for their benefit will be at a significant advantage.
The SEALs' Guide to Planning for Failure

The SEALs' Guide to Planning for Failure

Planning for failure is different than expecting to fail. Without a good plan, you're more likely to face bad results.
Want to Succeed at a Startup? Focus on These 5 Qualities.

Want to Succeed at a Startup? Focus on These 5 Qualities.

Startups need passionate employees who will help drive growth. Here's how to impress founders and earn your place.
Up Your 'David' Status Without Taking on a 'Goliath'

Up Your 'David' Status Without Taking on a 'Goliath'

President of headphones company co-founded by 50 Cent on thinking creatively to gain market share in a field dominated by a big brand.
This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

Knowledge powerhouse GLG just turned the startup mentorship model on its head, but small potatoes need not apply. Here's the inside scoop.
How 5 Companies Built Their Client Bases

How 5 Companies Built Their Client Bases

Overcoming the chicken and egg problem is one of the biggest challenges for any web business.
Don't Let That Cat in the Hat In: 5 Lessons From Kids' Stories

Don't Let That Cat in the Hat In: 5 Lessons From Kids' Stories

The simple messages in children’s books often reveal sage wisdom applicable for business leaders.
7 Tips for Becoming an Expert Barterer

7 Tips for Becoming an Expert Barterer

The exchange of goods and services rather than money is alive and thriving in today's startup economy. Here's how to get in on the action.
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.

Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.

Lessons for your startup from everyone's favorite crossword game.

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