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5 Preventable Disasters That Have Ruined Countless Startups
Startup Basics

5 Preventable Disasters That Have Ruined Countless Startups

Allowing your business to succumb to one of these entirely preventable fates will lead to regret.
Jayson DeMers
Want to Make Money With Online Ads Like Facebook? Learn These 5 Terms First.
Advertising

Want to Make Money With Online Ads Like Facebook? Learn These 5 Terms First.

This is an especially tough challenge in your first year or two of operation, even if you use every technique known to get traffic flowing.
Martin Zwilling
Why and How You Should Write a Forwardable Introduction Email
Introductions

Why and How You Should Write a Forwardable Introduction Email

This style of message makes it simple for your connection to introduce you to that potential client or investor.
Alex Iskold
5 Tips to Help You Overcome Startup Struggles
Startup Basics

5 Tips to Help You Overcome Startup Struggles

It's at these points that our strength, tenacity, resiliency, courage and motives as entrepreneurs are tested and sharpened.
Andrew Medal
Full Speed Ahead? The 7 'Icebergs' That Sink Most Startups.
Startup Basics

Full Speed Ahead? The 7 'Icebergs' That Sink Most Startups.

Successful businesses have cash to hire skilled employees to serve a known market. It's remarkable how often founders overlook those basics.
Peter S. Cohan
3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself
Compensation and benefits

3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself

It's a question every entrepreneur faces at some point.
Adam Callinan
The 7 Different Loans You Can Get as a Business Owner
Starting a Business

The 7 Different Loans You Can Get as a Business Owner

Find out the pros and cons of the types of loans you can get when financing your new business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
10 Kevin O'Leary Quotes Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From
Shark Tank

10 Kevin O'Leary Quotes Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From

Shark Tank's "Mr. Wonderful" has some harsh, but wise, words for aspiring business owners.
Jonathan Long
Adopt These 12 Habits for a Better Work-Life Balance
Work-Life Balance

Adopt These 12 Habits for a Better Work-Life Balance

If you're stressed all the time, it can affect your productivity and damage your relationships. It's time for a change.
Sujan Patel
6 Strategies for Marketing Your Retail Business Online
Starting a Business

6 Strategies for Marketing Your Retail Business Online

These tips will help your business increase its visibility online.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Mastering the Art of Pricing: What the Textbooks Don't Teach You
Setting prices

Mastering the Art of Pricing: What the Textbooks Don't Teach You

Lesson one: Forget about surveying your customers to price products for which they have no concept of price.
Bing Gordon
9 Startling Market Statistics You Need to Know
Marketing

9 Startling Market Statistics You Need to Know

The Internet is most fluid marketplace ever. Here's what you need to know to adapt.
Firas Kittaneh
For Your Partnership to Succeed, It Needs to Be Balanced
Partnerships

For Your Partnership to Succeed, It Needs to Be Balanced

Several core agreements need to take place before work can begin.
Adam Callinan
The No. 1 Reason You Should Hire a Family Member
Family

The No. 1 Reason You Should Hire a Family Member

Sure, plenty of things can go wrong, but just as many things can and will go right.
Stephen Key