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5 Emerging Tech Hubs From Around the World
Cities

5 Emerging Tech Hubs From Around the World

Although these cities aren't renowned for their clusters of hopeful tech entrepreneurs, they hold new opportunities for those looking to get in the startup game.
Zach Cutler
At What Point Do You Reward Yourself for Success?
Entrepreneur Mindset

At What Point Do You Reward Yourself for Success?

Leaving behind a steady income and starting your business introduces a conundrum: When do you get a prize?
Adam Callinan
10 Must-Knows About Joining a Startup Accelerator
Accelerators

10 Must-Knows About Joining a Startup Accelerator

If you think your company would benefit from becoming a member of one of these intense programs, go through this list first.
Alex Iskold
First-Time Business Owners: A Brief Guide to Tax Filings
Starting a Business

First-Time Business Owners: A Brief Guide to Tax Filings

As a new business owner, you may be confused about what you owe in business taxes the first year out. Read this guide to get it done right.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
5 Ways to Be the Leader Employees Rally Behind
Leadership

5 Ways to Be the Leader Employees Rally Behind

You can save yourself and your team time while being open, honest and respectful.
Martin Zwilling
Stripe Co-Founder on How He Could Have Scaled Faster
If I Knew Then

Stripe Co-Founder on How He Could Have Scaled Faster

For our 'If I Knew Then' Series, the CEO and co-founder of mobile-payment system Stripe discusses the importance of structure, benefits of working with family and finding product-market fit.
Nina Zipkin
How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup
Sharing Economy

How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup

Waiting out human behavior habits to change requires some serious patience. And maybe a bit of serendipity. Just ask BlaBlaCar.
Catherine Clifford
Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call
Starting a Franchise Business

Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call

Franchises offer lots that people find reassuring about the structure of the corporate job they are otherwise ready to chuck to start their own business.
Anna Wilds
The 6 Most Important Roles of a Startup CEO
Leadership

The 6 Most Important Roles of a Startup CEO

Founding and growing an industry-transforming company is probably one of the hardest things anyone could ever do.
Andrew Cohen
5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have
Startup Basics

5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have

Long-term success is not due to luck or circumstance but to qualities anyone can acquire.
Firas Kittaneh
6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model
Startup Basics

6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model

What should an entrepreneur do to convince themselves, as well as potential investors, that their business will work?
Martin Zwilling
An Efficient and Effective Way to Ask for an Introduction
Networking

An Efficient and Effective Way to Ask for an Introduction

The head of an accelerator describes his preferred process for making a connection between two parties.
Alex Iskold
Before Hiring a Business Coach Make Certain Their Skills Match Your Goals
Business Coaching

Before Hiring a Business Coach Make Certain Their Skills Match Your Goals

If you find one coach with every skill you need, great, but in the real world different coaches have different sttrengths.
Matthew Pollard
5 Modern Truths About Raising Early-Stage Capital
Startup Investment

5 Modern Truths About Raising Early-Stage Capital

Given that investors increasingly are sophisticated and involved in networks, startup entrepreneurs need to understand the early-stage investment environment.
Peter Gasca