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I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning.
Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
How to Name Your Startup

How to Name Your Startup

Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business.
2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO

2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO

Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success.
What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat.
If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

Eventually, a competitor will come and beat you at your own game. Provide your own internal disruptions to stay relevant.
A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster

A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster

Harnessing the advice and networks of people you trust has big benefits and won't cost that much.
9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

It's a jarring change from living on a paycheck to living on a dream. If you aren't willing think differently, better to keep your day job.
50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.
7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs

7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs

Combine good values and good sense with a good idea, add a lot of work, you'll succeed.
10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed.
Ancient Yoga Has Lessons for Modern Entrepreneurs

Ancient Yoga Has Lessons for Modern Entrepreneurs

The intriguing flexibility of the skilled yogi relies on a powerful core. Your business also needs both to thrive.
How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there.
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.
How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind.
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.
Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Here are six reasons why you may need to give up the work-from-home lifestyle and find rented space.
Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Being practical and thoughtful about all of the possibilities and worst-case scenarios prompts allows firm to progress.
The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

It's important to figure out the cost associated with taking on help and gauge other impacts on your business.
Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes

Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes

The popular Entrepreneur.com contributor will talk about confidence, founding a startup around your passion and growing that business so that you can live the type of life you've always wanted.
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