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Starting a Freight Brokerage Business? 5 Things You Need to Know.

Before you get started, learn about these five regulatory and practical requirements of starting and running a freight brokerage.

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in The Business Plan

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.

Does the Name of Your Company Matter?

Snap judgments can spell disaster for individuals and businesses with the wrong names. Here's what to consider.

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.

Your Startup Can Thrive Without VC That it Will Probably Never Get Anyway

Financing growth from sales is tough but the reality is very few companies receive the venture-capital funding seemingly everyone believes is indispensable.

4 Tests to Tell If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

Have you met these conditions and do you exhibit the drive to start a venture of your own?

8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital

Have a great idea but very little money? Don’t let that stop you! Those that want it bad enough will make it.

5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.

7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup

Naive optimism fuels the dream of building your own company but when you launch, it is time to get real.

3 Entrepreneurial Skills Inmates Perfect

The experiences of prisoners serve as an extreme, stark example of those of startup founders.

10 Startup Tips Learned the Hard Way

Be up front with customers about what you do and how much it will cost, and consider romantic relationships with co-workers very carefully.

Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment

The risks may be high, but the rewards can be splendid, both monetary and intangible.

4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game

An Israeli entrepreneur who helped Imperva go public has launched his own company, tapping a multinational talent base

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

People who start companies are passionate, energetic and unafraid of risk. Sometimes, that’s a recipe for disaster.

Richard Branson's 5 Steps for Startup Success

The billionaire entrepreneur’s basic rules to get a business off to a strong start.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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