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Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes
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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.
April 21, 2014 in Leadership
Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

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The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.
April 16, 2014 in Leadership
Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

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If you really want to disrupt the field, your product has to be leaps and bounds over the competition. If not, prepare to be ignored.
April 10, 2014 in Technology
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

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It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
A One-Page Business Plan in 5 Steps

A One-Page Business Plan in 5 Steps

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It can feel daunting at first, but here's what you should do to get organized and start.
April 4, 2014 in Starting a Business
5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make

5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make

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Get through tax time without a migraine or massive fines by avoiding these rookie tax blunders.
March 26, 2014 in The 'Treps
Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

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Getting the Dallas Mavericks owner to invest in your startup is easier than you think. Entrepreneurs who've successfully done so—and Cuban himself—weigh in on what to keep in mind.
March 18, 2014 in The 'Treps
3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

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The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.
March 17, 2014 in Money
Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

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Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.
March 10, 2014 in Starting a Business
Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

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These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.
March 7, 2014 in Money
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

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An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
March 3, 2014 in Starting a Business
These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

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Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
February 28, 2014 in The 'Treps
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

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Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
February 20, 2014 in How To Start a Business
6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

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A team can make or break a startup. Ensuring your team is top notch takes work and dedication. Here are a few lessons I learned on how to get the best from your employees.
February 19, 2014 in Human Resources
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

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How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
February 19, 2014 in Managing Cash Flow
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

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Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute’ stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
February 14, 2014 in Startup Basics
Photos: Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

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While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
February 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies

Growing Your Business When You Can't Trademark Your Name

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Lack of a trademark your name doesn't have to stop your company's growth.
February 6, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

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Here are five steps to take to maximize your chances of startup success.
February 5, 2014 in Startup Basics

How Can I Find a CEO for My Startup?

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You might have great ideas but not the skills to build a company. We break down what you should look for in a chief executive.
January 30, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want

Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want

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When you make other people's problems your own, their happiness will be your success.
January 28, 2014 in Finding Ideas
To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures

To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures

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Having a good company culture can keep your company and employees healthy.
January 28, 2014 in Startup Basics
Video: Want to Innovate? Get Uncomfortable.Play Video

Want to Innovate? Get Uncomfortable. (Video)

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Four young entrepreneurs share the importance of pushing boundaries to create change in this roundtable discussion.
January 27, 2014 in 'Trep Talk

Is My Landing Page Clearly Written?

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Sometimes your startup's biggest obstacle can be your own website. Make sure the language is clear and engaging.
January 22, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Photos: 15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

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We all wish we could get everything right the first time. That, of course, isn't the case. Here's what some business owners wish they new from the start.
January 18, 2014 in Startup Basics
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