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10 Steps to Finding the Right Co-founder
Co-founders

10 Steps to Finding the Right Co-founder

Two heads are always better than one in a startup. The challenge is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner.
Martin Zwilling
How Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies With My Dad Taught Me to Analyze Business
Startup Basics

How Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies With My Dad Taught Me to Analyze Business

As my father and I enjoyed a snack, he provided me with a simple lesson I have never forgotten.
Stephen Key
When Are You Actually Ready to Launch a Startup?
Startups

When Are You Actually Ready to Launch a Startup?

How about 10 years, the time you'll need to gain expertise in your industry
Peter S. Cohan
Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive
Startup Basics

Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive

A species that evolves faster has a larger footprint in time. Same with startups.
Zach Ferres
3 Ways to Retain a Growing Startup's Original Spirit
Grow Your Business

3 Ways to Retain a Growing Startup's Original Spirit

What got you "here" won't get you "there" -- at least, not the same processes, or means by which your company produces output.
Jeff Boss
4 Ways to Balance Urgency and Innovation in Your Startup
Innovation

4 Ways to Balance Urgency and Innovation in Your Startup

Balancing the long term and the short term requires finesse.
Chuck Cohn
8 Great Tools and Resources for When You're Ready to Build a Business
Starting a Business

8 Great Tools and Resources for When You're Ready to Build a Business

These applications and websites will help your business launch successfully and keep going strong into 2015 and beyond.
Sujan Patel
Steve Case: 'The Team You Build Will Define the Company You Build'
If I Knew Then

Steve Case: 'The Team You Build Will Define the Company You Build'

The co-founder and former CEO of AOL believes success is found through collaboration.
Nina Zipkin
4 Steps to Beating the Odds and Winning Startup Capital
Investors

4 Steps to Beating the Odds and Winning Startup Capital

How can an entrepreneur gets the cash instead of being mentally -- if not physically -- dismissed by the investor in the first three minutes?
Peter S. Cohan
Avoid These 3 Big Mistakes I Made as a First-Time Entrepreneur
Mistakes

Avoid These 3 Big Mistakes I Made as a First-Time Entrepreneur

A lawyer turned technology startup founder found out about these lessons the hard way.
David Greenberg
CEOs of 3 Leading Companies Share How to Take a Startup to the Next Level
Grow Your Business

CEOs of 3 Leading Companies Share How to Take a Startup to the Next Level

Companies that manage to get their feet on the ground have a long way to go before they become a top player in an industry.
Zach Cutler
8 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs Forged From Launching 5 Startups
Young Entrepreneurs

8 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs Forged From Launching 5 Startups

Jumping head first into a startup may appear very promising and rewarding, but these triumphs do not come without great risk.
Lee Lowden
5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

Former chief evangelist for Apple shares what makes entrepreneurs reach the next level.
Guy Kawasaki
3 Critical Lessons 'The Walking Dead' Taught Me About Startups
Startup Basics

3 Critical Lessons 'The Walking Dead' Taught Me About Startups

The hit AMC show is more than just a zombie flick. It teaches us a few management lessons that we must not forget.
Yoav Vilner