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5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living
Starting a Business

5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Following your passion will only get you so far. You also need a good plan in place to turn your dream into a reality.
Aliya LeeKong
Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice

When you're just starting out, asking the right questions to the right people can be your difference between failure and success.
Richard Branson
Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.
Starting a Business

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit.
Gene Marks
Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't
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Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't

The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company.
Matt Villano
When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait
Starting a Business

When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

Part of becoming profitable quickly is knowing what matters now and what can be pushed back several weeks or months
5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea
Starting a Business

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.
Travis Peoples
5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free
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5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

Business ideas are buzzing all around you. It's just a matter of knowing where to look and how to uncover them. Here are five places to start.
Stephen Key
Reddit Founder on Startup Success: Identify a Genuine Need and Fill It
Starting a Business

Reddit Founder on Startup Success: Identify a Genuine Need and Fill It

Alexis Ohanian on the importance of creating a new tech product or service that solves a problem in people's lives.
Alexis Ohanian
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions
Starting a Business

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
Walter Chen
Do You Have the Moxie to Be a Parallel Entrepreneur?
Starting a Business

Do You Have the Moxie to Be a Parallel Entrepreneur?

Forget serial entrepreneurship, founders who start up more than one company at a time are all the rage these days. See if you're cut out for the multi-business hustle.
Martin Zwilling
How to Kick Fear in the Teeth
Starting a Business

How to Kick Fear in the Teeth

Many entrepreneurs have many fears, but you must overcome them to find success. College Trep Atin Mittra describes his top fear-stomping tactics.
A Smarter Approach to Non-Disclosure Agreements
Growth Strategies

A Smarter Approach to Non-Disclosure Agreements

While non-disclosure agreements can help protect you, be careful about how you use them.
Polly Brewster
If I Knew Then: Serial Entrepreneur Reveals Why Second Place Isn't Good Enough
Starting a Business

If I Knew Then: Serial Entrepreneur Reveals Why Second Place Isn't Good Enough

For our series 'If I knew then,' co-founder of HotelTonight Sam Shank opens up about what he learned during his entrepreneurial journey and offers up advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Lyneka Little
3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You
Starting a Business

3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You

Sometimes starting a business seems like the best antidote to having a boss and job you don't like. But there's more to it than that. Here are three key factors to consider.
Brad Sugars