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Why Quitting a Great Job Was the Best Decision
Entrepreneur Mindset

Why Quitting a Great Job Was the Best Decision

I decided to start my own company. Here's what I learned.
For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers
Startup Basics

For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers

Aim to provide substantial value to multiple other parties involved in the life cycle of your business.
Adam Callinan
3 Dominant Ad-Tech Companies Share the Secrets of Their Success
Starting a Business

3 Dominant Ad-Tech Companies Share the Secrets of Their Success

How did these startups grow from tiny teams working in closet offices to multi-million dollar companies with more than 100 employees?
Zach Cutler
Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?
Starting a Business

Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?

There is one big factor that determines whether you should put the time and effort into crafting a plan.
Doug and Polly White
The Truth Behind 12 Common Startup Funding Myths
Funding

The Truth Behind 12 Common Startup Funding Myths

Most inexperienced entrepreneurs have overly optimistic outlooks about how to successfully finance their startups.
Peter Gasca
Hate Being Stuck Behind a Desk? 7 Business Ideas for You.
Business Ideas

Hate Being Stuck Behind a Desk? 7 Business Ideas for You.

If you're driven by getting out and meeting new people, these businesses might be for you.
Nina Zipkin
A Pitch Deck Containing These 15 Slides Is More Likely to Get the Money
Pitching investors

A Pitch Deck Containing These 15 Slides Is More Likely to Get the Money

By playing up the what, who, why and how, investors will have a better idea of why they should partner with your company.
Ron Yekutiel
Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help.
Starting a Business

Stuck at the Idea Phase? These 6 Collaboration Avenues Can Help.

Working with others on a project is one of the most effective ways to move an idea forward.
Peter Gasca
The Future-Proof Entrepreneur: 25 New Tech Trends
News and trends

The Future-Proof Entrepreneur: 25 New Tech Trends

Check out the predictions we made in 2010 to see what's changed since then.
Jonathan Blum
Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.
Co-founders

Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.

There are few decisions in business that are more important than deciding whether you'll 'go it alone' or team up.
Adam Callinan
Pitching for Success: What to Do Before, During and After an Investor Meeting
Investors

Pitching for Success: What to Do Before, During and After an Investor Meeting

To secure an investment, you need to capture the investor's heart, not just his mind.
Ron Yekutiel
Answer These 6 Questions Before Sinking Money Into Some Entrepreneur's Great Idea
Investing strategies

Answer These 6 Questions Before Sinking Money Into Some Entrepreneur's Great Idea

Investing in a startup requires believing in the founder. Due diligence is as much a gut check as a fact check.
John Boitnott
How a Startup Made It During Its First Two Years Without Relying on Investors
Finance

How a Startup Made It During Its First Two Years Without Relying on Investors

With a focus on the product and a few 'lucky' breaks, a mobile app developer dives into fundraising for the '99 percent.'
Dan Novaes
4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed
Business Plans

4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed

While preparation is always good, no amount of charts can protect you from the realities of a 21st-century business world in permanent beta.
David Slayden