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Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs
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Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs

The six finalists in the running for National Small Business Person of the Year share what they wish they'd known as they were getting started.
Catherine Clifford
How to Incorporate Your New Business
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How to Incorporate Your New Business

Once you decide you want your new business to be a corporation, follow these steps.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Brander Beware: 5 Pitfalls That Will Limit Your Startup
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Brander Beware: 5 Pitfalls That Will Limit Your Startup

With proper strategy, clarity, market understanding and action planning, you can increase your chances of success.
Carolina Rogoll
Which Selling Technique Will Best Benefit Your Business?
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Which Selling Technique Will Best Benefit Your Business?

Product selling, solution selling, and insight selling: Do you know the differences?
George Deeb
10 Bootstrapping Tips to Help Turn Your Idea Into a Reality
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10 Bootstrapping Tips to Help Turn Your Idea Into a Reality

The chances of receiving funding is very slim, so if you are serious you are going to have to dip into your own pockets.
Jonathan Long
21 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs
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21 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Starting on this wild path of business ownership? Check out this list of must-know advice.
Andrew Medal
Want to Be Happy? Pick a Startup Model to Match Your Motivation.
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Want to Be Happy? Pick a Startup Model to Match Your Motivation.

Picking the wrong one can be just as disastrous as being stuck in a cubicle at work.
Martin Zwilling
Watch Out for These 9 Seed Funding Gotchas
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Watch Out for These 9 Seed Funding Gotchas

Don't rush into fundraising too early or without a plan.
Alex Iskold
Not Every Creation or Passion Project Should Be a Business
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Not Every Creation or Passion Project Should Be a Business

Sometimes, the act of creation is enough.
Carol Roth
20 Lists Every Entrepreneur Should Create
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20 Lists Every Entrepreneur Should Create

There is absolutely no way a leader can succeed without obsessively maintaining lists of resources and projects.
Andrew Cohen
Which Business Structure Is Right for You?
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Which Business Structure Is Right for You?

Find out the essentials of the different legal business structures you can choose for your new business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
9 Common Mistakes Made by New Entrepreneurs
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9 Common Mistakes Made by New Entrepreneurs

Just because mistakes are inevitable, it doesn't mean you have to make the same ones everyone else does.
Jayson DeMers
How to Build a Successful Startup and Keep It Afloat
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How to Build a Successful Startup and Keep It Afloat

The business world is in a constant state of flux, and companies today need to be ready to weather unpredictable markets. Here's how.
Eric Dahan
6 Practical Steps to Learning How to Build a Startup
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6 Practical Steps to Learning How to Build a Startup

Starting a new and innovative business is not a highly structured process, and finding time for structured learning is unlikely.
Martin Zwilling