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Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup

Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup

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Think you need a lot of money to entice a qualified team? Think again. Our VC expert Kirsten Green explains why founders should focus on vision, discipline and confidence when recruiting potential hires.
January 15, 2014 in Human Resources
The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

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It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is?
January 14, 2014 in Startup Basics
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

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A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
January 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies
'Shark Tank' Winner: You'll Always Need More Money Than You Think

'Shark Tank' Winner: You'll Always Need More Money Than You Think

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Mr. Tod's Pie Factory Owner Tod Wilson, who lived in his car before appearing on the first season of 'Shark Tank,' attributes his success to persistence.
January 10, 2014 in Success Stories
These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup 'Dream Team'

These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup 'Dream Team'

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Learning the psychology of your hires can help you place them in their ideal roles.
January 8, 2014 in Hiring Center
Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

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You don't always need to invest a lot of capital to demonstrate traction to investors. Here is how to do it on a budget and with limited resources.
January 8, 2014 in Business Management
4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public

4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public

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Wix chief executive talks about life at a startup on the way to a big milestone.
January 6, 2014 in Startup Basics
For New Year's, Entrepreneur.com Gives You Our Ultimate Startup Toolkit

For New Year's, Entrepreneur.com Gives You Our Ultimate Startup Toolkit

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You made your resolution to start a business. Now let us help you meet your goals.
December 27, 2013 in Starting a Business
What's the Top Benefit of Co-Working Spaces?

What's the Top Benefit of Co-Working Spaces?

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There's one advantage at these shared offices you can't find in a typical work environment.
December 19, 2013 in Location
How Strong Networks Create Strong Companies

How Strong Networks Create Strong Companies

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Having a strong network of creative individuals and partners leads to a good foundation for your venture.
December 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

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Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

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If you're in the rarefied position of being able to attract investor dollars, these three young founders have some advice for you.
December 3, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page

5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page

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Getting every department at your startup aligned and working toward the same goals isn’t easy, but efficiency and increased performance can be your rewards.
December 2, 2013 in Grow Your Business
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

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Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
November 27, 2013 in Branding
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

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Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

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Coming up with a great product idea doesn't necessarily mean you need to launch a business around it. Here are three things you need to know before taking that leap.
November 22, 2013 in Startup Basics
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

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Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
November 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

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Starting a new business is an emotional roller coaster. That's why it helps to make a living out of what you love. Here's how to get there.
November 20, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

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Entrepreneurs tend to over-promise when pitching their startup at the earliest stages, investors say.
November 19, 2013 in Angel Investors
Startup Entrepreneurship Growing at an Exponential Rate

Startup Entrepreneurship Growing at an Exponential Rate

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As the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, the community of entrepreneurs and mentors across the globe is surging.
November 18, 2013 in Startup Basics
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, Dabble offers lessons in landing a startup job, SCORE presents its practical guide to starting a nonprofit, Startup Weekend lets entrepreneurs loose with 3D printers. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
November 18, 2013 in News and Trends
What Business Schools Don't Teach Students But Should

What Business Schools Don't Teach Students But Should

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Shocker: A student's entire college education shouldn't all come from overpriced textbooks.
November 15, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

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These factors are important to consider and forecast before you launch your business.
November 13, 2013 in Your Business Plan
5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

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With so many incubators to choose from these days, you want to be sure you're making the right decision. Here are five questions to help you get there.
November 13, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

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The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.
November 12, 2013 in Starting a Business

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