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5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Swedish entrepreneur Fredrik van Huynh shares what every entrepreneur should live by to succeed in a relentless business world.
How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind.
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.
Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Here are six reasons why you may need to give up the work-from-home lifestyle and find rented space.
Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Being practical and thoughtful about all of the possibilities and worst-case scenarios prompts allows firm to progress.
The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

It's important to figure out the cost associated with taking on help and gauge other impacts on your business.
Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes

Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes

The popular Entrepreneur.com contributor will talk about confidence, founding a startup around your passion and growing that business so that you can live the type of life you've always wanted.
Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.
Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

If you really want to disrupt the field, your product has to be leaps and bounds over the competition. If not, prepare to be ignored.
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make

5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make

Get through tax time without a migraine or massive fines by avoiding these rookie tax blunders.
Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Getting the Dallas Mavericks owner to invest in your startup is easier than you think. Entrepreneurs who've successfully done so—and Cuban himself—weigh in on what to keep in mind.
3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.
Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.
Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

A team can make or break a startup. Ensuring your team is top notch takes work and dedication. Here are a few lessons I learned on how to get the best from your employees.
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.

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