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At What Point Do You Reward Yourself for Success?
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At What Point Do You Reward Yourself for Success?

Leaving behind a steady income and starting your business introduces a conundrum: When do you get a prize?
Adam Callinan
10 Must-Knows About Joining a Startup Accelerator
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10 Must-Knows About Joining a Startup Accelerator

If you think your company would benefit from becoming a member of one of these intense programs, go through this list first.
Alex Iskold
First-Time Business Owners: A Brief Guide to Tax Filings
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First-Time Business Owners: A Brief Guide to Tax Filings

As a new business owner, you may be confused about what you owe in business taxes the first year out. Read this guide to get it done right.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
5 Ways to Be the Leader Employees Rally Behind
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5 Ways to Be the Leader Employees Rally Behind

You can save yourself and your team time while being open, honest and respectful.
Martin Zwilling
Stripe Co-Founder on How He Could Have Scaled Faster
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Stripe Co-Founder on How He Could Have Scaled Faster

For our 'If I Knew Then' Series, the CEO and co-founder of mobile-payment system Stripe discusses the importance of structure, benefits of working with family and finding product-market fit.
Nina Zipkin
How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup
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How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup

Waiting out human behavior habits to change requires some serious patience. And maybe a bit of serendipity. Just ask BlaBlaCar.
Catherine Clifford
Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call
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Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call

Franchises offer lots that people find reassuring about the structure of the corporate job they are otherwise ready to chuck to start their own business.
Anna Wilds
The 6 Most Important Roles of a Startup CEO
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The 6 Most Important Roles of a Startup CEO

Founding and growing an industry-transforming company is probably one of the hardest things anyone could ever do.
Andrew Cohen
5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have
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5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have

Long-term success is not due to luck or circumstance but to qualities anyone can acquire.
Firas Kittaneh
6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model
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6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model

What should an entrepreneur do to convince themselves, as well as potential investors, that their business will work?
Martin Zwilling
An Efficient and Effective Way to Ask for an Introduction
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An Efficient and Effective Way to Ask for an Introduction

The head of an accelerator describes his preferred process for making a connection between two parties.
Alex Iskold
Before Hiring a Business Coach Make Certain Their Skills Match Your Goals
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Before Hiring a Business Coach Make Certain Their Skills Match Your Goals

If you find one coach with every skill you need, great, but in the real world different coaches have different sttrengths.
Matthew Pollard
5 Modern Truths About Raising Early-Stage Capital
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5 Modern Truths About Raising Early-Stage Capital

Given that investors increasingly are sophisticated and involved in networks, startup entrepreneurs need to understand the early-stage investment environment.
Peter Gasca
4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur
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4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur

It takes passion to leave a steady gig for the uncertainties of your own business but making the move successfully requires some level-headed strategy.
John Rampton