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The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

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

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

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

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

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.
These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup 'Dream Team'

These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup 'Dream Team'

Learning the psychology of your hires can help you place them in their ideal roles.
Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

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.
4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public

4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public

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

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

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

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

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

How Strong Networks Create Strong Companies

Having a strong network of creative individuals and partners leads to a good foundation for your venture.
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

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.
Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

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

5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page

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.
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

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.
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

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

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

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

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

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

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

Startup Entrepreneurship Growing at an Exponential Rate

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

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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.
What Business Schools Don't Teach Students But Should

What Business Schools Don't Teach Students But Should

Shocker: A student's entire college education shouldn't all come from overpriced textbooks.
8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

These factors are important to consider and forecast before you launch your business.
5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

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

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

The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.

How an Idea Partner Can Help Launch a Million-Dollar Startup

For our series College Treps, Chris Norton discusses how an idea partner can help an entrepreneur separate million-dollar ideas from total duds.

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