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Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute’ stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.

Growing Your Business When You Can't Trademark Your Name

Lack of a trademark your name doesn't have to stop your company's growth.
Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

Here are five steps to take to maximize your chances of startup success.

How Can I Find a CEO for My Startup?

You might have great ideas but not the skills to build a company. We break down what you should look for in a chief executive.
Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want

Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want

When you make other people's problems your own, their happiness will be your success.
To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures

To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures

Having a good company culture can keep your company and employees healthy.
Want to Innovate? Get Uncomfortable.

Want to Innovate? Get Uncomfortable.

Four young entrepreneurs share the importance of pushing boundaries to create change in this roundtable discussion.

Is My Landing Page Clearly Written?

Sometimes your startup's biggest obstacle can be your own website. Make sure the language is clear and engaging.
15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

We all wish we could get everything right the first time. That, of course, isn't the case. Here's what some business owners wish they new from the start.
Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup

Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup

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.
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.

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