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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

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

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

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

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.

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

Entrepreneurs tend to over-promise when pitching their startup at the earliest stages, investors say.

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

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

Shocker: A student's entire college education shouldn't all come from overpriced textbooks.

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

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 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.

On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.

3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team

You may have a great idea, but your company's fate depends in large part on the strength of your team.

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first.

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Many startups run out of money soon after they launch, missing out on success before they even have a fighting chance.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'

When joining a community of other entrepreneurs, look for businesses that share your long-term goals, even if they are in different industries.

Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin

You may have been "with the band" in college, but these days, you're probably more interested in being "with the brand." Check out our weekly series on branding across the country.

5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Following your passion will only get you so far. You also need a good plan in place to turn your dream into a reality.

Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice

When you're just starting out, asking the right questions to the right people can be your difference between failure and success.

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit.

Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't

The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company.

When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

Part of becoming profitable quickly is knowing what matters now and what can be pushed back several weeks or months

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