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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.
On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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
5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.
5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

Business ideas are buzzing all around you. It's just a matter of knowing where to look and how to uncover them. Here are five places to start.
Reddit Founder on Startup Success: Identify a Genuine Need and Fill It

Reddit Founder on Startup Success: Identify a Genuine Need and Fill It

Alexis Ohanian on the importance of creating a new tech product or service that solves a problem in people's lives.
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
Do You Have the Moxie to Be a Parallel Entrepreneur?

Do You Have the Moxie to Be a Parallel Entrepreneur?

Forget serial entrepreneurship, founders who start up more than one company at a time are all the rage these days. See if you're cut out for the multi-business hustle.
How to Kick Fear in the Teeth

How to Kick Fear in the Teeth

Many entrepreneurs have many fears, but you must overcome them to find success. College Trep Atin Mittra describes his top fear-stomping tactics.

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