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The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.
For our series College Treps, Chris Norton discusses how an idea partner can help an entrepreneur separate million-dollar ideas from total duds.
You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.
You may have a great idea, but your company's fate depends in large part on the strength of your team.
Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first.
Many startups run out of money soon after they launch, missing out on success before they even have a fighting chance.
When joining a community of other entrepreneurs, look for businesses that share your long-term goals, even if they are in different industries.
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.
Following your passion will only get you so far. You also need a good plan in place to turn your dream into a reality.
When you're just starting out, asking the right questions to the right people can be your difference between failure and success.
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.
The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company.
Part of becoming profitable quickly is knowing what matters now and what can be pushed back several weeks or months
A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.
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.
Alexis Ohanian on the importance of creating a new tech product or service that solves a problem in people's lives.
In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
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.
Many entrepreneurs have many fears, but you must overcome them to find success. College Trep Atin Mittra describes his top fear-stomping tactics.
While non-disclosure agreements can help protect you, be careful about how you use them.
For our series 'If I knew then,' co-founder of HotelTonight Sam Shank opens up about what he learned during his entrepreneurial journey and offers up advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Sometimes starting a business seems like the best antidote to having a boss and job you don't like. But there's more to it than that. Here are three key factors to consider.
Your idea isn't the only thing that needs protection. Your name, your logo, your images and your sounds--are the intellectual property that makes your business your own.
Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.
Deciding when to put an Inc. at the end of your company name can seem like a big step, but those three letters can offer some precious protections.
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