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The 5 Rules for Silicon Valley Success That Can Work Anywhere

The 5 Rules for Silicon Valley Success That Can Work Anywhere

Silicon Valley is the startup capital of the world for a reason. Here are five key lessons from the place that every entrepreneur can apply to the way they do business, no matter where they are.
The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

Surprisingly, running out of money is not the No. 1 reason.

Why Your Business Needs to Stop Acting Like a 4-Year-Old

Poorly run businesses, like small children, need constant supervision. Here are key strategies to help your business operate more smoothly.

Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths

Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.
Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement

Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement

The CEO of Virgin shares how to cut the crap and make a mission statement that actually means something.
The 7 Hottest Startup Scenes in the U.S. (Infographic)

The 7 Hottest Startup Scenes in the U.S. (Infographic)

Tax-planning startup GoodApril analyzes key benchmarks for entrepreneurs, including the median salary for a technology employee and the price of office space.
How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.
The Networking Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make

The Networking Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make

Having a broad network of connections is important, but spread yourself too thin and you might be doing more harm than good. Here's why.
Richard Branson on Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship

Richard Branson on Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship

Telling friends and family you're going to start your own business is often just as scary as actually taking the plunge. Virgin's CEO offers advice on how to get those you love on-board.
10 Questions to Ask When Pricing Your Product

10 Questions to Ask When Pricing Your Product

Read our guide to figuring out what you should be charging for your products and services.
The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup

The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup

Misrepresenting your company's life stage could carry steep consequences.

Mentors vs. Advisors and Why You Should Get to Know Why They Differ

For young entrepreneurs, a helping hand can go a long way. Just make sure you’re aware of what’s expected of you in return.

A Case for Exploring Alternative Capitalism Models

While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic. Here's a look at what other forms have emerged in recent years.
Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples

Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples

If you're thinking of starting up with your significant other, consider the tips of those who've made the plunge before you.

Top Tech Entrepreneurs Offer Tips on Starting Up

Thinking of starting a tech startup? Get ready for a bumpy ride. Tech entrepreneurs Dario Meli and Greg Isenberg talk about the agony and ecstasy of starting up.
Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

A stolen jacket leads to a big business for an Indiana University grad.
Entrepreneurship Today: Starting Up Is Optional (Infographic)

Entrepreneurship Today: Starting Up Is Optional (Infographic)

Long over are the days when being an entrepreneur was defined solely as being a business owner.

6 Ways Your Startup's Location Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Choosing an office space in a strategic locale can help grow your business. Here are six factors to keep in mind when considering where to base your business.
Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

With startup hubs cropping up across the U.S., we take a look at one burgeoning ecosystem to pinpoint how other city centers can spark their own entrepreneurial boom.

The 3 Biggest Mistakes I Made as a Student Entrepreneur and How I Learned From Them

Like many newbie business owners, YE CollegeTreps columnist Sarah Haselkorn has made mistakes. The important thing, she says, is to learn from them.
How Far Would You Go to Check Out a Job Candidate?

How Far Would You Go to Check Out a Job Candidate?

At a recent StartX event, a panel of entrepreneurs detailed their unusual approaches to checking candidate references.
What You Wanted to Know About Marketing But Forgot to Ask

What You Wanted to Know About Marketing But Forgot to Ask

You know all of the frequently asked marketing questions, what about the important questions no one ever thinks to ask? We've got the answers right here.
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?

How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?

Before you pack your bags and head off to Silicon Valley, check out how the top startup ecosystems rank when it comes to ease of starting a business.

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