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The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

People who start companies are passionate, energetic and unafraid of risk. Sometimes, that's a recipe for disaster.
Isaac Oates
Richard Branson's 5 Steps for Startup Success
Starting a Business

Richard Branson's 5 Steps for Startup Success

The billionaire entrepreneur's basic rules to get a business off to a strong start.
Nina Zipkin
I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)
Inspiration

I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning.
Joel Gascoigne
Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl
Starting a Business

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
Peter Gasca
How to Name Your Startup
Naming a Business

How to Name Your Startup

Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business.
Joel Gascoigne
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2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO
Startup Basics

2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO

Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success.
Peter S. Cohan
What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices
Lessons

What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat.
Jonathan Long
If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business
Competition

If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

Eventually, a competitor will come and beat you at your own game. Provide your own internal disruptions to stay relevant.
Mark Cenicola
A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster
Advisors

A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster

Harnessing the advice and networks of people you trust has big benefits and won't cost that much.
Tony Conrad
9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Mindset

9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

It's a jarring change from living on a paycheck to living on a dream. If you aren't willing think differently, better to keep your day job.
Maite Baron
50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business
Startup Basics

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.
John Rampton
7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs

7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs

Combine good values and good sense with a good idea, add a lot of work, you'll succeed.
John Pilmer
10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business
Startup Basics

10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed.
Aaron Skonnard
Ancient Yoga Has Lessons for Modern Entrepreneurs
Core Values

Ancient Yoga Has Lessons for Modern Entrepreneurs

The intriguing flexibility of the skilled yogi relies on a powerful core. Your business also needs both to thrive.
Lev Kaye