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Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?
Growing a Business

Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Here are six reasons why you may need to give up the work-from-home lifestyle and find rented space.
Doug and Polly White
Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth
Think Like Cleveland

Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Jane Porter
Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success
Strategy

Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Being practical and thoughtful about all of the possibilities and worst-case scenarios prompts allows firm to progress.
Jerry Jao
The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee
Hiring

The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

It's important to figure out the cost associated with taking on help and gauge other impacts on your business.
Doug and Polly White
Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes
Passion

Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes

The popular Entrepreneur.com contributor will talk about confidence, founding a startup around your passion and growing that business so that you can live the type of life you've always wanted.
Jason Fell
Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals
Habits

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.
James Clear
Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.
TrepLabs

Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

If you really want to disrupt the field, your product has to be leaps and bounds over the competition. If not, prepare to be ignored.
Rahul Varshneya
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?
Starting a Business

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
Tom Lotrecchiano and Joe Schmidt
5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make
Tax Center

5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make

Get through tax time without a migraine or massive fines by avoiding these rookie tax blunders.
Polly Brewster
Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.
Trep Talk

Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Getting the Dallas Mavericks owner to invest in your startup is easier than you think. Entrepreneurs who've successfully done so—and Cuban himself—weigh in on what to keep in mind.
Neil Parmar
3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter
Venture Capital

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.
Catherine Clifford
Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand
Hiring

Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.
Kate Brodock
Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?
Venture Capital

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.
George Deeb
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up
Starting Up

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
James Clear