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Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes
Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
John Rampton
4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded
Startup Basics

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.
Weston Bergmann
Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes
Startup Basics

Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors.
Elaine Pofeldt
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)
Project Grow

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
Jane Porter
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding
Project Grow

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Jane Porter
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
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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
Leadership

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
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Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals
Leadership

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
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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