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Bryan Silverman on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting Up in College

As the College Entrepreneur of 2012, the co-founder of Star Toilet Paper discusses his top startup challenges and ways he's helped overcome them.

Must-Have Mentors: How to Build Your Personal Board of Directors

Business coach Antonio Neves offers some sage advice for young entrepreneurs looking for more formalized guidance.

Entrepreneur Coach Antonio Neves on Finding Focus and the Power of Storytelling

The founder Thinqaction and business coach offers up his top tips for tackling camera-shy tendencies, along with a host of other challenging entrepreneurial issues.

What Doesn't Kill You... Makes You an Entrepreneur?

Go getter? Problem Solver? Bossy? Here are five signs you may have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Change-Maker Dev Aujla on Doing Well and Doing Good

The social entrepreneur behind DreamNow and other do-gooder groups shares his thoughts on how young, socially-minded treps can do good work and still have enough.

Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

Fundraisers in West Virginia nurture fledgling businesses and help create a culture of entrepreneurship in the state.

How Young Entrepreneurs Stare Down Personal Crisis

Three young treps share stories of how they overcame serious personal crises -- while keeping their businesses afloat or starting new ventures.

The 6 Best Entrepreneurial Habits for Rapid Growth

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and professor Dave Lerner shares his tips for startup success.

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.

Which State Is Best for Small Business? (Infographic)

Thinking of starting up? Find out which states are the best (and worst) for small business.

Necessary Start-Up Styles: Why a Hoodie and Jeans Aren't Enough

When launching a business, the last thing on your mind is probably your wardrobe. But it shouldn't be. Here, the founders of Hukkster divvy out their start-up fashion advice.

What the 2012 Presidential Election Can Teach Startups About Finding a Niche

Unlike in a presidential election where candidates look to ply their message to anyone and everyone, the best way to market a cash-strapped startup is to be direct.

How to Balance a Fulltime Job With Starting Up

Startup expert Rebekah Iliff says digging in, making sacrifices and putting in the appropriate time is critical.

Resources to Help Launch Your Business

From processing payments to building a website, these resources will help you get your startup running in no time.

How to Be an Entrepreneur at Your Day Job

3 tips to keep your motivation to start your own business alive while working to making ends meet.

What to Look for When Renting Office Space

Choosing a space for your business is a big decision, especially for startups. Here are the things you should consider because signing a lease.

How Your Business Plan Might Be Holding You Back

Use the time you save writing a detailed business plan to move past the planning phase and help your company take flight.

Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

A look at what really happens at business accelerators and why they can be so attractive to ambitious entrepreneurs.

How to Insert the 'Real World' into Your College Courses

Student entrepreneur Lila Wilson found balance through courses that offered outside-the-classroom opportunities.

10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

You never want to make the same mistake twice, but isn't success sweeter when you don't make any? Here are some reasons why businesses fail and tips for how to avoid it.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Triumphs and Tribulations

Three lessons from the successes and missteps of the world's largest social network.

Vision Versus Hallucination -- Founders and Pivots

A pivot should not be an excuse for a lack of a coherent strategy or a lack of impulse control, writes Steve Blank.

4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion

How to know when it's the right time to start your own business.

How to Make Freelancing Work for Future Entrepreneurs

For would-be entrepreneurs, freelancing can serve as a crucial first toe in the water.

5 Lessons From Oprah's 'Startup'

Oprah Winfrey's OWN network might be faltering, but don't count out the woman with the Midas touch. Here's what any entrepreneur can learn from her recent startup struggles.

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