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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
Trim the Fat From Your Startup
Starting a Business

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

The lean movement is often associated with big business, but its principles can work for small companies, too.
These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded
Startup Basics

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
Daniel Bukszpan

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.
David Koji
Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
TED

Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

A trio of wise, motivational TED presentations all business owners can benefit from.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.
Starting a Business

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
Marc Prosser
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid
Starting a Business

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
George Deeb
6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team
Growth Strategies

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

A team can make or break a startup. Ensuring your team is top notch takes work and dedication. Here are a few lessons I learned on how to get the best from your employees.
David Koji
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4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO
Finance

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
Jerry Jao
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Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online
Starting a Business

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute' stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
Laura Entis
Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup
Growth Strategies

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
Jamie Wong