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Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy

There's big money to be made in people's unused, idle things. One company breaking into the space provides some good examples to follow.
Peter Gasca
3 Reasons Why You Should Network Less
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3 Reasons Why You Should Network Less

Building a network is crucial to success but if you are not connecting with the right people, it's doing you no good.
Sarah Vermunt
Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Before you go into business for yourself, take a personal assessment to see if owning your own business is the best fit for you.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
7 Failures Every Entrepreneur Must Eventually Face
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7 Failures Every Entrepreneur Must Eventually Face

As you develop yourself as a business owner and work to achieve your goals, you'll inevitably experience these setbacks.
Jayson DeMers
12 Organizations Entrepreneurs Need to Join
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12 Organizations Entrepreneurs Need to Join

Entrepreneurship is notoriously go-it-alone but it needn't be.
John Rampton
5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living
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5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Following your passion will only get you so far. You also need a good plan in place to turn your dream into a reality.
Aliya LeeKong
10 Tips for Building a Successful Software Business
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10 Tips for Building a Successful Software Business

Companies that provide services, mostly through the cloud, are growing at a fast pace. Here's how you can get into the action.
Ron Yekutiel
20 Questions You Can Ask to Validate Your Startup Idea
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20 Questions You Can Ask to Validate Your Startup Idea

Before you commit significant time, money or other resources to launch, take this test.
Sujan Patel
7 Tools to Help Startups Dominate in Large Markets and Compete With the Giants
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7 Tools to Help Startups Dominate in Large Markets and Compete With the Giants

Use these strategies to focus your effort to go viral, achieve higher conversions and hit the headlines to start building a respectable cash flow.
Matthew Toren
Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.
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Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.

Here are eight strategies to build your business with sweat equity.
Nina Zipkin
The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)
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The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)

From accelerator programs to self-funding to outsourcing prototype development, this infographic sheds light on some of the most popular paths toward launching a business.
Geoff Weiss
How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup
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How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup

Entrepreneurs often anguish over determining the value of their companies. Here are some tips to help avoid mistakes.
Peter Gasca
One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help
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One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help

The One Kings Lane co-founder urges young entrepreneurs to seek the guidance of others when first starting up.
Nina Zipkin
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Monetize Before You Launch: One Entrepreneur's Lessons Learned
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Monetize Before You Launch: One Entrepreneur's Lessons Learned

Solve a simple problem for early adopters to pre-sell your product.
Poornima Vijayashanker