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8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
Technology

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, Dabble offers lessons in landing a startup job, SCORE presents its practical guide to starting a nonprofit, Startup Weekend lets entrepreneurs loose with 3D printers. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
What Business Schools Don't Teach Students But Should
Entrepreneurs

What Business Schools Don't Teach Students But Should

Shocker: A student's entire college education shouldn't all come from overpriced textbooks.
Derrick Boone
8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs
Starting a Business

8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

These factors are important to consider and forecast before you launch your business.
Tim Berry
5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator
Growth Strategies

5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

With so many incubators to choose from these days, you want to be sure you're making the right decision. Here are five questions to help you get there.
Punit Arora
The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help
Starting a Business

The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.
Starting a Business

How an Idea Partner Can Help Launch a Million-Dollar Startup

For our series College Treps, Chris Norton discusses how an idea partner can help an entrepreneur separate million-dollar ideas from total duds.
Chris Norton
On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.
Susan Johnston
3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team
Growth Strategies

3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team

You may have a great idea, but your company's fate depends in large part on the strength of your team.
Katherine Duncan
10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan
Business Plans

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first.
Martin Zwilling
Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast
Marketing

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Many startups run out of money soon after they launch, missing out on success before they even have a fighting chance.
George Deeb
Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'
Growth Strategies

Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'

When joining a community of other entrepreneurs, look for businesses that share your long-term goals, even if they are in different industries.
Art Markman
Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin
Growth Strategies

Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin

You may have been "with the band" in college, but these days, you're probably more interested in being "with the brand." Check out our weekly series on branding across the country.
Melanie Spring
5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living
Starting a Business

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
Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice

When you're just starting out, asking the right questions to the right people can be your difference between failure and success.
Richard Branson