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The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Sure, you're idea is unique but how businesses survive, or don't, is the same for everybody.

False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.

Take This Final Exam to See If You Are Ready to Launch Your Startup

An entrepreneur devoted to a good idea is more likely to succeed than a hesitant entrepreneur with a great idea.

Brutal Lessons From 4 Failed Startups

Learning from mistakes is smart. Learning from somebody else's mistakes is brilliant.

When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks

While entrepreneurs may think they have the next billion-dollar idea, they need to assess certain risk factors before bringing it to market. Otherwise, they will crash and burn.

The 4 Pitfalls Small Businesses Face

Launching and running a company is no walk in the park. Be aware of these challenges before you jump into starting a business.

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.

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.

17 Absentminded Mistakes That Will Cost Your Business Big Time

Distracted by daily tasks and critical goals, most entrepreneurs let seemingly unimportant issues slip through the cracks.

My Biggest Mistake: Relying on a Resume

You have heard the saying, 'don't judge a book by its cover.' Here is why you shouldn't judge a person by her resume.

$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy.

Biggest Mistakes: How Ginger + Liz Learned to Play Nice With Vendors

When the nail-polish making duo Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett began their production efforts, finding the right vendors to work with was easier said than done. Here’s why having a plan B can mean all the difference.

Biggest Mistakes: What Artsicle Learned from Its First Hire

When co-founders Scott Carleton and Alex Tryon of the art-rental and purchase platform needed help around the office, they soon learned that preparation and clarity are key in hiring employees.

Biggest Mistakes: Skillshare on Knowing Your Strengths -- And Weaknesses

When the education-sharing platform began hiring employees, making benefits decisions soon became a priority. But co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn now says he should have left that task up to a professional.

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.

Sean Parker: Running a Startup Is 'Like Eating Glass'

The Napster and Airtime co-founder says too many people with terrible ideas are founding companies.

Moshi Monsters and the Mistake That Launched the Multimillion-Dollar Business

Mind Candy's Michael Acton Smith offers his three biggest lessons before striking gold with one of the fastest-growing online children's games.

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

The billionaire tech entrepreneur offers his best advice from hiring passionate employees to never hiring a PR firm.

Insights: Docstoc's Jason Nazar on His Startup Mistakes

Hiring well and staying focused as an entrepreneur can be a lot harder than they may seem initially, says the co-founder of a successful Internet company.

The Unasked Question: Should You Open a Business?

Entrepreneurship can be an expensive and thankless 24/7 endeavor that few people wind-up succeeding at. See if you're ready.

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