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5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

Reid Hoffman, investor and co-founder of LinkedIn, and Ben Casnocha, entrepreneur and author, share valuable tips on cultivating and seizing make-or-break opportunities.
5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting up isn't always going to land you fame and fortune. But, if you're lucky, you will control your own destiny. Before you start up, consider the truth about common myths.

Young 'Changemakers' Have Chance to Win Money for Social Ventures

For budding social entrepreneurs, here's your chance to get noticed -- and land some start-up cash.

What Do Etsy, GroupMe and Stamped Have In Common? An Eye on Design

Forget coders and engineers, some companies are touting their designers' acumen as what really helps them stand out.
Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

Rather than wait for Zynga to scoop up your young gaming company, crowdfunding may be the next best thing.
Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe on Social Media and the Verge Culture

Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe on Social Media and the Verge Culture

A discussion with Karmaloop's founder and CEO Greg Selkoe on how innovative techniques and practical thinking helped his company thrive in today's ever changing fashion marketplace.
How to Shop for a Business Incubator

How to Shop for a Business Incubator

Incubators can be a great way to get a fledgling business off the ground -- but beware of marketing gimmicks that capitalize on eager entrepreneurs.

What to Do When Friends Want to Be Co-Founders

One of the toughest challenges a young entrepreneur may face is turning away friends who want to join their companies. Here are some options.
How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

Millions of people have tuned into an 11-minute video of entrepreneur Caine Monroy's cardboard arcade creation, but how did that video catch on when so many others don't? To figure it out, we asked the experts to give us their best viral-video tips.
Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Small businesses employ a lot of people, so policy makers invest in resources that help start new companies. But more resources should be allocated to helping existing business stay afloat.
Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Small businesses create most of the jobs, we've often been told. But is it true? See which two types of businesses have been adding jobs, according to new data.
How to Estimate Startup Costs

How to Estimate Startup Costs

Get an idea of how much money you'll need by creating three quick lists and making a few educated guesses.
How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

A new strategy for an online hand-me-downs company targeting moms helps raise an infusion of cash from venture backers.
Five to Follow on Twitter for Startups

Five to Follow on Twitter for Startups

Sometimes in business it actually helps to follow the crowd. Here are five tweeters to follow if you're just getting started up.
How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

Five tips for young hopefuls to consider before hanging their own shingle.
Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.
The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying

The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying

A new study finally answers the question: How many entrepreneurs were afraid to even apply for a loan during the recession?
A Competition for Your Startup

A Competition for Your Startup

The Start-Up, Boot-Up business plan competition promises $75,000 to one outstanding start-up.
SXSW's Customer Finding Tools of Tomorrow

SXSW's Customer Finding Tools of Tomorrow

SXSW shines a spotlight on firms that can help business owners connect with customers. Here's a look.
The Unasked Question: Should You Open a Business?

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.
Parting Thoughts on SXSW Interactive

Parting Thoughts on SXSW Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive may be over, but the lessons learned will carry on -- at least, until next year.
At SXSW, Chief Shoe Giver Extols Social Entrepreneurship

At SXSW, Chief Shoe Giver Extols Social Entrepreneurship

Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, explains why starting up a social venture is a good business strategy.
The Dailies at SXSW, Part Four

The Dailies at SXSW, Part Four

SXSW in Austin may be the place to go for networking opportunities, but it's also good for a quick dose of inspiration.
At SXSW, A Startup for Startups

At SXSW, A Startup for Startups

For small businesses, landing funding has rarely been more difficult. Here's how one company is aiming to make it easier.
Creating a Startup at 60 MPH

Creating a Startup at 60 MPH

Think starting a business is hard? Try doing it on a bus in 48 hours.
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