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Don't Overlook the Boring Details That Torpedo Flashy Startups
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Don't Overlook the Boring Details That Torpedo Flashy Startups

Don't let the glamour and allure of startup culture blind you to the practical prerequisite of a rock-solid business plan.
Daniel Wesley
5 Traveling Tips for Startups on a Budget
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5 Traveling Tips for Startups on a Budget

Travel is a significant investment that deserves your attention as an entrepreneur. Here are a few pointers on how to travel without blowing your small startup budget.
Jason Lucash
Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure
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Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure

Some of the sketchiness associated with crowdfunding should be addressed by the platforms themselves, says Mark Harris.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What to Look for in Your First 5 Hires
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What to Look for in Your First 5 Hires

Not every one of these traits are essential as teams need balance, but these qualities can be useful benchmarks for flagging a great fit.
Will Reynolds
Stop Chasing Away the People You Meet
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Stop Chasing Away the People You Meet

That person you thought you hit it off with at a conference won't answer your calls? The Iceberg Theory will fix that for you.
Leonard Kim
The Power of a Practical App Over Building a Unicorn
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The Power of a Practical App Over Building a Unicorn

The journey of DealSure, a car-leasing app, shows it's better to build to enhance than to impress.
Jason Saltzman
How Much Does Leadership Actually Matter in a Startup?
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How Much Does Leadership Actually Matter in a Startup?

What difference does luck or early-stage timing or anything else make in terms of a leader's success?
Jayson DeMers
This 'Smart Wallet' Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn't It Deliver?
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This 'Smart Wallet' Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn't It Deliver?

Crowdfunding is all about the numbers, but the humans behind the risky campaigns are often hard to calculate.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This New Crowdfunding Platform Lets Fans Invest in Music Artists' Success
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This New Crowdfunding Platform Lets Fans Invest in Music Artists' Success

TapTape bets on fans to be the most knowledgeable and passionate investors.
Alice Guilhamon
With This Startup, a Handwritten Thank You Note Is a Click Away
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With This Startup, a Handwritten Thank You Note Is a Click Away

For $3.50 a note, Bond's robot arm will sign, seal and deliver your gratitude.
Lindsay Friedman
Want to Save the World? First Save Yourself.
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Want to Save the World? First Save Yourself.

The key to helping others is the order: First focus on building your career, then, if you're successful, you'll have plenty to give back.
Steve Tobak
This Election Year, It's Time to Engage With Your Elected Officials
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This Election Year, It's Time to Engage With Your Elected Officials

This year, every entrepreneur's resolution should be to get more involved with local and state lawmakers.
Elizabeth Gore
Is Your Company Still Operating Like a Startup?
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Is Your Company Still Operating Like a Startup?

We like to grow up, but there are benefits to running your sustainable business like you just opened the doors.
Nicholas Mohnacky
Why Small Business Failure Rates are Declining
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Why Small Business Failure Rates are Declining

Starting a business still carries risk, but the percentage of companies shutting down has slowed over the past few decades.
Scott Shane