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The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

A look at the realizations that inspired the founders of Apple, Ikea, WhatsApp and other massively successful businesses.

4 Tips for Building a Company That Attracts the Best Investors

Investors seek companies that run smoothly and have solid prospects, which is just the company you're trying to build.

Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Business incubators present an amazing opportunity for startup companies, as long as you have the right expectations.

Meet Some of the Hottest Startups Melding Fashion and Tech

The inaugural class of the New York Fashion Tech Lab shows how big a business opportunity fashion can be.

A Reality Check for Anyone Eager to Work for a Startup

Brutal hours, low pay, stock option souvenirs, smart people with good ideas routinely going broke. You can fall in love, again, with your day job.

Marc Ecko's Keys to Startup -- And Life -- Success

Laugh. Watch Will Ferrell movies. Kiss your kids. Intentionally sweat. Stay hydrated.

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

To start a successful business, you'll have to quickly learn some techniques that aren't in any book.

Passion, Persistence and Red Lipstick

Three things that will transform any woman into an entrepreneur.

Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch

There’s one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions.

10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job

The steps you must take to turn a side hustle into a full-fledged business.

7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising

There is nothing "fun" about fundraising. I am going through it now...

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Stephen King

Lessons from the master of horror can apply to startups, too.

Defiance Is the Key to Weathering Startup Negativty

Hold fast when the naysayers unleash a barrage of discouragement. It makes it even better when you succeed.

4 Hidden Elements of Leadership to Learn Before Starting Up

Before setting out on your next business venture, do a personal inventory of yourself to see where you stand.

Why Entrepreneurs Are Jumping on the Drinkable Meal Bandwagon

Entrepreneurs' drive to be on the edge of innovation is leading to a new market for super-food slurries that aim to revolutionize eating as we know it.

3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money

These apps can aid the tedious and onerous task of getting venture capitalists to budge and fund your company's budget.

Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro

Introductions are vital to good networking. Here are 7 ways to not screw it up.

What Helps Entrepreneurs Truck Forward After Massive Loss?

There are lessons to learn from every failed startup. But here is one way to make picking up the pieces a bit easier.

Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.

The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own.

Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup

A female executive in San Francisco does some truth telling.

Age Really Is Just a Number When It Comes to Entrepreneurial Success

Years of experience in business is a better indicator than age, young or old, when guessing who will complete the trek to success.

The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

Investors don't want to invest in a product, they want to invest in a business. Here are seven reality checks to apply.

The Parallels Between Entrepreneurship and Bipolar Disorder

Product company founder and venture capitalist discusses how his sister's struggles with mental illness reflect on his experiences with developing businesses.

San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco.

How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC

The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart.
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