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3 Ways to Remain Dedicated to Your Mission

With endless possibilities, new opportunities and receiving conflicting advice, it can be hard for some entrepreneurs to stay focused on their initial vision. Here are a few tips on staying true to your mission.

CVS Rebrands Itself With Renewed Commitment to Healthcare

In an effort to position itself as a go-to healthcare source, the drugstore rolled out a new name, along with an anti-smoking campaign.

Controlling the Uncontrollable

When getting a startup off the ground, entrepreneurs have to rely on others. Here is how to overcome the challenges of depending on external partners.

Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.

Any outfit promising a super-speedy turnaround will probably deliver less than optimum results.

5 Tips for Turning Uncertainty Into a Competitive Advantage

The most important tool for managing uncertainty is updated information, shared with everyone who needs to know.

Finding Opportunity in a Shrinking Market

Companies thrive in legacy industries when they become thoroughly entrepreneurial.

Why You Need a Marketing Plan

With your growth strategy in mind, a marketing plan can help your mission.

Why You Should Set Radical Goals

The next increment isn't the next big thing. Going big and thinking far into the future sets you free to excel.

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.

Your Nonprofit Needs These 5 Types of Donors

You've got to bring in the money if you want to achieve your mission. Here are five financial sources you should consider.

Lessons From a MLB Player About Financial Planning

Oakland A's second baseman Eric Sogard discusses how he manages his finances, so he can make smart future investments.

Brand During a Startup's Infancy for Maximum Impact

Creating a marketing identity in the company's early stages results in built-in guidelines for managing the strategic direction of the product and the firm.

Key to a Successful Business? Simplify, Simplify AND Simplify.

Often entrepreneurs looking to scale a business end up making their ventures too complicated, resulting in a once successful company going down the drain. Here are a few insights on the importance of keeping it simple.

Nailing Down the Perfect Price Point

For your startup to stay in the game, you need to offer a product or service at a price point that can provide enough revenue for your company to stay afloat.

The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

This in-between stage for a company can be challenging. The founder of S.W. Basics Adina Grigore discusses the issues and frustrations she is facing as a pre-teen company.

How Independent Financial Advisors Can Ride the Wave of Interest in Investing

Those setting up their own consultancies can navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship by attending to these six points.

What Happens to Your Business If You Die?

What happens when you want to retire and stop running your business? Here are a few tidbits of advice on how to keep your company growing, even when you are no longer the boss.

How Thinking Like a Hacker Will Grow Your Business

While developers are being sought out to help scale a business, many entrepreneurs could apply an engineer's mindset to help grow their own.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Stop Celebrating the 60-Hour Workweek

While launching a company can take up a lot of time, it doesn't necessarily have to be your whole life. Instead, entrepreneurs should be working smarter not harder.

How to Embrace 'The Lazy Entrepreneur' Philosophy (And Still Be Successful)

Many people believe you need to work like a dog to make your business a success, but that is not always necessarily true. Entrepreneurs that work smartly can have a successful business, while also working less hours.

How Can I Tell If There Will Be Strong Demand for My Product?

Our expert explains how to find and take advantage of profitable markets

Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller Bets

The founder and CEO of Cheezburger talks to Entrepreneur.com about rebounding and lessons learned.

7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup

Keeping a tight rein on expansion may actually be good for your company.

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

While multitasking may be necessary in the early days of a startup, it's important to recognize when it's time to hand off nonessential tasks.

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