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Brand During a Startup's Infancy for Maximum Impact
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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.
April 11, 2014 in Marketing
Key to a Successful Business? Simplify, Simplify AND Simplify.

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

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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.
April 3, 2014 in Starting a Business
Nailing Down the Perfect Price Point

Nailing Down the Perfect Price Point

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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.
March 28, 2014 in Starting a Business
The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

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

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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.
March 27, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How Independent Financial Advisors Can Ride the Wave of Interest in Investing

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

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Those setting up their own consultancies can navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship by attending to these six points.
March 25, 2014 in Money
What Happens to Your Business If You Die?

What Happens to Your Business If You Die?

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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.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How Thinking Like a Hacker Will Grow Your Business

How Thinking Like a Hacker Will Grow Your Business

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While developers are being sought out to help scale a business, many entrepreneurs could apply an engineer's mindset to help grow their own.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Why Entrepreneurs Should Stop Celebrating the 60-Hour Workweek

Why Entrepreneurs Should Stop Celebrating the 60-Hour Workweek

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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.
March 24, 2014 in The 'Treps
How to Embrace 'The Lazy Entrepreneur' Philosophy  (And Still Be Successful)

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

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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.
March 21, 2014 in Lifestyle

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

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Our expert explains how to find and take advantage of profitable markets
March 18, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
Video: Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller BetsPlay Video

Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller Bets (Video)

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The founder and CEO of Cheezburger talks to Entrepreneur.com about rebounding and lessons learned.
March 3, 2014 in Social Media
7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup

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

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Keeping a tight rein on expansion may actually be good for your company.
January 31, 2014 in Startup Basics
8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

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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.
January 17, 2014 in Management & Operations
Video: The Esquire Guy's Guide to Asking for AdvicePlay Video

The Esquire Guy's Guide to Asking for Advice (Video)

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Best practices for picking your mentor's brain.
January 3, 2014 in Young Entrepreneurs

12 Strategies for Promoting Your YouTube Videos

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Want to get the word out about your YouTube videos? Review these quick tips.
January 2, 2014 in Online Marketing
Zappos Gives Job Titles the Boot

Zappos Gives Job Titles the Boot

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Zappos plans to do away with standard hierarchy in the New Year and implement a corporate structure called 'Holacracy.'
December 30, 2013 in Business Management
Tips for Handling Non-Stop Travel

Tips for Handling Non-Stop Travel

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Constant business travel can test even the heartiest of road warriors. Here are some survival tactics for long stretches away from home.
December 28, 2013 in Business Travel
Don't Be a 'Pividiot.' Follow These Tips.

Don't Be a 'Pividiot.' Follow These Tips.

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Constantly changing directions can harm your business. So how do you know when it's a good time to pivot?
December 27, 2013 in Business Management
From Intern to Franchisee

From Intern to Franchisee

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A sweet internship with Kona Ice helped Derek Taylor open his very own franchise.
December 19, 2013 in Franchises
The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

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Sometimes debt can give you a financial edge -- but you need to use it wisely.
December 18, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
How to Become an Authority Online in 8 Simple Steps (Video)

How to Become an Authority Online in 8 Simple Steps (Video)

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Consider these tips for standing out online as a go-to resource in your industry.
December 9, 2013 in Branding
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

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When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.
December 2, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why Fab Is Bleeding

Why Fab Is Bleeding

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Are the e-commerce company's recent shakeups a sign the wounds are healing or just a Band-Aid to stop the hemorrhaging?
November 22, 2013 in Business Management
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

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Small-business retailers may not be able to match the Black Friday extravaganzas offered by the big-box stores, but there are certain things they can do to compete.
November 21, 2013 in Marketing
The Passive Check In: Is This Foursquare's Hail Mary Pass?

The Passive Check In: Is This Foursquare's Hail Mary Pass?

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Amid much criticism, Foursquare is mounting an offense that has many in the startup world sitting up and taking notice.
November 19, 2013 in News and Trends

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