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10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business
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Olympic skier Shannon Bahrke Happe has always been about risk versus reward, whether she's flying down a mountain or running her own company.
February 6, 2014 in Lifestyle
The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs are a diverse bunch. The best ones, however, share a collection of characteristics -- from tenacity to the ability to tolerate risk -- that are crucial to any successful venture.
January 10, 2014 in Lifestyle
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Insights From Richard Branson in 2013

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Insights From Richard Branson in 2013

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A look at the most popular words of wisdom from the unflappable entrepreneur.
December 26, 2013 in Starting a Business
Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

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From thousands of entries we selected 15 finalists. then readers voted on their favorites. We hope you're as inspired by them as we are!
December 24, 2013 in Profiles
Photos: 17 Startups You Should Bet Your Career On

17 Startups You Should Bet Your Career On

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Anyone who's ready to quit their corporate job and join a startup should give these innovative, growing companies a look.
October 19, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
Are You a Risk-Taker or Just Reckless?

Are You a Risk-Taker or Just Reckless?

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Calculated decision-making is essential for entrepreneurs while recklessness puts you and your company at risk. Here are four traits to watch for to prevent dangerous decision-making and its damage.
October 7, 2013 in Grow Your Business
What Would-Be Entrepreneurs Fear Most About Starting Up

What Would-Be Entrepreneurs Fear Most About Starting Up

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An unstable income is almost always guaranteed when just starting your business, but research shows it's one of the top fears that keeps Americans from becoming entrepreneurs.
April 3, 2013 in Starting a Business
Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear

Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear

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Three tips to help you get over your fears and take bigger risks.
March 14, 2013 in Startup Basics
10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

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How do you know when the time is right to make the leap?
March 13, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Become Risk Savvy

How to Become Risk Savvy

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Sure, starting and running a business comes with risks. But a savvy entrepreneur knows how to minimize them by taking calculated risks instead of crazy ones.
July 21, 2012 in Starting a Business
5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

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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.
June 19, 2012 in Starting a Business
Grads: Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Get a Job (Opinion)

Grads: Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Get a Job (Opinion)

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If your heart is set on running your own business, you could raise your odds of success by first getting some experience on your resume and money in the bank.
May 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?

Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?

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Inventors and entrepreneurs made their case on the debut episode of PBS's "Everyday Edisons" new season, but not all of them seemed quite ready to do so.
April 5, 2012 in Inventing
The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success

The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success

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Thinking about starting a small business? Here's a step-by-step guide for how to launch your business in a low-risk way.
March 26, 2012 in Startup Basics
Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?

Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?

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If you'd like to see other entrepreneurs take high-stakes business gambles, nothing beats Discovery Channel's hit Friday-night show 'Gold Rush Alaska.'
November 17, 2011 in Evaluating Your Idea
Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

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Why big companies would rather buy your company instead of launching their own competitive version.
November 15, 2011 in Startup Basics
Video: Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace RiskPlay Video

Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace Risk (Video)

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Mark Simons, CEO of Toshiba America Information Systems, discusses how a business can go from good to great by taking risks, not being afraid of failure -- and learning from mistakes. He talks with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
November 7, 2011 in Leadership
Video: Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your BusinessPlay Video

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business (Video)

Shark Tank judge and investor Barbara Corcoran on whether pulling equity out of home is still a viable way to fund a business. Taking big risks can be necessary to stay afloat, she says. In bad markets, she has exhausted her options to remain in business.
October 3, 2011 in Financing
Video: Seth Godin on Taking Risks and EntrepreneurshipPlay Video

Seth Godin on Taking Risks and Entrepreneurship (Video)

Business iconoclast Seth Godin talks about trying out new ideas with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
June 22, 2011 in Leadership
Video: Seth Godin on Failing Until You SucceedPlay Video

Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed (Video)

Author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo and starting a business with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.' (20:34)
June 9, 2011 in Innovation
Video: Seth Godin on Taking the InitiativePlay Video

Seth Godin on Taking the Initiative (Video)

The leading business thinker talks about the dangers of conformity and the rewards of taking risks with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
May 4, 2011 in Startup Basics

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