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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Running

People can learn a lot about running a company by putting on sneakers and hitting the pavement.

7 Tips For Hiring The Best Startup Talent

For any entrepreneur, identifying and hiring your first non-founding employees is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern

While waiting for something to get complete can feel like an eternity, it is important to make the most of that time.

Why I Would Choose the Startup Road All Over Again

While entrepreneurship can be challenging, it can also be extremely rewarding. For our series The Grind, a founder discusses why he is happy he chose to launch a startup – and why he'd do it all over again.

How I Finally Snagged My Dream Domain Name

One entrepreneur explains how she was able to get the perfect URL for her startup and what lessons she learned along the way.

4 Ways Yoga And Meditation Will Make You a Better Leader

Like most things, practicing mindfulness takes dedication. But if leaders remain persistent, they will reap all the benefits of this practice.

6 Secrets to Surviving on Little or No Sleep

Entrepreneurs' work schedules tend to go far beyond the standard 40-hour workweek, causing many to forgo catching some z's for more hours working on their startup. Here is how to survive this crazy lifestyle.

How to Get the Most Out of an Accelerator Program

Not all accelerator programs are created equal. Follow this list of do's and dont's to make sure you find the right one for your company.

7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry

Startups are notorious for having long hours, a lot of bumps in the road and many projects occurring simultaneously. When times get tough and your team is down, here are seven ways to keep them motivated.

Outsourcing Your Production? Here Are 3 Ways to Save Money.

While larger companies can afford lost products during production runs, startups can't. Here are a few tips on ensuring your supply chain is as efficient as possible.

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.

Don't Just Develop Your Company Brand, Think About Your Personal One, Too

Building your own brand can do wonders for your business. Here are three quick tips to get your started.

Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup

For a close-knit team it is imperative everyone is on the page. If not, your startup could go into a tailspin.

Growing Pains: How Expansion Causes Startups to Lose Customers

The founder of skincare line S.W. Basics discusses how she has to sacrifice clients in order to gain others and how to deal with it.

Preparing Your Team for a Move Across the Globe

There are times when entrepreneurs need to uproot their companies and move to a new country. One of the most challenging aspects is preparing your team. Here are a few pointers.

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up’ strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly.

Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup

Finding manufactures is a daunting task, particularly when dealing with factories overseas. Here are a few tips on making it easier.

The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition

During pitch competitions, entrepreneurs must go head to head with other ambitious founders to try and win a piece of the funding pie. To prepare for these competitions, entrepreneurs should concentrate on these three questions.

Why I Pivoted My Fundraising Strategy

Hint: It’s not because I ran out of money.

6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires

When starting a business, often it is just you running the show. Shifting from a 'solo entrepreneur' to a founder with a team can be challenging. Here are a few tips to make the process easier.

How to Get Your Startup Past the Debbie Downers

After skincare line S.W. Basics met with Target, the founder got a mixed receptions: some people cheered and others were scared for her business. Here is how she dealt with it.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round

With many entrepreneurs stating their major concern is capital, getting outside funding can be imperative to a startup's success. Here are a few tips on getting your first round.

How I Found Success by Age 30

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur Jason Lucash opens up about hitting the 30-year-old milestone and what advice he has for aspiring entrepreneurs.

3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch

If done correctly, pitching to clients, investors and partners can open doors for a startup, helping a company catapult to the next level. If done incorrectly, disaster can ensue.

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