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5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator
Growth Strategies

5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

With so many incubators to choose from these days, you want to be sure you're making the right decision. Here are five questions to help you get there.
Punit Arora
Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple
Finance

Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

The buzzed about smartwatch was floundering raising money. Then it streamlined its message and took to Kickstarter.
Jason Fell
5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business
Starting a Business

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Five strategies for starting a business from the CEO and co-founder of web site creation and hosting service Weebly.
Laura Entis
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions
Starting a Business

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
Walter Chen
How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up
Entrepreneurs

How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up

The questions entrepreneurs ask themselves before launching are often just as pivotal as the idea itself. Here's a look at how one young trep made those tough choices.
Susan Johnston
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs
Starting a Business

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
Matt Villano
Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field
Growth Strategies

Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field

Robert Greene, author of 'The 48 Laws of Power,' talks to Entrepreneur.com about how to become a master.
Catherine Clifford
How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator
Starting a Business

How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

In starting up, sometimes the best experiences can come from the worst ones.
Lyneka Little
Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?
Starting a Business

Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

The news is filled with success stories from incubator-backed startups, but can these programs really help your startup? We weigh the positives and consider the negatives.
Martin Zwilling
From College Dropouts to Y-Combinator Darlings
Starting a Business

From College Dropouts to Y-Combinator Darlings

Here's how one group of young entrepreneurs caught the eye of one of the U.S.'s top start-up accelerators.
Kara Ohngren Prior
How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding
Starting a Business

How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

Getting your venture accepted into an accelerator can help immensely when it comes to getting venture capital, thanks to a rigorous screening process and help from mentors and peers.
Peter S. Cohan
Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World
Entrepreneurs

Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World

We speak with James Beshara the co-founder of the group-funding site Crowdtilt about what it's like to run a fast-moving young company with major investors watching.
Diana Ransom
How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup
Starting a Business

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
Gwen Moran
This Robot Will Do Your Business Traveling for You
Leadership

This Robot Will Do Your Business Traveling for You

Fed up with traveling for business? Anybot's 'personal avatar' can help.
Michelle Juergen