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Getting Started the Smart and Easy Way

Startup doesn't have to be difficult. With our help, anyone can start a business.

This story appears in the June 2006 issue of Start Up.

We here at Entrepreneur have been in the business of helping people start businesses for almost three decades. Over the years, we've seen startup trends, methods and catchphrases come and go. One of the most ubiquitous--and dangerous--phrases asso-ciated with startup is "get rich quick." It's foolish to think you can start a business and instantly make millions, as if you had just hit the lottery jackpot. In reality, traveling the road to business success--and business riches--takes vision, passion, and good, old-fashioned hard work.

On the other hand, it's smart to know you can start a business the easy way. Too many people have great ideas but get so bogged down by the steps and obstacles to startup that they give up before they even start. Their mistake: They do everything the hard way. Wouldn't it be great to know the secrets of making startup as simple as possible, and getting your business up and running as quickly as possible? We've uncovered these secrets and devoted this issue of Entrepreneur's StartUps to one purpose: helping you start a business the smart and easy way.

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