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Brand Building

The Power of Pancakes: Branding Starts With Tribes, Not Beta Tests

If you are building a brand, be sure to think about how you can piece together your tribe, then start today.
Workspaces

Ready to Kill Your Company's Open-Floor Plan? Drop the Machete.

This contributor's company showed that you don't have to make an open-concept workspace an either-or decision.
Startup Funding

How to Prevent Your Software Startup From Running out of Gas

Finish your first iteration quickly, knowing that the most successful apps are a series of experiments -- and iterations.
Older Entrepreneurs

Opportunity Doesn't Expire: A Guide to Ageless Entrepreneurship

With 20-something co-founders becoming billionaires, you'll likely surmise that entrepreneurship is only a young person's game. But you'll be wrong.
Managing Risk

Straight Talk: What a Lifelong Love of Poker Taught Me About Business

Poker is a high-wire act that any CEO could recognize. You're managing risk at all times, and you're making decisions based on insufficient information.
Startup Funding

Seven Ways To Fund Your Startup On The Sly

The shiny gleam of easy VC funding blinds many companies to reality. You might not qualify for or necessarily want this sort of investment.
startup studio

The Startup Studio Effect: How Hollywood's Movie Model Applies to the Startup World

It's not that startup studios are better than accelerators; it's simply that accelerators leave a lot of opportunities on the table.
Startups

Eric Ries on 4 Common Misconceptions About Lean Startup

If you believe lean startup methods lead to "cheap" products and companies, or that lean startup companies don't think big, think again.
Venture Capital

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

VC sounds appealing, but is it for you? Here's what you need to know to navigate a "typical'" series of fundraising rounds.
Business Failure

4 Tactics to Help Your Company Avoid the Top Startup Killer

Startups fail for a lot of reasons: a lack of money (duh), poor marketing, a pivot gone awry, legal challenges. But another, different reason tops the list year after year.
Farming

What the American Farm Can Teach Business Leaders About 'Sowing' Success

When you're on a farm, do as the farmers do. When you're running a business, do what farmers do, too.
Leadership

4 Culture-Building Lessons From Sam Walton's Legal Pad

Company culture isn't built in a boardroom.
Uber

Don't Uberize, Strategize! 3 Steps to a Better Business Model.

Want to shake up your industry? Avoid the pitfalls of the the 1-size-fits-all 'Uber for X' approach.
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

Three Lessons This American Entrepreneur Learned From Dubai's Startup Scene

Entrepreneurs who think Uncle Sam has the most tricks under his hat have likely overlooked the financial incentives and talent diversity of the UAE.
Marketing

Don't Let 'Stealth Mode' Sink Your Startup

If you want investors, partners or customers to notice you, they have to know you exist.
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