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5 Thought Experiments to Test Your Business Idea
Business Ideas

5 Thought Experiments to Test Your Business Idea

A seemingly good idea with flaws can cause the entire foundation to collapse, while a questionable idea with more merits than faults might be abandoned despite having a real shot at success.
Jayson DeMers
5 Reasons Every Business Needs an Enemy -- the Bigger, the Better
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5 Reasons Every Business Needs an Enemy -- the Bigger, the Better

Having zero competition isn't necessarily a good thing, especially when there's millions of entrepreneurs around the world focused on sniffing out potential business opportunities.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
10 Businesses to Start That Can Weather Any Economy
Business Ideas

10 Businesses to Start That Can Weather Any Economy

Worried our economy is headed south? Here are 10 ideas to build a recession-proof business.
Susan Solovic
4 Steps to Building a Great Product-Focused Organization
Customer Experience

4 Steps to Building a Great Product-Focused Organization

Having an awesome product is not enough for long-term survival. Success comes down to a well planned and executed product strategy.
Peter Gasca
To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People
Ideas

To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People

Tap relationships – and needs – to get traction for your projects.
Poornima Vijayashanker
Forget Glitter: The New Thing to Ship Your Enemies Is a Potato
Entrepreneurs

Forget Glitter: The New Thing to Ship Your Enemies Is a Potato

An entrepreneur in Texas has made a business out of shipping potatoes inscribed with anonymous messages.
Kate Taylor
A 3-Step Formula to Success -- Really
Success Strategies

A 3-Step Formula to Success -- Really

You must fine-tune your ability to acutely break down a problem and come up with an efficient solution.
Stephen Key
14 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Creativity

14 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

ADHD is good, you can learn from freestyle rappers and forget other people's opinions.
Andrew Medal
What Do Sara Blakely and Kevin Plank Have in Common?
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What Do Sara Blakely and Kevin Plank Have in Common?

Nope, we're not talking underwear here. We're talking opportunity recognition.
Shawn Osborne
What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?
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What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?

The head of a company that hooks up inventors with the popular shopping channel dishes on how inventors can show off their products to millions.
Stephen Key
8 Tips for Anyone Starting a Child-Care Service
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8 Tips for Anyone Starting a Child-Care Service

We asked established child-care operators to share their best advice. Here's what they said.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Business Owner?
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How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Business Owner?

Although you get to decide your own salary, determining the amount might be one of the toughest decisions you'll make.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action
Success Strategies

You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action

You must live a life where you cross lines and push limits. You must commit to and demand to create success in your personal life and business.
Grant Cardone
The 5 Best Business Mantras From 'Mr. Wonderful'
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The 5 Best Business Mantras From 'Mr. Wonderful'

I recently met with Kevin O'Leary, one of the judges on ABC's "Shark Tank," and came away with some memorable lessons.
Stacey Alcorn