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New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

StartOut takes a look at the unique challenges LGBT entrepreneurs face and aims to bring the gap with its second annual mentorship program.
Gwen Moran
Can School Make You a Better Entrepreneur?
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Can School Make You a Better Entrepreneur?

We've all heard the business success stories of famous dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. But are there benefits to studying entrepreneurship?
Antonio Neves
Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?
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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
Crowdfunding for Startup Capital -- And Market Intel
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Crowdfunding for Startup Capital -- And Market Intel

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter offer more than money. With the right approach, young entrepreneurs can also gain valuable market insights.
Susan Johnston
Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups
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Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

Fundraisers in West Virginia nurture fledgling businesses and help create a culture of entrepreneurship in the state.
5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have
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5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Having these types of people around to ask advice of and bounce ideas off can be essential to business owner's success.
Joanna Lord
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars
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Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
Carol Tice
The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask
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The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom.
New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs
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New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

Google+ will now feature a hub of information, including live college-level courses on business for military veterans and their families.
Jason Fell
How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding
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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
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)
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Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
Scott Shane
A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)
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A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

At a forum on young entrepreneurship, a more complex vision for what starting up is like for people in countries outside the U.S.
Diana Ransom
Could This Free Online University Be Your Next Start-Up Incubator?
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Could This Free Online University Be Your Next Start-Up Incubator?

University of the People offers some would-be entrepreneurs an opportunity to bone up on business basics. See how the program could become an even more viable option in the future.
Neil Parmar
9 Ways to Beef-Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap
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9 Ways to Beef-Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap

If you weren't born with an innate ability to manage a business, you could get an MBA. Or you might try implementing these tips.
Matthew Toren
Finding Help

From finding a mentor to talk you through your business mistakes and fears, to locating an attorney you trust to advise you on legal matters, you need a lot of help throughout all stages of your business. Here's where to find it. 

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