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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
How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea
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How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

Intrapreneurs are launching businesses within -- and with the help of -- their places of employment.
Michelle Goodman
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics
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The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
Carol Tice
Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)
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Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

Before spending money on business incubators, Congress should first figure out whether we really need more in the U.S. and whether they actually help create jobs.
Scott Shane
Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business
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Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

A look at how advisors can help you more than any business book ever could.
Brad Sugars
A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is
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A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.
Martin Zwilling
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.