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How to Become an Entrepreneur

How To

How to Start a Small Business Online

Seven tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your small business' site -- and getting them to buy.

Need a Business Idea? Here Are 55.

To start one of these home-based businesses, you don't need a lot of funding -- just energy, passion and the drive to succeed.

15 Ways to Make Quick Cash on the Side

If you need money quickly, here are some solid ideas.

What to Do When Your Spouse Does Not Want You to Open a Business

Communication is the key to success when it comes to finding a compromise for you and your family.

3 Small Businesses You Can Jumpstart Right Now

Tutoring, ecommerce retail and cleaning are all hot markets for entrepreneurs just testing the waters.

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Starting and building your own business is not easy. Nothing worth the effort ever is.
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Develop a Winner's Mindset: Advice from Jon Taffer and Tony Robbins

Whether you want to excel in business, fitness or relationships, our three thought leaders show you how.

3 Luxuries I Left Behind When I Became an Entrepreneur

Back in the days when I worked for a big company, I had lots of money to throw around. Now I have to be a little creative to get similar perks.
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The Unglamorous Truth About My First Year of Business

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3 Steps to Become the Empowered Entrepreneur You Want to Be

Want to be effective? "Don't wait for others" is the first lesson.

10 Ways You Can Be More Like Richard Branson

Examples from the billionaire entrepreneur's career can help you be a better business owner.

How Wantrepreneurs Become Entrepreneurs

The key to becoming successful at anything – your job, your career, or your own business – is not rocket science.

5 Must-Dos Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Put yourself in the right mindset -- otherwise, you'll spend most of your time struggling to keep your head above water.

Learning how to become an entrepreneur can be a lifelong path with varying narratives; however, becoming an entrepreneur ultimately means you’ve decided to start your own business.

At the basic level, to be successful entrepreneur you should start with a differentiated product or service and have proof of a market need. Many more factors go into successful entrepreneurship, such as writing a business plan and a marketing plan -- both of which can help articulate and strategize important factors that go into running a business, such as who your customer is, how many units you need to sell monthly to reach your revenue goals and what types of marketing avenues you are going to pursue.

Some characteristics that are often associated with people who become successful entrepreneurs are leadership, drive, creativity and perseverance.

To find out more about how to become an entrepreneur, read “10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur” and “So You Want to Be Your Own Boss…