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Mistakes

Growth Strategies

Glassybaby Founder Lee Rhodes on Growth Mistakes

Our Entrepreneur of 2011 award winner shares the mistakes she made when growing her company -- and the lessons learned along the way.
Starting a Business

The Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

If you're thinking about writing a business plan, consider this list of common mistakes people make and expert advice for steering clear of them.
Growth Strategies

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
Marketing

The Three Worst Daily Deal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Some small companies have had nightmarish experiences working with sites like Groupon and others. Follow these tips to make your campaign a success.
Marketing

Three Common Mistakes that Kill a Sale

Communications coach Carmine Gallo shares tips for avoiding the common blunders entrepreneurs make when pitching their product or service.
Starting a Business

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Follow these tips to dodge some of the most common planning pitfalls.
Finance

Three Common Accounting Mistakes

Expert advice and lessons learned from financial missteps of small-business owners.
Marketing

Three Common Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Experts and small-business owners share tips to avoid blunders that affect your bottom line.
Starting a Business

The Biggest Startup Mistakes

Business success is more about gut instinct than spreadsheets and other tips from Entrepreneur Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper.
Social Media

When Should a Business Owner Get Personal on Social Media?

Mikal Belicove, <em>Entrepreneur</em> Magazine columnist, on when to get personal or stay business-like on social media.
Marketing

10 Reasons Your Marketing Messages Stink

Don't alienate your market by making these detrimental mistakes.