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Starting a Business

Project Grow

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Here's the no-nonsense guide on how to write a business plan that will help you map success for your startup.
Starting a Business

25 Lame Excuses People Give for Not Becoming an Entrepreneur

They may be holding off, waiting for the perfect time. But there is no perfect time.
Entrepreneurs

Why I Backed Away From 'Big Corp.' and Didn't Take the Deal

I got a deal sent from the heavens. I respectfully declined.
Startup Mistakes

Mistakes Will Happen in Building a Startup -- But You Will Learn From Them

Here are five mishaps that became valuable lessons during my journey on the way to entrepreneurial success.
Starting a Business

Want Success? All You Have to Do Is Dream -- and Organize, Validate and Execute.

Use the D.O.V.E technique, and watch your great idea transform into a viable business for the long term.
Entrepreneurship

10 Entrepreneurship Realities You'd Better Learn Early

Don't quit your day job if you think investors will drive over the cash you need as soon as they hear about your startup.
Small-business Banking

Why It's a Bad Idea to Mingle Small-Business and Personal Banking

You think opening separate accounts for your new business is a hassle? Just wait until you do your taxes or try getting a loan without a business credit history.
Failure

No Matter What They Say, Failure Sucks

The pundits say that whoever fails the most wins. The pundits are wrong.
Co-founders

6 Ways to Build a Lasting 'Co-Founder Team' for Your Startup

Make those important decisions upfront, so your relationship works like a well-oiled machine.
Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Entrepreneurship That Isn't Mentioned Nearly Enough

Guess what? There's no such things as getting rich quickly. Starting and growing a business is really, really hard.
Business Ideas

Guide to Small Business Ideas

You want to start your own business. What business idea is right for you? Let's review three common ones.
Entrepreneurship

Should You Quit Your Day Job and Jump Into Entrepreneurship?

How do you balance the comfort and safety of a paycheck with the dream of building something all your own.
Virtual Assistant

How to Grow Your Business With Virtual Assistants (Infographic)

Think of a virtual assistant as a partner, rather than a 'hired gun.'
Entrepreneur Mindset

Entrepreneurial Thinking Will Solve the Skills Gap -- Even If There Isn't One

Experts may disagree about the skills gap, but learning entrepreneurship is essential, regardless.
Managing Inventory

5 Things Sucking the Life Out of Your Retail Operations

This Halloween season, commit to cleaning up your inventory issues before your holiday shopping season begins.