Starting a Business

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)
Starting a Business

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.
Catherine Clifford
Wall Street to Nasdaq: What's Your Problem?
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Wall Street to Nasdaq: What's Your Problem?

Nasdaq's three-hour outage on Thursday has fanned concerns about the exchange's record of computer glitches.
Matt Hunter
Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors
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Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

Creating a business plan is important. But the trick is in learning how to leverage it to best get funding.
Dave Lavinsky
Race to the Top Goes to College
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Race to the Top Goes to College

President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students.
Diana Ransom
What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common
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What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

Think more like an artist and you'll unleash the kind of creativity and forward thinking that makes the greatest entrepreneurs thrive.
Duane Edwards
Starbucks, Casino 'Whales' and the 80/20 Pricing Power Curve
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Starbucks, Casino 'Whales' and the 80/20 Pricing Power Curve

By focusing on your customers who are willing to spend more money on your products, you'll increase sales revenue as you decrease sales efforts.
Perry Marshall
Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal
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Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal

Fabrice Grinda expands on International Idea Arbitrage and how to execute existing ideas in emerging markets.
Dave Lerner
How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor
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How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

Behind every great entrepreneur, there's often a great mentor. Here's how to find one and turn this person into your biggest asset.
Phil Drolet
4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression
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4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

When you feel down, try these tips to fight self-doubt and get back to running your business.
Nadia Goodman
How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success
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How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
Andrea Huspeni
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform
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A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
Jason Ankeny
Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business
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Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

The innovative cosmetic e-commence site, Birchbox is many things. For consumers, it's a chance to sample new products for a small fee and to replenish products they already enjoy, and for the founders, it's a platform that connects consumers and brands.
John Patrick Pullen
Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost
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Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost

Virool gives businesses a self-serve, social video advertising platform to help get the kind of exposure that only a viral hit can bring.
Jennifer Wang
Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business
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Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

The Melman siblings opened several bars and restaurants to revitalize their father's 42-year-old hospitality company Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to appeal to younger clientele.
Jennifer Wang
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