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The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events

When it comes to landing funding, a smile and a handshake still go a long way. Check out the latest wave in crowdfunding.
Take It From The Pros

How to Test Your Business Ideas

Rather than viewing your business goals as a straight line, try this method of zigzagging your way to success.
Starting a Business

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
Business Moving Forward

Is Your Brain in Overdrive? 3 Tips for Finding Focus

Just as your computer can crash when you have too many programs open at once, multitasking too much can crush your ability to focus. Business coach Antonio Neves offers some tips for finding focus.
Starting a Business

Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

Dread the idea of calling prospects you haven't met yet? Using these tips can make cold calling easier for beginners.
Starting a Business

Why Over-Optimism Can Crush Your Company

While painting your startup in the best light can generate attention from the media and investors. Just be careful to not to start also believing the hype.
Starting a Business

Save or Pay Off Debt? How to Weigh Your Options

Social entrepreneur and educator Steve Mariotti on the importance of a thorough analysis when it comes to your startup's finances.
Starting a Business

7 Steps to Get Publicity for Your Business

Public relations can be more cost-effective than advertising. Here's how to get a PR campaign for your company started.
Starting a Business

10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company.
Starting a Business

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
Starting a Business

What a Language-Translation Platform Learned From TechStars

VerbalizeIt facilitates global conversations with translators. Here's a look inside their time in the TechStars incubator program in Boulder, Colo.
Starting a Business

Former NFL Running Back Tiki Barber Creates Online Marketplace for Athletes

The ex-New York Giants star on his new venture and how his time as an athlete prepared him to become an entrepreneur.
Project Grow

Unlocking Business Ideas Hidden in the Natural World

A look at how the growing field of biomimicry has led to innovations inspired by nature.
Technology

Why Emerging Technologies May Hold the Future of Fashion

As fashion becomes more reliant on content marketing, startups focused on sophisticated analytics, 3D printing and other emerging technologies come to the industry's forefront.
Starting a Business

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.