Starting a Business

Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?
Business Moving Forward

Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?

To spur innovation, some support giving academics more freedom to start entrepreneurial ventures.
Brian Patrick Eha
3 Reasons to Skip the Business Plan
Starting a Business

3 Reasons to Skip the Business Plan

Starting a business is like a prizefight, you can project a path but the road is still full of surprise punches.
How to Become Risk Savvy
Starting a Business

How to Become Risk Savvy

Sure, starting and running a business comes with risks. But a savvy entrepreneur knows how to minimize them by taking calculated risks instead of crazy ones.
Steve Blank on Being Tenacious
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Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

A frustrating early-morning airport experience reminds serial entrepreneur Steve Blank that there's almost always a path to a goal.
Steve Blank
How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession
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How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

Doing the opposite of what others expect is sometimes the fastest ticket to success. We spoke with Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest about why she started up a financial site in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Lyneka Little
5 Startups to Watch
Starting a Business

5 Startups to Watch

From Ashton Kutcher investing in Dwolla to Instagram's record-setting acquisition, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the startup. Here are five to watch.
Antonio Neves
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics
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The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
Carol Tice
Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs
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Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

Starting up when you're 13 may not be easy, but for some it could mean landing big bucks -- as ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank' looks for fodder on school campuses.
Kara Ohngren Prior
Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan
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Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan

If you're sailing your boat without a rudder, you're going to lose control when the water gets rough. A growing business needs a sound operations plan to survive.
Marissa Mayer's New Role: Wonder Woman?
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Marissa Mayer's New Role: Wonder Woman?

As Google's 20th employee dons the CEO cap at Yahoo, she's also becoming the new poster child for working moms everywhere: She's expecting a baby boy in October.
Colleen DeBaise
How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work
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How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work

Campbell McKellar describes her vision for a different kind of co-working space -- one where individuals get to choose where they work.
Diana Ransom
How to Create a Vision Board for Business Ideas on Pinterest
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How to Create a Vision Board for Business Ideas on Pinterest

A quick guide to pinning down the big-picture view of your business.
Nadia Goodman
7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid
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7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid

How to prevent common store design mistakes that can make your customers less likely to buy.
Jane Porter
7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs
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7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

Don't let the tech and start-up blogs fool you, finding an investor to part with big money is neither common nor easy. Here, the co-founder of CrowdTwist gives his top lessons for success.
Irving Fain
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