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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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
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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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid

How to prevent common store design mistakes that can make your customers less likely to buy.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

Must Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup

Even if you can't get away this summer, consider these top tomes to help make the most of your downtime.
Starting a Business

The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships

About to strike a business partnership? Attorney Nina Kaufman shares advice on how to do it right.
Starting a Business

How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product

Selling subscriptions during the development phase allowed the company to pay the rent, and what you can learn from it.
Starting a Business

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.
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Pixelmags Takes a Unique Approach to Digitizing Magazines

When Apple introduced its Newsstand feature last October, this startup was poised to provide much of the digital content magazine subscribers wanted.
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How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz

Marissa Lippert used a Kickstarter campaign and social media to create excitement and a customer base for her brick-and-mortar shop, Nourish. Hear her story, plus expert tips.