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Daddy, I want to be an Entrepreneur!

As starting a business is no easy task, it might be difficult to embrace a child's decision to follow in your footsteps. But you should try. Here are 8 ways to encourage your little ones.
worth-knowing

How the Museum of Sex Turned a Nonprofit Snub into an Asset

The entrepreneur behind this unconventional attraction went all the way.
Starting a Business

Forget 'Jersey Shore,' MTV Wants to Put You in the Spotlight

As shows like 'Shark Tank' and 'Undercover Boss' captivate American audiences, MTV is looking to similarly capitalize -- putting out casting calls for young treps who want to be stars.
Leadership

How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

Three tips for motivating your employees and investors to buy into the big picture.
Starting a Business

Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

Now that you've launched a mobile app or retail website, it's time to 'pull' customers toward you. Here's how.
Starting a Business

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money Too

In starting up a social venture, your social mission is often clear. But impact investors want to ensure that your organization will last. Here are three tips for making everyone happy.
Starting a Business

5 Ways to Hatch Your Next Business Idea

The first step in building a successful business is to stand out from the crowd. Here's a real-world, step-by-step guide to distinguishing yourself and your product.
Project Grow

Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You

As a startup entrepreneur, Amy Yazdian felt she had little leverage to demand perfection from her staff. Hear how she learned to get employees fired up, plus expert tips.
Team Work

3 Things Your Media Pitch Doesn't Need

When you're trying to lasso attention for your startup. There are a few things to not mention in your pitch email to the media.
Entrepreneurs

Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World

We speak with James Beshara the co-founder of the group-funding site Crowdtilt about what it's like to run a fast-moving young company with major investors watching.
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Celebrated Social Entrepreneur Luma Mufleh and Her 4 Guiding Principles

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are Luma Mufleh's top tips for a life well lived.
Starting a Business

At College Pitch Contests, Giant Companies Are Listening

In the search for new ideas, private companies are creating ever more college-based business pitch contests and in-house startup incubators. But is this route right for your startup?
worth-knowing

Doing Good One T-Shirt at a Time

Sevenly serves its causes through the sale of limited-edition T-shirts.
Starting a Business

Fertility Yoga, Anyone? Entrepreneurs Tap Growing Holistic Niche for Women

With more women struggling to conceive, a cottage industry of yoga centers, acupuncturists and nutritionists has cropped up to help.
Starting a Business

5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting up isn't always going to land you fame and fortune. But, if you're lucky, you will control your own destiny. Before you start up, consider the truth about common myths.