Starting a Business

Snooki, 'Housewives' and the Reality of Celebrity Businesses
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Snooki, 'Housewives' and the Reality of Celebrity Businesses

How 15 minutes of fame can lead to as many problems as opportunities.
Diana Ransom
Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon
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Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

Finding a mentor when you're just starting up, can make all the difference. Here are eight tips for finding one.
Adam Toren
How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses
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How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

Small businesses and entrepreneurs were mentioned just six times in Obama's speech. We examine how often past presidents have put them in the spotlight.
Diana Ransom
Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era
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Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era

The vision and actions of entrepreneurs are changing the world. And you're a part of it.
Amy Cosper
Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City
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Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

The Zappos.com founder is hoping his bet on Las Vegas will be a win, win for his company and the community.
Shira Lazar
Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?
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Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

The SBA's Small Business Development Centers serve over 500,000 entrepreneurs a year, but they're still on the budget chopping block.
Carol Tice
How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping
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How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping

Before you even think about asking someone to invest in your business, consider what Sean Broihier of Fine Art America did.
Mikal E. Belicove
A Search-Engine Startup with the Frequent Flyer in Mind
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A Search-Engine Startup with the Frequent Flyer in Mind

MileWise lets users manage their travel rewards programs and search for flights that offer them maximum benefits
Kara Ohngren Prior
Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?
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Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

See what's coming up on both shows this season, which kicks off this week.
Carol Tice
Why and How to Host a Hackathon
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Why and How to Host a Hackathon

Short on programming talent or ideas? Consider hosting a hackathon.
Mikal E. Belicove
Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff
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Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.
Margaret Littman
Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital
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Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital

Learning how to pitch investors is an invaluable skill. Avoid these blunders, which are sure to make a bad impression--and could kill the deal.
Catherine Clifford
Start a Business for Under $500
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Start a Business for Under $500

Check out 7 startups you can launch for next to nothing.
Obama Elevates Head of the SBA
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Obama Elevates Head of the SBA

The president raised the head of the Small Business Administration to a Cabinet-level position, and proposed streamlining the agency with five others.
Catherine Clifford
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