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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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?
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

Big Investors Are Helping Trippy Go the Distance

Backed by author Tim Ferriss, singer Jason Mraz and Randi Zuckerberg, Trippy lets you tap the wisdom of your social network for in-the-know recommendations.
Starting a Business

How to Craft a Business Plan That'll Turn Investors' Heads

A business plan is the minimum requirement you need before asking anyone for money to build your business. Here is what it should include.
Starting a Business

Young 'Changemakers' Have Chance to Win Money for Social Ventures

For budding social entrepreneurs, here's your chance to get noticed -- and land some start-up cash.
Starting a Business

How to Stop Working 24/7

SixFigureStart's Caroline Ceniza-Levine found a way to take weekends off -- and still bring in target revenue. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
Starting a Business

Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success

A couple's last-ditch entrepreneurial effort fends off bankruptcy in favor of a balmy future.
Starting a Business

Zipcar: Two Moms, a Business Idea and $68 in the Bank

The story of the popular car-sharing service started by two moms in Massachusetts could be an inspiration for your new business.
Entrepreneurs

How High is Your Entrepreneurial Pain Tolerance?

Getting through the often arduous startup period can be difficult for any entrepreneur — let alone someone who's starting up for the first time. Here's how to get equipped for the long haul.