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My Planning's Off. What Now?

Here are 3 steps to take when your business plan doesn't match the actual.
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Sustainability Increases Stockholder Value

New research indicates that sustainability can also equal profitability.
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Real-Life Lessons From Shark Tank

It may be just a TV show, but entrepreneurs can learn a lot about the perfect pitch by watching.
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A Photographer's View

Take a glimpse into the photography business as photographer Harper Smith talks about how she got her studio off the ground.
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Is it Really Innovation?

Peter Diamandis talks about what innovation really is while Tim O'Reilly calls the I-word era "dead on arrival."
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Brewing Big (With a Micro Soul)

After 18 years of growth and with annual revenue about to break $100 million, Kim Jordan still maintains New Belgium's freewheeling spirit.
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Honk if You Can Read This

Sign spinning has morphed from curbside oddity to performance art--and a surprisingly effective way for a startup to grab attention.
Starting a Business

Get Rich Off Your Million-Dollar Idea

It's not geniuses who come up with inventions. It's normal people who see a better way to do things.
Starting a Business

Startups Are Working on Algae Biofuels

56 startups are looking to algae as the cure for our oil addiction.
Starting a Business

Ex-Googler Launching $5 Million VC Fund

Chris Sacca goes from angel investor and Google employee to venture capitalist.
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More Than Just a Number

Jennifer Walzer was young, fearless and fed up when she launched Backup My Info!
Starting a Business

Crowd-Sourcing: The New Angel Investor

Will crowd-sourcing revolutionize the financing industry?
Starting a Business

Raising Funding in a Harsh Environment

4 things you can do to get venture capitalists to take notice of your startup.
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Startup Advice from Professor Robert Foster

Robert Foster, UCLA Adjunct Professor at Anderson School of Management, discusses the essential elements of a business plan and the common pitfalls that face new businesses.
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Franchise: Freedom or Fantasy?

If you're thinking about ditching the corporate world for a franchise, author Mitchell York has the reality check you need.