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The One Controversial Thing You Should Do Before Starting Your Business
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The One Controversial Thing You Should Do Before Starting Your Business

After realizing he wasn't really moving forward at his startup, founder Alex Lorton decided to make a big change in his approach to the entrepreneurial world.
Alex Lorton
The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship
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The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship

As people are trying to navigate away from the 'corporate jungle' towards the land of supposed 'entrepreneurial utopia,' a lot of misconceptions arise. Here are five big ones.
Dana Brownlee
Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.
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Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Spending time with ambitious youth is one of the best things you could do to jump start your own ambition.
Peter Gasca
Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt
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Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
Laura Entis
After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run
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After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Laura Entis
You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)
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You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)

Businesses owned by women are booming in the South. Check out this infographic to see how your state matches up.
Kate Taylor
4 Hidden Elements of Leadership to Learn Before Starting Up
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4 Hidden Elements of Leadership to Learn Before Starting Up

Before setting out on your next business venture, do a personal inventory of yourself to see where you stand.
Jeff Boss
Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl
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Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
Peter Gasca
Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses
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Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.
Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them
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Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them

Surinder Singh, the founder of Jugglebox, a company that supplies plastic boxes for movers, pitched to the 'Shark Tank' producers at a recent casting call at Columbia Business School.
Laura Entis
5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business
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5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business

Starting a business can be a challenge and often entrepreneurs need guidance in various areas. Here five established founders reveal their tips for getting a new business off the ground.
Mike Templeman
The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get
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The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

We called on leading entrepreneurs to share the most valuable piece of advice they've received.
Matt Villano
20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business
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20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Need a reason to start your own business? Here are 20 of them.
Mike Templeman
The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders
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The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

When looking for a co-founder, entrepreneurs need to make sure they are matched with the right partner before taking the startup leap together. Otherwise, disaster could ensue.
Jessica Alter