Startup Mistakes

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5 Quick-Thinking Solutions That Saved Durable Businesses

No matter how well you plan or how far ahead you think, unexpected expenses and market shifts will catch you out. Then thinking on your feet alone will determine whether your company survives.

9 Dumb Ways Smart Founders Have Managed to Kill Their Companies

There are mistakes everybody should know to avoid.

5 Things to Research Before Working With a Startup

You've poured your heart and soul into building your company. Make sure any newcomer you bring into your business has done the same -- and has the processes in place to protect your investments.

The Most Powerful Word in Business Is 'No'

Focus in business is one of the key ingredients to success. Focus comes from the word no.

The Bodega Effect: Lessons In Branding From the Rise and Fall of a Startup

When you set out to disrupt the status quo, don't pick a status quo people love.

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