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Success

Franchises

What Is the Real Survival Rate of Franchised Businesses?

It's known as 'The Stat,' and it's been misleading prospective franchisees for years, indicating wildly high rates of success. Why is it so hard to come up with accurate figures for the survival rate...
Leadership

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.
Entrepreneurs

7 Ways to Be a Confident, Rock Star Leader

Entrepreneurial success isn't for the meek. Follow these tips to project an air of confidence.
Marketing

How to Avoid Every Entrepreneur's Worst Enemy

Get too comfortable where you're at in life and in business and you'll never get to the next level.
Starting a Business

Keys to Success: Overcoming 5 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back

Here's how to move past your personal obstacles and get your startup idea off the ground.
Finance

10 Cities Where the American Dream Is Still Alive

Of the largest cities in America, these 10 give you the best chances of starring in your own rags-to-riches tale.
Leadership

Invaluable Advice From 18 of America's Top Small-Business Owners

Some of the most successful business owners in America offer their best advice for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Leadership

10 Leaders Who Overcame Scandal -- A Playbook for Anthony Weiner

We round up noteworthy politicians, entrepreneurs and business leaders who survived (and thrived) after public scandals.
Entrepreneurs

Passionate, Independent, Insensitive? You May Be an Entrepreneur

Check out these 14 traits that set apart entrepreneurs from others.
Starting a Business

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.
Leadership

LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman: Success Tips from Silicon Valley

Consider these three strategies for business success in an ever-evolving economy.
Growth Strategies

Lego's Secrets for Brand Longevity

How young entrepreneurs can emulate the success of powerhouse brand Lego.
Entrepreneurs

The 7 Wackiest Items Business Leaders Carry for Success

LinkedIn polled 50 business leaders about the prized talismans they carry with them everywhere. Some may surprise you.
Starting a Business

4 Tips for Creating a Firm Foundation for Your Startup

Business consultant Joshua Medcalf on the importance of passion and dedication when launching a business.
Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes

Amid the rigors of launching a business, feeling drained or tapped out can happen to the best of us. Here are a few inspiring lines, sure to drive a spark through any crummy day.