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Starting a Business

5 Compelling Reasons for Starting a Business Even Though Most Businesses Fail

Entrepreneurship is an adventure and true adventure requires hardship.

Why You Need to Think Outside the Box

For one thing, not every solution comes in a box.

Why Tenacity Is More Important Than Brilliance for Entrepreneurial Success

Lots of people are smart enough to succeed as entrepreneurs, but few have the tenacity to work through the inevitable failures.

What Thomas Edison, Sarah Michelle Gellar and T.J. Maxx Can Teach You About Savvy Entrepreneurship

Among the lessons below: the brilliance of a "treasure hunt merchandising philosophy."

All Entrepreneurs Face Failure But the Successful Ones Didn't Quit

Fear of failure is natural. In entrepreneurship, overcoming your fears is essential.

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