Young Entrepreneurs

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Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.

The startup Earnest, which has $15 million in financing from big-name investors, has an alternative way of determining who qualifies for a personal loan.
Startup Basics

Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs

So you're a young dot-com wannabe launching your own venture. Here's what the successful entrepreneur and investor has to say.
Entrepreneurs

The 5 Most Underwhelming Realities of Being a First-Time Entrepreneur

As a first-time founder slugging it out in the ultra-competitive world of startups, the path isn't exactly a walk in the park. Here are a few underwhelming realities aspiring entrepreneurs should expe...
Education

Drop Out Like Zuckerberg? No. Learn to Be an Entrepreneur in School.

Here are eight ways to get a head start on your future competition while working your way to a degree.
Mentorship

What Young Entrepreneurs Need From a Mentor

It's vital to build trust through interest in the founder's ideas and business.
Sales Strategies

Figuring Out Your Prospect's Need When They Tell You 'No Need'

Diplomatically helping people see the usefulness of your product when they don't, and gracefully conceding when they genuinely don't need it, are cornerstones of long-term success.
Advice

C-Suite Women Serve Up Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs

Female executives offer tips to benefit business leaders of all types.
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Martha Stewart: America Needs More Entrepreneurs

We speak with the TV personality and lifestyle icon about inspiration, motivation and the drive to start and grow a business of your own.
Run a Better Business

5 Common Pitfalls That Ruin Businesses -- and How to Avoid Them

Many businesses collapse as a result of common issues. Mitigate them before they do any real damage.
Starting a Business

It's Your Passion. Now, Here's How to Make It Your Business.

While the income from your business isn't guaranteed to make you rich, it does bring you something more valuable than money: fulfillment and freedom.
Infographics

How Old Is Too Old to Start a Business? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Martha Stewart didn't do any home decorating until she was 35. And Charles Flint started IBM at 61.
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7 Insanely Productive Habits of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

To be successful, entrepreneurs must beat the odds stacked against them -- especially young ones. To understand what these founders do differently, we've compiled a list of habits that made them succe...
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When It Comes to Finding Your Path. Don't Overthink. Do.

Sometimes the right career direction isn't immediately apparent. The only way to get there, though, is to experiment.
Risk

7 Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Take

To start and support your own business, you'll have to put your career, personal finances and even your mental health at stake.
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