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What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Tick

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What do Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all have in common? Probably nothing. Or maybe a lot. Honestly, I have no idea. What I do know is that I met one of them and – trust me when … Continue reading

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When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things

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While entrepreneurship is in vogue (2012 was a 14-year high), the success rate for new businesses is disheartening. Indeed, according to the Small Business Administration, only about half of all establishments survive five years or more. There are numerous reasons for failure, … Continue reading

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10 Startup Founders Tell Us: The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

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When you’re thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who’s been there before is like gold. But as time goes on, you’ll realize that some of those … Continue reading

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How to Trick Out Your Startup’s Office

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Last week we showed you some of the startup world’s most creative office spaces. These colorful environments with airy floor plans and comfortable conference rooms put the cubicle to shame — but before you start shelling out for employee skate parks and rock … Continue reading

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Startups: Process of Idea Validation

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  Business can learn a lot from science. Scientists come up with hypotheses, and in order to prove them they perform experiments. The same goes for your business idea. Before investing large amounts of time or capital, you can test … Continue reading

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How to Pitch Your Business Without Being a Jerk

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As a new business owner, you’re inevitably going to meet people who can help you with your business — maybe it’s at an official investor meeting that took months to set up or a chance encounter at your local coffee … Continue reading

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