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Don’t Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

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Starting a business is difficult. Launching a startup is even more challenging. Aside from facing the challenge of attempting to build a company from the ground up, many entrepreneurs have little prior experience in the business world. Even when they … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

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As many as half of startups are no longer in business just four short years later, according to some statistics. Most businesses are owned by entrepreneurs who are driven, passionate and ambitious. So, how is it possible that so many … Continue reading

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7 Simple Steps to Writing Product Descriptions That Sell

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How seductive are your product descriptions? Does your product copy entice readers to click buy or try? Or do you simply describe your product and tell web visitors what it does? The secret to writing seriously seductive product descriptions is to follow a … 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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These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup ‘Dream Team’

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When you’re building a startup, smart hiring is essential. You need to find the right people and place them in the right roles to create a quality product, build a strong brand and reach the right customers. In other words, … Continue reading

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Angel Investors: Pitfalls to Avoid When Dealing With These Key Sources of Funding

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Angel investors can provide key financing for small firms, but not every entrepreneur knows how to manage these important relationships. With this issue in mind, we posed the following question to The Experts: What is the biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when … Continue reading

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