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    It Always Takes More Time and Money Than You Think to Start a Business

    Editor’s Note: In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business — and at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and experiences on our hub.This week, we’re discussing Hoffman’s theory: You need to raise more money than you think you need […] More

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    How This Husband-and-Wife Team's Business Transformed Skateboarding

    Business & Burgers co-hosts Scott Duffy and Alan Taylor are back at Muldoon’s Dublin Pub with Jason and Sarah Kenworthy, founders of Pink Helmet Posse, one of the fastest growing action sports companies in America. This husband-and-wife team set out to create better skateboarding gear for their three daughters and wound up transforming the male-dominated […] More

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    The Shocking Reality of Scaling an Online Business

    Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Daniel DiPiazz’s new book Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start An Epic Business, Score The Life You Want. It’s two-thirty in the morning, and you’ve woken up from […] More

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    5 Types of Frenemies at Work

    We spend more time at work with our colleagues than at home with our friends and family. And when you account for the fact that Americans are pretty terrible at taking time off — more than half of workers in the U.S. don’t take all of their paid vacation time — that’s a lot of […] More

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    Should Your Product Be Perfect or Scalable? Can It Be Both?

    Editor’s Note: In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business — and at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and experiences in our hub. This week, we’re discussing Hoffman’s theory: the only way to scale is to do things that […] More

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    TELL US: What Creative Business Ideas Have Your Kids Come Up With?

    When it comes to thinking entrepreneurially, kids come up with some surprisingly creative ideas. Whether they need a little inspiration from their parents, or if it comes to them naturally, some children enthusiastically embrace the entrepreneurial mindset. How great is that, right? As parents, educators and mentors, our job is to encourage and celebrate their […] More

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    Watch a Live Conversation With SBA's Linda McMahon and Facebook Exec Erin Egan Here

    Whether you’re an entrepreneur, small-business owner or tech enthusiast, here’s something you’ll want to watch. For National Small Business Week, tune in today at 10:30 a.m. ET to see the Small Business Association’s Linda McMahon speak with Facebook’s vice president and chief privacy officer for policy Erin Egan in a Facebook Live. During the Live, […] More

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    The Ins and Outs of SWOT Analysis for Marketing Growth

    What if there was an analysis tool that helped to shine a spotlight on all the critical aspects of a company’s situation so that an intelligent, focused direct mail program can be developed? There is: It’s called SWOT Analysis. By performing a SWOT analysis of your business and marketing strategies, you can: Highlight your Strengths Acknowledge your […] More

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    5 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Potential Investors

    When meeting an investor for the first time, entrepreneurs face a lot of pressure to make a favorable impression quickly. In many cases, this tends to make people talk too much in an attempt to appear confident, knowledgeable and articulate. It also makes them forget to ask questions and qualify the investor’s interest and fit. No […] More

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    5 Low-Cost Franchises You Can Start for as Little as $4,000

    As an entrepreneur, you are done working for other people. You want to follow your dreams, set your own goals and dive into projects you are passionate about. But starting a business can expensive, risky and at times lonely. To mitigate those problems, we did a deep dive into 2017’s Franchise 500 List to find opportunities that […] More

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    7 Misconceptions About Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship is romanticized in our culture, and it’s easy to see why: We live in a capitalistic society that values the creation of ideas, the unlimited potential of business and of course the prestige of attaining wealth and power. Related: 12 Signs You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset On top of that, we have entrepreneurial celebrities like Elon Musk […] More

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    To Get This VC's Attention, Stop Making Spreadsheet-Based Decisions

    This story appears in the April 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Howard Lindzon is an irreverent buzz machine who powers through wall-to-wall meetings on five milligrams of Adderall. A prolific blogger and serial entrepreneur (StockTwits, a Twitter for traders, is his crown jewel), Lindzon is founder and general partner at Social Leverage, an eclectic […] More

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    5 Reasons You Should Keep Your Day Job

    While I regularly write about side hustles, earning more and how amazing it was to leave my day job for self-employment, there are far more reasons to keep your day job than leave it. Your livelihood is no laughing matter, and quitting your job with no game plan can lead to a personal finance disaster. Before […] More

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    This Founder Shares the Mindset That Helps Her Stay On Track

    Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. Amber Venz has always only ever been an entrepreneur. Her first real business was a jewelry line that she began at 15 […] More

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    Hurdles and Hopes in the Development, Production and Distribution of Cannabis

    Attitudes and laws are changing in drastic ways these days. One area where this is particularly evident is in North America’s growing acceptance of the use of medicinal and recreational marijuana. Canada has been at the forefront of the legalization of marijuana, but even the United States is getting involved. Medical marijuana, or cannabis used to […] More

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    Be Comfortable Taking Risks

    Tastytrade was founded in 2011 and currently produces eight hours of live, original programming each weekday to provide financial information, investment strategies and entertainment related to options trading and the stock market. Tastytrade gives you actionable information rooted in research and experience that can help you grow your investments. Kristi Ross, co-CEO and president, says right […] More

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    How These 2 Offbeat Online Lenders Could Help You Land Funding

    The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes If you’re investigating online loans, take a look at two of the more unusual (yet legitimate) online lenders, peer-to-peer site Lendio and online pawnbroker Pawngo. Related: 6 Tips for Navigating Online Lending Options Matching small businesses with creditors: Lendio When the […] More

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    This Mompreneur Says There's No Time or Use for Guilt

    In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing battle day in and day out. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Who are you and what’s your business?My name is Shazi Visram, and I’m the Founder and CEO of Happy Family, a premium, organic food company for babies, toddlers, […] More

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    5 Steps to Launching Your Company

    In this video, Entrepreneur Network partners Jason Balin and Chris Haddon break down the five steps you need to take to start a company, from researching and constructing a business model to confirming a launch date. Just make sure you’ve done you’re homework before you reach that final step. To learn more, click play.  Watch more videos […] More

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    3 Tips for Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs From Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec

    Earlier this month a group of elementary school students traveled to the hub of groundbreaking ideas — “The Garage” at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. — and teamed up to bring the kids’ ideas to life. But the big surprise was when Robert Herjavec from ABC’s Shark Tank walked into the space and excited […] More

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    Adapt to the Way People Shop, Not How You Want Them to Shop, According to this Founder

    In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing battle day in and day out. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Who are you and what’s your business? My name is Chrissy Crawford Corredor, Founder and CEO of ArtStar, an online platform for discovering and collecting contemporary art. We offer over […] More

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    The Craziest Things That Have Been Funded on Kickstarter in 2017 — So Far

    Vinyl is making a comeback. Over the past few years, we’ve seen new turntables pop up and now they’re getting a 21st century twist. LOVE claims to be the world’s first intelligent turntable. The device reads vinyl records through a traditional stylus, but also hooks up to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and can be controlled through […] More

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    Successfully Making the Jump From Employee to Entrepreneur

    My transition from employee to business owner has turned out very well, but the path wasn’t always so clear. While working toward my law degree, I clocked time as a legal intern. I quickly discerned I wasn’t quite cut out for the 9-to-5 lifestyle. It meant getting up early, rushing my prayers and rituals, and making a 9 a.m. […] More

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    How to Start a Business When You're an Introvert

    The business world seems like it caters to extroverts. And that makes sense: As a business owner, you need charisma to lead a team, negotiate with partners and engage with them regularly. In addition, you need to network with new people and improve your client relationships. Related: 5 Mega-Successful Entrepreneurs Who Are Introverts For an introvert, […] More

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    Is This The Year That You Start Your Business?

    Are you ready to turn your ideas and aspirations into business success? To make it as an entrepreneur, you not only need a great concept, but you also need courage, energy and determination. To help you decide whether you’ve got what it takes, take the quiz below. I developed these questions so prospective business owners can decide whether […] More

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