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Audimated.com: Helping Musicians Make Money

The 25-year-old founder talks about his startup challenges, including finding capital and managing growth.

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The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan

Use these five steps to write a practical business plan to launch a new company quickly.

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10 Ways to Ditch Your Job and Work for Yourself

In a crummy economy where work is scarce, Scott Gerber believes that you need to create a job to keep a job.

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5 Easy Ways to Kick-start Your Business Planning

Don't know where to start with your plan? Here are some tips to get your business planning strategy going.

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On this Curriculum: The Future

Singularity University may be the most ambitious and utterly idiosyncratic entrepreneurship program in the country. Just ask the BrinBot.

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Best in Class

The Princeton Review compared more than 2,000 institutions, and now its annual ranking names the 50 best for entrepreneurs.

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Three Business Professors and the Innovators They Inspired

How educators are influencing a new generation of entrepreneurs

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Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.

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Can You Make It as an Entrepreneur?

Find out if you have what it takes to venture out on your own.

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Caught Between a High-End Hobby and Low-Pay Vocation

Caught between a high-end hobby and low-pay vocation

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The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?

Proposed legislation could make it easier for entrepreneurs from other countries to start their businesses in the U.S.

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Are You Ready to Launch?

Three key questions to ask yourself before you start your own business

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How to Ditch the Cube

Pamela Slim, author of Cubicle Nation, wants to set you free. Consider her advice for opting out of corporate life.

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How to Make Your Business Dream a Reality

Coming up with ideas is easy. Executing on them is the hard part. These tips from Scott Belsky can help get you started.

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Why Startups Must Think Lean -- Or Else

Eric Ries says in a soft economy and Web-enabled world, the lean startup is a concept whose time has come.

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Tax Basics for Startups

Part one in a three-part series to help get your business started on a strong foundation.

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Wear Your Startup Failure as a Badge of Courage

Real entrepreneurs know that failure can be a milestone on the road to success, as long as they learn from the mistakes.

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Aaron Patzer: How I Started Mint.com

The online entrepreneur talks about ditching his day job, finding investors and hiring top talent to launch his startup.

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What Scares Business Owners?

Plenty of things. But, like inventory, employees and cash flow, fear can be managed.

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How to Grow a Business Organically

The founder of The Marketing Zen Group talks about giving customers what they wanted and scaling growth to meet demand.

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The Young Entrepreneur's Generation Gap Challenge

Here are three tips that will serve you well when dealing with an age bully.

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Seeking Startup Advice? Look No Further Than Your Pizza Box

Forget about the Facebook model, Papa John's road to success is much more realistic.

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Nick Friedman: How I Started College Hunks Hauling Junk

The franchise co-founder talks about handling startup red tape, getting the word out and the trouble with hiring friends.

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Five Tips for Starting a Food Truck

Here's what you need to know about building a restaurant on wheels.

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How to Test Your Business Idea

Four ways to prove there's a market for your product.

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Matt Mickiewicz: How I Started 99designs

The 27-year-old entrepreneur discusses trusting his instincts, scaling growth online and driving revenue with user feedback.

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Meet Your Mentor

Do you need a entrepreneur mentor? Here is how to find a trusted advisor to help you jump-start your ambition.

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The Newbie Conundrum: Landing Contracts Without Contacts

How one entrepreneur solved the classic dilemma and reeled-in his first big client.

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