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This is a great Steve Blank article explaining why the traditional business plan is totally inappropriate for startup ventures and what to do about it. Before you create one more pitch deck or pro forma for your startup, read this first. Read More
This is a fun list that describes a number of ways that bootstrapping an opportunity is better than trying to raise seed capital. It's sure to make for a spirited debate among BizSugar readers! Read More
When you're starting a startup, there are a lot of people who will get you excited by the myriads of ways they can help you, and make you rich beyond your wildest dreams. Ignore these people!

Ultimately, the only person who can make your startup success full is YOU - here's why, based on what I Read More
We can all dream about what it takes to make our startup a success. From recent survey feedback, it seems evident that the urban legends leading to success are wrong. The average entrepreneur is not the one who dumped a promising career, sketched his idea on the back of a napkin, and accepted millions from an investor to make millions of his own. Read More
When I heard a friend make this statement the other day, I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt it as their mantra. I certainly have. If we all do it, we can drastically improve the statistic that over half of new startups fail within five years. Nothing is more discouraging to future entrepreneurs than a failed startup Read More

Micro Businesses Fly under the Radar

Micro Businesses Fly under the Radar  - http://bestbizpractices.org Avatar Posted by bestbizpractices under Startups
From http://bestbizpractices.org 4056 days ago
Made Hot by: Cathode Ray Dude on August 17, 2010 9:05 am
A recent report funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Office of Advocacy, titled, “The Nonemployer Start-up Puzzle”, published in December, 2009 differentiates Nonemployer firms—businesses without employees—and Employer firms. Nonemployer firms represent a large percentage of businesses; however, little is known about their dynamics (entry and exit). The report seeks to illustrate basic statistics about the prevalence of entry and exit for Nonemployers and the local conditions that led to their entry Read More

Don’t Confuse Business Motion With Momentum

Don’t Confuse Business Motion With Momentum - http://blog.startupprofessionals.com Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 4066 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on August 6, 2010 8:11 am
Too many entrepreneurs confuse motion with momentum. We all know someone who repeatedly tells us how “busy” they are, when it’s hard to see what they get done. Momentum is moving things forward (mass x velocity). Founders or employees in constant motion, but with no momentum, will kill any startup Read More
After blogging for a few years now about ecommerce, I've found that everyone is always looking for the easy way out. Today I dispel the myths of dropshipping. Dropshipping isn't as easy and straightforward as you think. Running a dropshipped online store can be a logistical nightmare. Read on to find out why Read More
When most people think about entrepreneurship or starting their own business, the first thing that comes to mind is the risk that is associated with being your own boss. Here are 10 ways to reduce your risk when starting an online store or business Read More

What's In A Name?

What's In  A Name? - http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Startups
From http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu 4141 days ago
Made Hot by: roseanderson on May 24, 2010 4:17 am
What's in a name when picking one for your business. Quite a lot, say some entrepreneurs who fret over what to name their new venture during startup. Not only will the name you choose stay with you for a long time, but it will communicate much about your values and your business to customers. It will be a first impression but must also leave a lasting impression and with all of this said, here are some other thoughts from Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Read More
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