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    • Funding Success Stories from Square, Fab and Couchsurfing Created: Friday, March 22, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Fundraising for your business can be challenging, but the phenomenal success of Fab.com, Square, and Crowdsurfing demonstrate how it can be done successfully.
    • The Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Social Media Marketing Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      This is the entrepreneur's ultimate guide to social media: how to develop a social media strategy, make money online with a blog, learn Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Vine, Instagram and more!
    • Lean Startup 101 Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      The Lean Startup was pioneered by startup guru Eric Reis and borrows both name and philosophy from the lean manufacturing framework developed at Toyota. Find out how to apply it to your startup here.
    • Building a Legal Pot Economy in Washington State Created: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      As Washington State sets up legal marijuana trade, here are some of the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs wanting to deal in legal weed.
    • How to Pivot: Lessons in Reinvention from Successful Startups Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      For startups, the concept of the "pivot" has become a must. Learn how ultra successful startups like Groupon and Twitter pivoted for greater success.
    • All About Twitter Created: Thursday, October 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Twitter is both an inspiring startup story of pivoting and reinvention for entrepreneurs -- and a terrific tool for growing your business. With that in mind, let's dive deep into the little social network that could.
    • Basics of Email Marketing Created: Friday, June 21, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      In this three-part series, we’ll look at the basics of email marketing (including key terminology), how to setup and manage your first email campaign, and how to grow a list through great content.
    • An Intro to Social Media Marketing Created: Saturday, May 11, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Social networks are transforming the way customers interact with brands. Master that shift and your business will profit.
    • Raise Your Social Media Game, Grow Your Business Created: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Are you paying attention to the many emerging networks like Vine, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest? Here's why you should.
    • Make Money Online with a Blog Created: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Do you want to make money online with a blog? It's not easy, but with this guide, you can learn to target a profitable niche, research your competition and get started.
    • Social Media Influence: Map Your Allies Created: Saturday, May 18, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Many small businesses find social media intimidating, but it can be a great, low-cost way of connecting with customers and influential members of the press.
    • Using Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand Created: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Are you using social media to strengthen your relationships with customers, set yourself apart from the competition and discover new leads and contacts? Here's how.
    • The Lit Motors Story: Disrupting the Automotive Market Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      It's not a car, it's not a scooter, but it just might change the way you drive -- the Lit Motors story.
    • Growth Hacking Essentials: Engineer Massive Growth for Your Startup Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Your business isn't traditional -- so why is your marketing strategy? Learn how "growth hacking" is changing the game for startups.
    • How to Stay Motivated Working from Home Created: Friday, February 06, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      One of the biggest challenges you'll face when working from home is motivation. If you find yourself slacking from time to time, here are some tips to help you stay motivated.
    • Developing a Strong Business Support Network Created: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      From coworking to forming a business support group, here are ideas on keeping your motivation strong while working on your business vision.
    • Get Free Business Resources in Your Local Public Library Created: Sunday, January 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Use your local library for a wealth of opportunity and resources in building and launching a business.
    • Your Business Plan Gameplan Created: Saturday, February 09, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Critical steps to writing a business plan including instructions and timelines.
    • Fundraising for Startups: 5 Pitch Deck Essentials Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A pitch deck is an essential instrument in fundraising for your startup. Here's a simple template for building your pitch deck and preparing to present to investors.
    • Market Research: Essential Free Resources for Building Your Business Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Market research tips for entrepreneurs including ways of research your market, using library databases, Google trends and more.
    • Pricing Strategy: Raise Your Prices (Without Losing Customers) Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      How can you raise prices and retain your customers? Pricing strategy ideas on how to time a price hike, enhance your underlying value proposition and increase your profits.
    • Make Money Online (Without Spending a Dime) Created: Friday, October 07, 2005 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Making money online used to pretty much require you to have your own Web site, products to sell, and some marketing savvy. But a whole new generation of dot-coms have arisen that will pay you for what you know (and who you know) without you having to be a web designer or a marketing genius.
    • The Newest Entry on Barbie's Resume -- Entrepreneur, of Course! Created: Sunday, July 06, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The newest entry on Barbie's resume -- entrepreneur, of course! Here are some reasons to celebrate it.
    • Lorenzo Borghese: The Bachelor Prince, the Cosmetics Entrepreneur Created: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Even without a title of “prince,” Lorenzo Borghese would not fall into the category of “pauper.” Recently in the news for his appearance on ABC’s The Bachelor: Rome, Borghe...
    • When Entrepreneurship Runs in the Family Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Is there an entrepreneurial gene that runs in certain families? Consider the following family stories from Brooklyn Eats, a trade show for Brooklyn food entrepreneurs.
    • For Brooklyn Food Entrepreneurs, Success is Sweet Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Brooklyn food entrepreneurs share the secret to their success during a Brooklyn trade show.
    • 3 Things Only People Who Have Failed Understand Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Maybe you have to fail to succeed, but you can learn to fail better. Here are some tips from experienced entrepreneurs.
    • 5 Essential Tips for Painless Public Speaking Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Speaking can be a great way to bring more customers to your business. So the next time you plan to be on a podium, peruse these simple tips to make your talk as engaging as it can be.
    • All About Making Money With Affiliate Marketing Created: Saturday, January 12, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
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    • Trademarks and Service Marks 101 Created: Thursday, September 01, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Trademarks are a way of registering a brand name for a product, service or company. This helps protect consumers by preventing brand confusion and companies by preventing competitors from attractin...
    • Too Good to Be True? Created: Friday, January 02, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      If you're considering an MLM (multi-level marketing), CDM (consumer direct marketing), or network marketing opportunity, ask these six questions.
    • "Comedy Hackers" Find Real-World Utility in Humorous Apps Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Comedy Hack Day NYC involved 90 participants and 24 projects to create an app that would do something useful in the lives of users and still be funny.

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