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What Stress Does To Your Decisions — It’s Reverse of What Most Expect

Surprisingly, being under stress makes people focus on the positive more than they would otherwise.

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What Inspired 10 Successful Entrepreneurs to Become Founders

Every entrepreneurial journey starts somewhere. See if you recognize yourself in these stories.

Every entrepreneur has that moment–an experience, an epiphany, getting fired, getting desperate, getting fed up; getting lucky enough to have the right mentor–that inspired them to someday become an entrepreneur.

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What the Founder of Jukely Learned About Raising Money

I first met Bora Celik, founder of Jukely, when he was part of the Techstars accelerator program in New York City. Not only did he have an incredible passion for music (he spent 10 years as a concert promoter), he also had A+ chops when it came to app design.

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Meet Y Combinator’s New COO

Silicon Valley’s most successful incubator now has an operations chief who hails from Google. To appreciate the rapid growth at Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator, consider this: In 2009, it shepherded 42 startups through its boot camp. This year, it will graduate 222.

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Rants, Timelines and Roadmaps – Random musings on starting up

Every now and then, I end up making a promise that I can’t keep. A week ago I promised ten young startup teams that I would create a dedicated learning page for them that they could use as a reference guide once we were done with the PASHA Startup Crash Course.

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20 Motivational Quotes from Legendary Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Visionaries

Even the most grand, world-changing projects require some amount of tedious, get-it-done slogging. If you’re having one of those days where you feel like nothing will come of your efforts — and you don’t have time to watch Rocky or any of these inspiring movies — take a spin through some of these motivational quotes.

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Straight Up Startup Advice from 150 Entrepreneurs

Do you think you know everything about what it takes to start and build a startup? It’s okay if you don’t – there’s a huge community of entrepreneurs out in the world that are likely willing to offer you some startup advice.

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14 Ways to be a great startup CEO

Everyone thinks that being a startup CEO is a glamorous job or one that has to be a ton of fun. That’s what I now refer to as the “glamour brain” speaking aka the startup life you hear about from the press. Very rarely do you hear about what a bitch it is to be CEO and how it’s not for every founder that wants to be an entrepreneur.

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The Success Story of James Connelly Fetch

Having just expanded to Berlin, we speak with the 2011 Young Gun about his “visionary” mobile agency, Stephen Fry’s tweets, and the growth of apps

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The Art of the Pitch

Forget “I think, therefore I am.” For entrepreneurs, the operative phrase is, “I pitch, therefore I am.” Pitching isn’t only for raising money—it’s for reaching agreement, and agreement can yield many good outcomes including sales, partnerships, and new hires. Here are the key elements of a great pitch.

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The 10 slides you must have in your pitch

It’s quite simple: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc.

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How Einstein Started – [Infographic]

Einstein’s start in life, if boiled down to a formula, would be something like this:

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5 mistakes founders make when hiring

Your MVP is complete. Some seed funding is in the bank, or maybe even a Series A. You’re anxious to see if your product flies off the shelf. It’s time to make that first sales hire. This is a big step. The right call can establish the rocket-ship revenue chart every founder dreams of. The wrong call can be bring down the company.

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10 things you can learn from the Apple Store

In the decade since Steve Jobs and former head of retail, Ron Johnson, decided to reimagine the retail experience, the Apple Store not only reimagined and reinvented retail, it blew up the model entirely and started from scratch. In his research for The Apple Experience, Carmine discovered ten things that the Apple Store can teach any business in any industry to be more successful:

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These 10 Podcasts May Just Get You to Stop Listening to Music

There is nothing wrong with listening to music, but it wasn’t helping me to become a better business owner. I wasn’t more productive and I wasn’t gaining any knowledge by listening to music for hours each day.

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How To Take Your Idea From A Startup To A Movement

To build a startup, entrepreneurs need a laser focus on providing an innovative solution to a real problem. Once they achieve that initial traction, the focus needs to change for quicker growth.

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Want To Raise A Million Bucks? Here’s What You’ll Need

So, you’ve built yourself a nice little product. Maybe you’ve raised a small friends-and-family round; maybe you’re still bootstrappin’ on your own. Either way, now you’re looking to raise at least a million dollars to help with the next steps.

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7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

On the surface, successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else.But look closely and you’ll see that in a few ways they are very, very different–and so is how they start and run their businesses.

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Richard Branson’s Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business

I’m often asked how I got to where I am, and how the Virgin brand achieved all that it has. While there are no shortcuts to success, certain attitudes and actions can help. Here are my top 10 tips for doing business the Virgin way:

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Twenty Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow

The fact is there are myriad enterprises waiting to be hatched that don’t require gobs of capital and fancy degrees. We’re not talking about the next Google, Microsoft or General Electric here, but tidy, profit-generating outfits all the same. Better yet, you get to bust down those cubicle walls and be your own boss.

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How to Pick a Co-Founder

Picking a co-founder is your most important decision. It’s more important than your product, market, and investors. The ideal founding team is two individuals, with a history of working together, of similar age and financial standing, with mutual respect. One is good at building products and the other is good at selling them.

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Top 10 Qualities That Make A Great Leader

Having a great idea, and assembling a team to bring that concept to life is the first step in creating a successful business venture. While finding a new and unique idea is rare enough; the ability to successfully execute this idea is what separates the dreamers from the entrepreneurs.

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Business Lessons From Mega-Entrepreneur Richard Branson

Like many entrepreneurs, Richard Branson loves creating things. He sees problems in the world and provides solutions. But unlike others, he has established many different businesses. In fact, in his 40+ years as an entrepreneur, he has developed over 100 brands.

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10 Founders On What They Don’t Tell You About Building A Startup

No matter how many business books you read, nothing can prepare you for building a company from the ground up. From finding the right investor to getting used to the fact that you’re “always on,” 10 founders told us what they’ve learned along the way.

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How To Build A Startup

Startups spend their time on three things: building product, acquiring customers, and building their team. The customer’s checkbook pulls a product out of the company. The product’s requirements pulls a team into place.

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