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4 Things Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have in CommonMashable.com nailed it - “Starting a business is always risky, and success is never guaranteed. Yet, entrepreneurs thrive every day. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach, successful entrepreneurs seem to share several traits that the rest of the pack lacks.”It’s not simple being an entrepreneur. So what are the 4 basic things you need?1. Professional experience2. A business plan3. Positive personality4. A mentor
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4 Things Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Mashable.com nailed it - “Starting a business is always risky, and success is never guaranteed. Yet, entrepreneurs thrive every day. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach, successful entrepreneurs seem to share several traits that the rest of the pack lacks.”

It’s not simple being an entrepreneur. So what are the 4 basic things you need?

1. Professional experience
2. A business plan
3. Positive personality
4. A mentor

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Getting Funded OnlineClick to embiggen (see full infographic)Crowdfunding is the next chapter for all entrepreneurs. Democratic. Worldwide. And it actually works. AngelList and Kickstarter are only getting started. Now let’s take a look at the data and trends.
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Getting Funded Online

Click to embiggen (see full infographic)

Crowdfunding is the next chapter for all entrepreneurs. Democratic. Worldwide. And it actually works. AngelList and Kickstarter are only getting started. Now let’s take a look at the data and trends.

(via "Becoming an Entrepreneur" Infographic Book by Anna Vital » Getting Funded - Infographic on Crowdfunding — Kickstarter)

Can School Make You A Better Entrepreneur?
        
        One thing all entrepreneurs have in common is a passion for their work. One thing they don’t have in common is their educational background. Read More
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Can School Make You A Better Entrepreneur?

One thing all entrepreneurs have in common is a passion for their work. One thing they don’t have in common is their educational background. Read More

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Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013
        
        In an opinion survey
 (PDF) released on Tuesday of nearly 500 executives at self-funded 
(bootstrapped, to use startup jargon) private companies. The survey, 
conducted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, shows they’re fairly optimistic about 
2013, with nearly 42 percent predicting the economy will perform better 
this year than last. About 65 percent project that their businesses will
 grow faster. Nearly 54 percent expect to hire more employees than in 
2012, though 45 percent indicate that their biggest challenge will be 
finding good people. Read More
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Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013

In an opinion survey (PDF) released on Tuesday of nearly 500 executives at self-funded (bootstrapped, to use startup jargon) private companies. The survey, conducted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, shows they’re fairly optimistic about 2013, with nearly 42 percent predicting the economy will perform better this year than last. About 65 percent project that their businesses will grow faster. Nearly 54 percent expect to hire more employees than in 2012, though 45 percent indicate that their biggest challenge will be finding good people. Read More

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7 Young Entrepreneurs Changing The World With Their Businesses
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6 Steps to Starting a Business From Your Home1. Select your business name2. Incorporate3. Get a tax ID number4. Get a registered agent5. Check if you need any local permits6. Know your home office deductions


    
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6 Steps to Starting a Business From Your Home

1. Select your business name
2. Incorporate
3. Get a tax ID number
4. Get a registered agent
5. Check if you need any local permits
6. Know your home office deductions

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7 Facts of Business Life for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

1. If you don’t lead, no one will follow.
2. If you don’t control it, you don’t own it.
3. Protecting your company’s assets should be your first priority.
4. Planning is about preparing for the future, not predicting it.
5. If you don’t market your business, you won’t have one.
6. The marketplace is a war zone.
7. You don’t just have to know the business you’re in, you have to know business.

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Is This the Best Startup Launch Video Ever?

Dollar Shave Club is the brainchild of Michael Dubin, the suave guy explaining the concept. Granted, not every founder could carry off a performance with this much deadpan humor and well-timed stunts. Read More

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