Starting a Business Articles

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    Mitch Gordon on the Challenges of a Student CEO

    by on July 20, 2012

    Mitch Gordon is president and co-founder of, a startup that helps people find academic, volunteer, internship, and other programs abroad. It’s no surprise that he’s putting in long hours to help get the company off the ground. The shocker: H…

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    How to Evolve from an Employee into a Consultant

    by on July 6, 2012

    Many people decide to become entrepreneurs while they’re slogging away for someone else. If you’re passionate about your job — yet would prefer to be your own boss — shifting into a consulting role may be the ideal path to becoming a small-business own…

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    5 Tips for Teachers on Starting a Side Business

    by on June 22, 2012

    With the school year winding down, summer can be a great time for teachers to launch a side business — either to make some extra money over the break or to enrich the classroom experience in the fall.

    Josh Waldron, a social studies teacher in Virginia, ramp…

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    Adam Brownlee on Catching Warren Buffett's Eye

    by on May 7, 2012

    For many small-business owners, Warren Buffett is a role model for turning an entrepreneurial dream into a wildly successful career. The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, whose net worth is $44 billion, consistently ranks among the world’s wealthiest p…

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    Digital Media Visionary Says 'Blindness' Is Key to Success

    by on May 4, 2012

    Anthony Soohoo has the type of resume most entrepreneurs dream of possessing. The UC Davis grad and Harvard MBA rose to prominence in the digital media industry by first cutting his teeth in brand-management positions at Inktomi and Apple.

    A standout from the…

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    6 Tips for Starting a Small Business During a Recession

    by on March 26, 2012

    Although it goes against conventional thinking, there are many reasons why you should consider launching a small business during a recession. If you have a great idea and a strong work ethic, the state of the economy should have little or no effect on your pla…

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    South America Lures Silicon Valley Tech Startups

    by on March 7, 2012

    Silicon Valley continues to be a hotbed for technology innovation, but if you want to start a new tech company without spending a fortune on office space and salaries, and you speak decent Spanish, consider heading south — as in, South America. Various natio…

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    5 of the Biggest Risks Small-Business Owners Face

    by on February 28, 2012

    You may be an optimist, but when it comes to running a business it pays to be prepared for worst-case scenarios. According to the Institute for Business & Home Safety, a quarter of businesses shut down permanently in the wake of an unforeseen disaster, rep…

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