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Startups Don't Fail On Ideas, They Fail On Execution

Young companies don’t fail on good or bad ideas. They fail on execution. Yet many young startups make the mistake of focusing on the big idea or the high concept rather than the art and science of turning business plans into thriving businesses.<p>In a candid conversation with Yossi Vardi, an icon of …

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The Unexpected Payoff of Failure

In recent years the notion that failure brings rewards has become so venerated by business thinkers (and publications) that you could be forgiven for …

You Have a Great Business Idea? Hold On. Ask These 15 Questions First

We have all heard it, "I have an amazing business idea!" Wait, do you? Better ask yourself these 15 questions first.<p>How do you know if you've got a great business idea?<p>Before you proceed with your venture, it's a great idea to do some market research and assess the potential for success.<p>Here are 15 …

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>―James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from …

The Keys to Success in Entrepreneurship

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Top 14 Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2016

Whether it's meeting the next big client, forming a strong partnership, learning new skills, or getting good advice from a peer who's been there before, the return on investment of attending the right events can be substantial.<p>When my co-founder and I started Influence & Co. four years ago, we …

The 25 Best Books for Entrepreneurs

If you have your sights set on building a massively successful company where you call the shots, you might want to start with the following books.<p>You are what you read, and if your goal is to build a massively successful company where you call the shots, you might want to start with the following …

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Commercial Real Estate

3 Ways to Scale Your Business When You Don't Have a Ton of Resources

Turning an idea into a startup and a startup into a thriving business aren’t linear processes. There are twists and turns, challenges and risks. But …

What Is Social Entrepreneurship?

We millennials are a bold generation. From our insistence that work have meaning to the disruptive innovations we embrace (e.g. Lyft), we are …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur's Library

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful businesses, you can always use the advice of people who have "been there, done that.'’ What better …

5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, most startups fail. The chances of survival are slim at best, and there are countless examples of great ideas that just didn’t make it. As a former entrepreneur and now Partner at Greylock Partners, I spend my time thinking …

10 New Year's Resolutions Entrepreneurs Should Make Every Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As we rapidly approach the New Year, it’s the time to start thinking about those resolutions that we’ll work on in 2016. The problem with resolutions is that they often fail because we’ll never reach these unreasonable and unrealistic …

The Painful Truth About Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …