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How to Avoid the 6 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make | Inc.com

Consult any experienced entrepreneur, and they'll likely talk your ear off with stories of mistakes, failures, and lessons they were forced to learn the hard way in early business ventures. The pain that results from financial mistakes is not something that any entrepreneur easily …

Small Business

The 7 Must-Have Qualities Investors Look For in Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Early stage venture is a lot about the entrepreneur--who that person is and what she or he is capable of. As an investor, my filter has become quite honed in terms of what to look for in the best entrepreneurs.<p>On a recent trip to Ireland, I participated in a guided hike of the rugged Cliffs of …

Entrepreneurship

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s often thought that you need a significant amount of capital to start a business, this isn’t always the case.<p>Yes, many successful companies were launched with a significant amount of funding, but it’s important to realize that …

Entrepreneurship

How Transportation Startup Loup Raised $1.5 million Within a Few Weeks

The first time we tried to connect on Skype, these cofounders called me from the road. Abtin Rostamian and Jimmy Ku were out scouting routes for their hybrid transportation startup, Loup. This roadside call was my first taste of their refreshing style of entrepreneurship.<p>Loup isn’t these founders’ …

The Secret to Business Success That Many Successful Entrepreneurs Forget | Inc.com

We spend a lot of time in this column talking about how to get people to notice and buy whatever it is you're selling. However, when you focus on marketing as single-mindedly as I tend to do, it can be easy to lose sight of a certain central business truth: No matter how good your marketing is, you …

Innovation

How to Create a Tech Startup Scene If You're Not in Silicon Valley

Pittsburgh's success provides important and surprising clues.<p>If you work in the tech sector or are otherwise attentive to it, you probably already know something that I didn’t learn until recently: Pittsburgh has one of the liveliest technology ecosystems in the country. It’s a tech mecca, along …