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Tired of the 9 to 5? This is how to start a business for free

<b>(CNN) —</b> You might think that the hardest part about starting your own business is figuring out what new service or product to offer to the world.<p>But after spending months, or even years, meticulously fine-tuning your unique selling point -- the heavy lifting starts. Building a business takes an …

Keeping it quiet: Why one booming Bellevue startup raised $18.4 million this year, but didn’t brag

Bellevue-based Atigeo is a bit of an anomaly in the world of startups.<p>The big data company is 10 years old, has 100 employees and this year alone …

The number one digital marketing tool you might be missing out on

Social media is the darling of digital marketing these days. With so many platforms available to interact with clients and consumers, it's not surprising that many communications strategies are focused around tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.<p>But in the rush to stay on-trend, companies …

The 4 Things About Office Perks That Actually Matter

Not all office perks are created equal. Use this criteria to re-evaluate that foosball table.<p>Offering cushy job perks has become a competitive sport. From tech powerhouses in Silicon Valley to the soap experts at Johnson & Johnson, major businesses are playing an ever-escalating game of, “Is this …

Formlabs' Form 2 is like the dead-simple Mac of 3D printers

It's been several years since Formlabs broke the old Kickstarter funding record (raising nearly $3 million of its $100,000 goal) by offering an …

5 Skills That Are the Foundation of Entrepreneurial Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship requires many skills, from financial planning to human resource management, and it’s at times both intimidating and frustrating. Fortunately, if you’ve got a good idea and the commitment to making it work, most of these …

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The Best Time Management Tool: Just Say No

What you decline to do can make a lot more difference -- in your business and your life -- than what you actually do.<p>As a small-business owner you're constantly saying yes: to opportunities, to ideas, to ways to grow your business. Saying yes is a crucial element in your success.<p>But so is saying no.<p>…

The One Indispensable Quality All Successful Entrepreneurs Share

If you have this attribute, chances are your business will do well.<p>What’s the best predictor of success as an entrepreneur? Resiliency. That’s according to Eric Casaburi, a serial entrepreneur who founded Fierce Brands and Retro Fitness, and author of “JUST MAKE MONEY!”<p>“Business is Darwinian to the …