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9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ll never forget my first IPO. The story is as old as the hills of Silicon Valley: It was a great ride … until it flopped. Our primary business was crushed by an 800-pound gorilla and we didn’t have the wherewithal to pick up the pieces …


The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack of clear signposts that allow founders to judge their company’s performance. The reality is, most …

6 Expert Tips From People Who Successfully Took The Freelance Plunge

Before cutting ties with corporate life, you better have a plan in place.<p>Do you ever think about shaking off the doldrums of office life by striking out on your own as a freelancer?<p>It’s an enticing proposition, to be sure. But the freelance life isn’t all month-long vacations and days spent …

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