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Build Your Business on Your Strengths, Hire Your Team to Cover Your Weaknesses

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you dream of quitting your job and becoming your own boss, you’re not alone – 48 percent of Americans want to start their own business. But are you cut out for the entrepreneurial path? There’s an ongoing debate about whether …

When Interviewing, Avoid Legal Landmines and Find Out What You Want to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Asking questions of a prospective employee that are too personal, not job related or just plain inappropriate can set the wrong tone for your organization and can cost you a good candidate. Worse case, these questions might get you …

How to Communicate With Your First Employee

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Congratulations! Your business has grown to the point that you need to hire someone. Your role as an entrepreneur is evolving. You are no longer solely focused on business operations. You are now a manager.<p>How you communicate with your …

No Matter What You're Selling, This Strategy Should Do the Trick

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are no shortage of instructional sales books. In fact, there are probably too many. The difficulty with most of the books is that they tend to teach you how to follow a process or structure that can limit your ability to think on …

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many think that incorporating their business will help them slash the federal tax bill or avoid state income taxes completely. First-time entrepreneurs often have misconceptions about incorporation, usually resulting from an optimistic …

9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the words of Winston Churchill, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts". And this couldn't be truer for founders.<p>Every entrepreneur strives to be successful but the sad truth is that most …

The 10 Questions Startups Need to Be Asking Potential Hires

This story originally appeared on FounderDating<p>Standard interview questions are generally boring and don’t always reveal very much about the person you’re interviewing. When you’re talking to a candidate, you want to ask great questions--they’re more likely to engage and you’re more likely to learn …