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8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs will often have amazing business ideas, but they put them on hold due to a lack of capital. They assume that their idea will never get far off the ground unless they have major funding behind them.<p>It seems that every day …

Small Business

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

You Can’t Do Strategy Without Input from Sales

One of the best books ever written about selling is David Dorsey’s <i>The Force</i>. Dorsey turns a year in a Xerox sales district in Cleveland into a riveting drama about people, accounts, the operatic highs and lows of the sales cycle, and the triumph of making quota. Dorsey focuses on Fred Thomas and …

Make a Lasting Impression in Under 5 Minutes: 14 Ideas

Use these 14 tips to ensure your business card is the least likely to end up in the trash can.<p>Most entrepreneurs expect to find themselves at networking and industry events at least a few times per calendar year, if not per month. But far too many promising conversations turn into one-sided pitches …

4 Bad Work Habits That Are Limiting Your Potential

Isn't time to get rid of bad habits that limit your potential?<p>All of us develop bad habits over time. When you've been doing a particular job or been with a certain company for a while, complacency can set in. When it does, you're likely to discover some bad work habits.<p>Isn't time to get rid of …

To Succeed, Be the One Everyone Can Count On

Talent is great and hard work is essential, but there's an intangible quality that makes all the difference. Here's how to develop it.<p>It’s not just country music that we rely on to say the simple things that need sayin’. And the blues doesn’t have a monopoly on tellin’ it like it is (or how it …

3 Steps to Determine Product-Market Fit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Product-market fit is the golden rule for any startup – entrepreneurs need it or their concept will fail. However, defining product-market fit can be challenging for some startups, as it takes time and requires a deep understanding of …