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Behind the headlines, this is what it feels like when a startup fails

You'll remember Nikki Durkin from 99Dresses. Every business and startup publication praised her success, her goals and guts as she built her business. But, 99Dresses...

Four things entrepreneurs are really sick of hearing

Entrepreneurship is hard. We all know it and absolutely respect that fact. Entrepreneurs completely devote themselves to their start-up and face different challenges along...

Does ‘no’ mean ‘not yet’? Only an entrepreneur would think like that! [VIDEO]

This is a frank, first person video from Karen Cheng. She shares her fear of failure and the struggles she encounters with her first...
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When startups go wrong: a true story of an unexpected spanner in the works

Picture this, you’ve been living and breathing your startup now for nine months. You’ve scored a seed round of funding from some reputable investors. You’ve...
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I lost $2.4 million, 96 per cent equity and ended up bankrupt. Ask me...

Failed start-ups are like failed marriages - they're painful events and those involved often find it difficult to discuss their experiences. That's a shame...

Cast a wide net, have lots of ideas and go hard until one of...

This is the sage advice of John Winning, CEO of Appliances Online. In 2005, John Winning decided that there was a better way to address...

Flearning 101: How Comixology became the #1 grossing iPad app [VIDEO]

Comixology is the idea of first time entrepreneur and CEO David Steinberger. In this video, he explains how a he refined his business plan...

Terrifying. Addictive. Awesome. What’s it really like being an entrepreneur? [VIDEO]

This video from Google will warm the cockles of every entrepreneur's heart. Incidentally, no one really knows what a 'cockle' is or, why they need...

Ten lessons from Dr Seuss on how to be an entrepreneur

I recently decided to start my own business as a virtual CFO. I’m a voracious reader and, as part of launching my business, I...

Be curious and fail until you succeed. It’s the Seth Godin mantra [VIDEO]

In this interview with Bryan Elliot, Seth Godin talks about work, opportunities and failures. While Godin may be an icon in the world of leadership,...

Fail + learn = #flearn: Tweet it, post it and most importantly, share it.

The folks at Pollenizer know a thing or two about launching successful businesses – they’ve co-founded more than 25 to date. So, when they advise entrepreneurs to embrace failure in order to learn – or ‘#flearn’ – then it pays to listen.

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