Forty-two startup hopefuls delivered a minute-long hypothetical pitch to the Oracle of Omaha at Rice's Business Plan Competition. Here are our favorites.Apr 12, 2013 3:54 PM ET
Past Rice Business Plan Competition victors dish on when to ignore the judges, how to pick investors, and what to do after you go home.Apr 12, 2013 12:49 PM ET
Sharpen up those PowerPoint slides. The Rice Business Plan Competition kicks off in Houston with 42 startup ideas you wish you'd thought of.Apr 11, 2013 11:31 AM ET
Going to work for a fledgling enterprise is inherently risky, but knowing what to look for can boost your chances of picking a winner.Anne Fisher, contributor - Mar 14, 2013 12:38 PM ET
Here are a few classic signals that it's time to close your small business and start fresh.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
FORTUNE -- Before Craigslist, before Monster.com, there was Drei Tauben Ltd, a proprietary system for help-wanted advertising for technology jobs. Christopher Frank started the company with two business partners in 1991 and spent two years building the business.
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Like artists, startup founders must cultivate creative habits to see the world afresh and create something new.
By Tim Leberecht
(TheMIX) -- Andy Warhol knew it all along: "Good business is the best art." And lately, a number of business thinkers and leaders have begun to embrace the arts, not as an escapist notion, a parallel world after office hours, or a creative asset, but as an integral part of business MOREDec 21, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The first employees of a new business must be up for more than just what's written in a job description. Here are a few things to consider when hiring or if you are considering joining a new company.Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM ET
The old paradigm -- get good grades, go to college, get a job, start a family -- is becoming a luxury for the few. How much longer are we going to tell this generation that "good" jobs will simply reappear? By Scott GerberJul 2, 2012 1:48 PM ET
A record-breaking 16% of Stanford B-school's class of 2011 chose to start their own companies at graduation, exceeding the school's 12% peak during the dot-com boom. By John A. ByrneJun 1, 2012 5:00 AM ET
MBA admissions deans are looking for people who have launched successful, or even unsuccessful, businesses to fill spots in entrepreneurial labs and other programs. By Shawn O'ConnorMay 31, 2012 10:20 AM ET
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