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Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists
Venture Capital

Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists

Female founders seeking funding for their firm should review these four tips. Otherwise they could lose out in the competition for financing.
Jessica Brondo Davidoff
The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup
Hiring

The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup

Find the diamonds in the rough, the talented folks who might not fit the classic mold. These individuals can have potential for tremendous growth, for themselves and their employer.
Jay Gould
To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value
Value

To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value

Deter your company from meeting the fate of those unfortunate enterprises that have vanished. Keep renewing product offerings.
Peter S. Cohan

Starting a Business

What Effective Leaders Do: Weekly Tips Roundup
Weekly Tips Roundup

What Effective Leaders Do: Weekly Tips Roundup

Start your week with these top tricks and secrets from Entrepreneur's online contributors.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How to Name a Business
How To

How to Name a Business

What's in a business name? Plenty. Follow this guide to choose a memorable name that will best represent your brand.
How to Start a Cleaning Business
How To

How to Start a Cleaning Business

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and appreciate the sense of a job well done, then a cleaning service might just be your perfect opportunity.
Starting a Business: The Idea Phase
Starting a Business

Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business.
Elements of a Business Plan
Business Plans

Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read this selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand these components.

Growth Strategies

Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.
Business Models

Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.

Give your startup some inspiration by modeling it after a successful enterprise. This will help you explain your business to outsiders and provide insights for future direction.
Miles Jennings
How to Value a Business?
How To

How to Value a Business?

If you're interested in purchasing an existing business, here are a few ways to gauge its value.
How To Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)
How To

How To Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)

Learn to calculate ROI in seven steps--increasing your chances of landing an investor and dusting the competition.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
How To

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.
Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management
Growth Strategies

Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management

A look at common mistakes entrepreneurs make with inventory, and how to fix them.

Finance

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success
Wealth

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Using author Tom Corley as inspiration, here's a checklist to the best things in life.
Meiko Patton
The Basics of Money Management
Finance

The Basics of Money Management

Before you start making money, you've got to figure out how you're going to accept payments, establish payment and credit terms, and manage your finances. This how-to will help.
Five Ways to Keep Cash Flow Pumping
Finance

Five Ways to Keep Cash Flow Pumping

For new business owners, getting cash flowing into the business should be priority No. 1. Here are ideas for getting started.
A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity
Finance

A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity

It may be just what an established business needs, but watch out for ruthlessness.
Hate Making Collection Calls? How to Do Them Right
Finance

Hate Making Collection Calls? How to Do Them Right

Since calling late-payers can be painful, make your effort to collect what you're owed as efficient and effective as possible. Here's how.

Marketing

The Overlooked Advertising Opportunity Small Businesses Should Not Miss
YouTube

The Overlooked Advertising Opportunity Small Businesses Should Not Miss

Why every entrepreneur should consider launching a YouTube ad campaign.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
6 Easy Ways on How to Make Money Online
How To

6 Easy Ways on How to Make Money Online

Learn how affiliate marketing can skyrocket your bottom line.
How to Create a Logo.
How To

How to Create a Logo.

With a well-designed logo, potential clients can instantly discover how your business can serve them.
How To

How to Promote a Website with these 15 Sites

Want to get your name out to locals and visitors alike? Take advantage of these online marketing sites and watch your business grow.
12 Ways to Increase Online Sales
Marketing

12 Ways to Increase Online Sales

Improve the sales effectiveness of your site with one of these guaranteed ways to turn visitors into buyers.

Leadership

How to Be Remarkable at Following Up
Networking

How to Be Remarkable at Following Up

You did the hard work of making the first networking connection (the meeting or phone call). Now don't squander the power of those moments.
Sean Kim
How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note
How To

How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note

Sending a thank-you note can change your life. It changed mine.
Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback
Leadership

Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

It can be a delicate process, but assessing a person's progress can lead to improvement and growth.
9 Ways to Become a Better Leader
Leadership

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
10 Honest and Completely Helpful Tips for Hitting a Public-Speaking Homerun
Leadership

10 Honest and Completely Helpful Tips for Hitting a Public-Speaking Homerun

Looking for advice on how to amp up your public speaking skills? Here are a few tips from a pro.

Technology

How to List Your Business on Apple's New 'Maps Connect' Portal
Apple

How to List Your Business on Apple's New 'Maps Connect' Portal

Why you should add your company data to Apple Maps and how to get it done fast.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App
Technology

A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App

If you have the right reasons, follow these 10 recommendations to getting your product to the public.
Five Easy Tools to Build a Website
Technology

Five Easy Tools to Build a Website

You don't have to be a techie to build a website for your business. Here are five affordable resources to get started.
The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps
Technology

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

From Evernote to Instagram to Snapchat, here's a look at how these apps found their early success.
Make Your Website a Daily Destination
Technology

Make Your Website a Daily Destination

5 simple strategies to keep people coming back

Entrepreneurs

Are You a Benefit to Your Network?
Networking

Are You a Benefit to Your Network?

Value your contacts and they will value you. Entrepreneurs swear by their connections. But sometimes they swear at them as well.
Debra Kaye
How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work
How To

How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work

Are you working on clock time or 'real' time? Learn how to manage your day by understanding the difference with these 10 time management tips.
5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using
Entrepreneurs

5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using

There's no magic pill you can take to manage your time better. Instead, try implementing these five strategies to get your work under control.
The Myth of Working Hard vs. Working Smart
Entrepreneurs

The Myth of Working Hard vs. Working Smart

Can you get to the top without pushing yourself during long work days?
Put Yourself on the Road to Success With These 5 Principles
Entrepreneurs

Put Yourself on the Road to Success With These 5 Principles

The first step in achieving success is often deciding what it means to you. Following these philosophies can then help you get there.

Franchises

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract
Franchise

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract

A real estate professional with multiple offices discovers critical terms of her business arrangement the hard way.
Stacey Alcorn
Sniffing Out a Good Business Opportunity
Franchises

Sniffing Out a Good Business Opportunity

How to tell whether that opportunity is really too good to be true
How to Succeed as the First Franchisee
Franchises

How to Succeed as the First Franchisee

Three steps to navigate your way through a new franchise system--and thrive.
Navigate the Paper Trail
Franchises

Navigate the Paper Trail

You've found the franchise of your dreams. Now the real work begins. Find out what the FDD, financial statements and franchise agreement really mean.