Business Ideas

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent
Business Ideas

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.
Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice
Social Media

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.
How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup
Business Ideas

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Stagnation may warrant radical change, but 'pivots' are too often punts -- not thoughtful, strategic redirections. Rather than undertake drastic measures in haste, startups ought to consider a regimen of constant flux.
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas
Business Ideas

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
The Triple Bottom Line Goal of Sustainable Businesses
Business Ideas

The Triple Bottom Line Goal of Sustainable Businesses

A profitable startup that can make the world a better place? It's a win-win.
How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry
Business Ideas

How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry

Childhood pals find big profits in stripped-down bicycles with their company Pure Fix Cycles.
Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out
Business Ideas

Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out

To get a piece of the $51-billion wedding market, aspiring entrepreneurs embrace specialty planning services.
Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off
Business Ideas

Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off

As businesses move their data processing to the cloud, cyber-security is becoming an increasingly prevalent and mission-critical problem.
5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea
Business Ideas

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.
Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)
Business Ideas

Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.
Starting a Business

Someone Has Your Same Startup Idea? Move Fast, Launch First

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the importance of moving quickly when competition is stiff.
How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings
Business Ideas

How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
Doing 'Five-Minute Favors' and Other Business Tips From the Week
Leadership

Doing 'Five-Minute Favors' and Other Business Tips From the Week

The best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from fueling success with generosity to dealing with foreign business associates.
Mobile App Helps Bars Manage Changing Beer Selections
Business Ideas

Mobile App Helps Bars Manage Changing Beer Selections

Taplister helps customers and bartender up-to-date on what's being poured at their favorite bars.
VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass Apps
'Trep Talk

VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass Apps

New group called the Glass Collective calls Google's wearable computer "the future" of technology.
How to Outwit Your Competition
Business Ideas

How to Outwit Your Competition

You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a great business idea. Here are three ways to look at what your competition is doing -- and do it better.
A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market
Business Ideas

A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

A trio of ad execs launches a line of air fresheners for modern men.
Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper
Business Ideas

Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

Kavita Shukla spoke at the Women in the World Summit today about finding inspiration in uncommon places.
The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business
Business Ideas

The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

Here's a rundown of what's hot for businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.
Profiles

What's Trending WithÂ… Jason Silva? The Former Current TV Host Turned YouTube Star on Big Ideas

YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with the ever inspiring Jason Silva. Here, he dishes on where the best ideas come from and how to cultivate them.
Stop Searching for 'The Next Big Thing:' Tips for Building the Best Business for You
Business Ideas

Stop Searching for 'The Next Big Thing:' Tips for Building the Best Business for You

You don't need a revolutionary business idea to find success in entrepreneurship. Here are five steps for launching a startup that's ideal for you.
Grow Your Business By Getting Back to Basics
Growth Strategies

Grow Your Business By Getting Back to Basics

You don't have to venture far to find the next big idea. Growing your business is all about knowing where to look for opportunities. Here are five places to start.
How to Stop Making Excuses and Run With Your Business Idea
Business Ideas

How to Stop Making Excuses and Run With Your Business Idea

There will never be a "perfect" time to start your business, so why not start now?
The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop
Business Ideas

The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.
Startup Snapshot: Oklahoma City
Business Ideas

Startup Snapshot: Oklahoma City

A look at a surprising startup city, plus three other locations to keep your eye on.
Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses
Business Ideas

Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.
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