Startup Basics

Startup Basics

At CGI America, a 'Shark Tank' for Entrepreneur Development

The high-growth entrepreneurship working group pitched ideas 'Shark Tank' style about new ways to create healthy ecosystems that foster the growth of start-ups.
Startup Basics

Where to Look for Investors to Fund Your Startup

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock provides young entrepreneurs tips on approaching investors.
Location

The Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Renting Office Space

Looking to set up shop? Find out where office rent prices are rising the fastest, and where they're falling.
Fin-Tech Startups Take On Wall Street's Pain Points
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Fin-Tech Startups Take On Wall Street's Pain Points

Five years since the crisis, opportunities in financial technology are plenty. We talk to three entrepreneurs who have grown their startups in New York's FinTech Innovation Lab.
The Networking Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make
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The Networking Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make

Having a broad network of connections is important, but spread yourself too thin and you might be doing more harm than good. Here's why.
How Fin-Tech Startups Are Disrupting Wall Street
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How Fin-Tech Startups Are Disrupting Wall Street

Entrepreneurs working in financial technology are helping banks grapple with everything from Big Data and cybersecurity threats to the growing number of customers using mobile and social media.
Startup Basics

How Startups Should Formulate Financial Projections

VC Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what investors are looking for in a startup's financial projections.
Richard Branson on Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship
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Richard Branson on Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship

Telling friends and family you're going to start your own business is often just as scary as actually taking the plunge. Virgin's CEO offers advice on how to get those you love on-board.
10 Questions to Ask When Pricing Your Product
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10 Questions to Ask When Pricing Your Product

Read our guide to figuring out what you should be charging for your products and services.
The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup
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The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup

Misrepresenting your company's life stage could carry steep consequences.
How to Break Into Ad Tech
Startup Basics

How to Break Into Ad Tech

Call them modern day Mad Men. We talk to three ad-tech entrepreneurs about their best advice for starting up.
Startup Basics

The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.
After the Protests: What It Takes to Start Up in Turkey
Startup Basics

After the Protests: What It Takes to Start Up in Turkey

Before protesters engulfed Turkey's Taksim Square, the country had become a rising star for businesses and entrepreneurs.
Business Management

Mentors vs. Advisors and Why You Should Get to Know Why They Differ

For young entrepreneurs, a helping hand can go a long way. Just make sure you’re aware of what’s expected of you in return.
Startups Bring Big-Data Spin to Ads
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Startups Bring Big-Data Spin to Ads

With investors spending billions of dollars in recent years, yesterday's billboards have been replaced by highly targeted ads delivered over the Internet. We talk to three entrepreneurs in ad tech.
Business Ideas

A Case for Exploring Alternative Capitalism Models

While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic. Here's a look at what other forms have emerged in recent years.
Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples
Success Stories

Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples

If you're thinking of starting up with your significant other, consider the tips of those who've made the plunge before you.
Location

Choosing a Retail Location: 3 Priorities You Might Be Forgetting

Often the cost of rent is a top consideration when choosing a retail space. But focus on the dollars and you might be missing out on essential ways to grow your business.
A Guide to Matchmaking Sites for Co-Founders
Startup Basics

A Guide to Matchmaking Sites for Co-Founders

Choosing a co-founder can make or break a startup. Check out these matchmaking websites to find the perfect one.
Startup Basics

Top Tech Entrepreneurs Offer Tips on Starting Up

Thinking of starting a tech startup? Get ready for a bumpy ride. Tech entrepreneurs Dario Meli and Greg Isenberg talk about the agony and ecstasy of starting up.
3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees
Legal Basics For Startups

3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees

When it comes to legal hurdles, an attorney can be your biggest asset or your biggest expense. Here's how to trim your legal costs.
Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business
Success Stories

Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

A stolen jacket leads to a big business for an Indiana University grad.
What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur Now
Startup Basics

What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur Now

Entrepreneur's Amy Cosper talks about the evolving concept of entrepreneurship at the SXSW Festival.
Entrepreneurship Today: Starting Up Is Optional (Infographic)
Business Ideas

Entrepreneurship Today: Starting Up Is Optional (Infographic)

Long over are the days when being an entrepreneur was defined solely as being a business owner.
Startup Basics

6 Ways Your Startup's Location Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Choosing an office space in a strategic locale can help grow your business. Here are six factors to keep in mind when considering where to base your business.
Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga
Success Stories

Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

With startup hubs cropping up across the U.S., we take a look at one burgeoning ecosystem to pinpoint how other city centers can spark their own entrepreneurial boom.
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