Startup Basics

The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them
Startup Basics

The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

Surprisingly, running out of money is not the No. 1 reason.
Business Management

Why Your Business Needs to Stop Acting Like a 4-Year-Old

Poorly run businesses, like small children, need constant supervision. Here are key strategies to help your business operate more smoothly.
Startup Basics

Finding an All-In Business Partner and 4 More Tips From the Week

Read the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from making sure that your business partner is committed to softening your digital communications.
Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths

Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.
10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Business Partner
Startup Basics

10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Business Partner

Having a partner could share the load...or create added burden.
Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement

The CEO of Virgin shares how to cut the crap and make a mission statement that actually means something.
What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20
Startup Basics

What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

Some focus on the importance of building relationships and perseverance. Others offer advice for those looking to start their own companies.
Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit
Location

Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Entrepreneurs in the Motor City have to deal with lackluster public services, but they also get access to cheap facilities and an unsaturated market.
The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)
Location

The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)

An anti-business mindset is the real reason the Motor City finds itself in bankruptcy court. A federal bailout would be further evidence of its bad bets.
3 Simple Questions That Can Derail Your Reputation
Startup Basics

3 Simple Questions That Can Derail Your Reputation

Reaching out for help is a good thing, as long as you remember to respect other people's time, relationships and expertise.
Startup Basics

Learn Before You Earn: How to Figure a Startup's Pre-Money Valuation

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock gives us the skinny on determining pre-money valuation and the major role it plays when raising funds.
Steve Case on What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

Steve Case on What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur

The billionaire investor shares what it takes to win in business.
The 7 Hottest Startup Scenes in the U.S. (Infographic)
Startup Basics

The 7 Hottest Startup Scenes in the U.S. (Infographic)

Tax-planning startup GoodApril analyzes key benchmarks for entrepreneurs, including the median salary for a technology employee and the price of office space.
How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop
Startup Basics

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup
Startup Basics

Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup

Today's fin-tech companies are shaking up Wall Street. We ask three graduates of New York's FinTech Innovaton Lab about their best advice for starting up.
Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business
Financing

Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.
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
Startup Basics

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
Networking

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
Startup Basics

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
Startup Basics

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
Startup Basics

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
Startup Basics

The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup

Misrepresenting your company's life stage could carry steep consequences.
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