Startup Basics

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.
Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths
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.
How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks
Starting a Business

How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks

Self-funded startup founders may get to keep all their equity, but the process is no cake walk. Here are three major obstacles of running a bootstrapped company and how to overcome them.
Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods
Marketing

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
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.
Angel Investors' New Mantra: 'Go (South) West, Young Man' (Infographic)
Starting a Business

Angel Investors' New Mantra: 'Go (South) West, Young Man' (Infographic)

Silicon Valley may still be the king of the U.S.'s startup ecosystem but angel investors are increasingly spreading their wings.
3 Weekly Accounting Habits to Install Right This Minute
Business Management

3 Weekly Accounting Habits to Install Right This Minute

To ease the pain of doing your taxes later, here are some good-accounting practices to implement now.
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.
10 Best U.S. Cities for Science, Math and Tech Grads
Human Resources

10 Best U.S. Cities for Science, Math and Tech Grads

Consumer-advocacy website NerdWallet examines the best metro areas in the U.S. for talented college graduates.
Learn Before You Earn: How to Figure a Startup's Pre-Money Valuation
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.
A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit
Business Management

A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit

When it comes to launching a business, running out of cash is a big, albeit common, problem. To avoid this fate, here are ten steps for amping up your company's credit record.
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.
10 Cash-Flow Surprises That Could Kill Your Startup
Business Management

10 Cash-Flow Surprises That Could Kill Your Startup

Even if your company is profitable, you could still run out of that oh-so-important business lifeblood: cash. Here are some common capital issues to avoid.
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.
Where to Look for Investors to Fund Your Startup
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.
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