Startup Basics

How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)
Startup Basics

How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)

Ask the right questions and be prepared and you'll avoid screwing up on a pitch that's big for your business.
Keys to Success: Overcoming 5 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back
Startup Basics

Keys to Success: Overcoming 5 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back

Here's how to move past your personal obstacles and get your startup idea off the ground.
How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout
Startup Basics

How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

To find success, you'll need to make a serious commitment to starting up -- even if it's just a side gig.
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business
Legal Center

How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself.
The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups
Location

The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

These U.S. metro regions have the highest ratio of tech startups compared to the national average.
How to Make the Most of a Summer Internship as an Aspiring Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

How to Make the Most of a Summer Internship as an Aspiring Entrepreneur

As a student entrepreneur, a summer internship is no excuse for making zero progress on your business. Here are some tips to keep you on point.
Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business
Legal Center

Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business

It's easy to hire the wrong lawyer and not realize it until you've lost lots of money. Here are four signs to watch out for.
10 Questions to Ask if You Want to Create a Winning Business Plan
Your Business Plan

10 Questions to Ask if You Want to Create a Winning Business Plan

Throw out everything you know about a business plan. These are the questions you need to ask to sell your idea to investors.
New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches
Startup Basics

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.
Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business
Startup Basics

Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business

Being creative and diverse about your work experience is a smart way to prepare yourself for running your own company. Here's one entrepreneur's unusual path.
The Changing Economics of Student-Loan Debt: How to Pay It Off and Startup
Startup Basics

The Changing Economics of Student-Loan Debt: How to Pay It Off and Startup

The president may soon sign into law a new student loan bill that reduces rates for many new borrowers, but the high-cost of education isn't going away. Here are four loan pay-off strategies.
Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Success Stories

Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

We've gathered advice from entrepreneurs who made millions on their first businesses and are applying that hard-won wisdom to their new startups.
Startup Basics

Why Your College Student Should Start a Business

There are lots of benefits to having your college-age kids start their own business. Here's why and how you can help them get going.
What Bluffing, Folding and Betting Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

What Bluffing, Folding and Betting Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

After participating in the World Series of Poker, Matthew Toren provides insight on similarities between poker and running a business.
Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves
Marketing Basics

Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves

The 'Shark Tank' investor and inventor of over 400 products offers her advice to move your product from idea to sales.
Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business
Grow Your Business

Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business

Green Bean salad-shop owner delves into how she handles dealing with unpredictable people.
A Young VC on How Young Entrepreneurs Can Land Cash for Their Young Companies
Starting a Business

A Young VC on How Young Entrepreneurs Can Land Cash for Their Young Companies

Early-stage venture capital investor Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital talks dollar bills and IPOs, among other weighty topics.
The 10 Riskiest Industries in America
Startup Basics

The 10 Riskiest Industries in America

Based on a new report, these industries are expected to decline the most between now and 2018.
The Buck Stops Here: How to Make Invoicing Less Excruciating
Business Management

The Buck Stops Here: How to Make Invoicing Less Excruciating

To take the sting out of the annoying task of invoicing, consider the tips.
The 5 Rules for Silicon Valley Success That Can Work Anywhere
Growth Strategies

The 5 Rules for Silicon Valley Success That Can Work Anywhere

Silicon Valley is the startup capital of the world for a reason. Here are five key lessons from the place that every entrepreneur can apply to the way they do business, no matter where they are.
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.
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.
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