Startup Basics

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan
Your Business Plan

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.
The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup
Startup Basics

The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup

Tim Sparapani of Application Developers Alliance provides insight into the world of patent trolls.
Can NYC Keep Its Startup Prowess? A New Report Shines Doubt
Startup Basics

Can NYC Keep Its Startup Prowess? A New Report Shines Doubt

With New York City's talent pool in possible jeopardy, entrepreneurs may soon reconsider Silicon Alley as a startup destination.
A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America
Location

A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America

Far from the maddening crowds, and five years since the financial crisis, we look at the entrepreneurship scene in Burlington, Vt.; Chico, Calif.; Lehi, Utah; Iowa City, Iowa; and Lansing, Mich.
Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment
Startup Financing

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.
The Biggest Business Challenge: Your Insecurity?
Startup Basics

The Biggest Business Challenge: Your Insecurity?

Shark Tank star and angel investor Barbara Corcoran on how she deals with her own inner critic.
A Backstage Tour of Orlando's Startups
Startup Basics

A Backstage Tour of Orlando's Startups

Florida's "happiest place on earth" may be best known for mouse ears, but you'll find startups working on everything from healthy school lunches to hybrid geothermal systems.
Orlando Entrepreneurs Say Magic Is Returning
Location

Orlando Entrepreneurs Say Magic Is Returning

After suffering the double whammy of a housing crash and drop in tourism spending, Orlando's economy seems to have turned a corner.
Less Time, More Money, Mentoring at Accelerators, Incubators
Startup Basics

Less Time, More Money, Mentoring at Accelerators, Incubators

Business incubators and their close cousins, business accelerators have been around for decades. But in recent years they've undergone dramatic changes.
Spring Break Plans? Open Your Mind and Rekindle Your Love of Entrepreneurship
Work/Life Balance

Spring Break Plans? Open Your Mind and Rekindle Your Love of Entrepreneurship

Spring may be in the air, but you've got a lot of work to do -- on your business and your soul. Here are five tips for meeting your business challenges with a clear, open mind.
3 Tips for Nailing Startup Competitions
Startup Basics

3 Tips for Nailing Startup Competitions

Student entrepreneur Nina Foroutan on how to get the most out of early-stage business battles.
A Look at Indy's Innovators
Location

A Look at Indy's Innovators

Forget the jokes about corn. Indiana's capital city is quietly rolling out solutions for everything from tracking scientific data and charitable donations to juggling kids' soccer schedules.
How to Calculate Gross Profit
Startup Basics

How to Calculate Gross Profit

Knowing when your business is making money.
How to Set Your Salary
Startup Basics

How to Set Your Salary

Deciding how much to pay yourself can be tricky. Here's how to determine what you're worth.
The Basics of Building a Budget for Your Business
Startup Basics

The Basics of Building a Budget for Your Business

How to think about the big picture and create the most effective budget.
Indy's Entrepreneurs Make a Full-Court Press
Location

Indy's Entrepreneurs Make a Full-Court Press

Sure, Indianapolis is better known for basketball and car racing than entrepreneurship. But proponents say Indy is the best place to launch and grow a startup right now.
Why You Should Consider Cutting Overhead With Part-Time Employees
Startup Basics

Why You Should Consider Cutting Overhead With Part-Time Employees

Part-time employees can be essential to running your business. Here are a few things to consider when hiring.
The Steps to Complying With Safety Standards
Startup Basics

The Steps to Complying With Safety Standards

How to make sure you are keeping your employees safe on the job.
When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law
Legal Basics For Startups

When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

A look at the recent Florida health club lawsuit between 'YOU FIT' and competitor 'FIT U,' and what your business can learn from it about trademark infringement.
The Essential Elements of a Commercial Lease
Startup Basics

The Essential Elements of a Commercial Lease

Renting a space for your business can feel overwhelming. Go in armed with knowledge and it will be much easier.
Stepping Inside Boise's Startup Scene
Location

Stepping Inside Boise's Startup Scene

No one ever called Idaho's capital a busting metropolis. But its entrepreneurs know how to think big. Here's a look.
6 Money-Saving Tips for Cash-Strapped Young ‘Treps
Startup Basics

6 Money-Saving Tips for Cash-Strapped Young ‘Treps

Business consultant Joshua Medcalf shares his advice for launching a business on a shoestring budget.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Office Space
Location

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Office Space

When setting up your base of operations for a startup, you have to think not only about location but also about your future needs. Here's what you need to remember before moving in.
How to Choose an Accountant Who Is Also an Advisor
Money Basics

How to Choose an Accountant Who Is Also an Advisor

What an accountant can do to help keep your startup running.
Boise Attracts Startups Seeking Quality of Life
Location

Boise Attracts Startups Seeking Quality of Life

Idaho's capital doesn't have the resources of a bubble town. But sustainable growth and mountain views are drawing entrepreneurs.
How to Make Sure Your Business Gets Paid
Money Basics

How to Make Sure Your Business Gets Paid

The elements of prompt and accurate invoices.
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