Startup Basics

Forget Silicon Alley. Stars Head to Houston for Pitch Contest
Location

Forget Silicon Alley. Stars Head to Houston for Pitch Contest

The Rice Business Plan Competition, set for April, is the biggest student competition of its kind -- and a symbol of Houston's thriving entrepreneurial side.
Why Over-Optimism Can Crush Your Company
Leadership

Why Over-Optimism Can Crush Your Company

While painting your startup in the best light can generate attention from the media and investors. Just be careful to not to start also believing the hype.
Startup Basics

Save or Pay Off Debt? How to Weigh Your Options

Social entrepreneur and educator Steve Mariotti on the importance of a thorough analysis when it comes to your startup’s finances.
10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners
Startup Basics

10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company.
What a Language-Translation Platform Learned From TechStars
Startup Basics

What a Language-Translation Platform Learned From TechStars

VerbalizeIt facilitates global conversations with translators. Here's a look inside their time in the TechStars incubator program in Boulder, Colo.
A Peek Inside Houston's Startup Scene
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A Peek Inside Houston's Startup Scene

A low cost of living, diverse population, and deep ties to energy and life sciences are just a few of the perks for new ventures blowing out of H-town.
Startups Bubbling Up in Houston
Location

Startups Bubbling Up in Houston

Austin isn't the only Texas town launching new companies. Here's a look at what's happening in H-Town, five years since the financial crisis.
Defining Your Business Goals
Startup Basics

Defining Your Business Goals

When you're just starting up, it's a good idea to set goals for your company and align them with your personal goals as well. Consider this advice for setting goals that are realistic for you.
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney
Legal Basics For Startups

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney

A quick guide to finding a legal professional that is the right fit for your business.
Incorporating Your Business
Choosing a Business Structure

Incorporating Your Business

When starting your business, it's worth taking the time to think through which legal structure will be best for you and your business. Here is some guidance on the basics.
Quirky Startup Perks: 'A Mating Call' for Tech Talent?
Motivation and Retention

Quirky Startup Perks: 'A Mating Call' for Tech Talent?

Between bacon-wrapped cash, winery outings and a year's supply of PBR, startups are rolling out all the stops for top talent.
3 Online Resources for Getting Expert Startup Advice
Startup Basics

3 Online Resources for Getting Expert Startup Advice

Can't afford to have an attorney on speed dial? Don't worry, help is just a click away.
A Glimpse Inside NYC's Startup Scene
Location

A Glimpse Inside NYC's Startup Scene

In the years since the financial crisis, New York has become a startup magnet. Here's a look at a diverse mix of Gotham entrepreneurs.
Big Ideas in the Big Apple
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Big Ideas in the Big Apple

Five years since the financial meltdown, we look at New York City's blossoming startup scene.
Startup Basics

Video Chat: Brad Feld on Winning Over Brad Feld

Entrepreneur and early-stage venture investor Brad Feld sits down with business coach Antonio Neves to bring you the 411 on how to land him as a mentor or investor.
New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

StartOut takes a look at the unique challenges LGBT entrepreneurs face and aims to bring the gap with its second annual mentorship program.
Startup Basics

Video Chat With Brad Feld, Today at 12:30pm ET

For budding young entrepreneurs a little guidance can go a long way. Stay tuned for our video chat with Brad Feld, the entrepreneur and early-stage venture investor.
Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)
Business Ideas

Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

The fast-growing natural and organic products industry has plenty to offer hungry startups.
Bryan Silverman on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting Up in College
Startup Basics

Bryan Silverman on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting Up in College

As the College Entrepreneur of 2012, the co-founder of Star Toilet Paper discusses his top startup challenges and ways he's helped overcome them.
Richard Branson on Entrepreneurial Determination
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Entrepreneurial Determination

The super successful business owner on what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur.
Managing Employees

Must-Have Mentors: How to Build Your Personal Board of Directors

Business coach Antonio Neves offers some sage advice for young entrepreneurs looking for more formalized guidance.
Entrepreneur Coach Antonio Neves on Finding Focus and the Power of Storytelling
Business Management

Entrepreneur Coach Antonio Neves on Finding Focus and the Power of Storytelling

The founder Thinqaction and business coach offers up his top tips for tackling camera-shy tendencies, along with a host of other challenging entrepreneurial issues.
What Doesn't Kill You... Makes You an Entrepreneur?
Starting a Business

What Doesn't Kill You... Makes You an Entrepreneur?

Go getter? Problem Solver? Bossy? Here are five signs you may have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Startup Basics

4 Steps for Making Early Financial Projections

Tech expert Prerna Gupta on how to convince investors that the potential of your startup is worth their money.
Can School Make You a Better Entrepreneur?
Startup Basics

Can School Make You a Better Entrepreneur?

We've all heard the business success stories of famous dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. But are there benefits to studying entrepreneurship?
How to Decide Which Role Is Right for You (Flow Chart)
Choosing a Business Structure

How to Decide Which Role Is Right for You (Flow Chart)

Having a great business idea doesn't necessarily mean you'll make a good CEO. Take our quiz to see what role you are best suited for.
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