Startup Basics

Barbara Corcoran's Secrets to Success
Startup Basics

Barbara Corcoran's Secrets to Success

At the 2012 World Business Forum, Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran shared the lessons that helped her business grow.
How Your Business Plan Might Be Holding You Back
Your Business Plan

How Your Business Plan Might Be Holding You Back

Use the time you save writing a detailed business plan to move past the planning phase and help your company take flight.
Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator
Grow Your Business

Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

A look at what really happens at business accelerators and why they can be so attractive to ambitious entrepreneurs.
Grow Your Business

How to Insert the 'Real World' into Your College Courses

Student entrepreneur Lila Wilson found balance through courses that offered outside-the-classroom opportunities.
Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business
Legal Basics For Startups

Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea
Startup Basics

How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

Intrapreneurs are launching businesses within -- and with the help of -- their places of employment.
College Students Who Pivoted Into Entrepreneurship
Startup Basics

College Students Who Pivoted Into Entrepreneurship

Picked the wrong major? Young entrepreneurs like Austin Hackett of CrowdHall and Julie Sygiel of Underbrella are finding success outside their college degrees.
10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail
Startup Basics

10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

You never want to make the same mistake twice, but isn't success sweeter when you don't make any? Here are some reasons why businesses fail and tips for how to avoid it.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Triumphs and Tribulations
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Triumphs and Tribulations

Three lessons from the successes and missteps of the world's largest social network.
Startup Basics

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readersÂ’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
Business Advice from 9 Successful Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Business Advice from 9 Successful Entrepreneurs

These big names in business share the lessons they have learned on the road to success.
5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'
Startup Basics

5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'

What the reality show about toy collecting can teach you about turning your passion into a profitable business.
Vision Versus Hallucination -- Founders and Pivots
Starting a Business

Vision Versus Hallucination -- Founders and Pivots

A pivot should not be an excuse for a lack of a coherent strategy or a lack of impulse control, writes Steve Blank.
4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion
Startup Basics

4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion

How to know when it's the right time to start your own business.
Startup Basics

How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors

Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
5 Business Naming Trends Startups Should Consider
Naming Your Business

5 Business Naming Trends Startups Should Consider

When coming up with a name for your startup, don't consider it lightly. But do consider these business-name trends.
7 Frugal Startup Tips from Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

7 Frugal Startup Tips from Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Even the most successful business owners pinched pennies when starting up -- and many still do. Consider their money-saving advice when starting a business.
Andrew Rasiej on the Next Big Wave in Tech -- And How Young Treps Can Surf It
Startup Basics

Andrew Rasiej on the Next Big Wave in Tech -- And How Young Treps Can Surf It

The NY Tech Meetup chairman offers his thoughts on the future of social media and helpful resources for starting up today.
3 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business
Legal Basics For Startups

3 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when it makes sense to incorporate your startup company.
How To Start a Business

How to Make Freelancing Work for Future Entrepreneurs

For would-be entrepreneurs, freelancing can serve as a crucial first toe in the water.
5 Lessons From Oprah's 'Startup'
Starting a Business

5 Lessons From Oprah's 'Startup'

Oprah Winfrey's OWN network might be faltering, but don't count out the woman with the Midas touch. Here's what any entrepreneur can learn from her recent startup struggles.
Creating Shops from Shipping Containers
Location

Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.
How to Know If a Business Partner is Right for You
Startup Basics

How to Know If a Business Partner is Right for You

Attorney Nina Kaufman on making sure you and your partners have what it takes to start a successful business together.
What You Need to Know About Pricing
Money Basics

What You Need to Know About Pricing

Before you establish a pricing strategy, understand the concepts behind ideas like neutral, penetration, skimming and value-based pricing.
How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1
Money Basics

How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1

When Caroline Ceniza-Levine quit her day job to start a business, she needed to have revenue coming in immediately. Hear how she did it.
Startup Must-Haves: Perseverance and Optimism (Infographic)
Startup Basics

Startup Must-Haves: Perseverance and Optimism (Infographic)

Starting your own business is a marathon of facing tough decisions.
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