Startup Basics

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.
Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?
Startup Basics

Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

The news is filled with success stories from incubator-backed startups, but can these programs really help your startup? We weigh the positives and consider the negatives.
Mark Cuban: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Starting a Business
Startup Basics

Mark Cuban: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Starting a Business

The billionaire tech entrepreneur and 'Shark Tank' star on all things startups and investing.
Change-Maker Dev Aujla on Doing Well and Doing Good
Business Ideas

Change-Maker Dev Aujla on Doing Well and Doing Good

The social entrepreneur behind DreamNow and other do-gooder groups shares his thoughts on how young, socially-minded treps can do good work and still have enough.
3 Ways to Recruit Talent for a Hungry Startup
Startup Basics

3 Ways to Recruit Talent for a Hungry Startup

Talented potential employees will have a host of questions about your startup's vision. Here's how to persuade them to get on board.
5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know About Real Estate
Location

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know About Real Estate

Angel investor and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran shares her tips for entrepreneurs looking to rent an office, retail space, or even a restaurant.
Start-Up Jitters? 6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship
Startup Basics

Start-Up Jitters? 6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship

Starting up for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here's how to soothe your fears and boost your odds for success.
Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups
Startup Basics

Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

Fundraisers in West Virginia nurture fledgling businesses and help create a culture of entrepreneurship in the state.
How to Create Value to Reel in Investors
Startup Basics

How to Create Value to Reel in Investors

Student entrepreneur Matthew Fishman on how he secured funding by building up his startup.
5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have
Startup Basics

5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Having these types of people around to ask advice of and bounce ideas off can be essential to business owner's success.
A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist
Startup Basics

A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

Plenty of business owners are looking to sell their businesses. Consider these seven points before writing your check.
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars
Startup Basics

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask
Startup Basics

The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom.
Starting a Business? Here's What You'll Be Up Against (Infographic)
Startup Basics

Starting a Business? Here's What You'll Be Up Against (Infographic)

From slow sales to finding funding -- a breakdown of the struggles that entrepreneurs face.
How Young Entrepreneurs Stare Down Personal Crisis
Work/Life Balance

How Young Entrepreneurs Stare Down Personal Crisis

Three young treps share stories of how they overcame serious personal crises -- while keeping their businesses afloat or starting new ventures.
6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus
Startup Basics

6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on how to leverage college resources to land start-up capital.
The 6 Best Entrepreneurial Habits for Rapid Growth
Grow Your Business

The 6 Best Entrepreneurial Habits for Rapid Growth

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and professor Dave Lerner shares his tips for startup success.
How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad
Legal Basics For Startups

How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why a written agreement can be a critical asset for keeping partners accountable.
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup
Choosing a Business Structure

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

A look at the pros and cons you should consider before deciding on a business structure.
10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers
Startup Basics

10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers

Consider this your vendor checklist, from costs and payment options to purchasing terms and sell-through. We've got you covered.
How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers
Startup Basics

How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers

Creating a business with the intent to sell demands forward-looking thinking from the very beginning.
The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
Legal Basics For Startups

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

Messy legal issues can derail a new business. It's best to keep it clean from the start.
Why Patents Won't Protect You
Legal Basics For Startups

Why Patents Won't Protect You

Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.
3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You
Choosing a Business Structure

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.
Gurbaksh Chahal: What I Learned Starting a Foundation
Startup Basics

Gurbaksh Chahal: What I Learned Starting a Foundation

After committing $1 million to launch a nonprofit, the serial entrepreneur shares three things he learned along the way.
Which State Is Best for Small Business? (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Which State Is Best for Small Business? (Infographic)

Thinking of starting up? Find out which states are the best (and worst) for small business.
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