Startup Basics

How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product
Product Development

How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product

Choosing the right manufacturing partner is one of the most important decisions to make as a startup. Here are tips to find a winner right out of the gate.
When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying Customers
Legal Basics For Startups

When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying Customers

Consider these three issues before suing a client over unpaid fees.
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics
Startup Basics

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

Starting up when you're 13 may not be easy, but for some it could mean landing big bucks -- as ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank' looks for fodder on school campuses.
The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships
Legal Basics For Startups

The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships

About to strike a business partnership? Attorney Nina Kaufman shares advice on how to do it right.
Privacy of Location-Based Services on FCC's Radar
Legal Basics For Startups

Privacy of Location-Based Services on FCC's Radar

The Federal Communications Commission is turning its attention to privacy issues surrounding the growing use by businesses of location-based services.
How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business Name
Naming Your Business

How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business Name

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the steps you can take to protect your name.
6 Steps to a Successful Business Launch
Startup Basics

6 Steps to a Successful Business Launch

How the founders of Tender Greens turned farm-fresh fare into a $16 million business -- and you can, too.
Bringing on a Business Partner? Avoid This Common Mistake
Legal Basics For Startups

Bringing on a Business Partner? Avoid This Common Mistake

Having a business partner can be invaluable. Having the wrong--or no--partnership agreements can be disastrous.
Why  Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor
Legal Basics For Startups

Why Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Three entrepreneurs, among the first to certify their businesses as B Corps, share how it has affected their companies and offer advice on the process.
How to Brainstorm a Great Business Name
Naming Your Business

How to Brainstorm a Great Business Name

The right name for your company is out there. Here's how to find it.
Young Entrepreneurs

How High is Your Entrepreneurial Pain Tolerance?

Getting through the often arduous startup period can be difficult for any entrepreneur — let alone someone who's starting up for the first time. Here's how to get equipped for the long haul.
Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)
Startup Basics

Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

Before spending money on business incubators, Congress should first figure out whether we really need more in the U.S. and whether they actually help create jobs.
How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business
Legal Basics For Startups

How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business

You might not want to incorporate in a state other than the one where your company is doing business, attorney Mark Kohler says.
A Young Entrepreneur's Best Friend is His... Mom?
Startup Basics

A Young Entrepreneur's Best Friend is His... Mom?

A helping hand from mom -- or dad -- can be vital for newbie entrepreneurs. Here are six ways to make your career in entrepreneurship more palatable to them.
Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business
Startup Basics

Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

A look at how advisors can help you more than any business book ever could.
How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued
Legal Basics For Startups

How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued

Before starting up, it's important to set up protections for your personal assets, including your home. Here, attorney Mark Kohler explains.
Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing
Money Basics

Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing

Though the passage of the JOBS Act opened the doors for crowdfunding, many startups are still seeking funding from venture capital firms, according to a new study.
Could You Charge 70% More With a Better Business Name?
Naming Your Business

Could You Charge 70% More With a Better Business Name?

Is your small business stuck charging low prices for your products or services? The problem might not be what you're selling. Here's how one business raised prices by changing its name.
7 Tips for Naming Your Business
Naming Your Business

7 Tips for Naming Your Business

Choosing the right name for your business can have a lasting impact when it comes to propelling a business to success. Here are tips in choosing the right one.
5 Tips for Surviving Your Startup's First Year
Startup Basics

5 Tips for Surviving Your Startup's First Year

One of the riskiest times for any business is when it's just begun. Here are five key steps to take to make sure your startup survives that tough first year.
7 Ways to Help Ensure Your Business Succeeds
Startup Basics

7 Ways to Help Ensure Your Business Succeeds

In a changing economy, new strategies are required to survive and thrive as an entrepreneur.
The One Simple Task That Will Help Your Startup Succeed
Startup Basics

The One Simple Task That Will Help Your Startup Succeed

Many startups fail because their founders don't take the time to talk to potential customers before opening. Here are a few tips on getting feedback effectively.
A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is
Startup Basics

A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.
Startup Basics: How to Master the Fundamentals
Startup Basics

Startup Basics: How to Master the Fundamentals

Stick to these four proven principles to keep your business growing -- and successful.
A Roadmap to Self-Reliance for Solopreneurs
Startup Basics

A Roadmap to Self-Reliance for Solopreneurs

One isn't always the loneliest number. In fact, it may be all that's needed to operate a successful business.
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