Startup Basics

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 readers' 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.
How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors
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 Make Freelancing Work for Future Entrepreneurs
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.
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.
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