Startup Basics

The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success
Startup Basics

The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success

Thinking about starting a small business? Here's a step-by-step guide for how to launch your business in a low-risk way.
Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money
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Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money

So you're launching a business on a shoestring. Here are a few money-savers that you may have overlooked.
Entrepreneurs: Are You a User?
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Entrepreneurs: Are You a User?

Did you start your business after creating a product for your own use? If so, your chances of landing venture capital and finding business success are better than for other types of startups.
Steve Blank and the Big Picture at SXSW 2012
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Steve Blank and the Big Picture at SXSW 2012

Entrepreneurship professor Steve Blank describes the startup scene at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.
Chris Guillebeau and the $100 Startup
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Chris Guillebeau and the $100 Startup

A new book from the author of 'The Art of Nonconformity' asks: What if today was your last day of working for someone other than yourself? He spoke at SXSW.
Your Community as a Startup Ecosystem
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Your Community as a Startup Ecosystem

Here are the key factors for building an entrepreneurship community in your town.
Steve Blank on the Era of the Lean Startup
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Steve Blank on the Era of the Lean Startup

People are starting to realize that startups are not merely small versions of large corporations. And that's exciting, Steve Blank says.
How to Find the 'Goosebumps' Moment in Your Startup Story
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How to Find the 'Goosebumps' Moment in Your Startup Story

At this year's SXSW Interactive Festival, Austin entrepreneur Lyn Graft gives tips on how to get investors and customers excited about your new business.
A Quick Guide for 'Solopreneurs' at Tax Time
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A Quick Guide for 'Solopreneurs' at Tax Time

The tax-filing process for a one-person business can be intimidating the first time around. These tips will alert you to some of the nuances.
The Four People You Need on Your Team
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The Four People You Need on Your Team

Forget fantasy sports. This is the real-life team you should have in place for your business to thrive.
How to Spread the Word About Your Business
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How to Spread the Word About Your Business

Serial entrepreneur Jen Groover shares her advice to entrepreneurs about creating product awareness.
Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?
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Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?

When it comes to launching a business, should you trust your gut or employ a more analytic approach? Professor Steve Blank and behavioral economist Kay-Yut Chen square off.
How to Make the Move From Big-Business Employee to Small-Business Owner
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How to Make the Move From Big-Business Employee to Small-Business Owner

Follow these six steps to help make the transition from corporate employee to entrepreneur.
How Living Lean Helped One Startup Get Off the Ground
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How Living Lean Helped One Startup Get Off the Ground

To save the cash she needed to launch her new beauty product, Brandy Jans traded her pricey Manhattan digs for room and board with Mom and Dad.
Five Tools for Naming a Startup
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Five Tools for Naming a Startup

Stuck on what you should call your new business? Here are five ways to ease the creative process.
Five Things to Do Before Your SXSW Launch
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Five Things to Do Before Your SXSW Launch

A good showing at Austin's South by Southwest Interactive festival can carry you down the path to startup glory. Here's a last-minute checklist.
What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?
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What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?

Sometimes, it's not a question of how brilliant your startup idea is, but what an entrepreneur is willing to do to get through the tough times.
Three Lessons a Serial Tech Entrepreneur Learned from Bill Gates
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Three Lessons a Serial Tech Entrepreneur Learned from Bill Gates

Naveen Jain shares the insights he gleaned from the Microsoft co-founder, and how he used them when starting his own businesses.
What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes
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What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

When you have something to sell, being stuck in one place isn't always a winning idea. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon
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Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

Finding a mentor when you're just starting up, can make all the difference. Here are eight tips for finding one.
How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses
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How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

Small businesses and entrepreneurs were mentioned just six times in Obama's speech. We examine how often past presidents have put them in the spotlight.
Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era
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Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era

The vision and actions of entrepreneurs are changing the world. And you're a part of it.
Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City
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Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

The Zappos.com founder is hoping his bet on Las Vegas will be a win, win for his company and the community.
Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?
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Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

The SBA's Small Business Development Centers serve over 500,000 entrepreneurs a year, but they're still on the budget chopping block.
Five Tools for Social Entrepreneurs
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Five Tools for Social Entrepreneurs

Want to start a business, plus do some good in the world? Here's a list of resources.
Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups
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Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

The billionaire tech entrepreneur offers his best advice from hiring passionate employees to never hiring a PR firm.
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