Startup Basics

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship from Richard Branson
Startup Basics

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship from Richard Branson

For young entrepreneurs, having a mentor -- even one you've never met -- can mean the difference between running a successful business and just dreaming about it.
Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week
Startup Basics

Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

Here is a look at some of the programs that will keep startups growing in the months to come.
Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage
Startup Basics

Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

Why big companies would rather buy your company instead of launching their own competitive version.
Richard Branson on How to Avoid Common Startup Mistakes
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on How to Avoid Common Startup Mistakes

The celebrated British business mogul shares what he's learned on his entrepreneurial journey.
Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor
Startup Basics

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
How Gowalla, Still in Startup Mode, Changed Direction -- Fast
Startup Basics

How Gowalla, Still in Startup Mode, Changed Direction -- Fast

With Foursquare fast gaining ground, the location-service startup made difficult changes to its business model. What entrepreneurs can learn from the young company's pivot.
Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
Pros and Cons of New Grads Starting a Business
Starting a Business

Pros and Cons of New Grads Starting a Business

Here's what you'll need to consider before deciding whether entrepreneurship is a good option for you.
Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
Startup Basics

Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

If you're thinking about starting a business, it's time for some personal assessment. Take this informal quiz to see how your personality compares with the popular profile of today's successful entrepreneurs.
Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
Startup Basics

Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Estimates of the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S. vary widely. If you want a more precise number, we'll need a definition of the word that everyone agrees on.
Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?
Startup Basics

Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Small businesses create most of the jobs, we've often been told. But is it true? See which two types of businesses have been adding jobs, according to new data.
Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes
Startup Basics

Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes

Young entrepreneurs often share common stumbles. Here are three tips to avoid making the same startup mistakes.
White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs
Money Basics

White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

President Obama announced a number of federal student loan reducing measures, which may also benefit entrepreneurs.
Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga
Location

Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga

Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor.
Steve Jobs' Surprising First Business Venture
Startup Basics

Steve Jobs' Surprising First Business Venture

Before starting Apple, Jobs and fellow electronics enthusiast Steve Wozniak had another business idea.
Startup Lessons from David Cohen and the TechStars
Startup Basics

Startup Lessons from David Cohen and the TechStars

Though the TechStars program lasts three months, participants say the entrepreneurship lessons will stick with them forever. Here's a snapshot of what they learned.
Five Simple Tips to Make Co-Working Work for Your Business
Location

Five Simple Tips to Make Co-Working Work for Your Business

Is a co-working space right for your business? Here are some tips on how to make coworking a nicer experience for you and your suitemates.
Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy
Startup Basics

Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy

Eric Ries talks about the ideas behind his new book 'The Lean Startup.'
Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street
Legal Basics For Startups

Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street

Small business owners have long panned practices like bailing out giant companies and paying inordinate sums to Wall Street bankers. But now, they're doing something about it.
Four Common Startup Money Mistakes
Startup Basics

Four Common Startup Money Mistakes

Good financial management is key to startup success. You can get your business off to a sound start if you can avoid these money traps.
Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink
Success Stories

Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink

A girls' night out inspires a new business for two 30-something moms.
Five Rules for Building Strong Connections
Networking

Five Rules for Building Strong Connections

Having a great product just isn't enough. Ultimately the people you know will make the difference in your business success. Here's how to find them.
Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company
Startup Basics

Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

Starting up a gaming company can be complex. Here are some tips that Row Sham Bow CEO learned to stay focused.
The Myth of the Business Plan
Your Business Plan

The Myth of the Business Plan

Don't fall prey to analysis by paralysis. Writing a business plan isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you're agonizing over a written plan, your time might be better spent talking to potential customers.
How to Become Your Own Boss
Startup Basics

How to Become Your Own Boss

The creators of natural sleep aid Dream Water share how they ditched corporate life and gained national success.
Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on What's in a Name
Startup Basics

Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on What's in a Name

The inventor and founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how she came up with a memorable business name.
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