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Rock The Post's Tanya Privé on the Future of Crowdfunding

This start-up crowdfunding site isn't just up against giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it also has the JOBS Act to contend with. Here, the founder dishes on the site's progress and overcoming obstacles.
5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'
Finding Customers

5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'

The Food Network show highlights some of the foundations of building a business.
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.
Thinking of Majoring in Entrepreneurship? Read This First
Young Entrepreneurs

Thinking of Majoring in Entrepreneurship? Read This First

For many heading to campus who also dream of starting a business one day, majoring in entrepreneurship can help. But it's far from the only major decision you'll need to make along the way.
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 When to Start Your Own Business (Infographic)
Starting a Business

How to Know When to Start Your Own Business (Infographic)

There is always a reason why it's the right time to start your own business.
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.
7 Simple Tech Tools That Can Make Starting Up Easy
Office Tech

7 Simple Tech Tools That Can Make Starting Up Easy

These gadgets and services can help a startup get off the ground without the hassle of more complex technology.
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.
Young Entrepreneurs

From Zero to ‘Shark Tank’ Hero in 3 Months Flat

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
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.
How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway
Young Entrepreneurs

How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
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.
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