Startup Basics

Seth Godin on Conquering Fear to Start Your Own Business
Startup Basics

Seth Godin on Conquering Fear to Start Your Own Business

Marketing expert Seth Godin talks about breaking free of the status quo with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
From Paycheck to Pay Dirt: Blazing Your Own Trail As a Business Owner
Startup Basics

From Paycheck to Pay Dirt: Blazing Your Own Trail As a Business Owner

First-time business owners starting a venture in unfamiliar waters face a special set of challenges. Here are three who tackled them with success.
How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream
Startup Basics

How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

Lonnie Helgerson has headed up Ident-A-Kid, Expetec and Computer Doctor, but he's also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Helgerson's latest company combines his knowledge of both worlds.
Entrepreneurs Offer Advice to Budding Business Owners
Startup Basics

Entrepreneurs Offer Advice to Budding Business Owners

At our Entrepreneur Magazine Roundtable, the discussion turned to lessons learned along the way.
When Was Your Independence Day?
Startup Basics

When Was Your Independence Day?

Help us celebrate Independence Day. Send us a video describing the moment you decided to start your own business. The Entrepreneur.com community will vote on favorites through the July 4th weekend.
Three Ways to Prepare for a Business Launch
Success Stories

Three Ways to Prepare for a Business Launch

From showcasing expertise to soliciting feedback and offering free samples, consider these tested strategies for startup success.
How to Overcome Startup Fears
Startup Basics

How to Overcome Startup Fears

Here are suggestions for getting past the mental traps that might be holding you back from starting your own business.
Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor
Startup Basics

Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

Here's how to nab the right mentor and get the most out of the relationship. Plus, five resources to help you start your search.
How to Find Your Passion in 5 Creativity Exercises
Startup Basics

How to Find Your Passion in 5 Creativity Exercises

Want to start a business, but not sure what to pursue? Here's how to discover what you love.
The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services
Startup Basics

The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services

In this month's Can't Live With/Can't Live Without column, two business owners explain their opposing views on the remote computing service for web sites.
How to Make Money As An Expert
Startup Basics

How to Make Money As An Expert

Package up the knowledge inside your head to create a business based on your expertise.
Seth Godin on Taking the Initiative
Startup Basics

Seth Godin on Taking the Initiative

The leading business thinker talks about the dangers of conformity and the rewards of taking risks with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss
Startup Basics

How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

Five tips for young hopefuls to consider before hanging their own shingle.
Felix Dennis on the 'Getting of Money'
Startup Basics

Felix Dennis on the 'Getting of Money'

The publishing magnate explains how entrepreneurialism can lead to financial wealth.
Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?
Location

Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?

Here are some questions to ask in deciding whether the life of a retail shopkeeper is for you.
Do's and Don'ts of Securing a Domain Name
Building a Website

Do's and Don'ts of Securing a Domain Name

Consider these six tips from small-business owners and experts before deciding on a website name.
Venture Capital Investor Brad Feld on What It Takes to Succeed As an Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

Venture Capital Investor Brad Feld on What It Takes to Succeed As an Entrepreneur

Brad Feld dives into the trenches of entrepreneurship to learn what makes some businesses successful
The Biggest Startup Mistakes
Startup Basics

The Biggest Startup Mistakes

Business success is more about gut instinct than spreadsheets and other tips from Entrepreneur Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper.
How to Start a Bar
Startup Basics

How to Start a Bar

The owner of a trio of Irish pubs in New York City offers need-to-know tips and advice to aspiring bar owners.
How Can I Maintain the Focus I Need to Run My Company?
Startup Basics

How Can I Maintain the Focus I Need to Run My Company?

Scott Gerber, founder of Sizzle It and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on maintaining the discipline needed to launch a startup.
Five Steps for Getting Your Business Up and Running
How To Start a Business

Five Steps for Getting Your Business Up and Running

Five steps for getting your business up and running successfully.
Never Get a Real Job
Startup Basics

Never Get a Real Job

Five things you need to know to always be your own boss
How to Buy a Business
Startup Basics

How to Buy a Business

A business matchmaker on how to size up a company for sale.
Behind the Scenes with Surprise Industries
Startup Basics

Behind the Scenes with Surprise Industries

An inside look at our story as reporter Jennifer Wang gets a surprise of her own -- a day at circus school.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 10. Hang Out Your Shingle and Sell
Sales

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 10. Hang Out Your Shingle and Sell

In the last installment of our 10-part series, putting your passion to the test.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 9. Execute Your Marketing Plan
Startup Basics

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 9. Execute Your Marketing Plan

You'll need to be ready when customers start calling. Here's how to prepare for those initial queries.
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