Startup Basics

Leadership

Are You Ready to Buy a Business?

5 questions to consider before you take the leap
Your Business Plan

Business Models Illustrated

The new Business Model Generation book uses creative visuals to break down business models into nine building blocks.
Financing

Assets, Assets, Everywhere

Don't wait for capital to grow--use the people you have around you to make it happen.
From the Blackboard to the Boardroom
Startup Basics

From the Blackboard to the Boardroom

7 entrepreneurs who hatched their concepts with the support of their business schools continue to find success outside ivy-covered walls.
Should Your Idea Pass Go?
Product Development

Should Your Idea Pass Go?

Proper evaluation could save you both time and money.
Choosing a Business Structure

The New Double Bottom Line

The L3C designation is helping entrepreneurs start for-profit businesses with non-profit souls.
Business Management

How to Spot Trouble on the Horizon

Making nimble changes now could avert disaster and save your company.
Startup Basics

Your Entrepreneurial To-Do List

Run down this checklist before you start your own business.
Startup Basics

You Can Overcome a Poor First Impression

Tips for regaining customers' trust and winning them over.
Startup Basics

Franchises & Biz Opps: What's the Difference?

Tips for deciding which route is right for you
Startup Basics

The Buddy System

5 people you should get to know when launching your business.
Top 10 Graduate Programs 2008
Startup Basics

Top 10 Graduate Programs 2008

If you're looking to hone your entrepreneurial skills, don't miss our look at the top graduate programs in the country.
Success Stories

Learn to Survive Setbacks

Advice from the startups that turned mistakes into opportunities for success
Social Media

10 Essential Tweets

Not all tweets are created equal. These are must-follows for anyone starting or running a business.
Startup Basics

Genius Resources and Products for Entrepreneurs

Our monthly spotlight on tools to support and grow your business
Leadership

10 Tips for a Strong Start

Make sure you have a clear vision and plan--and that you stick to them.
Protecting Your Idea

Don't File for That Patent Yet

Instead of a utility patent, a provisional patent or a trademark could be a better first step.
Business Ideas

Take Your Startup Viral

These entrepreneurs grew their businesses by teaching others the tricks of their trade. You can, too.
Keep Your Business and Personal Finances Separate
Accounting Basics

Keep Your Business and Personal Finances Separate

Peel the two away from each other--and avoid tax headaches--with these 4 tips.
A Surefire Way to Get a Licensing Agreement
Distribution and Licensing

A Surefire Way to Get a Licensing Agreement

Prove that your product is a low-risk investment.
Startup Basics

Your 10-Year Exit Strategy

If you're looking toward retirement, plan ahead and sell when business is booming.
Growth Strategies

Freelancing? Think Like a Business Owner

Timeless tips for boosting your income and managing your work load
Scott McDaniel & Christian Vaneh, Co-Founders, Survey Gizmo
Naming Your Business

Scott McDaniel & Christian Vaneh, Co-Founders, Survey Gizmo

Scott McDaniel and Christian Vaneh, Co-Founders, Survey Gizmo, talk about the inspiration for the company and its name.
Growth Strategies

Leverage the Ups and Downs of the Housing Market

While the industry floundered, these businesses positioned themselves for growth.
Your Business Plan

A Good Year for Business Planning

3 reasons businesses will benefit from better planning in 2010.
Entrepreneurship: No Experience Necessary
Startup Basics

Entrepreneurship: No Experience Necessary

6 tips for starting a business with little industry experience or business know-how
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