Startup Basics

Ignore the Advice of These 3 People
Startup Basics

Ignore the Advice of These 3 People

When launching your business, it's a good idea to seek help. But who should you go to?
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession
Startup Basics

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?
Startup Basics

Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

Here are five steps to take to maximize your chances of startup success.
Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.
Startup Basics

Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.

Lessons for your startup from everyone's favorite crossword game.
Look Out Startups, 2014 is About Results, Not Buzz
Startup Basics

Look Out Startups, 2014 is About Results, Not Buzz

Companies may have been able to get ahead before with cool ideas -- but not anymore.
7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup
Startup Basics

7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup

Keeping a tight rein on expansion may actually be good for your company.
Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business
Startup Basics

Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business

When it comes to theatrical materials, one company is center stage.
Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want
Finding Ideas

Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want

When you make other people's problems your own, their happiness will be your success.
To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures
Startup Basics

To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures

Having a good company culture can keep your company and employees healthy.
Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics
Startup Basics

Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics

If you want to get your enterprise up and running, consider these basic steps first.
Want to Innovate? Get Uncomfortable.
'Trep Talk

Want to Innovate? Get Uncomfortable.

Four young entrepreneurs share the importance of pushing boundaries to create change in this roundtable discussion.
5 Tips for Launching a Side Business
Startup Basics

5 Tips for Launching a Side Business

Here's how you can get your toes wet as a business owners without necessarily having to quit your day job.
Tony Robbins on the Importance of Being Fearless
Startup Basics

Tony Robbins on the Importance of Being Fearless

The acclaimed life and business coach discusses one of the more dramatic ways he encourages people to overcome fear and move forward with their pursuits.
Richard Branson on the Key to Success
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on the Key to Success

The serial entrepreneur explains why a great company always starts with a strong foundation.
15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up
Startup Basics

15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

We all wish we could get everything right the first time. That, of course, isn't the case. Here's what some business owners wish they new from the start.
Join the LIVE CHAT With Entrepreneur Magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper for #MentorMonth
Startup Basics

Join the LIVE CHAT With Entrepreneur Magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper for #MentorMonth

What's the best advice a mentor ever gave you? Join the conversation and let us know.
Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'
Startup Basics

Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'

Make sure your product is something that your clients need to have, otherwise your revenue potential will be low.
Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup
Human Resources

Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup

Think you need a lot of money to entice a qualified team? Think again. Our VC expert Kirsten Green explains why founders should focus on vision, discipline and confidence when recruiting potential hires.
The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed
Startup Basics

The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is?
10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch
Startup Basics

10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

One of the first steps on your way to making an idea a reality is pitching. Here are 10 ways to make sure you ace your presentation.
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.
Growth Strategies

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family
Startup Basics

How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

As an entrepreneur, standing up for your vision to your loved ones might possibly be the best practice you will get for the life that awaits you.
'Shark Tank' Winner: You'll Always Need More Money Than You Think
Success Stories

'Shark Tank' Winner: You'll Always Need More Money Than You Think

Mr. Tod's Pie Factory Owner Tod Wilson, who lived in his car before appearing on the first season of 'Shark Tank,' attributes his success to persistence.
The 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014
Location

The 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014

Real-estate firm Zillow predicts the top 10 markets for growth and white-hot housing deals this year.
Naming Your Business? Consider These 3 Points First
Startup Basics

Naming Your Business? Consider These 3 Points First

Finding the right name can make or break your business.
These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup 'Dream Team'
Hiring Center

These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup 'Dream Team'

Learning the psychology of your hires can help you place them in their ideal roles.
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