Startup Basics

5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job
Startup Basics

5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job

Early in my professional career I picked up some important business fundamentals that continue to influence my business today.
Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All
Startup Basics

Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All

Data scientist Thomas Thurston uses algorithms to understand the common traits between businesses that fail and succeed. Turns out, experience is only a small factor, and the best products can actually backfire.
5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication
Startup Basics

5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication

Clear and effective communication is essential during presentations. Here's how you can get it right.
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is
Startup Basics

How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million
Cash Flow & Money Management

Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

If you're in the rarefied position of being able to attract investor dollars, these three young founders have some advice for you.
5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page
Grow Your Business

5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page

Getting every department at your startup aligned and working toward the same goals isn’t easy, but efficiency and increased performance can be your rewards.
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows
Branding

What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Starting and growing a business can be an emotional roller coaster. But when profits aren't generating, how do you know when it's time to throw in the towel?
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter
Payments & Collections

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
5 Tips for Creating a Prototype
Startup Basics

5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

A prototype is often the only way to know if your idea will fly, and if your startup is ready to launch.
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business
Startup Basics

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

Coming up with a great product idea doesn't necessarily mean you need to launch a business around it. Here are three things you need to know before taking that leap.
Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.
Startup Basics

Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation released a report today on how cities can encourage cultural entrepreneurs.
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators
Startup Basics

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business
Growth Strategies

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

Starting a new business is an emotional roller coaster. That's why it helps to make a living out of what you love. Here's how to get there.
Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year
Angel Investors

Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

Entrepreneurs tend to over-promise when pitching their startup at the earliest stages, investors say.
Startup Entrepreneurship Growing at an Exponential Rate
Startup Basics

Startup Entrepreneurship Growing at an Exponential Rate

As the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, the community of entrepreneurs and mentors across the globe is surging.
3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kindergarteners
Startup Basics

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kindergarteners

Don't over-think it: Embrace your inner 5-year-old and go with your gut.
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job

Leaving a stable job to pursue your startup full-time takes courage. Here's why you should take the leap.
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
News and Trends

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, Dabble offers lessons in landing a startup job, SCORE presents its practical guide to starting a nonprofit, Startup Weekend lets entrepreneurs loose with 3D printers. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
What Business Schools Don't Teach Students But Should
Young Entrepreneurs

What Business Schools Don't Teach Students But Should

Shocker: A student's entire college education shouldn't all come from overpriced textbooks.
8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs
Your Business Plan

8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

These factors are important to consider and forecast before you launch your business.
5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator
Startup Basics

5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

With so many incubators to choose from these days, you want to be sure you're making the right decision. Here are five questions to help you get there.
The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help
Starting a Business

The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.
Starting a Business

How an Idea Partner Can Help Launch a Million-Dollar Startup

For our series College Treps, Chris Norton discusses how an idea partner can help an entrepreneur separate million-dollar ideas from total duds.
Richard Branson on Embracing Failure
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Embracing Failure

It can be hard to start a new when you already have one startup failure under your belt. But overcoming the fear of failure is your first step to success. Here's how.
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