Startup Basics

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.
On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.
3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team
Managing Employees

3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team

You may have a great idea, but your company's fate depends in large part on the strength of your team.
10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan
Your Business Plan

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first.
Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast
Marketing Basics

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Many startups run out of money soon after they launch, missing out on success before they even have a fighting chance.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'
Growth Strategies

Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'

When joining a community of other entrepreneurs, look for businesses that share your long-term goals, even if they are in different industries.
If I Knew Then: Co-Founder of Natural Beauty Products Company on Staying Positive and Being Patient
Startup Basics

If I Knew Then: Co-Founder of Natural Beauty Products Company on Staying Positive and Being Patient

Ido Leffler, co-founder of Yes To Inc., has accomplished a lot in the last seven years, and he's learned that good things come to those who wait.
7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

You may be young with energy for days, but you don't know everything. Here are some tips for finding a perfect balance between youth and experience.
Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin
Branding

Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin

You may have been "with the band" in college, but these days, you're probably more interested in being "with the brand." Check out our weekly series on branding across the country.
Why Medical Schools are Pumping out Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Why Medical Schools are Pumping out Entrepreneurs

As far as entrepreneurship training goes, a medical degree -- not a MBA -- can be a surprising but useful asset.
Tips for Delivering Kickass Business Presentations
Startup Basics

Tips for Delivering Kickass Business Presentations

Keep these five important things in mind in order to overcome fear, keep organized and be smart and flexible when responding to questions.
4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Three entrepreneurs share their stories of success (and failure) in building multi-million dollar companies.
5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living
Startup Basics

5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Following your passion will only get you so far. You also need a good plan in place to turn your dream into a reality.
9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Accelerator
Startup Basics

9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Accelerator

Don't let the resources and opportunities available to you through an accelerator pass you by. Here are nine insider tips to keep in mind.
5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business
Startup Basics

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Five strategies for starting a business from the CEO and co-founder of web site creation and hosting service Weebly.
Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants
Location

Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants

PivotDesk wants to play matchmaker for office space, helping fledgling companies find the right digs by connecting them with other businesses that are locked into long-term leases and have floor space to spare.
Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice

When you're just starting out, asking the right questions to the right people can be your difference between failure and success.
Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.
Startup Basics

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit.
Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't
Startup Basics

Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't

The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company.
3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype
Startup Basics

3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

Whether you're building a cup holder or a tech gadget hooked to your smartphone, every product has to follow these three steps before it's ready.
When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait
Your Business Plan

When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

Part of becoming profitable quickly is knowing what matters now and what can be pushed back several weeks or months
Bloomberg Says London, Not Silicon Valley, Is New York City's Top Tech Competitor
Location

Bloomberg Says London, Not Silicon Valley, Is New York City's Top Tech Competitor

In the battle to reign supreme in the tech sector, the mayor of New York City says London is the city to watch.
The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness.
5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea
Business Ideas

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.
How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room
Startup Basics

How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

If you're looking to launch a business while still in school, here are a few lessons learned from StudyMode founder Blaine Vess.
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