Startup Basics

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?
Starting a Business

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make
The 'Treps

5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make

Get through tax time without a migraine or massive fines by avoiding these rookie tax blunders.
Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.
The 'Treps

Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Getting the Dallas Mavericks owner to invest in your startup is easier than you think. Entrepreneurs who've successfully done so—and Cuban himself—weigh in on what to keep in mind.
3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter
Money

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.
Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand
Starting a Business

Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.
Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?
Money

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up
Starting a Business

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
Trim the Fat From Your Startup
Startup Basics

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

The lean movement is often associated with big business, but its principles can work for small companies, too.
These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded
The 'Treps

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.
Location

Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.

While it may seem like an appealing option, working from home can present momentous obstacles at the startup level.
Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
Startup Basics

Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

A trio of wise, motivational TED presentations all business owners can benefit from.
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.
How To Start a Business

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid
Startup Basics

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team
Human Resources

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

A team can make or break a startup. Ensuring your team is top notch takes work and dedication. Here are a few lessons I learned on how to get the best from your employees.
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO
Managing Cash Flow

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online
Startup Basics

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute' stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup
Growth Strategies

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
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.
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