Starting a Business

Are Millennials Really the Entrepreneurial Generation?
Starting a Business

Are Millennials Really the Entrepreneurial Generation?

We hear so much about how millennials want to run their own businesses. But recent data suggest the opposite is true.
Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things
Starting a Business

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

In his new book Smart People Should Build Things, the founder of Venture of America Andrew Yang offers up advice on how aspiring entrepreneurs can begin getting their startup dream off the ground.
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.
Why 'Captain America' Types Make the Best Franchisees
Franchises

Why 'Captain America' Types Make the Best Franchisees

Not everyone has the personality to be a franchisee. Here's what you should know before you make the jump.
3 Critical Checkpoints When Entrepreneurs Should Seek Advice
Grow Your Business

3 Critical Checkpoints When Entrepreneurs Should Seek Advice

It's a fact that the journey for entrepreneurs is full of unknowns. And while many founders are encouraged to pave their own innovative path, there are a few scenarios when seeking advice is a must.
Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round
Venture Capital

Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round

Seed funding often gives a company more opportunities to fail, not succeed.
Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business
Your Business Plan

Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business

Traditionally, business and charity have been thought to be mutually exclusive, but that divide is starting to dissolve.
A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch
Advertising

A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch

Gwen Dean is leaving her full-time job as a machine engineer to follow her dream of being a full-time puppeteer. And she delivered the message to her boss in the form of a Super Bowl commercial.
Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'
Young Entrepreneurs

Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

Here are five important reasons why the younger generation may be more inclined to be the entrepreneurs of the near future.
8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year
Starting a Business

8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year

A financial advisor shares advice on how to keep your investments in check.
You'll Never Guess Where Blockbuster Is Thriving
Retail Center

You'll Never Guess Where Blockbuster Is Thriving

Blockbuster may have met its demise in America, but that's not true just south of the border.
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.
What Are You Willing to Do for the Business You Hate?
Starting a Business

What Are You Willing to Do for the Business You Hate?

To figure out how to get into the business you love, you have to think about how to best use the business you hate.
3 Culinary Startups Heating Up the Food Industry
Starting a Business

3 Culinary Startups Heating Up the Food Industry

With space and mentorship, the Hot Bread Kitchen incubator provides a location for food startups to start cooking up a storm.
9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail
Starting a Business

9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

There are all sorts of pitfalls for entrepreneurs. These are the ones that trip up the majority of startup founders.
Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'

Ashley Olson's employers turned into her biggest cheerleaders when she was chosen by Complete Nutrition's owners to open her own franchise.
In Football and in Entrepreneurship, Why Is It So Hard to Predict Success?
Starting a Business

In Football and in Entrepreneurship, Why Is It So Hard to Predict Success?

Like a quarterback, a startup entrepreneur needs to possess an extensive arsenal of tools, most of them intangible.
The One Thing Your Company Needs Right Off the Bat
Starting a Business

The One Thing Your Company Needs Right Off the Bat

While traditional business plans may be going out of vogue, it is still important for companies to make sure they have one of these.
It Turns Out, Fear is Your Best Friend
Starting a Business

It Turns Out, Fear is Your Best Friend

When you've got skin in the game, you're more motivated to succeed.
A Dollar and a Dream: 15 Tech Startup Billionaires (Infographic)
Leadership

A Dollar and a Dream: 15 Tech Startup Billionaires (Infographic)

Of the 500 richest people in the world, 167 are in the U.S. and 15 of those are tech entrepreneurs.
How Working At Home Can Be Harmful to Your Health
Home Based Business

How Working At Home Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Working at home seems like a great way to balance work and life. But it might have the opposite effect.
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.
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Personal Grooming
Home Based Business

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Personal Grooming

If you work from home, you need these five essential tips. Better still, tape them to your bathroom mirror.
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.
10 Tips to be a Proficient Telecommuter
Home Based Business

10 Tips to be a Proficient Telecommuter

Working from home can be great -- if you know what you're doing.
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