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5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch
Home Based Basics

5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch

Operating a business where your intellectual capital is your golden ticket requires a calculated approach.
The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice
Finding Ideas

The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

Former Mint vice president discusses how he launched another successful venture.
How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)
Your Business Plan

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

Take a look at this infographic for tips on how to write a great business plan.
Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

For Jackie Martinez, Elements Massage has evolved from an outlet for her stress to an hourly job to her very own franchise.
Under the Radar: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014
Success Stories

Under the Radar: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014

Entrepreneur.com partnered with Social Media Week to come up with a list of startups that have potential for a breakout year.
Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs
Startup Financing

Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

Seven entrepreneurs offer up bootstrapping-financial advice to those aspiring to start their own business.
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.
5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company
Starting a Business

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

Contrary to what many believe, startups do not need to nab funding to make it. Still to be a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to have a solid foundation. Here are five tips on how to do it.
5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise
Franchises

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise

With dissatisfying careers and back-to-back layoffs, many people are choosing to take control of their personal and professional future by exploring franchise opportunities. Consider these five tips when looking at franchises.
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success
Grow Your Business

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
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.
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?
Starting a Business

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

There is a dark underside to owning a business that we don't like to talk about, but we need to understand.
Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse
Franchises

Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse

Terry and Lisa Jeffers wanted a franchise that combined heart and business. Here's what you can learn about mixing marriage and franchising from this power couple.
Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel
Business Ideas

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.
How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign
Starting a Business

How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign

These tips can help you choose the printer whose product and service will meet your needs.
10 Tricks and Tips for Landing Your First Client
Starting a Business

10 Tricks and Tips for Landing Your First Client

Launching your company is only the first step. Figuring out how to nab customers is the tricky part. Here are a few ways to get your first client on board.
A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up
Business Ideas

A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up

Food52 is both a curated cooking site and an online shop for kitchen and home goods.
Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees
Success Stories

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

A look at Facebook's early team, which you might have never seen before.
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea
Evaluating Your Idea

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.
These 3 Startups Are Looking to Get the Health Industry in Tip-Top Shape
Starting a Business

These 3 Startups Are Looking to Get the Health Industry in Tip-Top Shape

With the health-care sector going through massive innovation and disruption, we wanted to get the skinny on what it was like working on a startup in this industry.
Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business
Startup Financing

Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

If you ask, your supporters may just buy you office equipment and supplies.
The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business
Growth Strategies

The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business

With some decisions, it's better to not decide-- yet.
Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience
Franchises

Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience

When Bill Zolper opened a b.Good franchise, his years studying entrepreneurship were put to the test.
American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health
Inventing

American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

The American Heart Association is using crowdfunding to find innovative technologies that can assist in improving cardiovascular health across the U.S.
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