Starting a Business

Be Strategic to Capture Media Attention
Starting a Business

Be Strategic to Capture Media Attention

Researching which media outlets will best serve your business can ensure that any media mention boosts your bottom line.
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.
3 Ways to Treat Early Adopters Like Royalty
Starting a Business

3 Ways to Treat Early Adopters Like Royalty

When first launching an endeavor, getting the first few customers on board can be extremely challenging. Yet, they provide a load of information. Here is how to make sure they are happy.
Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?
Starting a Business

Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?

The creator of classics like Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, and Office Space tackles startup culture in an HBO comedy
How to Avoid Hiring Duds
Starting a Business

How to Avoid Hiring Duds

While executives act like they have their hands on the pulse, often they miss the mark when it comes to hiring. Here are a few ways to make sure you land rock-stars and not complete duds.
Want to Drop Out of School and Start a Business? Don't Make These Stupid Mistakes.
Starting a Business

Want to Drop Out of School and Start a Business? Don't Make These Stupid Mistakes.

Before you decide to ditch your education for startup life, consider these do's and don'ts.
Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)
Starting a Business

Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you are going to have to be able to handle rejection. Probably more than you think.
The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever
Starting a Business

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.
Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors
Finding Customers

Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

When you're first starting out, you need to build your reputation. Here's how to increase your chances in landing your first few gigs.
Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.
Finding Customers

Working Solo? Skip Sales by Tapping, and Respecting, the Channel.

Becoming a subcontractor allows you to more easily build your business, but there are certain stipulations to keep in mind.
The Lie Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves and Others
Starting a Business

The Lie Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves and Others

Entrepreneurs often seem like they are so put together – their plan is on target, they are doing amazing and life couldn't be better. But many times that couldn't be further from the truth. And that is okay.
Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done
Starting a Business

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

WhatsApp is all over the news for its $19 billion deal with Facebook. But most startups won't make it to that caliber and that's okay. Here are a few tips on how to survive and thrive.
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.
6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

Many of us yearn to run our own businesses. Here are the six questions to ask to decide if it is for you.
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.
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding
Startup Financing

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
Fresh Idea: Entrepreneur Puts Salad in a Vending Machine
Business Ideas

Fresh Idea: Entrepreneur Puts Salad in a Vending Machine

A visit to the vending machine can yield chocolate, chips or soda … but what about fresh vegetables?
5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs

5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs

Think the 'me' generation is spoiled, conceited and obsessed with themselves? Well, those may be good traits to have in the entrepreneurial world
This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia
Startup Financing

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
5 Challenges of Being the First to Market
Starting a Business

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.
6 Tips for Creating an Effective Internet Direct Mail Campaign
Starting a Business

6 Tips for Creating an Effective Internet Direct Mail Campaign

Getting direct mail prospects to visit your site isn't hard if you follow this direct mail expert's advice.
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.
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