Starting a Business

Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector
Business Ideas

Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

Q&A with Corey Ford, the managing partner of an accelerator that urges startups to rethink journalism.
Finding the Perfect Board of Directors for Your Startup
Starting a Business

Finding the Perfect Board of Directors for Your Startup

Our expert attorney Peter Buckland offers up tips on forming a board of directors.
How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers
Location

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
5 Ways to Keep Your Home-Based Business Running Through the Holidays
Home Based Business

5 Ways to Keep Your Home-Based Business Running Through the Holidays

Christmas and New Year's can be stressful, and take a toll on your business. Here's how to keep the company humming through the holidays.
Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company
Startup Financing

Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company

Nick Loeb is working to spread the word on crunchy condiments, with the help of his fiancé, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara.
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction
Startup Basics

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)
Startup Basics

8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)

Early iterations of now famous tech startups are almost unrecognizable.
Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

Regardless of how new you are to the process of starting a business, it can be a daunting prospect. The Virgin CEO shares how to do it, step by step.
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator
Startup Basics

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)
Startup Basics

10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

When delivering a presentation before an audience, our words aren't the only thing people pay attention to. Consider this advice for making better eye contact, staying calm and more.
What Would Mark Cuban Change About His Career?
Startup Basics

What Would Mark Cuban Change About His Career?

In five short words, the billionaire tech entrepreneur says a lot.
This Australian Company Now Owns All of the World Trade Center's Retail Space
Retail Center

This Australian Company Now Owns All of the World Trade Center's Retail Space

Westfield Group will now be the sole owner of retail space at the World Trade Center in New York City. Meanwhile, other foreign investors are snapping up the city's residential properties.
Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer
Starting a Business

Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer

A self-taught engineer turned entrepreneur who helped unlock protected DVDs in the '90s shares his thoughts on programming, startup VISAs and whom he admires in tech.
5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job
Startup Basics

5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job

Early in my professional career I picked up some important business fundamentals that continue to influence my business today.
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs
Business Ideas

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity
Starting a Business

For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity

In honor of Giving Tuesday, our startup of the month is looking to buck the fast-fashion trend for a consumer-conscious model, while also donating a portion of sales to charity.
Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All
Startup Basics

Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All

Data scientist Thomas Thurston uses algorithms to understand the common traits between businesses that fail and succeed. Turns out, experience is only a small factor, and the best products can actually backfire.
5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication
Startup Basics

5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication

Clear and effective communication is essential during presentations. Here's how you can get it right.
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is
Startup Basics

How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight
Retail Center

Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight

E-commerce giants Amazon and Overstock were hoping to overturn a law requiring them to charge sales tax in New York state.
Online Startup Makes Website Editing Simple
Websites

Online Startup Makes Website Editing Simple

Barley is a website-management program that allows entrepreneurs to undertake on-screen editing of their sites almost as easily as making changes to a Word doc.
Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas
Retail Center

Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas

Cyber crooks are out to make online shoppers miserable this holiday season. Here's what you should know.
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows
Branding

What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)
Startup Financing

Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)

Before getting involved in crowdfunding, gather inspiration from big successes and learn from major scams.
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Starting and growing a business can be an emotional roller coaster. But when profits aren't generating, how do you know when it's time to throw in the towel?
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