Starting a Business

Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business
Starting a Business

Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business

Before you start up, consider all the other functions of running a business, such as dealing with customers and keeping the books.
Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking
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Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
3 Personality Types That Can Make the Startup Rollercoaster a Bumpy Ride
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3 Personality Types That Can Make the Startup Rollercoaster a Bumpy Ride

From the thrill seekers to the onlookers, entrepreneurs need to pay attention to the different types of people looking to join their team. Here are three types to focus on.
Starting a Freight Brokerage Business? 5 Things You Need to Know.
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Starting a Freight Brokerage Business? 5 Things You Need to Know.

Before you get started, learn about these five regulatory and practical requirements of starting and running a freight brokerage.
The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed
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The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed

Even if you're still in the planning stages for your new enterprise, it's never too soon to start thinking about these six operational issues that will impact and contribute to the success of your business.
What Entrepreneurs Call 'Sweat Equity' the IRS Calls 'Taxable'
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What Entrepreneurs Call 'Sweat Equity' the IRS Calls 'Taxable'

Working without a salary for equity might feel like pitching in at your neighbor's barn raising but the government doesn't see it that way.
There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC
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There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.
How to Make Your Cash and the Investor's Patience Last Until You're Profitable
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How to Make Your Cash and the Investor's Patience Last Until You're Profitable

Ask investors for more than you think you need, because you're probably optimistic, and spend slower than you planned, because you're a realist.
Shark Tank Star Daymond John Says Never Make This Common Mistake When Pitching Investors
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Shark Tank Star Daymond John Says Never Make This Common Mistake When Pitching Investors

If you don't come clean, you might not come away with investors' money, the celebrity branding expert says.
Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)
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Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)

By registering your business name and logo with the United States Patent and Trademark office, you can legally protect your brand.
Thank You for Your Service - 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans
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Thank You for Your Service - 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans

A grateful nation gives its warriors at least a bit of help making the transition from military life to launching their own businesses.
5 Things to Do Before Saying 'I Do' to a Business Partner
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5 Things to Do Before Saying 'I Do' to a Business Partner

When you meet a potential partner your personalities may click and your goals may be identical, but to have a successful relationship, clarity is key.
5 Effective Hiring Tips for Early-Stage Startups
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5 Effective Hiring Tips for Early-Stage Startups

Be nimble in your recruiting efforts even when the competition might have greater resources.
Choose the Best Location for Your Hair Salon and Day Spa
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Choose the Best Location for Your Hair Salon and Day Spa

If you've never owned a retail business before, these tips will help choose the best location and type of building in which to situate your new business.
Entrepreneurship Doesn't Cause Per-Capita Income Growth
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Entrepreneurship Doesn't Cause Per-Capita Income Growth

The data suggest that rising wealth depresses business formation.
Why Students Absolutely Should Create Startups
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Why Students Absolutely Should Create Startups

It's certainly not a smooth path, it's not the easy option. For some, it may never work out. But there are upsides to doing a startup.
How to Turn Millennial Staffers Into a Competitive Advantage
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How to Turn Millennial Staffers Into a Competitive Advantage

Hiring Gen Y workers? Tap into their strengths.
Watch Our Live Stream of Barbara Corcoran at Entrepreneur's Exclusive Entrepreneurship Event
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Watch Our Live Stream of Barbara Corcoran at Entrepreneur's Exclusive Entrepreneurship Event

Special event breaks down what new companies need to know for a successful launch.
New Online Businesses Should Steer Clear of These 5 Mistakes
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New Online Businesses Should Steer Clear of These 5 Mistakes

A lot of money can be made if you effectively set up your website, but these errors will hurt your chances.
When Your Big Business Idea Stalls, Ask These 3 Questions
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When Your Big Business Idea Stalls, Ask These 3 Questions

It can be tough to determine if you're really onto something. After conducting a gut check, seek the advice of others.
Does the Name of Your Company Matter?
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Does the Name of Your Company Matter?

Snap judgments can spell disaster for individuals and businesses with the wrong names. Here's what to consider.
You Need the Stamina and Mindset of a Professional Athlete to Make It in Business
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You Need the Stamina and Mindset of a Professional Athlete to Make It in Business

What athletes need to endure the brutal winnowing process on their way to the pros is just what it takes to launch and grow a business.
You Might Be an Entrepreneur If You Meet These 3 Conditions
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You Might Be an Entrepreneur If You Meet These 3 Conditions

These game changers have the right skills, the right process and the right heart.
Steve Jobs' Pivotal Life Moments (Infographic)
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Steve Jobs' Pivotal Life Moments (Infographic)

See the life of Apple's innovative, brilliant founder in a picture timeline.
You Have A Great Idea For A Product, So Now What?
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You Have A Great Idea For A Product, So Now What?

Most entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but few of them are able to successfully execute that one idea that makes all the difference.
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