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The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers
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The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

When entrepreneurs just need to bring on temporary employees for short-term projects, what is the best approach -- 1099 or W2?
Alex Katz
Determining the Best Legal Structure for Your Business
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Determining the Best Legal Structure for Your Business

Sole-proprietorship, partnership, LLC or corporation? All have their advantages – and their drawbacks. Expert Alex Katz breaks down each one for us.
Alex Katz
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.

Assisting entrepreneurs for years with startup finances, this month's expert Alex Katz is looking to take people's questions relating to bookkeeping, payroll, financial statement preparation, tax issues and more.
Andrea Huspeni
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement
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The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
Bo Yaghmaie
Finding the Right Angel Investor for You
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Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Not all investors are created equal. Here are some tips on finding the best investor for your startup and its needs.
Bo Yaghmaie
The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch
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The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Present all the facts that drew you to your great idea, season with your passion and you will wow investors.
Bo Yaghmaie
What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding
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What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

Our expert Bo Yaghmaie explains how entrepreneurs should prepare for the worst.
Bo Yaghmaie
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.

Assisting startups and major corporations with financing, Bo Yagmaie is looking to take entrepreneurs questions relating to VCs, funding and corporate formation.
Andrea Huspeni
How Media Startups Can Get Investors on Board
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How Media Startups Can Get Investors on Board

Our expert Jon Elvekrog provides insight on how media startups should discuss milestones and scalability to investors.
Jon Elvekrog
Facebook Isn't the End All, Be All for Social Marketing
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Facebook Isn't the End All, Be All for Social Marketing

While companies should have a presence on Facebook, the platform isn't the only means to gaining visibility in the social-media world.
Jon Elvekrog
Finding the Right Team to Lead Your Startup to Success
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Finding the Right Team to Lead Your Startup to Success

Every successful company has an equally successful team behind it. The first step is to build and foster a team that can drive your business to the next level.
Jon Elvekrog
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jon Elvekrog.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jon Elvekrog.

For our Ask the Expert series, social guru Jon Elvekrog is looking to answer your questions about social media, social data, mobile marketing and online advertising. Plus, as a founder himself, he is open to inquiries pertaining to entrepreneurship.
Andrea Huspeni
How to Get the Word Out About a Product Adored by Customers
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How to Get the Word Out About a Product Adored by Customers

Just because your company has stellar customer reviews, doesn't necessarily mean word-of-mouth marketing will occur. To get your company to become a viral hit, you need to focus on building relationships.
Taryn Langer
Managing and Organizing an Effective PR Strategy on a Budget
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Managing and Organizing an Effective PR Strategy on a Budget

Not all early-stage startups require a PR team but the ones that do, need to figure out how to get the most bang for the buck.
Taryn Langer