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Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?
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Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.
Kip Tindell
The Importance of Culture When Starting Up
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The Importance of Culture When Starting Up

With most startups just concerned with surviving, how important is culture?
Kip Tindell
Determining Early Employees Compensation and When to Scale Up
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Determining Early Employees Compensation and When to Scale Up

Our expert, serial entrepreneur, author and CEO of The Container Store, Kip Tindell discusses what to consider when paying early employees and when to expand beyond the early team.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kip Tindell.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kip Tindell.

Our expert this month is Kip Tindell, the CEO and founder behind The Container Store. As a long-time entrepreneur, he knows a thing or two about what it takes to run a company and is excited to take founders' questions.
Andrea Huspeni
The Importance of Entrepreneurs Building Their Personal Brand
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The Importance of Entrepreneurs Building Their Personal Brand

Public-relations expert Sabrina Horn discusses why founders should not just focus on building up their startup brand.
Sabrina Horn
The Best Way to Market a Niche Company
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The Best Way to Market a Niche Company

To get the word out about a specialty business, entrepreneurs need to understand their audience and then get to the places where they get their information.
Sabrina Horn
Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.
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Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.

Expert Sabrina Horn talks about the importance of gaining customers, keeping them happy and having proper procedures in place during the first few years of launching a PR firm.
Sabrina Horn
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Sabrina Horn.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Sabrina Horn.

Our expert Sabrina Horn is looking to answer your questions about PR, marketing, social media and general entrepreneur inquiries.
Andrea Huspeni
Determining When You Should Hire a Full-Time Accountant
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Determining When You Should Hire a Full-Time Accountant

Often entrepreneurs don't have the core competencies to understand accounting, which could result in a startup failing. Here is how an entrepreneur should approach hiring an accountant or outsourcing her financial tasks to ensure success.
Alex Katz
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
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