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7 Steps for Choosing a Top-Notch Business Partner

Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Peter S. Cohan
Entrepreneurs

Live Chat with Social-Media Maven Jason Sadler

Check out our recent live chat with IWearYourShirt.com's Jason Sadler and Adina Grigore of Sprout Skincare.
Diana Ransom
How to Humanize Your Brand and Build Social-Media Buzz
Entrepreneurs

How to Humanize Your Brand and Build Social-Media Buzz

When it comes to starting up, one of the biggest drivers you'll have in finding customers is your current customers. Here's how to keep them happy -- and chatty.
Dave Clarke
How to Gain Free Feedback from Your Classmates
Starting a Business

How to Gain Free Feedback from Your Classmates

When student entrepreneur Nina Foroutan was tight on cash she employed her classmates as product testers.
Nina Foroutan
Starting a Business

6 Key Elements of a Good Business Plan

Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Peter S. Cohan
Is Working at a Startup a Waste of Time for Future Founders?
Starting a Business

Is Working at a Startup a Waste of Time for Future Founders?

After a recent blog post detailing the vagaries of life at startups hit the web, we asked young treps to share their own experiences as start-up employees.
Brian Patrick Eha
Recognizing the Silver Lining -- And Business Idea -- Behind a Bad Internship
Entrepreneurs

Recognizing the Silver Lining -- And Business Idea -- Behind a Bad Internship

After a dismal summer internship experience, Shara Senderoff wanted to help others avoid the same fate. Here's how she's attempting to start up a bad-internship antidote.
Lambeth Hochwald
Starting a Business

From Zero to ‘Shark Tank’ Hero in 3 Months Flat

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
Entrepreneurs

7 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway
Starting a Business

How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
Eric Muli
From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay
Starting a Business

From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay

From artists to chefs to designers, making money is still considered taboo. But when you want to make it big in fashionable industries, being able to earn a buck is often key.
5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees
Entrepreneurs

5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs

Success in a Flash: How One Young Trep Turned DIY into ROI

How Flash Pals is gaining traction with its fuzzy animal-themed storage devices.
Jodi Helmer
Starting a Business

Must Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup

Even if you can't get away this summer, consider these top tomes to help make the most of your downtime.