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5 Tips for Building Adaptivity Into Your Business Model

5 Tips for Building Adaptivity Into Your Business Model

No startup business plan is so good that it anticipates every twist and change in the market and customer demand. To thrive, anticipate the unknown.
Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat.
The 6 Different Hats a CEO Might Have to Put On

The 6 Different Hats a CEO Might Have to Put On

Company chiefs may assume as many as half a dozen roles to guide their companies and inspire their staff. Take a look at how it plays out.
Raising Capital? Answer These Questions to Score an Investor's Check

Raising Capital? Answer These Questions to Score an Investor's Check

Shed light on five key areas about a startup's business model to make a compelling pitch for money.
6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Be sure to describe the consumer pain to be relieved by the enterprise and how big a wedge can be driven between what customers are willing to pay and the costs.

How Your App Can Turn a Profit

Our expert breaks down the three business models app makers can use to generate revenue.
The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You

The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You

While pricing can be a tricky matter for any entrepreneur, it is especially difficult for those providing a service. Here are a few lessons on pricing strategy.
7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Following these sins could kill your business. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to fix these blunders.
Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
Should Your Salary Be Made Public?

Should Your Salary Be Made Public?

Social media startup Buffer is all about transparency, going so far as to publish employee salaries online.
Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

The streaming music service is determined to convince artists, both big and small, that streaming can be a real money maker.
Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments

Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments

If you are rejected, don't automatically assume it's your business plan that's the issue. It could be the firm's approach to its fund's investment cycle.
Ronald Coase, Lighthouses and Elon Musk

Ronald Coase, Lighthouses and Elon Musk

Many entrepreneurs may not know Ronald Coase, but their work has benefited from his ideas.
Crocs: From Footwear Fad to Billion-Dollar Company

Crocs: From Footwear Fad to Billion-Dollar Company

This iconic shoemaker bounced back after the recession by revamping its product lines and distribution channel.
The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

It's been a banner week for Zynga with its long-awaited IPO. But there was a time when its founder was criticized for proposing a free-gaming business model.
A Five-Step Guide to Reinventing Your Business

A Five-Step Guide to Reinventing Your Business

How do you know when it's time to alter the strategy of your business? Here's how to pivot to a better business model midstream.
Five Tips to Transform Your Business

Five Tips to Transform Your Business

A look at the best turnaround tactics from small companies around the U.S.
Home-Remodeling Businesses Get New Business Models

Home-Remodeling Businesses Get New Business Models

These entrepreneurs revamped their businesses to survive the economic downturn.
Banking on a New Business Model

Banking on a New Business Model

How an online party glassware company saved its business by revamping how it goes to market.
Freemium: Is the Price Right for Your Company?

Freemium: Is the Price Right for Your Company?

The try-before-you-buy business model can work -- if you can monetize your offerings.

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