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Attracting and hiring talented employees without the funds to invest in big salaries can be a challenge for companies just starting out. Here's what's working for startups now.
January 17, 2013
Incubator advisers and entrepreneurs talk about what works when it comes to raising awareness for a new company
January 8, 2013
Bertrand Sosa and his brother co-founded NetSpend, a debit-card company, after realizing immigrants like themselves didn't rely on credit cards. Hear his tips for tapping new markets.
October 29, 2012
Bertrand Sosa, who emigrated from Mexico as a child and later started NetSpend, says networking is a key to taking your startup as far as your wildest dreams.
October 24, 2012
NetSpend co-founder Bertrand Sosa says cities like Austin support entrepreneurs -- and there needs to more towns like that in the U.S. Plus, he recommends finding a partner.
October 22, 2012
Organize your schedule, use technology and get help, says Nell Merlino, founder of Count Me In.
October 15, 2012
Women have tended to think the smaller the business, the more manageable. But that's slowly changing, says Nell Merlino, Count Me In founder.
October 10, 2012
Do your market research and have a big vision, says Nell Merlino, founder of Count Me In. And learn to deal with failure.
October 8, 2012
Business advocate Nell Merlino says greater access to capital and new streams of revenue would help America's entrepreneurs.
October 3, 2012
Professor Steve Blank talks about I-Corps, the National Science Foundation's incubator program for scientists who want to turn inventions into profitable companies.
September 28, 2012
The professor who popularized the "lean" movement describes his Lean LaunchPad course.
September 26, 2012
Sure, you might be good at starting a business. But what about building one? Here are some common blunders -- and how to avoid them.
September 19, 2012
From up-selling to unbundling, professor Steve Blank outlines lean strategies for growing your customer base.
September 14, 2012
The old ways of doing business no long apply, says professor Steve Blank. Entrepreneurship is exploding among those who grok that.
September 11, 2012
Bundle's Allison O'Neill talks about the challenge of working from home, and having no one around for brainstorming. Hear her solutions, plus expert tips.
August 20, 2012
When Caroline Ceniza-Levine quit her day job to start a business, she needed to have revenue coming in immediately. Hear how she did it.
August 6, 2012
Allison O'Neill, owner of children's retail shop Bundle in New York, partners with about a dozen similar small businesses to compete against the big players. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
July 30, 2012
Marissa Lippert used a Kickstarter campaign and social media to create excitement and a customer base for her brick-and-mortar shop, Nourish. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
July 11, 2012
From Silicon Valley to New York, the tech world is disruptive, innovative and mostly male. Startup entrepreneur Amy Yazdian of I'm In The Kitchen tells how she fit in.
July 2, 2012
More high-profile female entrepreneurs are showing they can start a successful company -- and a family. Here's a look at one fashion designer trying to do both, plus expert tips.
June 25, 2012
As a startup entrepreneur, Amy Yazdian felt she had little leverage to demand perfection from her staff. Hear how she learned to get employees fired up, plus expert tips.
June 12, 2012
SixFigureStart's Caroline Ceniza-Levine found a way to take weekends off -- and still bring in target revenue. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
June 4, 2012
Regina Angeles had to learn a new way to close deals when she started her own recruitment firm. Hear her best tips for negotiating.
May 29, 2012
The secret? Persuade lawyers that your scrappy startup will one day be a paying client, says serial entrepreneur Mark Hirsch.
May 14, 2012
If you're first to market, it's not unusual for others to rip off your product. Hear entrepreneur Michael Aiello's story, plus tips from Pinterest investor Brian Cohen on handling knock-offs.
May 7, 2012
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