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Finding Employees on a Startup Budget

Finding Employees on a Startup Budget

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.
Getting Your Name Out There as a Startup

Getting Your Name Out There as a Startup

Incubator advisers and entrepreneurs talk about what works when it comes to raising awareness for a new company
The Potential of Untapped Markets

The Potential of Untapped Markets

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.
How to Network and Create Your Own Luck

How to Network and Create Your Own Luck

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.
Bertrand Sosa on Re-Energizing Small Businesses

Bertrand Sosa on Re-Energizing Small Businesses

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.
Tips for Balancing Baby and a Business

Tips for Balancing Baby and a Business

Organize your schedule, use technology and get help, says Nell Merlino, founder of Count Me In.
How Women Entrepreneurs Differ From Men

How Women Entrepreneurs Differ From Men

Women have tended to think the smaller the business, the more manageable. But that's slowly changing, says Nell Merlino, Count Me In founder.
How to Make $1 Million in Revenue

How to Make $1 Million in Revenue

Do your market research and have a big vision, says Nell Merlino, founder of Count Me In. And learn to deal with failure.
Nell Merlino on Growing Small Businesses

Nell Merlino on Growing Small Businesses

Business advocate Nell Merlino says greater access to capital and new streams of revenue would help America's entrepreneurs.
Changing the Startup Landscape for Scientists

Changing the Startup Landscape for Scientists

Professor Steve Blank talks about I-Corps, the National Science Foundation's incubator program for scientists who want to turn inventions into profitable companies.
Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup

Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup

The professor who popularized the "lean" movement describes his Lean LaunchPad course.
Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make

Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make

Sure, you might be good at starting a business. But what about building one? Here are some common blunders -- and how to avoid them.
Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business

Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business

From up-selling to unbundling, professor Steve Blank outlines lean strategies for growing your customer base.
Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again

Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again

The old ways of doing business no long apply, says professor Steve Blank. Entrepreneurship is exploding among those who grok that.
Dealing with Isolation as a Solo Entrepreneur

Dealing with Isolation as a Solo Entrepreneur

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.
How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1

How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1

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.
No Money for Ads? How to Win Customers

No Money for Ads? How to Win Customers

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.
How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz

How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz

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.
Techie Networking for Women

Techie Networking for Women

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.
Juggling a Startup and a Baby

Juggling a Startup and a Baby

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.
Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You

Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You

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.
How to Stop Working 24/7

How to Stop Working 24/7

SixFigureStart's Caroline Ceniza-Levine found a way to take weekends off -- and still bring in target revenue. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
How to Negotiate. . . as a Business Owner

How to Negotiate. . . as a Business Owner

Regina Angeles had to learn a new way to close deals when she started her own recruitment firm. Hear her best tips for negotiating.
How to Get Low-Cost Legal Services

How to Get Low-Cost Legal Services

The secret? Persuade lawyers that your scrappy startup will one day be a paying client, says serial entrepreneur Mark Hirsch.
How to Deal With Copycats

How to Deal With Copycats

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.

About Project Grow

TODAY'S STARTUPS, TOMORROW'S REALITY

The tech start-ups of today aren't just launching new businesses, they are transforming lives. This drive to constantly push boundaries will change how industries evolve and serve their customers. We showcase the minds unafraid to push beyond their own limits and turn ideas into reality, reinventing how business gets done in the process.