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How to Avoid Burnout
Entrepreneurs

How to Avoid Burnout

Business coach Ann Mehl provides tips on figuring out work-life balance as an entrepreneur.
Colleen DeBaise
Finding Employees on a Startup Budget
Growth Strategies

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
Marketing

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
Colleen DeBaise
The Potential of Untapped Markets
Growth Strategies

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.
Colleen DeBaise
How to Network and Create Your Own Luck
Marketing

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.
Colleen DeBaise
Bertrand Sosa on Re-Energizing Small Businesses
Growth Strategies

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.
Colleen DeBaise
Tips for Balancing Baby and a Business
Entrepreneurs

Tips for Balancing Baby and a Business

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

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.
Colleen DeBaise
How to Make $1 Million in Revenue
Growth Strategies

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.
Colleen DeBaise
Nell Merlino on Growing Small Businesses
Growth Strategies

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.
Colleen DeBaise
Changing the Startup Landscape for Scientists
Growth Strategies

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.
Colleen DeBaise
Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup
Growth Strategies

Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup

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

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.
Colleen DeBaise
Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business
Growth Strategies

Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business

From up-selling to unbundling, professor Steve Blank outlines lean strategies for growing your customer base.
Colleen DeBaise