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Your Business Plan Must-Haves
Business Plans

Your Business Plan Must-Haves

Seasoned business pros reveal exactly why your business plan is critical for success and which parts matter most.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
7 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Business
Insurance

7 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Business

Starting your own business is taking a smart risk, operating without the right insurance is not.
John Boitnott
20 Questions You Can Ask to Validate Your Startup Idea
Starting a Business

20 Questions You Can Ask to Validate Your Startup Idea

Before you commit significant time, money or other resources to launch, take this test.
Sujan Patel
High Stakes: How This Marijuana Company Gained Buzz in a Budding Market
Marijuana

High Stakes: How This Marijuana Company Gained Buzz in a Budding Market

Though G FarmaLabs is now a leader in the cannabis industry, it took time before success sprouted.
How to Launch a Business in the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

How to Launch a Business in the Sharing Economy

Here are five factors to consider when starting a Airbnb-type platform.
4 Factors to Consider Before Starting a Business While Keeping Your Day Job
Starting a Business

4 Factors to Consider Before Starting a Business While Keeping Your Day Job

The security of a job and the income of a side business are possible but require a lot of juggling.
Anna Wilds
Starting a Business? 4 Ways to Research Your Potential Customer.
Starting a Business

Starting a Business? 4 Ways to Research Your Potential Customer.

Here's the lowdown on how to talk to your target market and find out if there's enough opportunity available to start a business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Entrepreneurs: Do You Need to Let Go?
Ready to Launch

Entrepreneurs: Do You Need to Let Go?

Having a clear vision is one thing, but putting on blinders is another.
Carly Okyle
For the Startup-Minded, Debating the Pros and Cons of College
Alleynyc

For the Startup-Minded, Debating the Pros and Cons of College

I'm successful, and I have a lot of thoughts on the value of education. In the end, there are good things and bad.
Jason Saltzman
Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.
Startup Basics

Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.

Here are eight strategies to build your business with sweat equity.
Nina Zipkin
5 Reasons to Make Starting a Family Business Your New Year's Resolution
Starting a Business

5 Reasons to Make Starting a Family Business Your New Year's Resolution

Families that have overcome the challenges of building a business together share a special bond.
Daphne Mallory
How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)
Business Plans

How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)

Product descriptions can be as dry as toast--or as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's how to craft one that keeps people reading.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.
Starting a Business

Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.

When deciding to launch a business, it's important not only to talk to potential customers, but to gather all of the industry data you can. Here's how to do it.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.