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10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last
Starting a Business

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.
Anthony Scaramucci
Couch to 5K? No Way. To Get Traction for Your Startup, Get Out There.
Starting a Business

Couch to 5K? No Way. To Get Traction for Your Startup, Get Out There.

Four entrepreneurs tell how they experimented with different marketing techniques to find their first customers.
Drew Hendricks
13 Old-School Tips for New Wave Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

13 Old-School Tips for New Wave Entrepreneurs

An experienced entrepreneur offers the freshman class lessons for building a startup.
Ron Burr
Hire Smart: How to Tell a Startup Superstar From a Weak Link
Hiring Employees

Hire Smart: How to Tell a Startup Superstar From a Weak Link

Every employee plays a huge role in the early days of a new business. It's important to find the right ones.
Rob Biederman
To Succeed With Your Small Business Avoid These 5 Mistakes
Starting a Business

To Succeed With Your Small Business Avoid These 5 Mistakes

Succeeding in business requires, more than anything, an unflinchingly examination of the market.
Chuck Pistor
How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup
Sharing Economy

How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup

Waiting out human behavior habits to change requires some serious patience. And maybe a bit of serendipity. Just ask BlaBlaCar.
Catherine Clifford
Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call
Starting a Franchise Business

Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call

Franchises offer lots that people find reassuring about the structure of the corporate job they are otherwise ready to chuck to start their own business.
Anna Wilds
Failure and Rejection in Startups: 3 Things to Remember
Starting a Business

Failure and Rejection in Startups: 3 Things to Remember

Suffering from a recent rejection? Guess what? You're in good company.
Sam Zebarjadi
How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business
Cash Flow Center

How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business

A competent and compatible accountant is a must-have for new business owners. Here's how to find one.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision
Intellectual Property

9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision

The idea that will make you rich likely needs to be protected long before you are rich.
John Boitnott
Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It
Pitching investors

Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It

Nondisclosure agreements are not the magic cloak many entrepreneurs imagine and often are simply counterproductive.
John Rampton
5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have
Startup Basics

5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have

Long-term success is not due to luck or circumstance but to qualities anyone can acquire.
Firas Kittaneh
How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)
Infographics

How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)

A quick and dirty roadmap to launching a curated subscription box service in seven steps.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Participating in a Pitch Competition? You'll Probably Be Asked These Questions.
Pitching investors

Participating in a Pitch Competition? You'll Probably Be Asked These Questions.

At Pitch Night NYC, a panel of judges grilled startup founders on fundamentals such as revenue streams and customer acquisition costs.
Laura Entis