News and Articles About Starting a Business

7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan
Business Plans

7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan

If your startup calls for financing to get off the ground, follow this list to impress potential investors and lenders.
Adam Toren
Why School Is a Great Place to Start a Business
College Entrepreneurs

Why School Is a Great Place to Start a Business

There are a number of reasons why many great companies are started in dorm rooms.
Lisa Evans
Franchise or New Venture? That Depends on You.
Starting a Business

Franchise or New Venture? That Depends on You.

Here are some quick gut checks and questions to ask yourself to determine what path you should embark on.
Rick Bisio
Honoring MMA's Military Enthusiasts and Other Business Lessons from the Fight Cage
Sports

Honoring MMA's Military Enthusiasts and Other Business Lessons from the Fight Cage

How one MMA entrepreneur finds startup inspiration from amateur fighters and his league's biggest followers.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
4 Tests to Tell If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

4 Tests to Tell If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

Have you met these conditions and do you exhibit the drive to start a venture of your own?
Peter S. Cohan
Entrepreneurship Is Both Job Creator and Job Alternative
Economy & Small Business

Entrepreneurship Is Both Job Creator and Job Alternative

Sift the economic data and you find entrepreneurs are both seizing opportunity for themselves and creating it for many more.
Bill Clerico
8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital
Starting a Business

8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital

Have a great idea but very little money? Don't let that stop you! Those that want it bad enough will make it.
Jonathan Long
Hire the Right Employees to Staff Your Salon and Spa
Beauty Businesses

Hire the Right Employees to Staff Your Salon and Spa

To be able to provide all the right services for your hair salon and day spa, here's who you'll need to bring on board to help.
5 Ecommerce Mistakes to Avoid: A Newbie's Guide
Coaches Corner

5 Ecommerce Mistakes to Avoid: A Newbie's Guide

Don't repeat these common mistakes as you venture into e-commerce.
Benjamin Kabin
The Scientific Method for Entrepreneurs: 6 Steps to Long-Term Success
Starting a Business

The Scientific Method for Entrepreneurs: 6 Steps to Long-Term Success

Here's how to use the scientific method to achieve success as an entrepreneur.
Jayson DeMers
What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship

What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

The first year of a startup can be a brutal time for an entrepreneur. Here are a few lessons on how to survive the first 12 months.
The Factor All Business Owners Must Understand
National Small Business Week

The Factor All Business Owners Must Understand

This CEO explains the one quality that he believes entrepreneurs need to study and master for success.
Entrepreneur Staff
Flush With Cash, Tech Employees Are Investing in Nightlife
Trends

Flush With Cash, Tech Employees Are Investing in Nightlife

While many young techies are spending their money on nightlife, others are taking it a step further, by buying their own stake in restaurants and bars.
Katie Roof
5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year
Starting a Business

5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.
Zach Cutler