Starting a Business

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model
Business Model

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model

Envisioning the many moving parts of a functioning business is the first step to success.
Larry Alton
Dear Younger Me: 4 Smart Things That Would Have Changed My Small Business Life
Starting a Business

Dear Younger Me: 4 Smart Things That Would Have Changed My Small Business Life

"Never, never, never give up" is a good place to start.
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Why Small Business Is Personal -- Not Local
Small Businesses

Why Small Business Is Personal -- Not Local

In this global economy, success has no boundaries or geographical limitations -- no matter how small or large your company.
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10 Simple Steps for Starting a Business Today
Starting a Business

10 Simple Steps for Starting a Business Today

Don't wait -- get going with these relatively easy instructions.
Adam Toren
3 Vital Things to Consider Before Starting a Business
Starting a Business

3 Vital Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

So you have the qualities needed to be an entrepreneur. But before you charge headlong into your own venture, think these issues through.
Doug and Polly White
First-Time Business Owners: A Brief Guide to Tax Filings
Starting a Business

First-Time Business Owners: A Brief Guide to Tax Filings

As a new business owner, you may be confused about what you owe in business taxes the first year out. Read this guide to get it done right.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The 3 Principle Sources of Funding Every Startup Needs
Funding

The 3 Principle Sources of Funding Every Startup Needs

For many founders, raising money is the single most stressful part of getting their startups off the ground. Here's how to fix that.
Josiah Humphrey
Detroit Is Beckoning to Tech Entrepreneurs
Detroit

Detroit Is Beckoning to Tech Entrepreneurs

The Motor City offers a trained workforce and, soon, gigabit speed Internet along with very affordable real estate.
Amanda Lewan
Get Your Product Figured Out First
Starting a Business

Get Your Product Figured Out First

So many entrepreneurs make the same mistake: Focusing on the wrong things without figuring out the product they plan to sell.
Greg Shugar
The Sherpa Approach to Mentoring
Mentoring

The Sherpa Approach to Mentoring

Four guidelines for advising and guiding without taking ownership of an entrepreneur's vision.
Leo Lax
Raising Entrepreneurs for a Brighter Financial Future
Parenting

Raising Entrepreneurs for a Brighter Financial Future

Small business ideas for kids.
Kari Luckett
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