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Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?
Starting a Business

Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?

There is one big factor that determines whether you should put the time and effort into crafting a plan.
Doug and Polly White
Don't Be a Mystery Boss. Give the New Team Your Management Playbook.
Management

Don't Be a Mystery Boss. Give the New Team Your Management Playbook.

While you are contemplating the thrill of launching your business, the people you've hired to make it happen are wondering about who they are working for.
Peter Diamond
The Real Person's Guide to Finding Your Passion and Loving What You Do
Passion

The Real Person's Guide to Finding Your Passion and Loving What You Do

It's not easy for everyone to find an exciting niche that's practical to tap for launching an enterprise or earning a living. Here's how to maintain a healthy perspective.
Moe Kittaneh
5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan
Business Plans

5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan

There are any number of reasons why you need to create a business plan, including starting a business, seeking funding and more.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
5 Secrets to Running a Successful Wholesale Distribution Business
Wholesale Business

5 Secrets to Running a Successful Wholesale Distribution Business

The pros chime in with expert advice on what you should do -- and what you shouldn't -- in order to succeed in this competitive industry.
5 Fears You'll Need to Conquer Before Starting a Business
Fear

5 Fears You'll Need to Conquer Before Starting a Business

If you're going to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to be prepared for the risks.
Jayson DeMers
What to Do When Employees Wonder Where All the New Funding Will Go
Transparency

What to Do When Employees Wonder Where All the New Funding Will Go

An influx of money can energize your team, or threaten dissatisfaction at how it is used. Transparence is the solution.
Matt Straz
The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital
Business Plans

The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital

Find out what VCs look for before investing in a new company.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
A Great Name Tells You More Than Just What the Company Does
Naming a Business

A Great Name Tells You More Than Just What the Company Does

It sets the foundation for the customer relationship, establishes leadership and separates the business from the competition.
Aaron Keller
Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists
Business Plans

Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists

A primer on the types of financing venture capitalists provide and what they look for in a company.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Ultimate Guide to Staffing Your Wholesale Distribution Business
Wholesale Business

The Ultimate Guide to Staffing Your Wholesale Distribution Business

We'll show you who you need to hire, how to find them and how much to pay them.
3 Stories on Bouncing Back From Failure
Starting a Business

3 Stories on Bouncing Back From Failure

A panel of ambitious entrepreneurs share how they've turned a mistake into an opportunity.
Carly Okyle
To Find the Right Franchise, Test Drive More Than One
Franchise Opportunities

To Find the Right Franchise, Test Drive More Than One

Selecting a franchise is an enormous decision. Take a look at several, and consider your own skills and goals, before choosing.
Rick Bisio
7 Tips for Creating Your Own Co-working Space
Co-working

7 Tips for Creating Your Own Co-working Space

Need to find other ambitious and motivated business professionals to work with? Build a place that will foster collaboration, creativity and inspiration.
Peter Gasca