News and Articles About Starting a Business

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run
Starting Up

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Laura Entis
I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)
Inspiration

I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning.
Joel Gascoigne
How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days
Starting a Business

How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days

Get a thriving company off the ground with this plan.
Nina Zipkin
You Don't Need Disruptive Technology to Be a Success, Iteration Works Too
Starting a Business

You Don't Need Disruptive Technology to Be a Success, Iteration Works Too

It can be tough selling a whole new concept, so consider following the lead of another company and making improvements.
Martin Zwilling
7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising
Alleynyc

7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising

There is nothing "fun" about fundraising. I am going through it now...
Jason Saltzman
Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Marijuana

Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Weedmaps is establishing itself as the go-to portal for a new market.
The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not
Lean Startups

The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Money is helpful when you launch your company but hustle and lots of work can get you rolling.
Jay Gould
Defiance Is the Key to Weathering Startup Negativty
Startups

Defiance Is the Key to Weathering Startup Negativty

Hold fast when the naysayers unleash a barrage of discouragement. It makes it even better when you succeed.
Bobby Campbell
7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility
Starting a Business

7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

Your venture doesn't have to take over your life. Follow this list and have the time to do the things you want.
Mike Cooch
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The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating
Legal Issues

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

Never fall into the trap of believing this is easy way to avoid paying taxes or taking personal responsibility for your actions.
Nellie Akalp
Delivering World-Class Service on a Startup Budget
Customer Service

Delivering World-Class Service on a Startup Budget

Top-notch customer service doesn't need to be costly. Here are three ways new ventures can provide amazing service without breaking the bank.
Vishaal Melwani
Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl
Starting a Business

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
Peter Gasca
Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro
Alleynyc

Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro

Introductions are vital to good networking. Here are 7 ways to not screw it up.
Jason Saltzman
2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment
Leadership

2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment

The goal is figure out if a new contender can whip its rivals at meeting customer needs. But confirmation bias can sully good judgment.
Peter S. Cohan