News and Articles About Starting a Business

Keeping Girls in School Is This Startup's Mission
Impact Investing

Keeping Girls in School Is This Startup's Mission

One couple took a trip of a lifetime. Then they started a company that changes the lives of many.
Jenny Griffin
The Big Lessons I Learned From My First Entrepreneurial Job
Entrepreneurs

The Big Lessons I Learned From My First Entrepreneurial Job

A painting enterprise during college provides illuminating insights for a business leader.
Miles Jennings
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For a Winning Product Launch, Address Genuine Customer Needs
Challenges

For a Winning Product Launch, Address Genuine Customer Needs

To launch a startup, figure out how you can solve clients' problems.
Jesse Torres
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This Investor Plans to Launch Another 10 Startups in 2015
Starting a Business

This Investor Plans to Launch Another 10 Startups in 2015

It also plans to work closely with Facebook on advertising.
Early Adopters Are Great, But They Aren't Most Customers
Early Adopters

Early Adopters Are Great, But They Aren't Most Customers

This segment of the customer base is important for many reasons, but listening to them too much can lead to a slow death for your product.
Martin Zwilling
Wise Words for Startups: No Money, More Problems
Money Mistakes

Wise Words for Startups: No Money, More Problems

For both the company and the investors, a lack of funds means a surplus of trouble.
Here's Everything That Can Go Wrong Naming Your Startup and How to Avoid It All
Branding

Here's Everything That Can Go Wrong Naming Your Startup and How to Avoid It All

The innocent pleasure of naming your company can turn very unpleasant if you find out the hard way that name has a bad online reputation or a very different meaning in another language.
Yoav Vilner
4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed
Business Plans

4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed

While preparation is always good, no amount of charts can protect you from the realities of a 21st-century business world in permanent beta.
David Slayden
Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention
Pitching

Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

Delivering a great startup pitch is akin to performing an outstanding monologue. Follow these simple tips to give yours its highest impact.
Peter Gasca
Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected
Naming a Business

Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected

Here are six strategies to craft a name that grabs attention, but not for legal reasons.
Aaron Keller
How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist
Business Plans

How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
Your Business, Only Leaner: How Savvy Outsourcing Can Save You Money
How To

Your Business, Only Leaner: How Savvy Outsourcing Can Save You Money

New outsourcing solutions give you alternatives for when you need to get things done quickly and inexpensively.
Carly Okyle
The Flawless Way to Open a Business
Starting a Business

The Flawless Way to Open a Business

Take these four steps to ensure that you start Day 1 on the right foot.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
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5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed
Apps

5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed

Should you build a business plan or seek patent protection for your app?
Rahul Varshneya