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Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive
Startup Basics

Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive

A species that evolves faster has a larger footprint in time. Same with startups.
Zach Ferres
Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers
Pitching investors

Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers

Too many startups neglect the most important goal: determining why someone would want to buy what they're selling.
7 Tips for Getting the Information You Need Before Becoming a Franchisee
Buying a Franchise

7 Tips for Getting the Information You Need Before Becoming a Franchisee

Speaking with at least five current owners is your best first step.
Anna Wilds
5 Ways to Know If Your Business Is Ready to Franchise
Starting a Franchise Business

5 Ways to Know If Your Business Is Ready to Franchise

Think you're ready to become the leader of a brand? Proceed very, very carefully.
Kyle Zagrodzky
3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch
Elevator pitch

3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch

Whether you're looking for partners, investors or guidance, you need to be able to communicate a succinct summary of your startup's value.
A Simple Guide to Measuring Your Product-Market Fit
Market Research

A Simple Guide to Measuring Your Product-Market Fit

What you need to know about gauging the market for your new product or service.
5 Things Veterans Should Know to Start a Technology Business
Veterans

5 Things Veterans Should Know to Start a Technology Business

Veterans are well prepared to launch the next great startup. Many just need the right help to do so.
Peter Gasca
Don't Buy Into the Lies -- It's Possible to Have a Career and a Family
Productivity

Don't Buy Into the Lies -- It's Possible to Have a Career and a Family

Concerns about balance are valid, but don't let the naysayers keep you from your dreams.
Zeynep Ilgaz
4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan
Business Plans

4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan

Your business plan is not an academic exercise or a hoop to jump through, it's a living document that shows investors, advisors and business partners that you are serious about making your dream reality.
David Nilssen
6 Tips to Smash Your Kickstarter Goal in a Single Day
Crowdfunding

6 Tips to Smash Your Kickstarter Goal in a Single Day

With a little strategy, you can raise capital and brand awareness -- fast.
David Wolfe
The Only 10 Slides Needed When Pitching Your Business (Infographic)
Guy Kawasaki

The Only 10 Slides Needed When Pitching Your Business (Infographic)

Renowned entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki breaks down how to pitch to investors in just 10 slides.
Carly Okyle
4 Secrets to a Successful Product Launch
product launch

4 Secrets to a Successful Product Launch

Anyone can put something together and tell people to buy it, but it takes an intentional plan to do a launch right.
Jeff Goins
Do You Really Need to Be a Tech Disruptor to Be Successful?
Ask the Expert

Do You Really Need to Be a Tech Disruptor to Be Successful?

Even in the realm of tech startups, many of the most successful businesses are using existing technologies to solve real-world problems, not inventing new technologies from whole cloth.
Thomas Hansen
6 Critical Questions Your Business Plan Must Answer
Starting a Business

6 Critical Questions Your Business Plan Must Answer

If you want to lay the groundwork for a stable business and attract investors, make sure you're hitting these points.
Larry Alton