News and Articles About Starting a Business

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips
Ideas

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Great entrepreneurs don't catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.
Eric Schiffer
10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)
Failure

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

A serial entrepreneur provides valuable insights gleaned from the trenches.
John Rampton
Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return
Internships

Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

The arrangement can result in a true learning experience on both sides.
David Sederholt
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Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.
Startups

Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.

The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own.
Steve Tobak
Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup
Hiring

Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup

A female executive in San Francisco does some truth telling.
Jenn Steele
4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed
Corporate Social Responsibility

4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

Difficult though it is to calculate ROI on doing good, startups find social responsibility connects them sooner with customers, investors and committed employees.
Alicia Lawrence
4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project
Passion

4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project

Er, calm down and take it easy, an entrepreneur reminds herself. Not everyone will understand a novel concept from Day 1.
Rebekah Epstein
How to Name Your Startup
Naming a Business

How to Name Your Startup

Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business.
Joel Gascoigne
Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses
Veterans

Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.
What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)
Business Pitches

What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)

Always have your elevator line ready for an unexpected visitor to your incubator.
Brian Christie
10 Apologies I Will Never Again Make as a Startup CEO
Technology

10 Apologies I Will Never Again Make as a Startup CEO

A woman entrepreneur shares her unconventional launch experience, not fitting the typical tech-entrepreneur mold, as a marketer not a programmer.
Judy Shapiro
How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC
Startups

How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC

The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart.
Steve Tobak
Is This the Golden Reason for Launching a Startup?
Starting a Business

Is This the Golden Reason for Launching a Startup?

This serial entrepreneur says that of all the various reasons for pulling the entrepreneurial trigger, there is one that is indispensable.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
A Netflix for Legos – Building a Startup Brick by Brick
Business Unusual

A Netflix for Legos – Building a Startup Brick by Brick

Toy rental is the latest entrant to the sharing economy. Pley shares its strategy for navigating this emerging – and fickle – industry.
Neil Parmar