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How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business
Starting a Business

How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business

If you know you want to be your own boss but you aren't sure what type of business you want to start, these tips can help you figure that out.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Technology

4 Startlingly Basic Mistakes That Doom Most Ecommerce Startups

Nurturing a new business to profitability is tough. One mistake is often too many.
Jan Verleur
Startup Basics

Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy

There's big money to be made in people's unused, idle things. One company breaking into the space provides some good examples to follow.
Peter Gasca
How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.
Entrepreneurship

How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.

Entrepreneurship is very, very hard work. My path to success involved dented cars, the FBI and going broke.
Jason Saltzman
How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan
Business Plans

How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan

If you don't know what gives your new business an edge in the marketplace, here's how to figure out your unique strengths and tell others about them.
Entrepreneur Staff
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.
Ami Kassar
Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship

Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?

There are four types of people who talk about being entrepreneurs. Most never become one. Here's how to see if you're serious.
Greg Shugar
Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs
Amazon

Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs

The Seattle-based tech company is hiring to build an 'end-to-end platform for startups.'
Catherine Clifford
What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC
Legal Center

What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC

Our legal expert Lori Hoberman discusses the pros and cons of the two different business entities.
Lori Hoberman
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6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions
Starting a Business

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

If you're considering starting a business, a small amount of money can go a long way towards building your future success.
Brenton Hayden
Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal
Legal Center

Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal

Co-founders Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand knew that opening a cat cafe in New York City was going to violate regulations. That didn't stop them.
Catherine Clifford
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
Startup Basics

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Before you go into business for yourself, take a personal assessment to see if owning your own business is the best fit for you.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan
Business Plans

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

These instructions will help you craft the best business plan possible, one section at a time.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Enlist Advisors for Your Startup Wisely
Advisors

Enlist Advisors for Your Startup Wisely

Your fledgling outfit needs help. Still this is no excuse for treating experts in a slipshod fashion.
Karen Mishra