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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
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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
Reports of the Demise of New Successful Apps Are Greatly Exaggerated
Starting a Business

Reports of the Demise of New Successful Apps Are Greatly Exaggerated

Don't be dissuaded from jumping into app development. Just like any other business, it's all about building a better product.
Rahul Varshneya
4 Ways to Lessen the Pressure on Your Wallet
Finances

4 Ways to Lessen the Pressure on Your Wallet

Sometimes a solution is counterintuitive: Your fledgling business can save money by spending sums up front.
Rebekah Epstein
2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO
Startup Basics

2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO

Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success.
Peter S. Cohan
Don't Execute Your Sales Strategy Until You Validate Your Idea
Starting a Business

Don't Execute Your Sales Strategy Until You Validate Your Idea

The only way to prove you have a winning concept is to get your product or service into customers' hands. But don't confuse that with selling.
Steve Blank