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Value Proposition

How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition

It's not enough to be able to do, make or provide something: It must be worth something to potential customers
Jon Elvekrog
What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.
Business Plans

What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.

As you examine your industry and competitors, identify your competitive edge.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze
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How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze

Start thinking more clearly and realistically about growing your small business.
Ami Kassar
3 Steps for Getting Over Your Fears of Starting a Freelance Business
Freelancers

3 Steps for Getting Over Your Fears of Starting a Freelance Business

Selling your skills directly to customers instead of an employer is scary, until you remember you are already paid for what you know how to do.
Daniel DiPiazza
When to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business
Entrepreneur Mindset

When to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business

Here are four questions to ask yourself before you quit your day job.
Anne Fisher
Expert Advice: 10 Tips to Craft a Strong Business Plan
Business Plans

Expert Advice: 10 Tips to Craft a Strong Business Plan

A business plan writing expert weighs in what to include and what not to include to create a winning business plan.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Startup Founders Can Thrive in Hard Times Because of These 3 Things
Startup Basics

Startup Founders Can Thrive in Hard Times Because of These 3 Things

Even if the world wants them to be, entrepreneurs aren't superhuman.
David Selinger
Should You Start a Business From Scratch or Buy an Existing Business?
Starting a Business

Should You Start a Business From Scratch or Buy an Existing Business?

Find out the pros and cons of two different strategies for being your own boss.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
4 Reasons Why an Online Business is the Best Investment You Will Ever Make
Online Business

4 Reasons Why an Online Business is the Best Investment You Will Ever Make

Many opportunities end up being money suckers because of overhead, slow progress and low margins.
Thomas Smale
How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries
Travel

How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries

A self-professed digital nomad details how he feels more productive without a place to call home.
Jay Meistrich
Before You Form an S Corp, Consider These Points
Ask the Expert

Before You Form an S Corp, Consider These Points

Our legal expert breaks down the pros and cons of forming an S Corporation.
Lori Hoberman
5 Tests to Figure Out If Your Business Idea Has Legs
Ideas

5 Tests to Figure Out If Your Business Idea Has Legs

Consider these questions to help you determine if your concept will pan out into a successful enterprise.
Robert Tuchman
11 Unexpected Things to Include With Your Business Plan
Business Plans

11 Unexpected Things to Include With Your Business Plan

Not all information fits logically into your business plan. Here's how to include the extra bits that are key to your business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
A Cafe Where You Can Cuddle With Kittens: How These Entrepreneurs Brought Their Dream to Life
Starting a Business

A Cafe Where You Can Cuddle With Kittens: How These Entrepreneurs Brought Their Dream to Life

Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand fantasized about opening a cat cafe in New York City. Then, they stopped dreaming and made it happen.
Catherine Clifford