Starting a Business

6 Tough and Timeless Startup Lessons
Startup Funding

6 Tough and Timeless Startup Lessons

Success requires the confidence to begin and the humilty to listen when trustworthy people tell you what isn't working.
Ankit Oberoi
Considering an Online Business? Read This First.
Starting a Business

Considering an Online Business? Read This First.

Your odds of being successful in any Web-enabled field are much lower than you realize, especially if you conform to all the popular groupthink.
Steve Tobak
4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Break Into the Drug Industry
Starting a Business

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Break Into the Drug Industry

Many opportunities exist for those willing to explore this large and growing field.
Kevin Xu
The Best Ways to Do Market Research for Your Business Plan
Business Plans

The Best Ways to Do Market Research for Your Business Plan

Showing that you know the state of the market and understand what you need to do to succeed is critical in a business plan. Here's how to gather the facts you need.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Starting a Business

The Basics of Buying a Business Opportunity

If you're thinking about buying a biz opp, this quick guide will tell you what you're getting yourself into.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
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
Entrepreneur Bank Search

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