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How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.

Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry

After years of struggle, the golf cap company stands out in a crowded market with a customized approach to selling.

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on Gaming and Business Growth

The video-game pioneer recounts his startup story, pointing out common pitfalls of aspiring entrepreneurs.

A Young Entrepreneur's Quick Path to Profitability

A new spin on a tech necessity propeled Eastern Collective's quick success.

Mobile App Helps Bars Manage Changing Beer Selections

Taplister helps customers and bartender up-to-date on what's being poured at their favorite bars.

A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America

Far from the maddening crowds, and five years since the financial crisis, we look at the entrepreneurship scene in Burlington, Vt.; Chico, Calif.; Lehi, Utah; Iowa City, Iowa; and Lansing, Mich.

Not an Entrepreneur Yet? How to Lead Without a Fancy Job Title

Not sitting in the c-suite at a company, doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader. Business coach Antonio Neves offers three tips for becoming a vital resource at your company.

A Backstage Tour of Orlando's Startups

Florida's "happiest place on earth" may be best known for mouse ears, but you'll find startups working on everything from healthy school lunches to hybrid geothermal systems.

A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

A trio of ad execs launches a line of air fresheners for modern men.

What Would-Be Entrepreneurs Fear Most About Starting Up

An unstable income is almost always guaranteed when just starting your business, but research shows it's one of the top fears that keeps Americans from becoming entrepreneurs.

Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App

Chefs Feed has a network of more than 600 chefs that rate and review items at restaurants in 15 U.S. cities.

How to Calculate Gross Profit

Knowing when your business is making money.

How to Set Your Salary

Deciding how much to pay yourself can be tricky. Here's how to determine what you're worth.

3 Ways to Determine If Your Startup Is Ready for Press

While most young entrepreneurs want to grab the spotlight, few are really ready to handle it. Here, business coach Antonio Neves ticks off three must-have ingredients before your startup is ready for prime time.

The Basics of Building a Budget for Your Business

How to think about the big picture and create the most effective budget.

How to Stop Making Excuses and Run With Your Business Idea

There will never be a "perfect" time to start your business, so why not start now?

Why You Should Consider Cutting Overhead With Part-Time Employees

Part-time employees can be essential to running your business. Here are a few things to consider when hiring.

The Steps to Complying With Safety Standards

How to make sure you are keeping your employees safe on the job.

The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.

When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

A look at the recent Florida health club lawsuit between 'YOU FIT' and competitor 'FIT U,' and what your business can learn from it about trademark infringement.

The Essential Elements of a Commercial Lease

Renting a space for your business can feel overwhelming. Go in armed with knowledge and it will be much easier.

Startup Snapshot: Oklahoma City

A look at a surprising startup city, plus three other locations to keep your eye on.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Office Space

When setting up your base of operations for a startup, you have to think not only about location but also about your future needs. Here's what you need to remember before moving in.
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