News and Articles About Starting a Business

Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors
Advisory Board 101

Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Attracting advisors is one thing but if you forget to do this important step, you could put the relationship in jeopardy.
Jessica Alter
Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers
Inventions

Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Don't be caught off-kilter by unexpected roadblocks and setbacks. Acquaint yourself with these keys for ushering new products into the marketplace.
Louis Foreman
Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business
Consulting business

Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business

Here are five ways to get the word out about your consulting firm.
Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors
The Grind

Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors is no easy feat. So don't waste this precious resource, milk it for all its worth.
David Chait
6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup
Business Model

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Be sure to describe the consumer pain to be relieved by the enterprise and how big a wedge can be driven between what customers are willing to pay and the costs.
Peter S. Cohan
Protect Yourself: How to Structure Your Consulting Contracts
Consulting business

Protect Yourself: How to Structure Your Consulting Contracts

If you're starting a consulting firm, make sure these details are covered.
9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea
Business Ideas

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

The author of a new book tells how several inventive types tested their product's premise. A catchy concept won't score profits for a startup if no one wants the device.
Anand Srinivasan
Too Much? Too Little? How to Set Fees for Your New Consulting Business
Consulting business

Too Much? Too Little? How to Set Fees for Your New Consulting Business

As a new business owner, you may not know what you should charge for your consulting services. Here's some advice.
The 6 People Every Startup Needs
Hiring

The 6 People Every Startup Needs

The recipe for a dream team of employees? Hire these key personality types.
Gabrielle Karol
Starting a Consulting Firm? 10 Reasons Your Clients Need You.
Consulting business

Starting a Consulting Firm? 10 Reasons Your Clients Need You.

A look at what companies are looking for consultants to do and which 10 consulting services are in demand today.
The Key to Creating a Successful Startup Around Your Passion
Startup Advice

The Key to Creating a Successful Startup Around Your Passion

In this short video, Lewis Howes talks about one crucial element to making the startup of your dreams work.
Jason Fell
Keep Calm and Continue Disrupting: Lessons From Building a Fast-Growing Firm
Lessons

Keep Calm and Continue Disrupting: Lessons From Building a Fast-Growing Firm

Even after a few years, a startup still has an uphill battle against more entrenched competitors.
Darren Fell
Need Guidance at Your Startup? Create an Advisory Board Keeping These 3 Things in Mind.
Advisors

Need Guidance at Your Startup? Create an Advisory Board Keeping These 3 Things in Mind.

Figure out who your advisors will be, what role they'll play and what they'll get in return.
Adam Toren
The North Star to Guide Your Startup: Core Values
Company values

The North Star to Guide Your Startup: Core Values

A set of beliefs can guide a young company as it chooses new staff and lays a strong foundation for the future.
Steven Cox