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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
Advisory Board 101: How to Get Advisors to Say Yes
Advisory Board 101

Advisory Board 101: How to Get Advisors to Say Yes

An advisory board can be essential to a startup's success. But it isn't always easy to get busy professionals to join you team. Here are five tips on getting them to say yes.
Jessica Alter
4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee
Firing

4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee

Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner.
Heather R. Huhman
Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same
Y Combinator

Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.
Laura Entis
What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)
Starting a Business

What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

Running your own business is stressful, tiring and risky. So, why bother? A new survey reveals some surprising insights.
Catherine Clifford
Customer Support Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Customer Support

Customer Support Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Resource-constrained startups short on cash can implement a lean response strategy that turns consumers into advocates.
Chris Herbert and Christian Smith