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What Gets These 30 Entrepreneurs Out of Bed Every Day
National Small Business Week

What Gets These 30 Entrepreneurs Out of Bed Every Day

Entrepreneur.com reached out to the honorees of National Small Business Week and asked these small-business leaders what inspires them day in and day out.
Catherine Clifford
Paying Monthly Bills Before the Company Has Earned a Dime
Startup Funding

Paying Monthly Bills Before the Company Has Earned a Dime

How do you survive in a startup's infancy before there's a sale or even a product? See what these nine entrepreneurs did.
Anand Srinivasan
Projecting a Great Customer Experience a Half Year Ahead
Customer Service

Projecting a Great Customer Experience a Half Year Ahead

Work backward from months after a product's sale to your first interaction with a prospect to find ways to engage and support the consumer.
John Jantsch
Advisory Board 101: The Best Kept Secret About Advisors
Advisory Board 101

Advisory Board 101: The Best Kept Secret About Advisors

While entrepreneurs look to form an advisory board for insight, connections and other resources, they do have another important purpose.
Jessica Alter
Are You a Small-Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? The Difference Is Important.
National Small Business Week

Are You a Small-Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? The Difference Is Important.

Understanding your role can shape how your business grows and evolves.
Melanie Spring
Life Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned Boss
National Small Business Week

Life Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned Boss

After stints with the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, Eddie Kennison developed quite the entrepreneurial playbook.
Catherine Clifford
A Company Really Clicks When Mission, Brand and Culture Converge
Mission Statement

A Company Really Clicks When Mission, Brand and Culture Converge

For an organization to enjoy long-term, sustained growth, all three elements need to work in harmony.
Patrick Proctor
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes
Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
John Rampton
How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers
Starting a Business

How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers

If you're launching a new product, you'll need early adopters and experts to help you shape future versions and spread the word about your brand.
Eric Siu
Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works
National Small Business Week

Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works

Tips to keep in mind from our Kansas City Small Business Week ambassador.
Jeff Oddo
Today: Free Online Events, Webinars for National Small Business Week
National Small Business Week

Today: Free Online Events, Webinars for National Small Business Week

Feel like you're there by livestreaming today's Small Business Week workshops and inspiring speeches.
Linda Lacina
Seeking Trade Secret Protection? Don't Just Rely on a Label.
Proprietary Information

Seeking Trade Secret Protection? Don't Just Rely on a Label.

To enjoy legal protections for a product whether it's perfume or foot powder, do more than insert fancy terms on its packaging.
Eric Ostroff
SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators
National Small Business Week

SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

The Small Business Administration is looking to level the funding playing field across the country.
Linda Lacina
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)
Project Grow

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
Jane Porter