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8 Steps to Creating an Effective Advisory Board

8 Steps to Creating an Effective Advisory Board

While the key responsibility rests with the entrepreneur, this panel of subject-matter experts can fill key knowledge gaps.
Risk is the Admission Fee of Entrepreneurship

Risk is the Admission Fee of Entrepreneurship

After recognizing an opportunity, you have to assess the costs, both financial and personal, to pursuing it.
5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

No one knows the future but, sometimes, you can make a very educated guess where things are headed.
The People You'll Need to Run Your Staffing Service

The People You'll Need to Run Your Staffing Service

Employees are what the staffing industry is all about, so here's how to make sure you get good ones who'll help you grow your business.
How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps

How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps

Everyone's out to change the world these days. While that's no walk in the park, it isn't always rocket science, either.
When Passion Is a Pitfall and Seeking Bliss Is Bogus

When Passion Is a Pitfall and Seeking Bliss Is Bogus

A serial entrepreneur disspels the modern myth that locating the source of happiness is a pathway to profits.
These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup

These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup

If you're launching a product, avoid these business-derailing mistakes.
Immigrants Can Shed Fears of Entering the Startup World -- With These Strategies

Immigrants Can Shed Fears of Entering the Startup World -- With These Strategies

Owning a company is an achievable goal for newcomers to America. Here's how.
Finding the Right Team to Lead Your Startup to Success

Finding the Right Team to Lead Your Startup to Success

Every successful company has an equally successful team behind it. The first step is to build and foster a team that can drive your business to the next level.
In the Market for Financing? Take These Steps First.

In the Market for Financing? Take These Steps First.

Do your research when wading through the multitude of funding options available to small businesses.
Hustling on a Side Business? How to Find the Time.

Hustling on a Side Business? How to Find the Time.

These time management strategies can help you carve out the time you need.
Treat Your Corporate Job as an Entrepreneurial Training Program

Treat Your Corporate Job as an Entrepreneurial Training Program

Aspiring entrepreneurs could learn valuable lessons that would help develop the know-how to run their own companies.
4 Steps to Securing a Rock-Star Advisory Board

4 Steps to Securing a Rock-Star Advisory Board

Startups are a dime a dozen. The ones that rise about the competition not only have a stellar product but also a stellar advisory board.
Playing With Fire? Oklahoma City Shooting Range Granted Liquor License

Playing With Fire? Oklahoma City Shooting Range Granted Liquor License

Though it may sound like a precarious pairing, guns and alcohol will be kept strictly separate, the facility's owners vow.
Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company.

Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company.

Each partner should contribute to the business based on strengths. Rely on an advisor if needed and prepare for your relationship to evolve.
Finding a Voice for Your Brand

Finding a Voice for Your Brand

It isn't just about coming up with a killer brand. Success comes from giving that brand its own attitude.
The 1 Thing That Can Save Your Sinking Startup

The 1 Thing That Can Save Your Sinking Startup

Getting off on a bad foot is not fatal for young companies. Serial-entrepreneur Steve Blank explains how a pivot can turn things around.
The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Starting a company is an endurance race that only a few survive.
Are You Starting a Business for the Right Reasons?

Are You Starting a Business for the Right Reasons?

To be successful as an entrepreneur, have a clear view of next steps. Some people quit a job they don't like but end up in a new place that's no better.
Houston, We Have No Problems: Ready Your Idea for Take Off

Houston, We Have No Problems: Ready Your Idea for Take Off

If you ever need to explain the process of building a new product to your CEO, manager or investor, just look to space travel.
Collaborate to Win Is the Paradox of Market Competition

Collaborate to Win Is the Paradox of Market Competition

Our great ideas go nowhere without relationships that bring us the customers, employees and investors we need to succeed.
For Long-Term Growth, First Scale Your Foundation

For Long-Term Growth, First Scale Your Foundation

Don't let the exhilaration of the initial growth spurt distract you from the fundamentals necessary to grow for years.
The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

The co-founder of a new Cincinnati company shares what he learned about pitching, fundraising and claiming small victories.
A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business

A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business

The pros and cons of sole proprietorships, LLCs, S Corps and C Corps.
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