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Choosing the Best Office Space for Your Startup

Choosing the Best Office Space for Your Startup

Finding the right office space can be one of the biggest challenges for any business, but it is especially tricky for young startups. Here are a few tips to make it easier.
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.
5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Swedish entrepreneur Fredrik van Huynh shares what every entrepreneur should live by to succeed in a relentless business world.
When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks

When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks

While entrepreneurs may think they have the next billion-dollar idea, they need to assess certain risk factors before bringing it to market. Otherwise, they will crash and burn.
This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.
Don't Just Embrace Failure -- Learn How to Manage It

Don't Just Embrace Failure -- Learn How to Manage It

How you face failure can define you and your business.
How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind.
Richard Branson on Starting Up Despite the Red Tape

Richard Branson on Starting Up Despite the Red Tape

The biggest way to fight bad regulations is to maintain your company's spirit of curiosity.
This One Thing Can Make or Break Your Consulting Business

This One Thing Can Make or Break Your Consulting Business

There are hundreds of consulting businesses out there. Here's how to set yours apart.
Husband and Wife Team Named Small Business Persons of the Year

Husband and Wife Team Named Small Business Persons of the Year

Family-owned companies among those honored at National Small Business Week luncheon today.
The 4 Pitfalls Small Businesses Face

The 4 Pitfalls Small Businesses Face

Launching and running a company is no walk in the park. Be aware of these challenges before you jump into starting a business.
What Gets These 30 Entrepreneurs Out of Bed Every Day

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.
Paying Monthly Bills Before the Company Has Earned a Dime

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.
Projecting a Great Customer Experience a Half Year Ahead

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.
Advisory Board 101: The Best Kept Secret About Advisors

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

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

Understanding your role can shape how your business grows and evolves.
Life Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned Boss

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.
A Company Really Clicks When Mission, Brand and Culture Converge

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.
Don't Make These 10 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.
How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers

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.
Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works

Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works

Tips to keep in mind from our Kansas City Small Business Week ambassador.
Today: Free Online Events, Webinars for 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.
Seeking Trade Secret Protection? Don't Just Rely on a Label.

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.
SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

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

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.
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