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4 Reasons to Stand by Your Midwest Startup Location
Location

4 Reasons to Stand by Your Midwest Startup Location

The Midwest region is home to 150 of the Fortune 500 companies and generates 22 percent of the nation's gross domestic product.
Chuck Cohn
Finding the Missing Link Between Your Brain and Your Business
Faith

Finding the Missing Link Between Your Brain and Your Business

The practice of faith can have a big impact on filling in the blanks with how you position your new business.
Sandi Krakowski
The Secret to Getting Repeat Customers
Starting a Business

The Secret to Getting Repeat Customers

Follow these tips for providing excellent customer service, a must-have for any successful business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I've Ever Received
Advice

The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I've Ever Received

I've learned much through personal experience, but some of the best business lessons have come from other people.
Brian Hamilton
5 Steps to Developing Your Tech Product
Product Development

5 Steps to Developing Your Tech Product

While developing your own tech product may seem overwhelming, it is achievable -- even for non-techie entrepreneurs.
John Teel
Why Entrepreneurs Must Research Market Size
Market Research

Why Entrepreneurs Must Research Market Size

Reasonably and thoughtfully estimating an idea's potential market size is a key step to successfully bringing an idea to market.
Louis Foreman
Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive
Startup Basics

Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive

A species that evolves faster has a larger footprint in time. Same with startups.
Zach Ferres
Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers
Pitching investors

Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers

Too many startups neglect the most important goal: determining why someone would want to buy what they're selling.
7 Tips for Getting the Information You Need Before Becoming a Franchisee
Buying a Franchise

7 Tips for Getting the Information You Need Before Becoming a Franchisee

Speaking with at least five current owners is your best first step.
Anna Wilds
5 Ways to Know If Your Business Is Ready to Franchise
Starting a Franchise Business

5 Ways to Know If Your Business Is Ready to Franchise

Think you're ready to become the leader of a brand? Proceed very, very carefully.
Kyle Zagrodzky
3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch
Elevator pitch

3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch

Whether you're looking for partners, investors or guidance, you need to be able to communicate a succinct summary of your startup's value.
A Simple Guide to Measuring Your Product-Market Fit
Market Research

A Simple Guide to Measuring Your Product-Market Fit

What you need to know about gauging the market for your new product or service.
5 Things Veterans Should Know to Start a Technology Business
Veterans

5 Things Veterans Should Know to Start a Technology Business

Veterans are well prepared to launch the next great startup. Many just need the right help to do so.
Peter Gasca
Don't Buy Into the Lies -- It's Possible to Have a Career and a Family
Work-Life Balance

Don't Buy Into the Lies -- It's Possible to Have a Career and a Family

Concerns about balance are valid, but don't let the naysayers keep you from your dreams.
Zeynep Ilgaz