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Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It
Pitching investors

Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It

Nondisclosure agreements are not the magic cloak many entrepreneurs imagine and often are simply counterproductive.
John Rampton
5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have
Startup Basics

5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have

Long-term success is not due to luck or circumstance but to qualities anyone can acquire.
Firas Kittaneh
How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)
Infographics

How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)

A quick and dirty roadmap to launching a curated subscription box service in seven steps.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Participating in a Pitch Competition? You'll Probably Be Asked These Questions.
Pitching investors

Participating in a Pitch Competition? You'll Probably Be Asked These Questions.

At Pitch Night NYC, a panel of judges grilled startup founders on fundamentals such as revenue streams and customer acquisition costs.
Laura Entis
Wow Customers by Adding Sprinkles to Your Retail Service
Small BizTips

Wow Customers by Adding Sprinkles to Your Retail Service

They may come in for fast, good and cheap -- but they'll come back for unique.
Chip R. Bell
How to Overcome the 4 Biggest Obstacles to Get Your New Hardware Product to Market
Hardware

How to Overcome the 4 Biggest Obstacles to Get Your New Hardware Product to Market

To overcome these challenges, you need to be creative, adaptable and absolutely focused.
John Teel
6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model
Startup Basics

6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model

What should an entrepreneur do to convince themselves, as well as potential investors, that their business will work?
Martin Zwilling
This Site Is Helping Businesses Save on Merchandise Orders
Online Business

This Site Is Helping Businesses Save on Merchandise Orders

An online buying club allows wholesale pricing for small businesses.
Mikal E. Belicove
3 Simple Ways to Gain an Unfair Advantage in Your Business
Startup Success Stories

3 Simple Ways to Gain an Unfair Advantage in Your Business

How to think about the work that lies ahead so you can ignore the shiny distractions that could derail you.
Jon Nastor
When Crowdfunding Goes Wrong, But the Product Is Just Right
Crowdfunding

When Crowdfunding Goes Wrong, But the Product Is Just Right

Read about two high-potential products that failed on Kickstarter but still proved themselves to be the "comeback kids."
Eric Samson
5 Modern Truths About Raising Early-Stage Capital
Startup Basics

5 Modern Truths About Raising Early-Stage Capital

Given that investors increasingly are sophisticated and involved in networks, startup entrepreneurs need to understand the early-stage investment environment.
Peter Gasca
4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur

It takes passion to leave a steady gig for the uncertainties of your own business but making the move successfully requires some level-headed strategy.
John Rampton
Read This Before Hiring a Business Attorney
Startup Basics

Read This Before Hiring a Business Attorney

Having a lawyer on standby is one of the smartest moves a new business owner can make. These tips will help you find one that's a good match for you.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Keepin' it in the Family: How to Structure a Business With Your Closest Relatives
Family Businesses

Keepin' it in the Family: How to Structure a Business With Your Closest Relatives

Family-run companies need structure and careful planning. Your relationships and success depend on it.
Nellie Akalp