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Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

There are four areas you have look into to see if you're ready to scale. If not, you risk losing it all.
Clever Tips for Marketing Your Mobile Food Business

Clever Tips for Marketing Your Mobile Food Business

Good food and service with a smile are impor­tant, but if nobody knows you're serving, you're out of luck. Find out how to market and promote your mobile food business.
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Attracting advisors is one thing but if you forget to do this important step, you could put the relationship in jeopardy.
Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Don't be caught off-kilter by unexpected roadblocks and setbacks. Acquaint yourself with these keys for ushering new products into the marketplace.
Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business

Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business

Here are five ways to get the word out about your consulting firm.
Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors is no easy feat. So don't waste this precious resource, milk it for all its worth.
6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Be sure to describe the consumer pain to be relieved by the enterprise and how big a wedge can be driven between what customers are willing to pay and the costs.
Protect Yourself: How to Structure Your Consulting Contracts

Protect Yourself: How to Structure Your Consulting Contracts

If you're starting a consulting firm, make sure these details are covered.
9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

The author of a new book tells how several inventive types tested their product's premise. A catchy concept won't score profits for a startup if no one wants the device.
Too Much? Too Little? How to Set Fees for Your New Consulting Business

Too Much? Too Little? How to Set Fees for Your New Consulting Business

As a new business owner, you may not know what you should charge for your consulting services. Here's some advice.
The 6 People Every Startup Needs

The 6 People Every Startup Needs

The recipe for a dream team of employees? Hire these key personality types.
Starting a Consulting Firm? 10 Reasons Your Clients Need You.

Starting a Consulting Firm? 10 Reasons Your Clients Need You.

A look at what companies are looking for consultants to do and which 10 consulting services are in demand today.
The Key to Creating a Successful Startup Around Your Passion

The Key to Creating a Successful Startup Around Your Passion

In this short video, Lewis Howes talks about one crucial element to making the startup of your dreams work.
Keep Calm and Continue Disrupting: Lessons From Building a Fast-Growing Firm

Keep Calm and Continue Disrupting: Lessons From Building a Fast-Growing Firm

Even after a few years, a startup still has an uphill battle against more entrenched competitors.
Need Guidance at Your Startup? Create an Advisory Board Keeping These 3 Things in Mind.

Need Guidance at Your Startup? Create an Advisory Board Keeping These 3 Things in Mind.

Figure out who your advisors will be, what role they'll play and what they'll get in return.
The North Star to Guide Your Startup: Core Values

The North Star to Guide Your Startup: Core Values

A set of beliefs can guide a young company as it chooses new staff and lays a strong foundation for the future.
Advisory Board 101: How to Get Advisors to Say Yes

Advisory Board 101: How to Get Advisors to Say Yes

An advisory board can be essential to a startup's success. But it isn't always easy to get busy professionals to join you team. Here are five tips on getting them to say yes.
4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee

4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee

Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner.
Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.
What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

Running your own business is stressful, tiring and risky. So, why bother? A new survey reveals some surprising insights.
Customer Support Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Customer Support Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Resource-constrained startups short on cash can implement a lean response strategy that turns consumers into advocates.
Think You're Ready to Launch? Answer These 8 Questions First.

Think You're Ready to Launch? Answer These 8 Questions First.

Before you get too carried away with excitement, it’s important to slow down, take a deep breath and make sure that you’re actually ready to launch.
This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses

This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses

New York-based startup Casper is looking to bring some transparency -- as well as vertical integration -- to the $13 billion mattress industry.
14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Thousands of books offer business, leadership or startup advice, but we've narrowed down the options to some must-reads.
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