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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.
6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires

6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires

When starting a business, often it is just you running the show. Shifting from a 'solo entrepreneur' to a founder with a team can be challenging. Here are a few tips to make the process easier.
Do Startup Cultures Have to Be Profane?

Do Startup Cultures Have to Be Profane?

Swearing and obscenity grant psychological release but they may turn off potential customers and thwart career advancement.
Does Your Startup Have a Strategy?

Does Your Startup Have a Strategy?

The way you make six key decisions can determine your new company's fate.
Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur'

Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur'

In this interview, the talk-show legend talks to this founder about the passion that inspired him to launch an international giant.
The One Habit That Can Make or Break Your Success

The One Habit That Can Make or Break Your Success

Why simply being on time can help you have it all.
What's Changed -- and What Hasn't -- Since Winning Entrepreneur of 2012

What's Changed -- and What Hasn't -- Since Winning Entrepreneur of 2012

Limor Fried describes the growth her company has experienced since being recognized in our annual entrepreneurship competition.
 Why Being 50 (or Older) Is Just Right for Entrepreneurship

Why Being 50 (or Older) Is Just Right for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs with years of workforce experience and accumulated wisdom launch the businesses of their dreams.
Meet the Incubator Shattering the Left/Right Brain Divide

Meet the Incubator Shattering the Left/Right Brain Divide

New Inc believes in mixing art and business.
7 Tips for a Smooth Start to Manufacturing

7 Tips for a Smooth Start to Manufacturing

To avoid the pitfalls between prototype and real product, take it slow and know who you are trusting to manufacture your product.
 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

These products came to be by chance -- spawning businesses and changing lives the world over.
Connect Internationally With Your e-Business

Connect Internationally With Your e-Business

If you're seeking customers from around the world, these tips can help you increase your global reach.
Could Entrepreneurship Be the Great Equalizer?

Could Entrepreneurship Be the Great Equalizer?

Fresh-faced new-business owners may be able to combat a pressing social and economic issue: income inequality.
3 Things You Must Do Before Becoming Your Own Boss

3 Things You Must Do Before Becoming Your Own Boss

Before deciding to go into business for yourself, take a deep look at your financial state and personality traits.
Starting Up? Here's Where You Should Put Your Money First

Starting Up? Here's Where You Should Put Your Money First

First things first: if you're starting up with cash to spare, never underestimate the importance of a fabulous logo.
Surprising Tricks: How to Sleep on a Plane

Surprising Tricks: How to Sleep on a Plane

Get some shuteye while up high with these road-tested tips that work.
Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.

Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.

Before you quit your job and cash in your 401(k), take a step back and evaluate.
Recognizing Opportunity is the First Step to an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Recognizing Opportunity is the First Step to an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Whether it's a new store location or a new way to do things, finding a chance to blaze your own path is vital.
Accepting Credit Cards and PayPal on Your eCommerce Site

Accepting Credit Cards and PayPal on Your eCommerce Site

Find how to set up your site to begin accepting the two most common methods of online payments.
A Bulldog Inspired This Woman's $50 Million Startup

A Bulldog Inspired This Woman's $50 Million Startup

When this woman's dog won a photo contest, she had a revelation -- that turned into a multi-million dollar business.
Facing Startup Uncertainty? Try 2 Different Ways to Plan for the Future.

Facing Startup Uncertainty? Try 2 Different Ways to Plan for the Future.

New business owners often rely on prediction or creation logic -- and sometimes use both.
How to Split Equity Without Giving Away the Company

How to Split Equity Without Giving Away the Company

Clear expectations and earning equity for results make sharing ownership in the company a brilliant deal for everyone.
Why You Need a Marketing Plan

Why You Need a Marketing Plan

With your growth strategy in mind, a marketing plan can help your mission.
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