News and Articles About Starting a Business

This Startup Wants to Change How Car Insurance Works
Entrepreneurs

This Startup Wants to Change How Car Insurance Works

Metromile has created a device that captures mileage data to determine how much people should pay for their insurance policies.
Cadie Thompson
7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
Business Name

7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Your company name will get used more and last longer than any other investment you make in your business. It's important that you get it right the first time.
Alexandra Watkins
6 Reasons to Ditch Your Corporate Job for a Startup
Working at a Startup

6 Reasons to Ditch Your Corporate Job for a Startup

While the corporate career path may offer perks and a safety net, working at a startup provides you a number of benefits.
Clay Clark
Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders
Failure

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders

The top reason might surprise you. Or perhaps it won't.
Erin Griffith
3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance
College Entrepreneurs

3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance

They've all managed to make the tricky jump from great idea to great company.
4 Fundamental Strategies for Launching a Successful Ecommerce Startup
Success Strategies

4 Fundamental Strategies for Launching a Successful Ecommerce Startup

Success is never guaranteed but when we get the basics right, it is much more likely.
John Rampton
Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business
Starting a Business

Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business

Before you start up, consider all the other functions of running a business, such as dealing with customers and keeping the books.
Doug and Polly White
Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking
Crowdsourcing

Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
Iman Jalali
3 Personality Types That Can Make the Startup Rollercoaster a Bumpy Ride
Starting a Business

3 Personality Types That Can Make the Startup Rollercoaster a Bumpy Ride

From the thrill seekers to the onlookers, entrepreneurs need to pay attention to the different types of people looking to join their team. Here are three types to focus on.
Andy Miller
Starting a Freight Brokerage Business? 5 Things You Need to Know.
Freight Brokerage Business

Starting a Freight Brokerage Business? 5 Things You Need to Know.

Before you get started, learn about these five regulatory and practical requirements of starting and running a freight brokerage.
The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed
Beauty Businesses

The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed

Even if you're still in the planning stages for your new enterprise, it's never too soon to start thinking about these six operational issues that will impact and contribute to the success of your business.
What Entrepreneurs Call 'Sweat Equity' the IRS Calls 'Taxable'
Taxes

What Entrepreneurs Call 'Sweat Equity' the IRS Calls 'Taxable'

Working without a salary for equity might feel like pitching in at your neighbor's barn raising but the government doesn't see it that way.
Cameron Keng
There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC
Crowdfunding

There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.
Kate Taylor
How to Make Your Cash and the Investor's Patience Last Until You're Profitable
Cash Flow

How to Make Your Cash and the Investor's Patience Last Until You're Profitable

Ask investors for more than you think you need, because you're probably optimistic, and spend slower than you planned, because you're a realist.
Martin Zwilling