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The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders
Co-founders

The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

When looking for a co-founder, entrepreneurs need to make sure they are matched with the right partner before taking the startup leap together. Otherwise, disaster could ensue.
Jessica Alter
Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Starting a company is an endurance race that only a few survive.
Richard Branson
Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Start by making a list of things you love, and a list of things you hate.
Richard Branson
Money Is Not What Makes Successful Entrepreneurs Tick
Motivation

Money Is Not What Makes Successful Entrepreneurs Tick

It's easier to make money with a job. Entrepreneurs who succeed do it because it is hard.
Mark Organ
If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again
Small Businesses

If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again

A recent survey found that for more than 80 percent of small-business owners, the rewards outweigh the challenges.
Laura Entis
This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users
100 Brilliant Companies

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.
Jason Ankeny
The Very First PR Step a Startup Needs to Take
Ask the Expert

The Very First PR Step a Startup Needs to Take

Startups often rush to be first to market, providing the press a half-baked story. Don't do that. Instead, make sure everything is in place before you approach the media.
Taryn Langer
How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup
Investors

How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup

Three tips to keep in mind when asking people who once managed or worked with you for money.
Michelle Goodman
Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company

While your goals may change, a key element should connect all your enterprises.
Richard Branson
When Founders Leave the Companies They Started
Zynga

When Founders Leave the Companies They Started

Mark Pincus's departure from Zynga is a reminder that the skills needed to start a company are very different from those required to successfully manage its growth.
Laura Entis
Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.
Venture Capital

Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.

Three questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you should take an investment from a company.
Attention Entrepreneurs: Use Ignorance to Your Advantage
Leadership

Attention Entrepreneurs: Use Ignorance to Your Advantage

A subtle but important trait of the most successful entrepreneurs is the ability to manage uncertainty and strategically problem solve.
Dana Brownlee
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The Legal Side of Owning a Bar
Startup Kit

The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

Find out what type of paperwork you need to file and the laws you have to follow to keep your bar on the right side of the law.
With as Little as $500, These Entrepreneurs Created Multimillion-Dollar Businesses. Learn Their Secrets.
Starting Up

With as Little as $500, These Entrepreneurs Created Multimillion-Dollar Businesses. Learn Their Secrets.

Don't let a lack of cash stop a good business idea from succeeding.