Starting Up

The Very First PR Step a Startup Needs to Take
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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
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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
When Founders Leave the Companies They Started
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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.
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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
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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
The Legal Side of Owning a Bar
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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.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
With as Little as $500, These Entrepreneurs Created Multimillion-Dollar Businesses. Learn Their Secrets.
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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.
6 Secret Weapons of Shy Entrepreneurs
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6 Secret Weapons of Shy Entrepreneurs

Shyness doesn't have to keep you from success. In some ways, it can work to your advantage.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship
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Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
Dana Brownlee
Getting Your Dream Mentor to Talk to You
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Getting Your Dream Mentor to Talk to You

You have found the perfect mentor to guide you through your entrepreneurial journey. Now, you just need to figure out the best way to approach her. Here are a few tips.
Matthew Toren
How to Relax in Tense Startup Moments
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How to Relax in Tense Startup Moments

Launching a company is no joyride. Entrepreneurs often face major pressure to succeed. When it feels like the whole world is on your shoulders, it is important to step back and put things in perspective.
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up
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No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
James Clear
Trim the Fat From Your Startup
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Trim the Fat From Your Startup

The lean movement is often associated with big business, but its principles can work for small companies, too.
Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?
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Mike Judge's New Series 'Silicon Valley': Will You Watch?

The creator of classics like Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, and Office Space tackles startup culture in an HBO comedy
Laura Entis