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The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)
Infographics

The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)

From accelerator programs to self-funding to outsourcing prototype development, this infographic sheds light on some of the most popular paths toward launching a business.
Geoff Weiss
How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup
Funding

How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup

Entrepreneurs often anguish over determining the value of their companies. Here are some tips to help avoid mistakes.
Peter Gasca
One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help
If I Knew Then

One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help

The One Kings Lane co-founder urges young entrepreneurs to seek the guidance of others when first starting up.
Nina Zipkin
Monetize Before You Launch: One Entrepreneur's Lessons Learned
Startup Basics

Monetize Before You Launch: One Entrepreneur's Lessons Learned

Solve a simple problem for early adopters to pre-sell your product.
Poornima Vijayashanker
How Much Money Should Your Startup Be Burning Through?
Money Management

How Much Money Should Your Startup Be Burning Through?

Decisions on burn rate must be made within the context of a startup's growth stage, the industry it operates in and the amount of financing raised.
Eric Siu
7 Must-Do Tips for Startups to Generate Good PR
Business Circle

7 Must-Do Tips for Startups to Generate Good PR

Find your dream news outlet and craft a pitch that is free of BS.
Jonathan Long
20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Business Circle

20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you want to take your new business or idea to the next level, start by going through some or all of these resources.
Sujan Patel
Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.
Starting a Business

Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.

To see if there is any future for a new business, focus only on the essentials and develop a minimum viable product.
Kuty Shalev
Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips
Startup Basics

Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips

You know what they say: perception is reality. Use this to your advantage by making your company appear larger than it is.
Adam Callinan
4 Big Challenges That Startups Face
Challenges

4 Big Challenges That Startups Face

Three CEOs of successful ad-tech companies share their biggest roadblocks as their businesses grew.
Zach Cutler
Sift Through Your Business Ideas for a Winner With These 3 Steps
Business Ideas

Sift Through Your Business Ideas for a Winner With These 3 Steps

You may have lots of great ideas, but which ones are actually profitable ones?
Adam Toren
The Key to Every Successful Business is Agility
Success Strategies

The Key to Every Successful Business is Agility

Companies, especially startups, die as a result of complacency. There are four things winners do better.
Christopher Worley
Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)
Startup Basics

Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)

Ask yourself some simple questions before you pursue funding.
Nina Zipkin
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Crowdfunding Campaigns Come With a Growing Price Tag
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Campaigns Come With a Growing Price Tag

A panoply of new services are being offered to make projects stand out. But an entrepreneur has to be prepared to spend some money.
Sally Outlaw
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