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Smart Startups Learn How to Create and Manage Hype
Marketing

Smart Startups Learn How to Create and Manage Hype

What most entrepreneurs fail to appreciate is that even the most basic marketing takes time, money and creativity.
Martin Zwilling
7 Ways Founders Demonstrate They Can Run a Startup
Startup Basics

7 Ways Founders Demonstrate They Can Run a Startup

Because there are so many unknowns after a business starts, this is no time to delegate or hire outside consultants to handle core functions.
Martin Zwilling
The One Skill That's More Important Than Selling for a Startup Founder
Startup Basics

The One Skill That's More Important Than Selling for a Startup Founder

This is a core competency that is paramount to you and your company's success. It is why investors have a much more difficult time investing in first-time CEOs.
Adam Callinan
Navigate a Growing Company in a Crowded Market With These 5 Tips
Startup Basics

Navigate a Growing Company in a Crowded Market With These 5 Tips

Starting a company in a saturated market with huge competitors can be a huge challenge -- unless you are patient in your development and diligent in your execution.
Peter Gasca
5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in Entrepreneurs
Investors

5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in Entrepreneurs

Attaining capital means impressing seasoned financiers and convincing them that your business, more than any other, is worthy of their time and money.
Jayson DeMers
8 Ways to Prepare for the Many Startup Obstacles Ahead
Starting a Business

8 Ways to Prepare for the Many Startup Obstacles Ahead

Too many entrepreneurs tackle starting a business as a random walk into a business minefield. But there's a less painful approach to take.
Martin Zwilling
Jon Taffer's 3 Tips for Running a Bar or Restaurant
Bars

Jon Taffer's 3 Tips for Running a Bar or Restaurant

'This is a serious business. It's a hard business.'
Jason Fell
5 Lessons Behind Parse.ly's 150% Year-Over-Year Growth
Growth Strategies

5 Lessons Behind Parse.ly's 150% Year-Over-Year Growth

The founder of the data analytics company reveals his tips and tricks that helped elevate his startup.
Eric Siu
8 Tips for Anyone Starting a Child-Care Service
Starting a Business

8 Tips for Anyone Starting a Child-Care Service

We asked established child-care operators to share their best advice. Here's what they said.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
5 Ways to Prepare for Disaster in a Startup
Startup Basics

5 Ways to Prepare for Disaster in a Startup

Disaster seems to lurk around every corner, and no matter how hard you try to prepare yourself, there's seemingly always something waiting to take your company out.
Jayson DeMers
What Cuban Startups Need to Succeed
Cuba

What Cuban Startups Need to Succeed

New tech accelerator teaching business skills from ground up.
Kate Rogers
Why Isn't Access to Credit for Small Business Improving in 2015?
Access to Capital

Why Isn't Access to Credit for Small Business Improving in 2015?

Some 50 percent of small businesses that applied for financing in 2014 haven't yet received it.
David Nilssen
The 4 Steps a Startup Used to 'Book' $200K in 2 Months
Starting a Business

The 4 Steps a Startup Used to 'Book' $200K in 2 Months

A company that writes and publishes books for its clients has already seen big growth.
Andrew Medal
How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Business Owner?
Starting a Business

How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Business Owner?

Although you get to decide your own salary, determining the amount might be one of the toughest decisions you'll make.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.