Startup Basics http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/startup-basics The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Startup Basics en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.) When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235770 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235770 Joel Gascoigne When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep learning. Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235633 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235633 Peter Gasca Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience. How to Name Your Startup Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234910 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234910 Joel Gascoigne Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business. 2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235470 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235470 Peter S. Cohan Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success. What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235356 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235356 Jonathan Long Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat. If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business Eventually, a competitor will come and beat you at your own game. Provide your own internal disruptions to stay relevant. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235233 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235233 Mark Cenicola Eventually, a competitor will come and beat you at your own game. Provide your own internal disruptions to stay relevant. A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster Harnessing the advice and networks of people you trust has big benefits and won't cost that much. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235055 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235055 Tony Conrad Harnessing the advice and networks of people you trust has big benefits and won't cost that much. 9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur It's a jarring change from living on a paycheck to living on a dream. If you aren't willing think differently, better to keep your day job. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234894 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234894 Maite Baron It's a jarring change from living on a paycheck to living on a dream. If you aren't willing think differently, better to keep your day job. 50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235224 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235224 John Rampton An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch. 7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs Combine good values and good sense with a good idea, add a lot of work, you'll succeed. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235005 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235005 John Pilmer Combine good values and good sense with a good idea, add a lot of work, you'll succeed. 10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed. Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234318 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234318 Aaron Skonnard If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed. Ancient Yoga Has Lessons for Modern Entrepreneurs The intriguing flexibility of the skilled yogi relies on a powerful core. Your business also needs both to thrive. Thu, 29 May 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234293 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234293 Lev Kaye The intriguing flexibility of the skilled yogi relies on a powerful core. Your business also needs both to thrive. How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234127 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234127 Jane Porter CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there. 5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business Swedish entrepreneur Fredrik van Huynh shares what every entrepreneur should live by to succeed in a relentless business world. Wed, 21 May 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234039 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234039 Fredrik van Huynh Swedish entrepreneur Fredrik van Huynh shares what every entrepreneur should live by to succeed in a relentless business world. How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind. Mon, 19 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234016 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234016 Jane Porter Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind. Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster. Wed, 14 May 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233616 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233616 John Rampton Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster. 4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless. Wed, 14 May 2014 20:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233854 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233854 Weston Bergmann Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless. Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors. Wed, 14 May 2014 18:55:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233909 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233909 Elaine Pofeldt These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors. How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted) Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship. Mon, 12 May 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233733 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233733 Jane Porter Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship. How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley. Mon, 05 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233597 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233597 Jane Porter This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.