Startup Basics The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Startup Basics en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT Richard Branson's 5 Steps for Startup Success The billionaire entrepreneur’s basic rules to get a business off to a strong start. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT Nina Zipkin 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 Joel Gascoigne 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 Peter Gasca 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 Joel Gascoigne 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 Peter S. Cohan 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 Jonathan Long 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 Mark Cenicola 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 Tony Conrad 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 Maite Baron 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 John Rampton 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 John Pilmer 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 Aaron Skonnard 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 Lev Kaye 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 Jane Porter 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 Fredrik van Huynh 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 Jane Porter 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 John Rampton 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 Weston Bergmann 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 Elaine Pofeldt 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 Jane Porter