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The 4 Worst Tips I Got When I Started My Business
Startup Basics

The 4 Worst Tips I Got When I Started My Business

With so many people talking in your ear when launching a new venture, there's bound to be some bad advice. Ignore them for your own good.
Jessica Ekstrom
8 Keys to Leading a Dispersed Team to Maximum Productivity
Remote Workers

8 Keys to Leading a Dispersed Team to Maximum Productivity

Virtual teams remain a productivity nightmare for many companies, but having the right people and leaders in place can make it a dream.
Martin Zwilling
4 of the Hottest Markets for Professionals Who Want to Teach and Train Others
Starting a Business

4 of the Hottest Markets for Professionals Who Want to Teach and Train Others

Not sure which market to target? Here are four smart choices for eLearning entrepreneurs.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Should You Extend Credit to Your Customers?
Starting a Business

Should You Extend Credit to Your Customers?

A too-lenient credit policy can break your business, while one that's too strict can scare customers away. Here's how to craft a credit policy that's just right.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The 4 Qualities That Inventors or Entrepreneurs Should Look for in a Partner
Partnerships

The 4 Qualities That Inventors or Entrepreneurs Should Look for in a Partner

Rarely does one person fill both roles. To present an innovative solution to the market and build a profitable business, you need a team.
Martin Zwilling
Advice From 9 Entrepreneurs Who Made Partnering or Hiring Friends Work
Friends and Family

Advice From 9 Entrepreneurs Who Made Partnering or Hiring Friends Work

Conventional wisdom says it's a big risk, both to the business and the relationship. But there are exceptions to every rule.
Darrah Brustein
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