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Full Speed Ahead? The 7 'Icebergs' That Sink Most Startups.
Startup Basics

Full Speed Ahead? The 7 'Icebergs' That Sink Most Startups.

Successful businesses have cash to hire skilled employees to serve a known market. It's remarkable how often founders overlook those basics.
Peter S. Cohan
3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself
Compensation and benefits

3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself

It's a question every entrepreneur faces at some point.
Adam Callinan
The 7 Different Loans You Can Get as a Business Owner
Starting a Business

The 7 Different Loans You Can Get as a Business Owner

Find out the pros and cons of the types of loans you can get when financing your new business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
10 Kevin O'Leary Quotes Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From
Shark Tank

10 Kevin O'Leary Quotes Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From

Shark Tank's "Mr. Wonderful" has some harsh, but wise, words for aspiring business owners.
Jonathan Long
Adopt These 12 Habits for a Better Work-Life Balance
Work-Life Balance

Adopt These 12 Habits for a Better Work-Life Balance

If you're stressed all the time, it can affect your productivity and damage your relationships. It's time for a change.
Sujan Patel
6 Strategies for Marketing Your Retail Business Online
Starting a Business

6 Strategies for Marketing Your Retail Business Online

These tips will help your business increase its visibility online.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Mastering the Art of Pricing: What the Textbooks Don't Teach You
Setting prices

Mastering the Art of Pricing: What the Textbooks Don't Teach You

Lesson one: Forget about surveying your customers to price products for which they have no concept of price.
Bing Gordon
9 Startling Market Statistics You Need to Know
Marketing

9 Startling Market Statistics You Need to Know

The Internet is most fluid marketplace ever. Here's what you need to know to adapt.
Firas Kittaneh
For Your Partnership to Succeed, It Needs to Be Balanced
Partnerships

For Your Partnership to Succeed, It Needs to Be Balanced

Several core agreements need to take place before work can begin.
Adam Callinan
The No. 1 Reason You Should Hire a Family Member
Family

The No. 1 Reason You Should Hire a Family Member

Sure, plenty of things can go wrong, but just as many things can and will go right.
Stephen Key
8 Business Name Mistakes That Investors Hate to See
Business Name

8 Business Name Mistakes That Investors Hate to See

Names can imply strength, value, connection or friendliness, or they can set opposite tones.
Martin Zwilling
Shark Tank's Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec on What Makes a Great Boss
Leadership

Shark Tank's Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec on What Makes a Great Boss

The two 'nicest' Sharks say these specific leadership traits are shared by all exceptional bosses.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How 3 Entrepreneurs Went from Welfare to Multi-Million Business in Five Years
Startup Basics

How 3 Entrepreneurs Went from Welfare to Multi-Million Business in Five Years

The CEO of Zaycon Fresh shares the entrepreneurial lessons he learned from taking his circumstances and turning them into a major business opportunity.
Carol Roth
4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member
Family

4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member

When you start a business and are in need of help, it's easy to run to the nearest emotionally charged people in your life to help out. Well, don't.
Adam Callinan