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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.
Are You Ready to Seek Funding? This 10-Point Checklist Will Decide.
Funding

Are You Ready to Seek Funding? This 10-Point Checklist Will Decide.

If you start seeking funding before you're ready, you could end up wasting your time and heading toward disappointment.
Jayson DeMers
The 5 Best Business Mantras From 'Mr. Wonderful'
Shark Tank

The 5 Best Business Mantras From 'Mr. Wonderful'

I recently met with Kevin O'Leary, one of the judges on ABC's "Shark Tank," and came away with some memorable lessons.
Stacey Alcorn
Running a Child-Care Service? How to Keep Kids Safe.
Starting a Business

Running a Child-Care Service? How to Keep Kids Safe.

How to deal effectively with some of the main safety issues you'll encounter in your child-care business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
5 Strategies I Used to Start and Grow a Successful Business With Only $200
Starting a Business

5 Strategies I Used to Start and Grow a Successful Business With Only $200

Don't let a limited budget stand in the way of what could be a successful business and rewarding career.
Zach Cutler
5 Hidden Dangers of a Stereotypical Startup Culture
Company Culture

5 Hidden Dangers of a Stereotypical Startup Culture

There's a certain type of office culture that has pervaded the public perception of startups, and it's starting to have a major impact.
Jayson DeMers
8 Steps for Nurturing a Winning Business Idea
Starting a Business

8 Steps for Nurturing a Winning Business Idea

Follow this plan to evolve a vague idea into a winning business.
Sujan Patel
5 Tips to Getting an Accurate Valuation
Valuations

5 Tips to Getting an Accurate Valuation

There are some guidelines to consider that can steer you toward the right valuation number-and set you on the road to growth.
Paula Andruss
How to Create a Budget for Your Startup
Starting a Business

How to Create a Budget for Your Startup

Failing to plan financially might mean you're unknowingly planning to fail. Learn how to develop short- and long-range plans to control your cash flow.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Biggest, and Most Avoidable, Mistake of New Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

The Biggest, and Most Avoidable, Mistake of New Entrepreneurs

Want to make sure your startup succeeds and grows? You had better commit to this one thing.
Sujan Patel
What's the Secret to Startup Success? Timing.
Success Strategies

What's the Secret to Startup Success? Timing.

We all know that there's no shortcut to success, and there's no magic formula that can create the "perfect" startup. But this one factor rises above all others.
Jayson DeMers
How This Platform Makes Raising Money Easier for All Involved
Fundraising

How This Platform Makes Raising Money Easier for All Involved

Friends-and-family fundraising made official -- and far less awkward.
Michelle Goodman
14 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job
Quitting a Job

14 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job

Are you ready to search for another job or follow your passion to start your own business? Like, really ready?