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These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded
Startup Basics

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
Daniel Bukszpan

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.
David Koji
Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
TED

Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

A trio of wise, motivational TED presentations all business owners can benefit from.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.
Starting a Business

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
Marc Prosser
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid
Starting a Business

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
George Deeb
6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team
Growth Strategies

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

A team can make or break a startup. Ensuring your team is top notch takes work and dedication. Here are a few lessons I learned on how to get the best from your employees.
David Koji
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO
Finance

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
Jerry Jao
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online
Starting a Business

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute' stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
Laura Entis
Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup
Growth Strategies

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
Jamie Wong
Ignore the Advice of These 3 People
Starting a Business

Ignore the Advice of These 3 People

When launching your business, it's a good idea to seek help. But who should you go to?
Rob Biederman
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession
Starting a Business

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
Catherine Clifford

Growing Your Business When You Can't Trademark Your Name

Lack of a trademark your name doesn't have to stop your company's growth.
Karen Leland
Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?
Business Plans

Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

Here are five steps to take to maximize your chances of startup success.
Stacey Alcorn
Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.
Starting a Business

Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.

Lessons for your startup from everyone's favorite crossword game.
George Deeb