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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
6 Reasons Smart Entrepreneurs Think Twice Before Seeking an IPO
IPO

6 Reasons Smart Entrepreneurs Think Twice Before Seeking an IPO

In reality, this option is a nightmare that can bump you out of the driver seat, dilute your equity and create a business entity you can't control.
Martin Zwilling
How to Find Your Next Big Business Idea
Business Ideas

How to Find Your Next Big Business Idea

If you dream of owning a business but aren't sure about what kind, here are some valuable ways you can find your next big business idea.
Lewis Howes
5 Definitive Laws First-Time Entrepreneurs Must Adopt
Starting a Business

5 Definitive Laws First-Time Entrepreneurs Must Adopt

Want to be a successful business owner? Replace these things you should stop doing with those you should start now.
Andrew Medal
A Startup Founder's Biggest Blunder?
Board of Directors

A Startup Founder's Biggest Blunder?

Many business people -- from founders to established executives to onlookers -- misunderstand the role of boards and corporate governance, particularly for young companies.
Lucy Marcus
From A to Z: 200 Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs Building a Business
Entrepreneurs

From A to Z: 200 Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs Building a Business

It is a very long journey from great idea to functioning business but, happily, there is help available every step of the way.
John Rampton
How to Survive Losing Your Star Employee or Partner
Leadership

How to Survive Losing Your Star Employee or Partner

There are ways to survive -- no matter how devastating a blow the departure might seem at the time.
Jayson DeMers
8 Lessons Improv Comedy Class Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
Startup Basics

8 Lessons Improv Comedy Class Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

Sometimes you're planning for the wild West when you should be planning for your first encounter with extraterrestrials.
Jessica Ekstrom
These 25 Successful Startups Were Built With Outsourced Development
Startup Basics

These 25 Successful Startups Were Built With Outsourced Development

There is a world of talent helping entrepreneurs afford their dreams here at home.
John Rampton
7 Ways to Turn Team Conflict Into Healthy Discussion
Conflict

7 Ways to Turn Team Conflict Into Healthy Discussion

For feedback of any type to be effective, there can be no quick judgment of right or wrong.
Martin Zwilling
4 Reasons Why a Realistic Startup Budget Is Key to Success
Startup Budget

4 Reasons Why a Realistic Startup Budget Is Key to Success

Dreams are likelier to come true when they are reality checked regularly.
Lindsey Carlton
7 Things to Do to Get the Most Out of a Startup Accelerator
Accelerators

7 Things to Do to Get the Most Out of a Startup Accelerator

If your business has landed a spot in one of these programs, follow this advice to come out of it as the strongest company possible.
Alex Iskold
7 Keys to a Compelling Executive Summary That Wins Over Investors
Investors

7 Keys to a Compelling Executive Summary That Wins Over Investors

Few investors these days have the time or patience to read a full business plan. Your two-page document should include these fields.
Martin Zwilling