News and Articles About Startup Basics
The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.
If you really want to disrupt the field, your product has to be leaps and bounds over the competition. If not, prepare to be ignored.
It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
Get through tax time without a migraine or massive fines by avoiding these rookie tax blunders.
Getting the Dallas Mavericks owner to invest in your startup is easier than you think. Entrepreneurs who've successfully done soand Cuban himselfweigh in on what to keep in mind.
The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.
Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.
These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.
An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
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.
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.
How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room meet cute stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
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.
Lack of a trademark your name doesn't have to stop your company's growth.
Here are five steps to take to maximize your chances of startup success.
You might have great ideas but not the skills to build a company. We break down what you should look for in a chief executive.
When you make other people's problems your own, their happiness will be your success.
Having a good company culture can keep your company and employees healthy.
Four young entrepreneurs share the importance of pushing boundaries to create change in this roundtable discussion.
Sometimes your startup's biggest obstacle can be your own website. Make sure the language is clear and engaging.
We all wish we could get everything right the first time. That, of course, isn't the case. Here's what some business owners wish they new from the start.
Think you need a lot of money to entice a qualified team? Think again. Our VC expert Kirsten Green explains why founders should focus on vision, discipline and confidence when recruiting potential hires.
It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is?