News and Articles About Startup Basics
'Silicon Wadi,' the high-tech startup mecca in Israel offers valuable lessons about what it takes to start and run your own business. Here are three key takeaways.
Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
A new report from Ernst & Young says that while the U.S. is home to one of the best entrepreneurial environments in the world, there is no 'margin for complacency.'
When all you have is 60 seconds, you'd better make them count. College entrepreneur Dwight Peters offers his top tips for polishing up your elevator pitch.
We checked out the data and talked to the experts to find the best states that best cater to small business. Here, our look at the places that are going the distance for 'treps.
We looked at the data and talked to the experts to find the best cities for small business. Here are five emerging entrepreneurial hubs.
Ask the right questions and be prepared and you'll avoid screwing up on a pitch that's big for your business.
Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself.
It's easy to hire the wrong lawyer and not realize it until you've lost lots of money. Here are four signs to watch out for.
Throw out everything you know about a business plan. These are the questions you need to ask to sell your idea to investors.
Being creative and diverse about your work experience is a smart way to prepare yourself for running your own company. Here's one entrepreneur's unusual path.
We've gathered advice from entrepreneurs who made millions on their first businesses and are applying that hard-won wisdom to their new startups.
There are lots of benefits to having your college-age kids start their own business. Here's why and how you can help them get going.
After participating in the World Series of Poker, Matthew Toren provides insight on similarities between poker and running a business.
The 'Shark Tank' investor and inventor of over 400 products offers her advice to move your product from idea to sales.
Green Bean salad-shop owner delves into how she handles dealing with unpredictable people.
Silicon Valley is the startup capital of the world for a reason. Here are five key lessons from the place that every entrepreneur can apply to the way they do business, no matter where they are.
Surprisingly, running out of money is not the No. 1 reason.
Poorly run businesses, like small children, need constant supervision. Here are key strategies to help your business operate more smoothly.
Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.
The CEO of Virgin shares how to cut the crap and make a mission statement that actually means something.
Tax-planning startup GoodApril analyzes key benchmarks for entrepreneurs, including the median salary for a technology employee and the price of office space.
Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.