News and Articles About Startup Basics
For our series 'If I knew then,' co-founder of HotelTonight Sam Shank opens up about what he learned during his entrepreneurial journey and offers up advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Sometimes starting a business seems like the best antidote to having a boss and job you don't like. But there's more to it than that. Here are three key factors to consider.
Your idea isn't the only thing that needs protection. Your name, your logo, your images and your sounds--are the intellectual property that makes your business your own.
Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.
Deciding when to put an Inc. at the end of your company name can seem like a big step, but those three letters can offer some precious protections.
A white paper released by the entrepreneurship organization Kauffman Foundation today says it is the presence of existing companies, not a network of local universities generating talent, that most directly spurs startup activity.
Getting the best counsel for your buck is a big step for every startup. Our experts suggest 5 ways to do it right.
Can you really trust reality television for sound advice on how to start your own business? Here are three 'Shark Tank' nuggets of wisdom you might want to question.
'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 looked at the data and talked to the experts to find the best cities for small business. Here are five emerging entrepreneurial hubs.
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.
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.