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10 Tips for Building a Successful Software Business
Starting a Business

10 Tips for Building a Successful Software Business

Companies that provide services, mostly through the cloud, are growing at a fast pace. Here's how you can get into the action.
Ron Yekutiel
20 Questions You Can Ask to Validate Your Startup Idea
Starting a Business

20 Questions You Can Ask to Validate Your Startup Idea

Before you commit significant time, money or other resources to launch, take this test.
Sujan Patel
7 Tools to Help Startups Dominate in Large Markets and Compete With the Giants
Tools

7 Tools to Help Startups Dominate in Large Markets and Compete With the Giants

Use these strategies to focus your effort to go viral, achieve higher conversions and hit the headlines to start building a respectable cash flow.
Matthew Toren
Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.
Startup Basics

Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.

Here are eight strategies to build your business with sweat equity.
Nina Zipkin
The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)
Infographics

The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)

From accelerator programs to self-funding to outsourcing prototype development, this infographic sheds light on some of the most popular paths toward launching a business.
Geoff Weiss
How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup
Funding

How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup

Entrepreneurs often anguish over determining the value of their companies. Here are some tips to help avoid mistakes.
Peter Gasca
One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help
If I Knew Then

One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help

The One Kings Lane co-founder urges young entrepreneurs to seek the guidance of others when first starting up.
Nina Zipkin
Monetize Before You Launch: One Entrepreneur's Lessons Learned
Startup Basics

Monetize Before You Launch: One Entrepreneur's Lessons Learned

Solve a simple problem for early adopters to pre-sell your product.
Poornima Vijayashanker
How Much Money Should Your Startup Be Burning Through?
Cash Flow Center

How Much Money Should Your Startup Be Burning Through?

Decisions on burn rate must be made within the context of a startup's growth stage, the industry it operates in and the amount of financing raised.
Eric Siu
7 Must-Do Tips for Startups to Generate Good PR
Public Relations

7 Must-Do Tips for Startups to Generate Good PR

Find your dream news outlet and craft a pitch that is free of BS.
Jonathan Long
20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Resources

20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you want to take your new business or idea to the next level, start by going through some or all of these resources.
Sujan Patel
Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.
Starting a Business

Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.

To see if there is any future for a new business, focus only on the essentials and develop a minimum viable product.
Kuty Shalev
Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips
Startup Basics

Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips

You know what they say: perception is reality. Use this to your advantage by making your company appear larger than it is.
Adam Callinan
4 Big Challenges That Startups Face
Challenges

4 Big Challenges That Startups Face

Three CEOs of successful ad-tech companies share their biggest roadblocks as their businesses grew.
Zach Cutler