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Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.
Starting a Business

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

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.
Marc Prosser
6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team
Growth Strategies

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

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.
David Koji
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO
Finance

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
Jerry Jao
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online
Starting a Business

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute' stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
Laura Entis
Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup
Growth Strategies

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

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.
Jamie Wong

Growing Your Business When You Can't Trademark Your Name

Lack of a trademark your name doesn't have to stop your company's growth.
Karen Leland
Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?
Business Plans

Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

Here are five steps to take to maximize your chances of startup success.
Stacey Alcorn

How Can I Find a CEO for My Startup?

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.
Ryan Himmel
Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want
Starting a Business

Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want

When you make other people's problems your own, their happiness will be your success.
Lauren Hasegawa
To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures
Starting a Business

To Avoid Common Startup Ailments, Try These Preventative Measures

Having a good company culture can keep your company and employees healthy.
David Hassell
Want to Innovate? Get Uncomfortable.
Entrepreneurs

Want to Innovate? Get Uncomfortable.

Four young entrepreneurs share the importance of pushing boundaries to create change in this roundtable discussion.
Entrepreneur Staff
Growth Strategies

Is My Landing Page Clearly Written?

Sometimes your startup's biggest obstacle can be your own website. Make sure the language is clear and engaging.
Ryan Himmel
15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up
Starting a Business

15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

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.
Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup
Growth Strategies

Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup

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.
Kirsten Green