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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
Ignore the Advice of These 3 People
Starting a Business

Ignore the Advice of These 3 People

When launching your business, it's a good idea to seek help. But who should you go to?
Rob Biederman
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession
Starting a Business

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
Catherine Clifford

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
Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.
Starting a Business

Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.

Lessons for your startup from everyone's favorite crossword game.
George Deeb
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Look Out Startups, 2014 is About Results, Not Buzz
Starting a Business

Look Out Startups, 2014 is About Results, Not Buzz

Companies may have been able to get ahead before with cool ideas -- but not anymore.
Erika Trautman

Ready to Drop Your Recruiter? Not So Fast.

A reader wants to break from the agency that connects it with clients. Our business expert offers some words of encouragement – and caution.
Dave Lavinsky
7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup
Starting a Business

7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup

Keeping a tight rein on expansion may actually be good for your company.

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
Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business
Starting a Business

Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business

When it comes to theatrical materials, one company is center stage.
Margaret Littman
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
Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics
Starting a Business

Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics

If you want to get your enterprise up and running, consider these basic steps first.
Richard Branson