News and Articles About Startup Mistakes
People who start companies are passionate, energetic and unafraid of risk. Sometimes, thats a recipe for disaster.
Sure, you're idea is unique but how businesses survive, or don't, is the same for everybody.
Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.
An entrepreneur devoted to a good idea is more likely to succeed than a hesitant entrepreneur with a great idea.
Learning from mistakes is smart. Learning from somebody else's mistakes is brilliant.
While entrepreneurs may think they have the next billion-dollar idea, they need to assess certain risk factors before bringing it to market. Otherwise, they will crash and burn.
Launching and running a company is no walk in the park. Be aware of these challenges before you jump into starting a business.
Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.
Distracted by daily tasks and critical goals, most entrepreneurs let seemingly unimportant issues slip through the cracks.
You have heard the saying, 'don't judge a book by its cover.' Here is why you shouldn't judge a person by her resume.
The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.
When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Heres a better strategy.
When the nail-polish making duo Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett began their production efforts, finding the right vendors to work with was easier said than done. Heres why having a plan B can mean all the difference.
When co-founders Scott Carleton and Alex Tryon of the art-rental and purchase platform needed help around the office, they soon learned that preparation and clarity are key in hiring employees.
When the education-sharing platform began hiring employees, making benefits decisions soon became a priority. But co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn now says he should have left that task up to a professional.
When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
The Napster and Airtime co-founder says too many people with terrible ideas are founding companies.
Mind Candy's Michael Acton Smith offers his three biggest lessons before striking gold with one of the fastest-growing online children's games.
The billionaire tech entrepreneur offers his best advice from hiring passionate employees to never hiring a PR firm.
Hiring well and staying focused as an entrepreneur can be a lot harder than they may seem initially, says the co-founder of a successful Internet company.
Entrepreneurship can be an expensive and thankless 24/7 endeavor that few people wind-up succeeding at. See if you're ready.