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Bright Idea: Startup Finds Unexpected Use for Solar-Powered Lights

Bright Idea: Startup Finds Unexpected Use for Solar-Powered Lights

The M-KOPA Solar system is literally lighting up a cleaner, greener -- and safer -- future for one remote region of the world.
The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures

The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures

Uncorrected errors of judgment cause more business failures than lack of financing or market upheaval.
5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

A serial entrepreneur shares his insights on creating an organization that rocks.
7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry

7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry

Startups are notorious for having long hours, a lot of bumps in the road and many projects occurring simultaneously. When times get tough and your team is down, here are seven ways to keep them motivated.
Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment

Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment

The risks may be high, but the rewards can be splendid, both monetary and intangible.
The Biggest Mistake Is Ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand

The Biggest Mistake Is Ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand

An entrepreneur's passion must be tempered by one question. Will anybody buy the product?
When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity

When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity

Big, splashy, entirely-original ideas are great but entrepreneurs do something important, and prosper, just making life easier for people.
With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever

With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever

The Coolest -- a cooler that comes equipped with a rechargeable blender for mixed drinks, a smartphone charger and other goodies -- is currently the second most funded project in the crowdfunding site’s history.
6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed

Getting screwed is part of the game, but it doesn't have to happen as often as it does.
The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

While the consumer and enterprise markets, get all the attention, look to create solutions for the biggest segment of employers in the U.S.
A Guide to Hiring the Right Type of Salesperson for What You're Selling

A Guide to Hiring the Right Type of Salesperson for What You're Selling

Just as a relief pitcher and a starter are different types doing the same job, sales pros come in endless variety.
These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks

These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks

When it comes to these issues, the best policy is to avoid the risks.
4 Tips From Experts on Hiring the People Who Make the CEO a Star

4 Tips From Experts on Hiring the People Who Make the CEO a Star

Startups, perhaps inevitably, are focused on the talent and vision of the founder/CEO but only a team can build a company.
Applying What I Learned in Corporate Finance Improved My Startup's Culture

Applying What I Learned in Corporate Finance Improved My Startup's Culture

The button-down corporate world knows a lot about how to make a business work for the long term.
'We're the Uber of X!'

'We're the Uber of X!'

A snapshot of the startups that are trying to become "the Uber" of food delivery, medical marijuana and other industries.
How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Businesses take time to build, but there are a few tricks to snagging key clients quickly and getting your company off the ground immediately.
8 Ways to Drive Entrepreneurial Stress Out From Your Life

8 Ways to Drive Entrepreneurial Stress Out From Your Life

You can’t keep putting yourself under so much pressure for too long without consequences.
Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives

Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives

Business products are generally purchased because they solve problems, so a deep understanding of the buyer is required.
Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

If you have business savvy but lack technical skills, bring in a technologist to strengthen your leadership.
Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.
10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

A millennial and a business owner? These tips might strike a chord.
Need a New Design? 5 Reasons to Crowdsource It.

Need a New Design? 5 Reasons to Crowdsource It.

Most startups do not have the resources to hire expensive design firms. The alternative provides another way.
9 Tools That Can Help Grow Your App Business

9 Tools That Can Help Grow Your App Business

These products, many of which have free options, allow you to track users and connect with them.
Can Students Still Chase a Startup Career While in College?

Can Students Still Chase a Startup Career While in College?

Why entrepreneurial courses, campus leadership roles, and extracurricular activities are simply not enough.
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
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